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We have been investigating which types of beverage do the least harm to your teeth. We investigated cola, fruit juices and milk. Most of us predicted that the most harmful would be cola.
Marble has similar products to our teeth so we soaked the marble in the liquid. Our results show that the safest drink to protect your teeth is water.
We studied The Republic of Ireland learning about the national anthem, flag and history. In the afternoon we discovered new facts about one of Ireland’s cultural treasures The Book of Kells. We used calligraphy and Celtic cross designs to create the words Dia Dhuit – meaning hello in Gaelic. We also learned Irish jigs and steps to put together a dance routine.
As part of our learning about light we looked at how shadows are formed and how the size of shadows changes. Did you know that if the sun is low in the sky shadows are bigger?
What great home learning! Some class members made box harps and pan pipes as part of our light and sound project.
As part of our Out of the Shadows topic we created a shadow puppet show. Each one was inspired by a fairy tale.
Budding electrical engineers!
Year 4 have been testing and designing circuits. Look at us in action.
We had an great day at the museum in St Albans, where we discovered what life was like in Roman Britain. Firstly we experienced Roman homes, pastimes and even a burial. We gasped at the amazing mosaics.
Later, we handled Roman artefacts such as coins, bottles and pens. Some of us dressed up and enacted the life of a noble man.
After a lovely lunch we explored the Roman walls and the hypercaust
Year 4 have been showing off their dance moves this morning. They put together a routine and showed great co-operation
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.
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)
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.
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.
We are learning about recycling and researched what we can recycle and how.
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 enjoyed starting rehearsals this week for our Christmas nativity ‘It’s a Party’. Thank you for helping us to learn our lines.