East Dene – Day 2
Wednesday June 04th 2014, 8:13 am
Filed under: Class 4
Phew! Hard to believe that rockpooling was this morning as it seems like it was sooooo long ago… managed to find crabs, shrimps and also a pipe fish (a new one on us!) and had great fun doing so! Followed this up with creating some beach art in 3D (very interesting interpretations of a crab, jellyfish and beach scene to say the least… )
The weather on the beach was dry but quite cold and windy but thankfully this all changed when we got back into East Dene’s grounds and the sun came out!
Fab weather for the rest of the afternoon for raftbuilding and archery. Hope you all had the same back home?
Archery was great fun (although Mrs Wood left the archery ground with a bruised ego and bruised head having hit it on the shelter – finally she has found something that she needed to duck for but forgot!!!!) Yes, you’ve guessed it, Mr Chambers won the archery rivalry and had not let Mrs Wood forget it since…. it’s going to be a long week!
Testing the rafts was very entertaining (although we use the word ‘rafts’ rather loosely….) but great fun nevertheless!
The day has seemed endless and we are pleased to report that we have 28 very happy, excited but very tired children – off to sleep much quicker than last night (thankfully!) hopefully dreaming of becoming pirates tomorrow OOOOO ARRRR!!!!
This message is coming to you from the depths of East Dene. Staff sitting here relaxing and chatting about the day – fingers crossed that all children are fast asleep!!!!
Had a very good journey here and an active day exploring the grounds, beach and wooded area. We even managed to fit in a swim…
All children have been absolute stars – long may this continue!
Looking foward to the rockpooling tomorrow morning, followed by beach art. In the afternoon we will have archery and raftbuilding – hopefully we can update you tomorrow on the 2 year rivalry between Mrs Wood and Mr Chambers in the archery!!!
Our new touch screen laptops are working. YAY!
7 of the digital leaders are trying them out and we can’t wait to show the rest of the school after half term, although we need to work out how to use them ourselves first!
Science, Maths, English – altogether!?
Wednesday January 15th 2014, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Class 3
This afternoon in Class 3, we saw Science on the timetable, but actually, we ended up using skills that we use in Maths and English too! We learned about liquids and solids and sorted them into a Venn Diagram. Then, we played a measuring game using a cylinder on the whiteboard and then… fun! Every table got measuring! We filled up measuring cylinders with water and poured it from one container to another – trying not to spill it! Not always successfully!
Here are some pictures showing children in class 3 reading the scales on the containers.
Our choir took part in an International Event!
On Friday 22nd November, it was the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Hundreds of people from around the world sang from his collection of songs called “Friday Afternoons”. Our choir sang a song called “Cuckoo”.
The rest of class 3 and 4 came to watch us. It was quite exciting knowing that so many other children and adults were singing around the country and on the other side of the world at the same time as us. We recorded a video of our singing and took some pictures.
It was a challenging song, with half of us singing Cuckoo whilst the others sang the tune. Good fun though!
Anti bullying morning in KS2
We have been working on anti bullying this week. We went into the hall and acted out what was on the board. Then we had a go at acting out our part to the rest of the group.. Mrs.Page played a bongo. When she played the bongo we did a freeze frame then she called one of us out to talk about our character, then what our character did in the picture. We carried on when she played the bongos a second time.
Then we worked on A3 sheets of paper and we sorted out things that are friendly and are unfriendly. The sentence that we got stuck on was (to tell people how to play) because it would be friendly if you were teaching them how to play a game, but if you joined there game and were telling them how to play it would be unfriendly. If this is done repeatedly it would eventually become bullying.
After this our teacher Mrs.Hollingsworth explained to us that we have the right to say no but not angrily and also not to shout it just to say it kindly and to use body movements to make yourself clearer.
When that activate ended we sat on the floor in the hall and spoke about Anti bullying.