Another term, another disco! With loud music to dance to, prizes to be won and pizza to be munched on, this was another fun memory in the making.
Year Fours Secondary School Morning
Our Year 4s visited the Grammar and High School this week to have a taste of secondary school life. The girls took part in a fun art activity in the High School's art department and made delicious oaty crunch in the Food and Nutrition kitchen. The boys cam face to face with some World War 2 objects in the history department and had a taster of PE at the Grammar School. All of the children loved their visit and were full of chatter on the coach back to school!
Pond Dipping Fun!
In Literacy this week, we have been looking at the life cycle of a frog to plan our explanation text using scientific language. To help us with our knowledge and understanding (plus because it is great fun!), we have visited our pond to see if there are any tadpoles this year. We are glad to say that even though our pond is very full of dead leaves and other foliage, it is brimming with life- we found hundreds of tadpoles.
We have continued to develop our storytelling about space through animation using the Animate It app this week. The children have all done so well and desperately want to take their storytelling through this medium further so we have decided to continue in term 6. I have agreed that the children can bring in small plastic toys up to an inch in height to help them with their simple story board writing next week which they will then use after the holiday to create their pieces of animation.
**Please see the letter children will bring home tonight (Thursday) for further information.
It was time to bid our winged friends farewell on Friday after only welcoming them on the first day of term but how they have grown! They joined us measuring only a couple of millimetres long but left us as beautiful butterflies!
Time telling games
Why not have a go at some of these games at home?!
Skippy the Story Teller
We were completely entertained today by Skippy telling us mysterious stories that included a stranger, knights and Merlin. Everyone (including the adults) were completely spell bound by the magical way he drew us into an imaginary world. A thoroughly enjoyable hour that no one wanted to stop!
Science week came to a close with every class sharing amazing facts they had found out about their plants and astronauts in a whole school assembly with lots of visiting parents. Each class had also chosen their winners for the rocket designing and making competition who were presented with a certificate (as well as a cold rocket shaped treat!).
It really was a fabulous week with so much learning happening throughout all subject areas linked to space. Please look out for our appearance in the Spalding Guardian this coming Tuesday and come in to have a look at a corridor display of some of our work later this term (I need to get it all up first!).
Converting measurements games
They have only been with us since last Monday (when they were the size of a piece of rice) but our caterpillars are just about ready to turn into their chrysalis stage! We have observed how much they have grown each day with great curiosity and look forward to the next stage of their development with enthusiasm.
We started making our rockets today ready for our competition on Wednesday afternoon. Our challenge is to create a rocket that will land on a moon target when shot from our Stomper Pump and also looks great- points will be awarded for both.
Our Science week for this year has started with a huge "wow" as we have had Starlincs Planetarium in to share some of the secrets and wonders of the night sky with us.
Music to Our Ears
Mrs Nicholls has started to teach us how to play the Okarina this week- brilliant!
Multiplying/dividing by 10/100 online games
Our ten golfers had a brilliant morning at Bourne, learning lots of new skills and having lots of fun (even in the wind!). A big thank you to Mrs Jesson and Mrs Weller for taking the children- they reported that the children were a pleasure and outstanding representatives of our school.
We hope that everyone has had a fantastic Easter break and is ready for the summer term. There is so much going on this term, I do not know where to start.
As you know, our term starts off out in space with Space Week next week and a visit from a planetarium! We have been lucky enough to win a grant from Edina Trust again this year to pay for the planetarium so there is no cost to parents.
Mr Mulhern will be gradually taking over more of the teaching this term alongside Mrs Upsall as he approaches his final assessments before he is a fully fledged teacher! We are delighted to announce that he already has a job waiting for him in September at another school once he has completed these assessments (so keep working hard Mr M!).
If you have any concerns this term, please see Mrs Upsall or Mr Mulhern. We are usually available at the start of school and straight after school for a few minutes or ring the office to make an appointment for a longer meeting.
Thank you for your continued support.