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  • 23
    May

    Finding quarters

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    WALT find quarters to help problem solve. The maths session on Friday was all about finding quarters of a number to help answer a problem. The children used a variety of strategies to support them.
  • 23
    May

    Computer coding

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    This term we are learning how computer game programmers use coding to help them design a computer game. The children have explored making something happen using the Purple Mash 2Go program and will begin to learn how to set the instructions to make the things happen over the next few weeks.
  • 23
    May

    Acting like royalty!

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    On Monday we embraced everything with a royal twist... designed crowns, watched highlights of the wedding, completed a royal puzzle in maths and tasted and designed a wedding cake in the afternoon! FYI traditional fruit cake was out and modern angel or golden syrup cake were the order of the day!
  • 23
    May

    Typical British Weather...

    Posted by Mr C Clarke
    Sadly we have made the decision to postpone Sports Day due to the poor weather forecast.
  • 13
    May

    Art Competition Deadlines Coming Up!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have two exciting art competitions coming up! The first is being run by Berkeley Hunt Agricultural Society, who will provide the school with a wheelbarrow and 2 bags of compost. Using the theme "Follow the Yellow Brick Road – At the end of the road you will find good things,” the children need to design a garden to go in the wheelbarrow with vegetables or flowers. How you interpret the theme is entirely up to you. We will then use the winning design and create the wheelbarrow by appealing to local suppliers to help with the contents. The wheelbarrow will be judged at Berkeley Show on Sunday 24th June. A prize fund of £500 will be awarded to the winning school. We would like the children, on a rota basis, to stay with their wheelbarrows to answer any questions from the general public, so we will be asking for volunteers who will be given free child entry tickets to the show by The Show Committee. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18. The second competition is to design a wooden castle to be carved into the top of the large wooden stump in the courtyard near Year 1 and fairy doors to go at the bottom. The winning design will see their creation carved by a real wood artist who will be working with the school. The design could be based on Berkeley Castle, a fairy tale/ book or completely from your imagination. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18.
  • 13
    May

    Table top art

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Massive pieces of paper donned the tables when the children came in first thing to allow the children to express themselves in what ever form they wanted.
  • 13
    May

    Maddie

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Jenny and her beautiful, calm and very forgiving spaniel spent half an hour with us. She made sure everyone got to stroke her, performed tricks and Jenny answered all our questions. By the end of the session the die hard cat lovers and the slightly nervous of dogs were all well and truly in love with Maddie. Come back soon!
  • 13
    May

    Colouring .... but not as we know it!

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    So who needs the top of the table when you can use the underside. With the idea of creating something a little alternative but also very grounding we found the colouring pages had been stuck to the bottom of the tables! Interesting to see how the children adapted to this - some were totally bemused and tried to take them down, some gave it a good go lying on their back and trying not to get arm ache, some turned into contortionists and others took to it like the proverbial duck to water! Well done all for trying something new.
  • 13
    May

    Cosmic Kids

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    We also tried our hand at a spot of Yoga. Something I think it was safe to say everyone really enjoyed and we will try to find room in our timetable to do again. The children were totally absorbed and worked hard to perform the poses. Maybe this is something you could try at home with your families!
  • 13
    May

    Thoughtfulness

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Earlier in the day we held circle time where the children centered themselves by passing a smile, a hand squeeze and sharing a compliment with the person they were sitting next to. We discussed how these simple acts of kindness can really change other peoples day from bad to good and that knowing we can show we care in such an easy way makes us feel good too! Later in the afternoon we continued that feeling of getting rid of troubles and having joyful fun by popping bubbles.