New additions in class?
We returned to school to see that we have had some visitors in our class; they’re linked to our new Science topic of Living Things and Classification. Watch this space to find out what happens next…
Exploring all things Dinosaur and More in London!
We really kicked off the last day of term in style yesterday! All of the children were so excited to head for London extremely early in the morning. We arrived in good time and had the opportunity to take part in two fascinting workshops, in addition to having some free time to explore other parts of this amazing place. The way home was definitely a highlight for all I think – coach karaoke made us all smile even though we were stuck in horrendous traffic. Thank you to all of the staff for giving up your time to make this trip an extra special one!
April showers came early when a group of Year 6 completed their Bikeability course. Unfortunately the day was cut short due to the awful weather. The children didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits though – they were amazing and didn’t grumble at all. Great determination shown by all. Hopefully the weather will be ready for next time!
Crazy Hair Day
We had a collection of different bouffants, barnets and dos in Year 6 on Crazy Hair Day, when we raised money for the fabulous CLIC Sargent charity. Take a look at some of our creations!
Pick a Picasso!
A whole school Art Day, saw Year 6 produce some super eye-catching pieces, inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso. The children learnt about his life and the techniques he used in his Cubism artwork. After initially sketching their portraits in their sketch books, they went on to sketch again, finally using oil pastels in the finished pieces. They explored the concept of emotions and the differences between young and old; this is reflected in their final pieces – we hope you can see them.
We did the Maths!
A fantastic day for some of our Year 6’s today, when they attended a Maths Challenge Day at WollastonSchool Great teamwork, problem solving & challenges throughout the day – we’re very proud of what they achieved. The children completed tasks linked to fractions, algebra and lots of other problem solving activities too. They were split off into groups and worked with children from other schools, many of whom will be attending the same secondary school as them. Their effort and behaviour was outstanding throughout the day; especially as they were working alongside secondary school teachers and Sixth Form students! Thanks to all involved.
Please find the powerpoint from our SATS evening below:
Here is the link for a very useful video from Michael Tidd:
The Big Bang (Theory) Event
Braving the weather, we attended the Big Bang STEAM (Science,Technology,Engineering,Art and Mathematics) event at Silverstone. There were thousands of school children experiencing some great workshops and exhibits. Our children were interviewed, filmed and photographed doing lots of different activities – from using trebuchets, to progamming a robot, to building Lego cars, to understanding how a 3D printer works. The big highlights were obviously seeing some of the fast cars, which use the circuits at Silverstone and attending our Atomic Science workshop!
During one of our problem solving lessons we tried something a bit different! Our task was to create a ‘Magic Square’ and to find the ‘Magic Number’. We had great fun doing it, and felt happy when we discovered the Magic Number – and other ones too. The children would love to show you their magic!
Litter Pick Tuesday
We all donned our high visibility jackets, armed with our pickers and black sacks today to tidy up our playground and surrounding community areas today. All of us were really surprised to see how much rubbish we managed to collect. It has most definitely made us think twice about dropping any. A great afternoon had by all in the sunshine!
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!
Anglian Water came to visit us today and what a great, messy day we have had. The children have been applying their Maths and Science skills throughout the morning by having to plan and resource a water network, ensuring that all of their customers (hospital, school, etc) recieved adequate water supplies and that they kept their budgets as low as possible. In addition, they were able to trade spare parts with other groups to raise funds if they had over ordered.
Thank you once again for coming to visit us.
Happy New Year Everyone!
We are all loving being back at school. What a busy first week back we have had. So far the NSPCC has been in to visit us and talked to us about some very important messages and we are really looking forward to our visits from Anglian Water and an author at the end of this week.
Our new topic for this term is Dinosaurs and Fossils! Our class display is taking shape and we have already had some absolutely amazing homework projects in – I want to say a huge well done to Maison in aprticular for his.
Christmas Week So Far……
We kicked off our festive-fulled week with an amazing performance of the loved story, “Beauty and the Beast”. All of the children really enjoyed our annual oanto and truly were a fantastic audience, booing in all of the right places!
Our christmas party this afternoon has well and truly worn us all out. We have played musical bumps, musical statues, sleeping santas, pass the parcel and musical chairs and thankfully, not one single person got hurt along the way or cried because they didn’t win! Some great prizes were won and lots of delicious food was eating. Thank you to the year 6team for helping to organise a great day.
