Archive for March, 2010

Top Trumps Champ!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Some of the pupils out of year 6 entered a Top Trumps competition. They all played against 4 other children and they had to spin a pointer to see which Top Trumps game they had to play, head to head, high low, win 2 pointers, steal a pointer or shoot out. After several games, the overall school winner was Alex. He will be competing online against other schools to see if he can win a trip for his parents, a friend and his teacher, to attend the final at the Science Museum in London on Saturday 15th May 2010.

Frogs!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Our pond has been invaded by many frogs, who have all laid frogspawn.  Hopefully our frogs will hatch soon and have fun swimming around in our wildlife area. Looks like we’re going to have a lot!

The A to Z of our school in photos.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Mr Hill is creating an A-Z book of photos with his camera club, using the photos that are on the achievements page on our website Here All classes are contributing with a short explanation about each photo. It is going to be in the reception area for the parent/carers to see our fantastic work.

Handwriting Competition

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

We are running an interschool handwriting competition. We have recently introduced a new handwriting scheme and all pupils have to write a poem in their very best writing and illustrate it. Each class will choose 2 winning pieces of writing from within the class, these will go to the governors and they will choose a winner for upper school and a winner from lower school. The winners will receive prizes, but we haven’t been told what yet!

Sustrans Bike It Virtual Bike Race

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We have entered a ‘Virtual bike race competition’ in which 433 schools are competing. We have to record how many children are riding their bikes to school,  each  journey made takes us another 7km around the United Kingdom. The whole way around is 8,408km and we have ‘ridden’  3,370km so far and are 98th out of the 433 schools.
Check out our position here

Mini beast mansion!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Mr Hill and his crew have been busy designing a mansion for mini beasts, using wooden pallets, bricks, tiles, clay pots and other recyclable materials,  they have made a fantastic mini beast  home. We’re hoping to encourage all sorts of ‘creatures’, including toads, hedgehogs, frogs, bees, butterflies and creepy crawlies.

Latest Competitions!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We have entered two more competitions in the  last two weeks, they are:

Top Trumps, organised by Generation Green, it’s a tournament about green issues, we’ll receive a special Top Trumps Tournament pack, with the winner from our school entering a further competition against other schools, then the finalists will be invited, along with their parents, a friend and their teacher, to attend the grand final at the Science Museum in London

http://www.generationgreen.co.uk/GamesRoom/TopTrumps/ More info here – Generation Green Website.

We have also entered a Potato Competition, organised by the Potato Council, we have planted our potatoes and have chitted them! Chitting is the process of placing seed potatoes in a cool, light place to encourage strong sturdy shoots to grow before they are planted in the ground, which we’ll do when the frosts have finally gone. The winning school gets a makeover on their allotments.

http://www.potatoesforschools.org.uk/ This is the website for the potato growing competition.