Created on Monday, 20 June 2016 11:08
Created on Thursday, 16 June 2016 20:24
Miss Greenwood has recently attended the Primary Science Teaching Trust's International Conference in Belfast. She was lucky enough to be invited as an associate member of the college.
During the conference Miss Greenwood attended science workshops and presentations, including one by Professor Alice Roberts (from the BBC2 Programme Coast) and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (from Cbeebies Stargazing). She also enjoyed delivering a workshop on 'Magnificent Microorganisms' with Mrs. Jones, who she works with in our science partnership.
It was a fantastic few days and Miss Greenwood is looking forward to sharing what she learnt with you!
There is more information about the conference on: https://pstt.org.uk/what-we-do/international-primary-science-conference
Created on Thursday, 16 June 2016 20:17
|On Thursday 26th May, KS2 assembly went multilingual. The intention was to celebrate languages, not just Spanish which is the language that we learn as a school.
We had contributions in French, Spanish, Greek, Punjabi, Tamil, Bulgarian, Polish, Urdu, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese from pupils in Years 3 to 6. It was especially lovely to hear children showing off their home / heritage languages or choose to share a language that means something to them, and for other children who spoke the same language to be able to translate for the rest of the hall! There was lots of variety with poems, tongue twisters, conversations, vocab lists and even some very brave children who sang in front of the whole of KS2. The staff were very proud of them all, and everyone in the hall clapped enthusiastically after each contribution.
In fact, it was such a special assembly and so many people wanted to share that we ran out of time to hear and see everyone who wanted to participate. Therefore, we're having a second installment featuring the volunteers from 3JH and 3EC as part of our assembly on Thursday 23rd June when the Language Leaders and Señora Stevens are presenting some special awards.
Everyone who took part received house points, a certificate and a small prize. We're looking forward to further events that celebrate our diversity whilst remembering that we all smile in the same language.
And FKS1 are going to be treated to a few examples in their special language assembly on Tuesday 21st.
Created on Thursday, 16 June 2016 19:52
A trip to Barcelona and a misplaced iPad (now found!) have delayed a report on Spanish for the two weeks before half term. However, as they say in Spanish, ¡más vale tarde que nunca!
Y4 had a 'wild' time creating hybrid animals and Y6 worked on regular -ar verbs, creating graphical representations of their conjugations whilst Y2 made minibooks and Y3 roleplayed shopping, but this time we'll focus on Y1 and Y5.
|Year 1 have been working in topic lessons on 'the beach' and our Spanish lessons have had a similar theme. To finish off, we made mini books of a story called ¡Hola playa! and read them aloud to each other. 1AG showed very impressive pronunciation skills! We also sang a song about Diez pececitos. If you'd like to sing along too, here's the link!|
And in year 5, both 5MA and 5SG were tested on their ability to write without prompts and scaffolds using post its and grids of weather symbols and compass directions. In pairs, they were given 16 clues to weather phrases in picture form and were challenged to write the weather forecast sentences as accurately as possible. It's not as easy as it sounds as you need to forget your English phoneme/grapheme links and switch to Spanish ones; for example, what sounds like 'athay' with your English ears is written 'hace' in Spanish. Y5 enjoyed the challenge as you can see below, and decided that they quite liked this type of assessment! After half term, they're looking forward to becoming weather forecasters!
Created on Friday, 10 June 2016 15:29