Today in Maths we were using our reasoning and problem solving skills to explore algebra. Again we used graffiti maths to support us with our thinking. Poppy, Thomas, Nick and Harvey mastered the concepts so quickly Mrs Matthews decided to let them do some teaching!! They shared their findings and the formulas they had created by identifying patterns within the problem. A great morning of Maths!
Today some of our class Gardening Club, with Mrs Hall, discovered a baby pigeon nesting in the courtyard. Yellow and Green Reading groups are currently reading the book 'Skellig' and in line with the book the children are thrilled to be able to see a baby bird venturing from the nest for the first time. The book 'Skellig has really captured the children's imaginations and they can't wait to find out more about the mysterious creature Skellig from the book. The nest in the courtyard reminds the children of the nest Skellig has built in the book. They can't wait to see what happens to the baby pigeon either!
In Design Technology we have been designing and making our own trainer bags to keep our PE trainers from getting lost! So far we have designed our bags, practised different stitches (back stitch, cross stitch and running stitch) and finished decorating them - to make them unique and easily identifiable. Now we need to sew our bags together and evaluate them. Watch this space!!
TSM showed brilliant sportsmanship, resilience and perseverance today at the Felixstowe Primary Schools Cross Country Running event. Everyone tried their best for the team and we were rewarded for our efforts by winning. Everyone ran so well, with all our runners striding out in the front easily identifiable in their smart royal blue team kit! I was so impressed with everyone, but a special mention should go to the boys from the A team who had 4 boys in the top 5, including Luke who was first, and Evie who came first in the girls A Team. Well done everyone.
Each week in Mandela class we take turns on Friday afternoon in pairs to cook for the rest of the class. We have to organise the recipe and ingredients ourselves and cook something for everyone to share. It is great fun, tastes yummy and really helps us to become more independent. Thank you to the different parents who come in each week to help us with this!
Are you interested in being Head Girl or Head Boy this year? Then look below to see what you need to do.
Head Boy & Head Girl 2016-2017
The APPLICATION - To create an A4 page, outlining why you would like to be considered for the role.
From this the Senior Leadership Team (Mrs Ross, Mrs Matthews and Mrs MacFarlane) will select a minimum of 3 girls and 3 boys to be considered for interview for the role.
Applications need to be submitted by – Wednesday 5th October
The INTERVIEW - To complete an interview with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
Pupils will need to answer a series of questions posed by the SLT.
Pupils will need to:
Answer the questions clearly and confidently.
Explain their answers and give detail.
Know what to say if they are unable to answer a particular question.
Engage with the teachers.
Today we had our first Year 6 problem solving lesson in Maths. We were exploring Magic Squares, where all the numbers across, down and diagonal add up to the same number. We used the problem solving strategy called Graffiti Maths to help explore and exchange ideas as a pair and as a whole group, coming up with their own magic Squares and working out how they are created.
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).