Y5 Skiing and Tobogganing trip

The Y5s had a fun day out in Churchill this week at the Mendip Snowsport Centre’s dry-ski slope.  The rain didn’t dampen their spirits and they all had a really good go at learning a new skill.  Take a look at them in action:

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Investigating Light

Not the most captivating of titles, I admit, but….Wow! What interesting afternoons we’ve been having!

We have been investigating how light travels and how white light can be created. We have shone our torches through holes in boxes and recorded our findings, we have created white light through spinning rainbow wheels, blown bubbles into water to see how light behaves and looked at the beautiful, kaleidoscopic colours on old CDs.

We’ve just begun to create the stage for our shadow puppet theatre that we are beginning to design and create. A huge thank you to all those who brought in boxes and torches! They were so helpful!

We have had a few lessons of wonder where the children have become lost in discovering how, if they move nearer to the window/strong colours, this impacts the colours reflected on the CDs/bubbles.

A huge well done to the creative pupils who designed and made their own lanterns. They are currently proudly on display and we had fun sharing them will the whole class. Great dedication to Science!

Next week we shall be delving deeper into this beautiful and ‘enlightening’ subject….

New books in memory of Mrs Howe

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If you were lucky enough to have been in Mrs Howe’s class when you were in the infants, then you will remember just how much she loved her books!  She loved reading to her class; she shared good books with her colleagues; she even dressed up as the occasional ‘bad-tempered ladybird’ just to give her students the same passion for stories as she had! And of course, we will never forget her popular bedtime stories, when we would all troop back to school with our pyjamas on and our teddies under our arm!

So it is with great gratitude that we are receiving a very generous gift from her husband, Mr Howe, who has raised and donated money to buy new books for our school in her memory.

With this in mind, Mrs Edgley and I visited Harry’s bookshop clutching a list of book requests from the children (plus a few of our own favourites and some new titles). The children were very excited to receive our bundle this morning.

Thank you, Mr Howe – we know Mrs Howe would have loved seeing the children enjoying their new books! Here are the ones we chose for our class:

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We have also had donations of good quality, pre-loved books given to us by some of the children in our class.  Thank you to those who have donated, and helped us to re-vamp our bookshelves.  Its not too late to bring some in if you still have some at home.

Happy reading, everyone!

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