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School Journey 2017 Updates:
Just time to unpack and get ready for lunch. It’s a beautiful day!!
The children all had a good night’s sleep and everyone is safe and happy. Very typically for school journey they were up at 4.30 this morning! (It won’t be the same tomorrow morning.)
Today Y5 are on the climbing wall and then this afternoon it is shelter building which might be good in the expected rain.
The children have also been enjoying meeting the various pets at the centre such as the rabbits and have loved roaming around the site.
A new activity that goes with the climbing wall.
You climb the telegraph pole, then jump off the platform (obviously with harness!)
We’ve had a fantastic morning. The centre have built a new climbing wall and something called a Powerfan which is a very high platform that you jump off (harnessed up!). Some children have really challenged themselves today, to try new things and face their fears.
Sally’s been here today too and had a lovely time. She’ll have some stories for you all tomorrow.
Dinner was a success again. We haven’t had a single complaint about the food yet and lots of empty plates. Even the rain is holding off!
Quick lesson on how to build a fire, then we’re having a go and cooking popcorn in groups.
Happy campers after a good night’s sleep!
It rained a lot in the night but no-one got wet and we’re off on the long walk this morning.
4km walk along the side of the Basingstoke canal. Mr Finch has arrived.
Rehearsals for the talent show are underway!
The children slept well last night and have woken up cheerfully. There has been a great atmosphere at the camp site with everyone helping each other particularly during the low ropes course and the trim trail. In the afternoon there was archery which many of the children had been looking forward to. In the evening there was a talent show which was brilliant. Martha and Tahir made fantastic hosts and the acts were genuinely funny and original.
The coach is due to leave the Gordon Brown Centre at 1pm so we estimate it will return here at 2.30pm. We will text parents about half an hour before the children are due to arrive back to confirm the arrival time.
Our class theme this term is Give me Shelter
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be lost in London with no one to rely on but yourself? This term, the children will be exploring the serious topic of homelessness. Through their class novel, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, the children will discover how a child learns to survive down and out in Victorian London. This will lead to an introduction to charities and organisations that support the homeless. The children will take on the role of charity fundraisers and decide on ways that they can raise awareness for their chosen charities. We will be visited by charity representatives who will come in to speak to the children about their work, providing them with the opportunity to ask questions and see first-hand how they can change the world!
In the run up to Easter we will be undertaking ‘Great Egg Race’ challenges which will give us lots of opportunities to apply our science knowledge and understanding and our mathematics skills to a design technology challenge.
The values we are focusing on this term are Independence and Hospitality
We want everyone at St Thomas’ CE Primary School to have the confidence and ability to make informed choices about their learning and to recognise they are responsible for organising themselves (equipment, home-learning). We want everyone to have a go and never give up (resilience). Children will be encouraged to take an active part in their own learning and be able to discuss their preferences with both their peers and adults. We want children to love their learning, to seek out new knowledge for themselves and recognise when they are genuinely stuck and how to seek the help they need.
The Christian value we will focus on is hospitality so we will be considering the following ideas in our class:
This half term children in Year four will be working on the following objectives in the core subjects:
formal written method , including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
½ ¼ 1/8
and write mathematical statements e.g 2 ½ is the same as 5/2
factors of two numbers e.g. 12, 24, 36, 48 are all multiples of 12 and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 are factors
e.g. I know that she was scared because the texts says her heart was racing.
Brackets are used to add information to a sentence without changing its meaning e.g.
Sam (the boy from the school) helped me with my homework.
Dashes can also be used to add information to a sentence without changing its meaning e.g. she said – and I heard her quite clearly – that she would meet me outside the station at ten.
Semi-colons can be used to link two sentences on the same theme instead of using a conjunction e.g. She was very tired; she had worked late the night before.
Click here to read our termly overview for parents Spring 2 overview Year 5