Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:57
We started the week going back in time to the 1940’s. We spent the day as World War 2 evacuees and met an air raid warden who helped us to understand what life was like during this time. We looked at gas masks, rationing, utility clothing and we were amazed to see what a dial telephone looks like (where were the buttons!) and how long it took to dial a number. We also looked at what to do with an incendiary bomb! During the afternoon we went outside to try our hand at fire fighting. During Science this week we had a visit from Redbourne Upper School, who helped us make slime using a few simple ingredients. We also looked at the properties of hovercrafts and then took part in hovercraft races in the school hall! It has also been ‘my money week’ this week so we have been handling money by playing money games and looking at how a bank statement works.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 21:22
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely summer holiday and that you have been making the most of the beautiful weather. Thank you so much for all of my wonderful gifts – I was spoilt rotten and am very lucky! We all enjoyed our last week together and finished the school year off with a theatre visit in the school hall. The children really enjoyed it! We also did lots of dancing and enjoyed dancing to our class dance called ‘go go mango’ – ask your children to demonstrate their moves! I look forward to seeing everyone when they go into year one and am excited to get to know my new class in September! Have a super summer! Miss Steel.
Friday, 06 July 2012 15:39
Ahoy there! Wow, what a fantastic last Bromham week! We have made pirate hats, ‘found’ an infestation of rats – you will be pleased to see we have shared them among the children – climbed the rigging and walked the plank. We found buried treasure, paired and hung out the pirate’s socks after they had been washed, made melon boats and iced pirate biscuits to name a few things! We had a treasure hunt and the children found many different objects around the woods which we then used to create a story. Here is the story the children made up: ‘Once upon a time there was a parrot sailing on a ship with a pirate. The parrot wore a hat and carried a cutlass. The pirate put up the Jolly Roger. The pirate dug an enormous hole and he found the skull and cross bone. The pirate and parrot lifted the treasure chest onto the ship and they sailed away happily ever after!’ We ended the week with some orienteering and a delicious fish and chip lunch. Away from Bromham, on Wednesday morning the children met Miss Verney who is going to be their teacher in year 1. They came back with big smiles and lots of excited chatter about their new class. On Monday we are having our celebration afternoon and we look forward to seeing many of you there to enjoy looking through your child’s endeavours from the past year. Have a lovely weekend. Mrs Mackay
Friday, 29 June 2012 15:09
This week the children began by celebrating World Sports Day. We created our very own gold, silver and bronze medals, and had a mini Olympics with 1P in the afternoon. Children competed in four events, relay, javelin, hurdles and shot putt. Both classes demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and great team building skills. Well done! It has been My Money week this week, so the children have been trying to get to grips with using money in every day scenarios. For example, we have had a class shop where the children chose two items and added them together, as a challenge they needed to find the change from a 50p coin! In the role play area we have been pretending to book our holidays and visit the bureau de change to get our Euros. We began our Science topic – Light and Dark – this week. We have discovered that darkness is the absence of light. The children have performed an experiment using a black drain pipe and 2 white cubes. We covered the end of the pipe in a dark bin liner and asked the children if they could see the cubes, then did the same with a clear plastic. Very cleverly the children worked out that we could only see the cubes the second time because of the light bouncing off the object. We also noticed that the colour was reflected too! Have a good weekend, Miss Verney
Thursday, 19 July 2012 13:51
Thank you for visiting the last blog of the academic year! Thanks to all of those who were able to make the celebration afternoon last Monday. It was lovely to see how proud the children are of their achievements this year! I hope you found it useful. As a special treat we invited the giant African snails to the class. The children thought they were fascinating and enjoyed drawing pictures of them too! We have thoroughly enjoyed our last couple of weeks together. We were lucky enough to be invited to the Year 4 leavers assembly which was thoroughly entertaining! Tomorrow we start the morning with a theatre show and will then have a picnic together at lunch. Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support this year. I look forward to seeing the children in Year 2! Have a great summer and keep safe. (Children begin back on Thursday 6th September) Miss Parrella
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:39
This week we have been busy finding out about the life of Mary Jones. Mary spoke welsh and she really wanted a Bible for herself. She saved for 6 years and walked 25 miles to buy her own Bible. We were amazed that someone was so determined that they would save for that long. When we thought about what we could save for lots of us couldn't think of anything, so we decided to save for presents for our Mum's and Dad's instead! Hopefully you'll get them soon!
