# Christingle 13.01.2016

Last week we had our Christingle service. It was a lovely service put together by our Year 6 children, who did a fantastic job.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Miss Briggs

# Mummies!

This week in year 4 we are looking at mummies and the history behind them.

For a bit of fun we decided to make some of our own mummies.

I have to say it’s been a very quiet afternoon.

Miss B

# Spring 1

Well it’s been a crazy first 2 weeks back for Yr 4 and I am now finally able to update our blog.

This half term we are looking at;

Maths – Fractions, angles and parallel lines.

English – Instructions, diary writing and the fiction text Egyptian Cinderella.

Topic – Ancient Egypt

Science – Sound

ICT – creating and debugging algorithms.

Miss Briggs and Mrs Barraclough x

# Year 5 – Spring 1

Mr Platt to Year 5!

We have been back at school for two weeks now and I’m sure you know that this half term we will be learning about the following:

• Maths – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
• English – Biographies, Autobiographies and Story Writing
• Topic – Space
• PE – Gymnastics
• Problem Solving Maths – Acting Out and Trial & Improvement
• ICT – Spreadsheets with Data Handling

I hope that you have enjoyed our topics so far. What can you tell me about Space? Is there any subject that you have particularly enjoyed?

Mr Platt 🙂

# The Gruffalo’s Child

This week the children have been reading the story The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.  If you are not familiar with the story watch the video below and join in with your child as they say the repeated lines in the story.

Were you tricked into thinking the Big Bad Mouse was real?

We talked about the different characters in the story and ‘brainstormed’ words to describe the characters. The children then wrote a sentence to talk about the characters.

Look at their amazing work!

“The snake is long and slithery.”

“Daddy Gruffalo said not to go in to the deep dark wood because the Big Bad Mouse will be after you.”

“The fox has a bushy tail.”

“The Gruffalo’s Child went into the wood.”

“The Gruffalo’s Child was a bit too scared.”

“The Gruffalo’s Child stepped in the wood.”

Some of the children painted portraits of the characters.

The children have had lots of fun acting out the story.

We enjoyed listening to their different versions of the story!

# Year 6 – 18.1.2016

This week we are learning:

• Maths –multiplication and choosing the correct operation, division
• English – Kensuke’s Kingdom –  reading, describing the setting and writing an argument
• Topic – Jobs and art in Benin Kingdom
• Science – Naming groups of living things
• PE – Gymnastics – sequences
• Problem Solving Maths – using lists and tables
• ICT – Creating book trailers
• PSHE: Stereotypes and dares

Tell me something you have been proud of this week or last?

Miss C 🙂

# Year 6 – 11.1.2016

This week we are learning:

• Maths –missing number problems, division and multiplication
• English – Kensuke’s Kingdom –  reading and finding new vocabulary
• Topic – When was Benin Kingdom
• Science – Grouping living things
• PE – Gymnastics – sequences
• Problem Solving Maths – using lists and tables
• ICT – Creating book trailers
• PSHE: Stereotypes and challenging them
• Wednesday – Christingle Service

Tell me something you have been proud of this week or last?

Miss C 🙂

# Christingle Service

Christingle Service Wednesday 13th January 2016

The Christingle service is taking place for the whole school in church on Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 9am.

All parents/guardians are invited to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

# Kensuke’s Kingdom Year 6

This week year 6 have starting reading the book, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We watched this trailer and predicted what we thought it could be about.

What do you think so far Year 6?

What do you think about travelling around the world?

# Year 6 Digital Leaders Update

Just before Christmas the Year 6 digital leaders were visited by Paul Scott from the innovation centre. He asked the children how their leadership was going and what they had been doing in school.

He then blogged about us on the Currciulum Innovation website. This can be found at; Curriculum Innovation Blog

Here is the article:

#### St Paul’s CE Digital Leaders

A few week ago I visited Jen Charles at St Paul’s C.E. Primary school in Wibsey. Her children had attended cohort 1 of our Bradford Digital Leader Academy in September and this was my chance to catch up with her and the Digital Leaders to see what they had achieved since the training.

The Digital Leaders are Jack , Bailey, Owain, Hashim, Luke and Jake and they were all very enthusiastic with their responses and with their roles as Digital Leaders. One of the first activities they undertook was to share what they had learnt at the training sessions and explain their roles as Digital Leaders and what they expected to be doing across the school. To support this the children are regularly updating their school blog with posts about their activities and have pleased to get several positive comments on the blog about their activities.

The DLs have been ensuring that laptops are available for use on a morning, that they are well looked after and locked away appropriately when not in use and on charge for the next group.

At the moment the DLs are meeting sporadically but they have plans to meet on a more regular basis after the Christmas holiday. The children are familiar with Edmodo but intend using it more often to feedback on their activities and collect their online badges and certificates.

The children have already been actively working on promoting E-Safety at school by delivering at a whole school assembly. In the assembly they covered password security including passwords safe and checking the strength of their password online at howsecureismypassword. They also looked at keeping safe online by avoiding online scams and being careful when doing image searches. They even discussed the idea of looking for copyright free images.

The children are planning on doing more blogging about what they are doing in the Spring term to share with the community and their parents.