Friday, 1 December 2017

Class 7's afternoon with Bee-Bot

Class 7 would like to share what they have been doing in computing today...

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Year 3 Assembly

This morning, Year 3 performed in front of their parents for an assembly.  We shared some of the exciting topics that we have been learning about over the past term, including:

- French
- Science and the human skeleton
- Literacy and the delicious recipes that have written as part of their Instruction unit
- Gymnastics

Thank you to everyone that was able to come! The children had a great time and we hope you enjoyed it!

Here is the French song, for anyone wanting to sing this with their children at home:

French Salut Song

Hello! Bonjour!
Good evening! Bonsoir!
Hi there! Salut!
Goodbye! Au revoir!
(x 2)
Bonjour monsieur, bonjour madame.
Bonsoir monsieur, bonsoir madame.
A wave of the hand, with an au revoir.
See you soon though, a bientot!

(return to start)

Friday, 17 November 2017

All Different - All Equal. Anti-Bullying Week.

This week has been Anti-Bullying week.  The children have all had assemblies and lessons on how we are all different, but we are all equal.  We have been encouraging children to reflect on their strengths, and to recognise the strengths of others.  We hope this will continue through the year and allow children to build more positive relationships with their peers following the school motto,  'Do As You Would Be Done By'.

Attached below is the link to the website that much of the material from the week is from.  We feel this may be worth looking at again with parents.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

We have also been looking at resilience and that how, if we believe in ourselves, it can help us stand up for ourselves against others. Please click on the link below.

How To Stop A Bully

Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any worries or concerns on this matter, or put a note in your class worry box.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Year 3 Visit Year 6

Year 3 have been allocated buddies with Year 6.  Every few weeks the buddies meet and take part in a range of activities.  This week the Year 6 helped teach the children what to say and do if they have difficulties on the play ground.  They then played some games with them.  

Below are some of the accounts of the afternoon, written by them.

'I did some talking, then I went outside to meet up with other people.  We said, "Can I play?" and they said "Yes."  After that we played games.  We played 'It',  'Racing' and also '5 minute run' for a bit.  Then I said bye to my year 6 buddy called Mitchel and he was friendly.'

'We played 'Duck, Duck, Goose' and 'Granny's Footsteps' but first we went to many different people to play together.  Then we were asked to ask the opposite gender to play, it was very easy but fun.  Then we lined up and mixed classes.  We played in groups together - I was with people in Year 6 and some of the people in Year 3.'

'On Thursday 5th October, the Year 6 buddies came over to visit the Year 3.  Then they took us outside and when we were outside the teacher told us to go and find someone and ask them if we can play.  I asked Leo, William, Jassim, Dexter, Zack, Charlie and Yusif.  Then Miss Shennan challenged us to ask a girl if we were a boy, and ask a boy if we were a girl.  Then we split into groups and we did the same.'

'On Thursday with our buddies we went outside and did not play at first, instead we pretended to be mean to someone trying to be our friend. Then the Year 6 showed us what to do.  Then we went to the top playground and we played some fun games.  The Year 6 were very nice. '

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Class 7's R.E artefact handling afternoon

Earlier today, Class 7 began their R.E topic 'Islam and Christianity' by handling religious artefacts from both religions. They delved straight in by asking some very thought provoking questions about what there was on their table:

- What do we use the cross for?

- What do Christian's use the Bible for?

- Where did Islam start?

- How long are Muslim prayers?

- Why do Muslim's pray on colourful mats?

The knowledge that the children had was impressive and everyone was extremely respectful when handling the artefacts and asking others about them.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Y3 visit St Albans Islamic Centre and Vineyard Church

Year 3 visited St Albans Islamic Centre and Vineyard Church this week as part of their RE learning on special places.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Y3 Recorder Concert

Well done Year 3 for your lovely recorder playing this afternoon.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Eddie the penguin saves the world!

Well done Year 3 for two amazing performances of Eddie the penguin saves the world today.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Year 3 Parent Partners

On Wednesday, Year 3 parents were invited to take part in an exciting cross-curricular Art and Topic lesson.

To end our unit on the Romans, we made our very own mosaics using coloured material onto card. We first learnt about the different patterns and mythological scenes that the Romans might have chosen for their mosaic and then how they made it.

We used Roman patterns to inspire our own mosaic design, thinking about the importance of symmetry.

Thank you to all the parents that were able to join in. We hope you enjoyed it.