Towards the end of the week, we had both KS1 and KS2 Sports Day. The weather was great and the children were ready to go! Each child wore either red, yellow, green or blue and represented their colour/house in their races. KS2 Sports Day took place first with a 9:30 start, it saw the children take part in sprints, long jump, long distance, throwing and a relay.
During lunch time there was a picnic on the field where parents, children and teachers ate lunch and enjoyed a BBQ put on by The Friends of Elm Park Primary.
The KS1 Sports Day started shortly after lunch. Children took part in 6 events egg and spoon race, sprint, obstacle relay, corridor relay, ball throw and the sack race.
We would like to thank all parents and careers for attending and The Friends of Elm Park Primary for supporting. A final thank you to Evie Bragger for her fantastic photography.
The children in Year 3 have been writing descriptions of a brand new character. We have seen some fantastic work with similes, adjectives and commas to separate items in a list! Here is an extract from Ryan’s work. ”Mrs Gloss has an ugly, horrible and disgusting face. Her teeth are black and bruised. Her breath smells like stinky, rotten eggs because she doesn’t brush them.” We definitely have the next Roald Dahl or David Walliams in our year group!
On 19th June, some children from Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to represent the school at Quad Kids. During the event, which was held at Hornchurch Stadium, children participated in a long distance run, a sprint race, vortex throw and standing long jump. The children did themselves, their parents and the school proud, well done!
Health and Fitness Week has been a great success with the children taking part in lots of different activities and being able to enjoy different healthy fruit and veg. On Monday, the children took part in the 5-a-day Pentathlon and will be trying to better their score in September. Throughout the day on Tuesday, children took part in a Clubbercise session in which they danced the day away to some classic songs. The smoothie bike took off on Wednesday, as we saw each class create their winning smoothie. Finally on Thursday the children took to their seats to watch Teachers vs Year 6 rounder, which saw the teacher win.
Year 3 have started learning about the famous poet Spike Milligan. We researched lots of facts about him, his TV & radio shows and listened to four of his most absurd poems! ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ and ‘Land of the Bumbley Boo’ seemed to be very popular across the two classes. We discovered that he was born in Poona, India and was the son of an Irish captain. Lots of interesting discussions were held about the invention of television and why the radio was such a popular form of entertainment in the past.
This week in Ash & Aspen we are busy finding the inverse for addition and subtraction problems. This is proving to be very challenging! Any support at home you can give the children will be beneficial.
For example if presented with the question ______ – 20 = 40, we can add the 20 + 40 back together to make 60. We then must prove that it works by completing 60-20=40. If the 3 numbers match, then we are correct. If they do not match we need to check for errors in our adding or subtracting.
Once the children are secure in doing this with 2 digit numbers, move onto 3 digit numbers.
This week, the whole school has been on the look out for big red numbers! The numbers are hidden and the children are on a mission to find them and return them to Miss Brown,along with a fact of their choice about that number. The children have enjoyed searching throughout the school and showing off their number skills!