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16 June 2017

Another incredible and enjoyable assembly by 5A today! Not only was it packed with interesting facts about the Greek Gods, the life of a Spartan soldier and Plato and Socrates, there was some tremendous acting and fantastic jokes keeping the whole audience enthralled. Everyone enjoyed their Greek dance and their song ‘If I were a Spartan’ and one about the Greek Gods. They also impressed everyone with their descriptive writing from their class book Percy Jackson. Well done to 5A and Mr Alderton for all their hard work and to everyone that came to support.

The Year 3 children have had great fun this week writing persuasive letters to persuade the local community not to build an Asda on the Vyne. They looked at statistics, local resident quotes and emotive language to help them write their letter. In topic, they added a section about their French Café experience and presented their menus.

In Year 4, the children have enjoyed designing their own Viking Gods and used their designs to write a non-chronological report to describe their God. In R.E. the children went to the Holy Trinity Church and participated in a ‘mock wedding’ where they saw how a Christian wedding ceremony would be conducted. Year 4 have also been practising the recorder and learnt finger placements this week.

In Year 5, the children thoroughly enjoyed Ancient Greek Day and their costumes were fantastic! During the day, they played traditional games; took part in a quiz; completed puzzles; looked at weaponry; trained to be soldiers; took part in a mini Olympics of Athens v’s Sparta and finally, they took part in some traditional Greek theatre. In art, the children painted theatre masks and drew sketches of the Parthenon.

In Year 6, the children had a fantastic day at Haslemere Museum. They were fascinated to see an Ancient Egyptian Mummy with its sarcophagus. They looked at X-rays of the mummy and had the opportunity to handle 3,000 year old artifacts and to make their own mummy.

The Eco Council have been busy again this week and delivered an impressive assembly. They explained Walk to School Week, which is next week, where children are encouraged to walk or scoot to school or park further away and walk the rest of the distance. The children described the health, social and environmental benefits associated with walking rather than driving to school and introduced the Golden Boot challenge. This will be presented to the class with the greatest increase in walking or scooting to school next week as part of Felling Good week and Sport’s week. The Eco council have also continued to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers in their lunch time gardening club with Mrs Jordan. It has become an attractive habitat and source of food for a range of species. The Learning Council also presented their ideas of how the eco garden can enhance learning within lessons and children have been using the space in lesson time now we have new picnic benches! Keep up the great work! View the presentation from their assembly!

 

On Wednesday, some of our more able mathematicians attended a Math’s Day at Westfield Primary School. They spent the day working with one of the UK’s leading Math’s tutors, Dr Tandi Clausen-May. They had a great ay and all worked so well in team throughout the day!

Yesterday, Winston Churchill School ran a Primary Music Day. Some of our Year 5 and 6 children attended and made their own music with Winston students and put on a concert to showcase the day’s work. It was a wonderful opportunity and the children really enjoyed the day!

Well done to 6W for winning the attendance cup this week and to all the children who were awarded Star of the week and enjoyed a biscuit with Mrs Sebo!

This week, children from across the school have had great fun taking part in our very own intra-house ‘Big Fat Geography Quiz of the Year’ organised by Miss Wisdom.

Naming flags, capital cities, famous landmarks and much more, Redding house took the lead in the competition, winning an extra 50 house points for their house, followed by Trinity house in an extremely close second. They also got a chocolate treat for being the winning team!

A big well done to all of the children who competed in the competition, as well as the very helpful year 6 judges and thank you to Miss Wisdom!

Lots of children took part in the science quiz so the prize winners had to be picked out of a hat! The winners were Hannah (5W) and Charlotte (3C). They have won ‘Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Experiments’ book, which has lots of different science experiments they can do at home!

Well done to 3W for winning the attendance cup this week and to all the children who were awarded star of the week and Wonder Wall!

We hope you enjoyed reading the end of term newsletter and I’m sure you’ll agree, we are very lucky to have such wonderful children at our school! All the curriculum meetings for parents are in the first week back and the dates are on the calendar. Year 6 will be the first day back on the 18th April at 3.20pm and we hope to see lots of you there!

Have a lovely Easter holiday and we look forward to the Summer term!