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Year 6 have been creating sunsets using red and yellow. We used blending to create orange in the middle.
We have made Chinese Lanterns for Harvest Festival. We have practised painting Chinese Symbol
Today we read out broadcasts about rare strange creatures found in Arthur Spiderwicks Field Guide. The Black Phooka was spotted in the playground.
Year 6 had a great time learning about Norway. They enjoyed eating food and trying on clothes!
On Thursday last, Year 5 enjoyed some magnificent autumnal weather down at the old cress beds, now known as Gadespring and part of the Box Moor Trust. We did some bird watching, pond dipping (removing 2 unwelcome crayfish visitors from the USA who destroy the mini ecosystems within ponds by eating it all ) and a minibeast hunt, where we found lots of small frogs. With Waterways Experiences, we spent time navigating the canal, steering the boat and learning how a lock works, taking it in turns to open and close them.
One child said that it was better than Chessington!
Year 4 have been showing off their dance moves this morning. They put together a routine and showed great co-operation
For those of you who were unable to come to our last class assembly, or for those of you who want to see it again, here are some pictures. Ask your children to interpret!
…. or bees, or tigers, or ……
A few pictures from Year 6’s trip to Tring Museum.
Two children attempting to get Year 6 lining up for assembly ……
We are enjoying reading Wonder so much that some of us even purchased our own copy of the book!
In Year 5 we have started our new topic That’s Life. Here you can see some of the work we have done so far.
In year three we’ve been learning about Daedalus and Icarus .
We wrote down the points the story. Out of the ten points, we in groups got one point of the story to act out.
These photos show what we were doing.
In year 4 we have been investigating whether the size of shadow increases or decreases depending on the distance of the light source.
Great measuring from this team!
Either Elfy can’t wait for term to finish OR he really doesn’t want to go back to Lapland!
Thank you to so many parents for coming to our Christmas Market! A record number!
Here are some photos of ALL of you at various stages of eating!
What a surprise we had in Year 4 this morning! Looks like Elfy will be missing some of his golden time!
Hello Year 6!
Enjoy the surprisingly snowy weather, but do stay safe and warm!
Because we won’t be in school on Monday, it’s likely that we won’t finish our writing topic this side of Christmas, so I’ve extended the homework deadline to Thursday. Please use some of the time that you are not in school on Monday to start or complete your homework, giving it the amount of time it really needs.
If you get really bored, there’s always some tables or spellings to practice ……!!
So Elfy went missing this morning and we were extremely worried. We came back to school after the Panto to find him making snow angels with the other Elves! Naughty Elfy!
Year 2 & 4 went to the post office together yesterday to post their letters to Santa. Elfy was so kind and gave us all a pound each to post our letters, even leaving enough change to buy ourselves a treat!
Today we sent our letters to Santa Claus!
We bought our stamps from the Post Office…
We also bought a sweet.
Then we put our letters in the post box!
Hopefully he won’t be too busy to reply!
This morning we walked in to find Elfy trying to climb up on to the projector! Whatever next?!
Elf on the shelf is here! We have all been so excited to welcome our new visitor into our classroom. Look at the activity he made us complete… we didn’t mind of course!
Our topic on German Christmas traditions is well under way, and this week we have been making Christbaumgeback – Christmas tree pastry decorations – from salt dough. The children will be bringing these home in due course, but do not eat them – they are very hard and very salty!
Year three visited the post office to purchase stamps and a treat from Missy.
An elf visited year 3 today and will stay until the end of the term! She has been named ‘Missy’ and has already been up to mischief.
Joe and Andrew visited us today!
This is what a few of the children thought:
“It was amusing and crazy and I liked it when Andy went to look for the bowl. I really liked the dancing at the end.” (Samuel, Year 3)
“I liked it when he got the cake in his face.” (Charlie, Year 2)
“I liked singing the songs and rhymes.” (Ellie, Year 2)
Unfortunately the video is too large to upload. I will try to compress and reload tomorrow!
Sports Day was another great success! Thank you to everyone who came supported the children.
KS1 Events: Javelin, Bean Bag Throwing, Relay and Scoop and Ball Relay.
KS2 Events: Javelin, Bean Bag Throwing, Hockey Dribble and Ladder and Hurdles.
