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Year Six French

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This half term in French, year six have been learning about colours and clothes. They are now experts in colour adjective agreement. This is a selection of written work from today’s lesson. Year six have written about what they wear for school and in their free time. I think that you’ll agree that this work is ‘fantastique’. Well done Year Six!

Reception Learn About Diwali

Today in Reception, the children have loved learning all about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We have discussed the many traditions that take place during Diwali and have watched a little girl called Jessica celebrate Diwali with her family. The children have learnt that during Diwali many lights are lit and that many of these lights come from diva lamps. Today we’ve made and decorated our own diva lamps using salt dough, created our own paper lanterns and we’ve had a go at writing out some Diwali cards. What a lovely day!

Football Winners!

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A huge congratulations to the Year 3/4 football team who attended a tournament at the Crescent Academy in Meir this afternoon and were victorious! The boys played 3 games against Crescent, Stoke Minster and Weston Coyney schools, winning 2 and losing the other. But with a fantastic goal difference of +7 over the three games, we did enough to secure victory and book our place in the finals of the tournament that will happen in May next year. The boys all played fantastically, and were impeccable role models for our school all afternoon. Mr Hunt was very proud of all of their efforts – World Cup winners of the future no doubt!

Year 5 Make Bread

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We’ve had such a lovely morning baking our own bread. We learnt all about the ingredients and steps involved in bread making as well as working with the dough to make different shapes. Thank you so much to Dawn and Jo from City Catering who came in to share their expertise with the children.

Year 5 Research Bread Making

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In preparation for our bread making, Year 5 investigated what makes bread rise. We found that with the right conditions, yeast will produce a gas: Carbon dioxide. This is what makes your bread nice and soft. Tomorrow, with some help from City Catering, we will be finding out how to make a simple loaf and working with some dough.

Viking Projects

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Well done to all of the children in Year 5 who have brought in their projects. We’ve had some amazing shields, axes, ships… Some children preferred to write while others made models or made a PowerPoint. Thank you so much to all parents/carers who helped with sawing, drilling, cutting etc.

Pets

Reception have loved our pets topic this week! We have made cats, rabbits, fish bowls and the children knew lots about how to care for pets. On Friday we were very lucky to look at some pets first hand. A big thank you to Mrs Clunn for bringing in her dad’s pet terrapin turtle Raphael, and a big thank you to Mrs Yeomans for bringing her pet hamster Pipsqueak! The children were fascinated to see Pipsqueak exercising in his ball.