Christmas Talent Show

Wow – what a dazzling range of performances at the Christmas Talent show yesterday!  We were treated to a real variety show, the line-up consisting of taekwondo, dances, juggling, singing, jokes and musical performances.  The judges had a very tough time deciding on the winner and we would like to thank everyone who took part…

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KS2 Christmas Parties

A very fun afternoon was had on Tuesday at the KS2 Christmas Parties.  The themed tables looked very impressive and included rock ‘n’ roll, rainforest, Jurassic World, Christmas and Hawaii to name but a few.  Thank you for all of the effort and hard work that went into these.    

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Feeling Festive

Oak Class have been getting into fine voice learning a beautiful song, ‘Shine Away’ with which to open next week’s Christmas Talent Show.  We have also been enjoying Christmas songs created for homework – very creative!  We had a great sing-along of these and even had an impromptu violin accompaniment.  What a talented bunch!

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Hinduism Workshops

Last week, KS2 pupils had a wonderful visit from Daxa who came to talk to us about her religion and beliefs.  We learnt a great deal about Hindu gods, festivals and the act of worship.  To round things off, we tried on some Indian clothes and performed a Bollywood dance routine!  Many thanks to Daxa…

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K’nex Challenge

Mrs. Kelly from Stemworks today set Year 5s an engineering challenge: to make a K’nex structure that would lift a block at least 10cm vertically in the air.  Teams of two set off enthusiastically and some amazing structures emerged, all using pulleys to lift a ‘heavy’ block with a small force.  The finished creations were judged with William…

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Sock Toy Ahoy

Oak Class have had great fun this week starting their sock puppets.  Lots of fantastic designs are now starting to take shape.  Oliver said, “I just love sewing!”  Naomi told us, “It’s really fun because you can make whatever you like and I like sewing on all the extras to make my design.”  It’s also…

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Science: Fantastic Forces

Oak Class had a fantastic Thursday afternoon when Dr. Maggie Beggs from Malmesbury Secondary School arrived with data loggers, pulleys, light gates, free-standing clamps and a host of other equipment! Martha said, “It was really fun and I liked learning about all the different ways you can use forces.”  Everyone got to try several activities. …

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Science: Float a Boat

In Science, we put our boat designs to the test to see which would hold the most marbles before sinking. An amazing 76 was the record! We learnt that the forces of gravity and upthrust were balanced when the boat was afloat. Surface area and the height of the sides were key to success.   

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KS2 Coleshill Trips

Pupils from Elm, Oak and Beech classes had a great day out last week at Coleshill Estate.  We learnt about Churchill’s ‘secret underground army’, the British resistance network set up in case of a German invasion.  Highlights were code-breaking and exploring the underground bunker.  What a fantastic insight into the world of espionage!

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Wartime Cookery Lesson

Wartime Cookies Our Oak Class cooks have been busy making wartime ‘carrot cookies’.  They were very different to the cookies we have today, but we thought they were scrumptious!

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