KS1 Winner Ashridge KS2 Winner Ashridge Overall Winner Ashridge
On Saturday 20th May we attended the South Hill year 3 and 4 football tournament. It was a great day with 11 teams entered into the tournament. All of our group matches were played on the Stamford Bridge pitch. Our first game was against Kings Langley (B) team and we won 1-0 with a goal from J. Next we played a good game against the South Hill (A) team and after a great effort we lost 1-0. In the next game we bounced back with a 1-0 win against Galley Hill (A) team with a powerful goal from Z. We then met with Westfield (A) and with a fantastic goal from J we managed to end the game with a draw.The last game we played was against Bridgewater and with a goal from J and Z and own goal by the other team we won with an easy 3-0 win. We then had a nervous wait to see if we got through to the semi-finals…… And after a short wait we found out that we had come second in our group and were going through to the semi-finals.
We went on to play a semi-final match against Galley Hill (A) on the Wembley pitch. After a tough game we won with the score 2-0 after two great goals from Z. We were through to the finals and our last game was against South Hill (A) with Mr Brathwaite as their coach. It was a great game and with one of our goals being disallowed (If only we had goal line technology!!) We lost with the score 1-0. We had some fantastic goals saved by O and worked well as a team to achieve good results. It was a great day had by all who attended and we all received runners up medals. A big thank you to J and Z’s dads for helping with coaching and managing the team on the day.
We have been exploring capacity by estimating the amount of water needed to fill different containers. We used different containers to help us.
Year 2 have been developing their measuring skills and investigating different units of measure.
Impressive effort from Year 2! You looked amazing and produced some fantastic work. We enjoyed sharing some of your favourite books.
The clues in the tile!!! In Year 3 we’ve been looking at fractions during maths. Mainly the tenths. We’ve also learnt about equivalent fractions for example, 1/2 is the same as 3/6, 4/8, 5/10 or 6/12. Going back to tenths, we know that 0/10 =0%=0.0 and so on.
Again, the clues in the tile! Also in English we’ve been learning about mystery stories, one we’ve been focusing the most on is ‘In the back seat.’ We’ve enjoyed text mapping the story, we had split it into 10 parts and worked in partners to act it out and draw it too.
In French we have been learning about animals. For example, a guinea pig is un cochon d’lnde. We have a Year 3 French Art Gallery where we put pictures or creations made by us. We also have a French Star each week. To earn the French badge we must try hard, have a go at everything, not give up so easily and try our best when using our French accent. We love our French lessons and can’t wait to learn more!!
In French we have been learning about how to talk in French.
Like saying the numbers 1-10 here is a example, 1 is un.
We have also learnt colours for example, yellow is Jaune.
See we have done lots of French and we know lots more of it.
We started doing things about the Eifle Tower.
Alfie S and Cameron
We are learning about recycling and researched what we can recycle and how.
We were delighted to have been joined by Jan, Lisa and Susanne from School Gate SET. Children were given the challenge of creating a bridge to span 30cm from K’Nex materials. They were encouraged to ask questions to facilitate their design and consider what features they needed to include, whether for functional or aesthetic reasons. Cooperation, negotiation and determination were all needed in vast quantities and as you can see, the designs and successes varied.
If you would like to know more about their work, please visit their website www.schoolgateset.org.uk – you may know someone who could also help promote Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths in schools.
In year 3 we have been working on designing and creating healthy eating posters. Also we have been writing some facts on our posters. We ‘ve added some colour in too. Last week, we did a poster about healthy sandwiches. Our class made some amazing posters. We have done lots of posters that are massive.
Alfie S and Cameron
Today we have been practising text mapping to help us learn a text and improve our vocabulary. Once we have text mapped we practice our part in the text with actions to show the class.
Today we went to St John’s church for a carol service. We sang lots of different Christmas carols and heard readings from the year 6 children. Each class made a decoration for our tree which was on display at the church.
In science this week we have been investigating materials and learning about their properties.
We found a way to link this to Christmas too!!
Our first session went really well and we were so pleased to have so many parents and grandparents join us. We are looking forward to next week already.
We have been making clay pots this afternoon in celebration of the Hindu Festival of Light. The children also stuck candles to their Menorah in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Light.
We have enjoyed starting rehearsals this week for our Christmas nativity ‘It’s a Party’. Thank you for helping us to learn our lines.