13 October 2017

The children have had a lovely week with lots of exciting things in it. We’ve had a Bollywood dance workshop which the children really enjoyed and they choreographed some very creative routines! We also had our school disco yesterday which the children really enjoyed. 

The Diwali Lantern Parade happened in Woking yesterday and the Knaphill children celebrated the festival of light walking through town with their beautifully decorated lanterns.

Today we performed our Harvest Assembly to parents and the children sang so beautifully. They even sang an acapella version of Food Glorious Food which was very complex. It was great to see so many parents come along so thank you to all of those who came. Well done to all the children especially those with speaking parts.

The children in Year 3 have worked really hard this week, especially in Science where they learnt all about fossil formation. The children have particularly enjoyed learning more about SCRATCH – a coding programme. They have learnt how to control their sprite (character) to move in a range of different ways. They have also worked hard to create fantastic Stone Age cave paintings which have been used to create a Stone Age cave in the Year 3 block.

This week, children in Year 4 have been exploring negative numbers, including solving problems involving thermometers and temperature differences.  In Science, children have enjoyed learning about why animals have different teeth and exploring some of the key differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.  Throughout the week, children have also finished writing their Just So Stories based on Rudyard Kipling’s famous short stories and in Computing, children have been learning how to screenshot their work using copy and paste tools and keyboard shortcuts.

In Year 5 this week, the children have been working hard learning all about how when the Earth spins on its axis we get day and night. They have also learnt about why seasons happen. In Guided Reading, they have been using mathematically-based stories to develop their comprehension skills. In Art lessons, using the work of Peter Thorpe, the children have really enjoyed re-creating abstract styled space rocket pictures. They really have done some outstanding pieces of work which are beautifully presented.

Political Parties have begun in Year 6 this week. The children are extremely enthusiastic and they have researched which item they feel would enhance their classroom. Posters and leaflets are in the process of being made and budgeting is taking place. We are very much looking forward to parents attending the Political Party afternoon next Friday at 2pm. Bikeability has come to an end this week – the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The instructors have been very complimentary about the children and their fantastic behaviour which has been lovely to hear.

The boys football team have a tournament this afternoon and we wish them all the best- we know they’ll be great!

Well done to all those children who received Star of the Week or had their work displayed on the Wonder Wall this week.

Miss Daly