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January 14th.

January 19th, 2018

On  Monday the 14, Oaks class were working hard on their written arguments, which were about anything they were interested in.

In maths they were multiplying and dividing  fractions .

On Wednesday a man from the Rotary Club came in to talk about Shelter Box, which is a box containing a large tent (which as you may  have noticed was in the school playground) and lots of accessories for surviving. Also he talked about people who experienced natural disasters and why they needed the Rotary Club to give them shelter, water and food. Over the next week we will be doing some work on the shelter box tent and hopefully be able to go inside it. Thanks to the children who helped put the tent up.

On Thursday, Archie Downie went off to the county cross country competition and ran 3 km. He did extremely well, finishing in a good time and in the middle of the field which included over 100 children from yr 6 and 7.

Friday was a busy day. Four year sixes: Amy Frampton, James Andrews, Jess Evans and Natty Quinnell represented us in a maths challenge at Bryanston school (the results will be on next weeks blog), and the year 5s had a fantastic afternoon at Sturminster High School making their mechanical models.

By Amelia Sharples.









New year, new term.

January 15th, 2018

This week oaks class have been designing a toy for a small child in DT. We have also have learnt about a cam and follower and how they work together. We had to choose an animal to base the toy on and a cam. As we found out, every cam makes the follower do a different movement. Some of them make the follower go up slowly and suddenly drop and some of them make the follower jolt up and slowly fall. On Friday the 19th of January the Yr 5’s will go off to Sturminster High School to build their toy and on Friday the 2nd of February the Yr 6’s will go and make their toys.

We have also been writing an argument about where we would place our Anglo Saxon village and why we would build it there. We are imagining that we are trying to persuade the Anglo Saxons to choose that space. I think that it was a little tricky at the start but once we got started we were up ,up and away with the writing.

In P.E we are doing gym and learning flight off hands. We have got the hang of it and are all progressing very well.

By Amelia.

Happy New Year.

January 7th, 2018

Dear Parents,

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that you have  had a good Christmas break and  are refreshed and ready for 2018.

This term  our timetable will remain the same but we will be studying new topics (please see MTP and Topic Web for details).

We were delighted with the children`s fantastic work ethic last term and with the progress they made. We thank you for your support and encouragement with homework- this  really helps enrich the children`s learning and consolidate their skills and knowledge. Home work will continue to be set on Thursdays or Fridays and should be handed in the following Wednesday. This term, we will be asking children who consistently fail to complete their homework to stay in at lunchtime on Wednesdays  in order to catch up.

As you will be aware, year 6 pupils will be taking their SATS in May and whilst we are working hard to prepare the children for these assessments and encouraging them to do their very best, we are also keen to minimise stress and anxiety. We therefore focus on progress and effort and  we set realistic, achievable and individual targets for the children. Please let us know if your child is struggling or showing any signs of  anxiety.

We have planned some exciting activities to support our topics: These include trips to Sturminster Newton High School for a Design Technology project and the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne as part of our History work. We will also be leading a Winter Sports Day for years one and two and we will be competing in inter house  gymnastics, cross country, dodge ball and football tournaments.

Our new Class Bloggers will be updating the website every week to keep you informed about what is going on in class and our Bronze Ambassadors will report on matches and competitions.

Please don`t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns. We are looking forward to an exciting and happy term.

Best Wishes,

Sarah Salisbury and Tracy Maley.

Sarah Salisbury.

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