Maths Challenge

On Friday 6th July, four children from Year 6 attended Hall Mead School to take part in their yearly primary school maths challenge. Although they didn’t win, the children thoroughly enjoyed solving the harder, problem solving questions. The top 3 teams actually managed to beat the teachers table this year!

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Junior Choir

The KS2 choir did our school proud on Friday at the Junior Music Festival at the Queens theatre. We were the smallest choir there but that did not stop them putting in a show stopping performance of ‘Walking on Sunshine’.

Well done KS2 choir you are all superstars!

Miss Munro

Sports Day

 

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. 

Miss Joseph

Health and Fitness Week

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. 

Miss Joseph

Number fun

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!

Miss Brown

Visit by PC Boyle

Year 6 had a visit from PC Boyle to speak to them about criminal responsibility, theft and bad language. We were all very interested to hear about his stories and learnt lots of facts. PC Boyle commented that they asked some very mature questions and he was very impressed with their attitude. 

Mr Marshall

World Book Day photos

PE

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Today, due to the bad weather, year six did their PE session inside. We did ‘5 a day’ and Joe Wicks’ school workout on YouTube. The children loved the HIIT sessions; even though many found it very challenging, they did not give up and said they wanted to do it at home! Well done year six!

Personalised learning projects

presentation

Our topic this half term, linked to our text, is ‘People who wondered and changed the world’. Over half term we all had some homework to choose a person who we feel has done exactly this. We had to bring in any notes that we had to participate in a class discussion. Over the next three weeks we are going to be creating a presentation about our chosen person to tell the rest of the class who they were, what they did and most importantly how we believe that they changed the world. There is a range of people who have been chosen such as: Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Florence Nightingale, Neil Armstrong, Mark Zuckerberg – to name but a few. The children are loving being able to research a person who inspires them and to have some autonomy about how they present their information as well as what facts to include. We can’t wait to see how their presentations turn out!

Wonder

wonderYear six have loved starting this term’s text ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palacio. Already, only a few chapters in, we have had some very serious discussions about what it means to be different and empathising with the main character, August. We have written diary entries as some of the characters, exploring their inner thoughts and feelings. I have a feeling we are going to love this book!