Friday, 25 March 2011

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Maths Share Day

On Wednesday and Thursday, parents and grandparents joined in with maths lessons in Blue and Yellow Classes. Blue Class were learning the grid method of multiplication (examples of which are shown below) and Yellow Class were learning about angles. 
Feedback from the parents who came has been very positive and the teaching staff were all pleased to be able to involve so many parents in their children's learning. 
Plans will be under way soon for another similar event. In the meantime, please enjoy the photographs below.

Grid Method Multiplication

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Maths SHARE Day - Red Class

This morning our first ever 'SHARE' day was held in Red Class. We were delighted with the support received from all parents in setting this up and it was pleasing to see so many able to attend. The main focus was on subtraction with a number of activities set up both inside and out. The children were delighted to have so many adults to share their learning experiences with and we hope that this is the first of many opportunities for parents to fully take part in the classroom experience!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Red Nose Day 2011

On Friday, we supported Red Nose Day by dressing up and 'Doing Something Funny for Money'. 

In Blue Class, roles were reversed as the pupils became the teachers for the morning. 

Everyone had a great time and lots of money was raised. First signs suggest that it was more than £200, which means that Mr Mansell and Mr Pearce will both be having their legs waxed on Monday. Ouch!

Here are some pictures taken over the day.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Earlier this week in assembly, we made pancake mix and held a whole school pancake tossing competition as part of the celebration of Shrove Tuesday and the beginning of Lent.
This morning we followed this up with what we'd give up for Lent and how we might prepare for Easter.Two able assistants were needed to get us ready for the holiday by gathering a number of items that might be needed for an enjoyable break.
We looked at the special foods we might eat at Easter, who might be going away for a holiday, who might relax and watch television, who might go to a concert or a sporting event. So, although well prepared for what the holiday may bring, our hands were rather full and maybe this would make celebrating Easter quite difficult. That's one of the reasons why people may give up something during Lent.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Dance East Workshop - Guest Blog

This afternoon Year 6 children from Bedfield and Helmingham joined us in our hall for a dance workshop. Caroline from Dance East showed us a few moves. Then we worked in partners to create a half decent sequence! Next with our partners we joined up with another pair to add one of their moves to our sequence.

After finalising our sequence we showed Caroline and the rest of the class, they seemed to enjoy it. We didn't dance to normal music, but to an African drum played by Gary.
After that we did some suspension work where we had to run to the middle of the hall and pretend we were being pulled up by a rope.

By Lily and Klara

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Following on from an impressive explanation in assembly this morning by the leaders, the first lunchtime 'Cupstacking' club took place today.
The children leading were superbly well organised and all children who took part seemed to really enjoy learning new skills - long may it continue.
Having tried it myself, it really makes you think and tests hand/eye co-ordination to the limit!

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