Archive for November, 2011

Class 5

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Last Friday we had Children in Need day where we could all dress up in spots and we managed to raise a whopping £350 pounds. In class 5 we have been learning how to tell the time. We have also been doing our topic work where we have had to write our own newspapers based on the Jessie story. We have really been enjoying our new school dinners made by our new dinner company.

 

Jessica D and Mitchell H

Class 11

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Last week, in class eleven we went on a fascinating trip, to Nottinghamshire. The ‘Holocaust Centre’, which is in Laxton, was an extremely educational experience, as the museum there follows the interesting life story of a young boy, who follows the religion of Judaism, whose name is Leo.

We learnt that if you were a Jew in World War Two, then Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party Leader, would make life a misery for you. After you read some of his engaging diary entries, and discovered some shocking facts, you get the chance to talk to a real live Holocaust survivor!  Class 11 went and had a talk to Joan Salter, who was only a young child, when terrible things started happening to her family. But by the time she had reached safety, by moving to America, when she eventually came home, to England, she never saw her sister again, only her parents.

All in all it was an amazing trip, that year six shall never forget, and that we hope next year six’s get the same brilliant experience we did.

 

As well as the trip, last week we had assessments which we all hope we did well in, because we found it very stressful. However, the teachers have told us we did brilliant in our tests, which is a great relief for us all!!!

 

Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you are more updated with the schools news.

 

By Emily  & Chloe  (Class 11)

Class 1

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In year 3 we have been learning about recycling and how to look after our environment. We had a special visitor last week called Abi who came in to talk to us about the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle). We especially enjoyed the part where Aiden dressed up as a compost bin.

For our winter festival we are all busy practising our version of the Nutcracker dance. To add to our excitement we are going to watch a real ballet in Birmingham at the end of this month.

Class 7

Monday, November 7th, 2011

We hope you all had a fun half term and enjoyed a spooky Halloween.

 As soon as we got back to school, year 5 went on a trip.  On Tuesday we visited the Sealife Centre in Birmingham.  We all had a fantastic day, seeing lots of different sea creatures.  Our favourite was Malachi, a green turtle, who is 30 years old and a vegetarian (doesn’t eat meat).  His favourite food is broccoli!  One thing we really enjoyed was the glass tunnel.  Sea life swam above and around us, including hammerhead sharks, flathead sharks, stingrays and lots of different fish.  Another activity we really enjoyed was the 4d cinema.  Watching ‘Ice World’, there was a snow storm, wind blew, we were sprayed with water, our seats rumbled and the floor lit up – what an experience!  It was truly a fabulous day!

 Fascinating facts we learnt:

  • A male seahorse carries the baby in his pouch, not the mummy.
  • Starfish have 5 arms, each with an eye, and on each arm there are 100 little feet.  These feet absorb water in order to stick to things.
  • More people are killed by cows than sharks. Approximately 10 people a year are killed by sharks but around 80 people are killed by cows.
  • When a certain type of turtle is born, if the temperature in the nest is 29 degrees or more the baby will be female.  If the temperature is below 29 degrees, the baby will be male.
  • The diet of an otter in the centre is eugh!  They eat horse meat and 1 day old chicks!
  • Most species of turtles swim into UK waters.

Class 6

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This week has been as busy, as usual. We have had two nights of Parent Evenings, so our parents have been in and looked through our work and left feeling very proud. We also celebrated our Year 5 and Year 6 children in their Achievement assembly on Friday. Well done to all those children mentioned and we were wowed by their quality of work.