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Class Brain Builders
On Thursday 22nd March, some of Blue Jays won a writing competition to persuade Mrs Fidock to take them on a trip to Battle Abbey. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt so much about The Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror.
This week, Blue Jays enjoyed a visit from Warburtons to learn all about healthy eating and how to make a healthy sandwich. They had lots of fun. Remember, ‘Love food, hate waste’
Also, Blue Jays had the opportunity to teach their parents and carers how to make a healthy sandwich. They made sure that their adult followed all health and safety rules, including ‘Baker’s hands’. A big thank you to Warburtons for helping us.
On Friday 26th January, Blue Jays had an incredibly successful morning selling their very own chocolate bars. Blue Jays would like to wish everyone who managed to help buy their chocolates a huge thank you for helping them raise money for Cancer Research. The total which they managed to raise was an incredible total of £115.39! Amazing work for an amazing cause!
Blue Jays have had a cracking time this week. We had our Inspiration Introduction to our new topic, ‘Chocolate’, where we had to undergo various Chocolate Challenges. These challenges included: Guess the chocolate bar from feeling it, Guess the chocolate bar without its wrapper and Guess the chocolate bar by tasting it! It was great fun and we are all looking forward to learning all about chocolate.
In P.E., year 4 have been taking part in dancing lessons by using the game “Just Dance”. They have all been working very hard to keep up with all the dance moves and overall doing a really fantastic job. Well Done!
In class both years 3 & 4 had been focusing on Ancient Egypt as part of their history topics this term, and so on Tuesday 14th November 2017, Woodpecker and Blue Jays class visited Maidstone Museum. There, we were able to view the Ancient Egypt exhibition which even included a real mummy. We were also able to take part in a workshop which was run by the museum and where we allowed to hold and in some cases wear items from Egypt, some of which were replicas and others were actually thousands of years old!
It was really good fun and we all learnt lots of really amazing and useful information.
At the start of our new Topic, Ancient Egypt, we had loads of fun taking part in a Mummifying competition. We have really enjoyed learning all about the Egyptians so far.
We have also been busy being scientists, testing out our own fair tests. We compared how different fizzy drinks would react with Mentos and how different sweets would react with Cola.
On 22nd of June, Blue Jays class went to a recorder festival at All Saints Church. We went with many other schools. First of all, we had a rehearsal. We spent a long time practicing all the songs we had learnt at school. After lunch, it was time to perform for our audience. It was all very fun and exciting. Overall, the day was mind blowing and we were very proud of ourselves. Even if we were very tired at the end of the day!
Good teaching is allowing pupils to make up for previous gaps in their learning. Pupils have good attitudes to learning because teachers plan activities which maintain pupils interest and enthusiasm. Pupils are proud of their work and this is reflected in their books, which are very neatly presented.Ofsted
The academy provides well for pupils of all abilities. The most able pupils are given work which is at the right level and are encouraged to do as well as they can and so they make good progress.Ofsted
Pupils enjoy reading and use the well-stocked library to choose a different book each week. Daily reading sessions, together with well-taught phonics (the sounds that letters make) help to secure pupils good achievement in reading.Ofsted