A Great Start to Year 4!!!

Year 4 have settled in extremely well this term and are working very hard across all subjects. They have enjoyed learning about the Iron Man’s Challenge against the angel-space-bat-dragon, and have contributed towards a huge list of similes and metaphors to develop and enhance their independent writing. The children have made Ancient Greek silhouettes and are looking forward to designing and making their very own clay pots. Year 4 have also taken part in a series of democratic elections where they had to vote for new House Captains and School Council Representatives. The children are taking their roles and responsibilities very seriously and this is helping them to develop their understanding of the world and the role they play as members of the School and wider community. What a great start to the New Academic Year. Keep up the great work, Year 4!

History in year 1

In history year 1 are learning about castles and the children built castles using lego, and other construction materials.

Music – Welcome to Mr Bramley

Our first music lesson with Mr Bramley was great! We sang songs and practised clapping beats. We then played various percussion instruments by shaking them, hitting them and scraping them. We are looking forward to our next music lesson.

A visit from the Fire Bridgae!

Today, Year 5 had a visit from the London Fire Brigade.  We learned all about how to stay calm and safe in a fire.  The three main words were:

PREVENTION*

DETECTION*

ESCAPE

We looked at some real photos of rooms that had been on fire and had to deduct what had happened (this is really helpful because we’ll be using the same deduction skills in our reading).  We even got to watch a room burn completely.  It only took 8.5 minutes for everything to be engulfed in flames!

We were told how important it is to ensure everything is switched off and unplugged at night time… except the fridges and freezers!

*These words follow the same spelling rule that we are revising this week.  How good is that!

London Fire Brigade Visit

Jordanna, a firefighter, visited our class to talk about the importance of smoke alarms and what we must do if a fire were to occur. We learnt that ‘smoke goes up so we go down’  and that we call 999 to ask for the Fire Brigade, Police or London Ambulance services. It was a interactive workshop and we had the opportunity to ask and answer questions. A big thank you to the LFB for our wonderful workshop.

Dance

We welcome Miss Tucker as our new teacher. During our first lesson we talked about the importance of warm up, learnt a simple routine and cooled down by stretching.