Friday, 29 June 2012 15:57
2L enjoyed learning a country dance called ‘The Flying Scotsman’ for the grandparents’ afternoon. It involved the boys and girls lines in each set weaving in and out of each other before galloping down to the end of the set. The girls chose to wear their summer dresses for the dance. The children did not always get it right but had great fun anyway. As parents were unable to attend we hope to do a repeat performance.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:23
Our class worked cooperatively during Literacy lessons to write and produce art instructional videos in a team to show how to make 'Marble Run' artwork. The videos have been put on the blog by Mr. Horsley for everyone to view the children's brilliant work. We think family and friends will agree we have some talented writers, film producers, camera people and performers in our class! Well done, 3H!
Monday, 09 July 2012 20:16
This week in literacy, the children have been creating Art Attack TV shows to show their understanding of instructions. The children have had great fun writing the instructions and filming the instructions. Eight teams created an Art Attack TV show, to show viewers how to make a marble run painting. Everybody had a go at creating their own marble run painting, which used up lots of paint and it was a little messy!! To make the TV shows, everybody had an important role either as a presenter, demonstrator, autocue manager or camera operator. We hope you enjoy watching our films - listen for some super time connectives, precise vocabulary and you will see excellent teamwork skills. Well done 3C! Amy, Chloe D, Chloe F & Jacob Ellie, Josh, Millie D & Jessica Keanu, Maude & Katharine Krystal, Abbey, Harvey & Chloe D Mahrukh, Orla, Nana & Chloe B Millie S, Mia, Milly & Abbey Oliver, Keshan, David & Matthewk Rohan, Ismail. Levi & Ryley
Friday, 06 July 2012 14:45
Another busy week! On Monday we were looking at persuasive writing in our literacy lesson. We had to plan and write a letter to year three pupils who may be a little bit worried about starting year 4. The letter we wrote was trying to persuade the children that year 4 is awesome by telling them some of the cool stuff that we have had a go at this year. Tuesday we went swimming for our survival skills Holly said that we had to wear our pyjamas and use a four pint milk bottle as a float which seemed a bit strange in the pool, we also had to shout for help which was noisy but great fun! Wednesday was a massive day for us as it was our Transfer Day. We went to our new middle schools; we met our new teachers and our classmates. Durell said they made name cards so that the teacher could learn their names. Everyone challenged the teacher to learn all their names by the end of the day.” At lunchtime we had the chance to make new friends and we played with lots of new people” said Mohammad. On Thursday we were learning to try and improve our skills and techniques in athletics which was fun. Tyrel’s favourite event was javelin and he said that he threw it miles and miles! The class also had to perform their Africa, Africa dance which they had performed so superbly during the Grandparents’ Afternoon. Friday was mega busy as we have started to rehearse for the Leaver’s Assembly which is less than two weeks away ‘aahh’. It was hard work but great fun; we need more work but will be ready come the ‘big day’.
Monday, 26 March 2012 08:24
I hope you all had a fantastic and relaxing weekend. We're getting very close to the end of term now, brilliant news for all the staff but maybe not for parents with energetic children! Last week was a very fun and productive week for the Nursery. On Wednesday we went to the hall to see Martin who had brought with him various reptiles, mammals and insects. Unfortunately for the Nursery and Miss Steel's class we weren't able to see any insects but we had a great deal of fun watching the Pygmy Hedgehog named Jimmy run around next to our feet. We also saw a Python called Snakey which both myself and Mrs Champion held (very tentatively I might add) and a Chameleon which delighted all the children by showing us how long his tongue was as he ate a couple of worms. During the rest of the week we learnt two sounds, 'e' and 'h' which proved challenging but rewarding as by the end of week most of the Nursery were able to recall the sounds and their actions. We had lots of fun using our Chatter-blocks which are interactive dice that you can record your voice on. The children really enjoyed rolling them along the floor and hearing the words that had been recorded. This week we will be learning the sound 'r' so if you could work on that sound with them that would be great. This week we are going to thinking about Easter and what it is so if your child has any books or toys about Easter that they would like to share then feel free to bring them in. I look forward to lots of learning this week!
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