The children have been working really hard during their clarinet sessions each week during this term. Many have also given up their lunchtimes to stay in and practise which really does show their committment. We are extremely grateful to the staff from the music school, it would not have been possible without them. We hope that all of the parents and visitors enjoyed the performance as much as the rest of the school did – including the staff. I wonder if any of our children will continue with their newly found talent?
Junk Food Project
After a fantastic whole school assembly, we are delighted to announce that we have strated to work in partnership with Elsie’s cafe. The cafe is run by volunteers and works on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. The children were amazed to elarn all about food wastage in Northampton and how certain items and parts of food can be used. Year 6 will now be running their own stall throughout the week, where you can make a donation in exchange for some amazing projects. We hope to see you all at the end of the school day.
We all loved getting out on our bikes this morning. The weather wasn’t great at all but that didn’t put us off. We have all successfully completed our level 1 training and are excited to get going with our level 2 very soon. We will let you all know as soon as we have a date.
Remembrance Assembly and Museum
We were all delighted to lead the whole school assembly today. We were able to perform ‘Flanders Field’ and shared some of our own emotional war poetry. It was so wonderful to see so many vistitors. Our Remembrance Museum was a huge success too and we were so proud of our poppy artwork.
Hindu Mandir Visit
A huge thank you to the volunteers at the Hindu Mandir in Wellingborough who welcomed us all this morning. The children were all amazed at how beautiful it was and how much there was to see there. They were given a lot of information about the different gods in particular; we will be continuing to explore Hinduism in more detail at school.
A huge thank you to Simon and Tom from the Northampton County Tennis Club for organising a fantastic tennis tournament this morning for Year 5 and Year 6. Although it was a tad cold and drizzly, we all managed to keep our spirits up and thoroughly enjoyed it!
A huge well done to all of the children who showed great sportsmen ship and cheered on their team mates. Congratulations to those boys and girls who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the final rounds – they are very pleased with their medals.
Apologies to Mr Evans for beating him!
Until next year, thank you once again.
A Franktastic Feast!
What a treat we all had today! Thanks to Franks Burger House in Billing, we were all able to enjoy a delicious, home made burger for lunch – follwed by ice-cream. The manager (Paul) talked to us all about how the business started, what’s involved with running it on a day to day basis and how many burgers they sell each week. The children asked so many great questions – we definitely have some entrepenuers in the making in our class. A huge congratulations to Amalie who won a voucher with her cod burger design. We will now be putting our experience to great use as we write persuasive leaflets all about Franks. Thank you again to all of the staff for enabling us to come and visit. We will hopefully see you again very soon.
Murder Mystery at Cogenhoe!!
The children were shocked to find that the school was in fact a crime scene this morning….thank goodness they were able to put on their police hats to investigate what had really happened. We were able to put our journalistic skills to good use and wrote our own newspaper reports about this shocking crime. There were many very interesting theories!
Bake Off Fun!
We had the best morning in Year 6 today! It was so much fun to be working with some of the Year 5 children to bake something wonderful together. The entire classroom smelt like sweet cinnamon all day long. The children were able to work as a team and share the roles of weighing ingredients, chopping, peeling, stiring and pouring. Our apple and cinnamon cake was a huge success at the coffee morning. There will still be some available after school, so please do pop in and see us.
We are so lucky to have such fantastic opportunities in our class. Mrs Phillips has arranged for us to all learn to play the clarinet and we had our first lesson today which proved to be a huge success. All of the children learnt lots and finally managed to have a go towards the end. They will all be ready and raring to go next week. Hopefully we will be seeing you all soon to show case our work at some point in the not too distant future.
We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing Science teacher! Every single one of Mrs Lymn’s lessons are full, memorable and practical. The children have started off with learning all about light. I think they now know that they cannot see in the dark!
A huge welcome to our lovely, new Year 6 class. We are having a blast already! All have settled in well and are eager to learn.
The highlight of our week so far has been celebrating ‘World Roald Dahl Day’. We all let our imaginations run wild as we designed our own land of candy, including doughnut rapid rides and marshmallow ball pits. The descriptions the children wrote were also amazing and really persuaded our readers to come and visit. For Maths, we had to solve lots of problems at the Dahl Dinner Party – who will sit next to who?
We are launching our new weekly Maths Challenges. We would love all children to take part and they will be rewarded for effort and achievement.