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November 2019

This half term we are studying the book 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry.

We have been fascinated by the story so far and have produced some lovely pieces of written work. These can be seen on our English display in the classroom (or a sneak peak can be seen below . . .)





We continued our sporting week by welcoming Dave from 'Skip2bfit' on Wednesday. We always enjoy his visits into school and we laughed and joked our way through a very high impact skipping and boxing session. Dave comes with lots of stories, advice and inspiration to help us develop our growth mindsets. Both he and Leon spoke about the need to persevere and work hard to achieve your dreams and this is exactly what we will strive to do!



Leon Baptiste visit


On Monday 25th November we were fortunate to have Leon Baptiste, gold medal winner from the 2010 commonwealth games, in school to put us through our paces with a challenging circuit. We then spent some time with him playing memory and team work games before hearing all about his career. He was very inspiring! 



Outdoor Classroom Day


On Thursday 7th November we took part in Outdoor Classroom Day. Maple class were tasked with the job to create a poe-tree, using our superb woodland as inspiration. Even though the weather was against us, we had a great time and created some fantastic poems (which can be seen on display in our classroom - come and have a look!)


Maple class had a super day out of school on Wednesday to participate in the INTO

film festival at Penrith. We watched a film called ‘2040’ which was made by an Australian man who wanted to explain to his 4 year old daughter what life could be like when she was 25 if people made changes to the way they live today. We came away very inspired about the things that we could do and we are excited to study this further as part of our topic after Christmas.


October 2019

We have come to the end of our unit of work based on ‘The Clocktower’. Our final task was to write a first person narrative of the film. We were asked to write descriptively, including examples of different clauses and modal verbs. They turned our brilliantly!

In our PE lessons this half term we have been focusing on netball. We have learnt about the different passes, positions and rules of High5 netball. We have enjoyed developing our game play and strategies. 


In our English lessons, we have continued to study The Clocktower.

We have been creating back stories for the Perpetual Dancer using themes from fairytales. 

September 2019

This half term in our Humanities sessions  we will be looking at the challenge question ‘What qualities make a good leader?’

We will look at key leaders through time and develop our point of view on whether they showed good leadership qualities compared to others. 

In our English lessons we have been studying the film The Clocktower. We began by completing a VIPERS reading comprehension which made us question what was going on and make predictions to back up our answers. We then created story maps to plot the sequence and order of the story. 
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Games and activities