We cannot believe that this has been our final week of term which is also known as Year 4 art week! We have enjoyed a new unit that has allowed the children to investigate typography. The children created letters from different materials and types of fonts to produce some spectacular looking artwork. It may have been messy, but it has been a great experience for all!
Last week, Ash and Redwood performed their Listen 2 me Brass concert. All who attended, would agree that the children put on a wonderful show. Last week, for maths we all mixed together and split into 3 new classes to practice telling the time and converting between 12 and 24 hour clocks. It was nice to be able to mix and work with different children and adults – they were all brilliant.
Additionally, Jackalberry entertained the crowds with their fantastic ukulele skills this week. After weeks of practise, the children took full advantage of having an audience and performed some wonderful tunes. They are looking forward to learning new instruments, next term.
We are all looking forward to the new term, but firstly the holidays. Have a great Easter holiday and as always, thank you for your support. Enjoy lots of time with family and friends (and eating lots of chocolate!)
See you back on Monday 17th April.
Year 4 team.
Swimming match at St Swithun’s School, Winchester, Tuesday 28th March:
This was another exciting and close-fought match against our regular rivals at St Swithun’s School, resulting in an excellent win for BWJS.
Such good competition brings out the best in all our team members who rise to the occasion magnificently with many personal best times achieved. The pool at St Swithun’s is a 25m deck level pool which is 5m longer and much deeper than our pool, so it is an excellent experience for our swimmers to get used to competing over a longer distance.
Our thanks go to all our parents who provided transport and magnificent support from the poolside gallery and to St Swithun’s School, who are lovely and welcoming hosts and provide a welcome snack for all our team on leaving for home.
We look forward to another match with St Swithun’s School in the summer term.
THANKS MUST ALSO GO TO BWJS TOP SWIMMING COACH - MRS COOPER :)
We have a fairly quiet week this week in Year Six as we wind down for Easter with our final set of practise SATS papers, but last week had some unusual elements which we didn’t post about – a good reminder that Year Six isn’t all about those tests!
On Monday last week, we were invited to visit St Peter’s Church as we are every year. While there, we experienced their “Easter Project”, a tour around the church building, and a journey through the events of Easter week. This linked brilliantly to the work we have been doing in RE this half term, and it was a great opportunity to add to our learning in a new environment. Thanks to the team at St Peter’s who, as usual, gave up so much time to plan and run the event.
We also blocked our Spring Term DT into last week by investigating, designing and making our own bread. The children had the opportunity to choose some ingredients to add to their basic recipe, so range of different flavours were created which filled the staffroom with a lovely smell as they cooled down. The children were very happy with the bread they had made, and we know a number of children chose to repeat the experience over the weekend – an excellent habit, we hope!
We hope you enjoy a lovely Easter break, and we look forward to seeing everyone back fresh and ready for the summer in two week’s time.
Photos can be viewed here:
OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Florence (Y6) attended a horse show in Wiltshire yesterday. She qualified for the UK Ponies and Horses Young Riders Final at the Royal International Horse Show, which will be held in July at the South of England Showground Hickstead.
I’m incredibly proud of Florence for what she has achieved, as there aren’t many chances to obtain this ticket.
What an exciting week Year 5 have had.
We have created our Green Hill pictures within our RE lessons and I’m sure you will agree they look amazing. The children thought about sacrifices which had been made and recorded these. They also enjoyed the collaging too!
During PE, the children played Capture the Flag. This was to encourage team working and collaborative skills. Year 5 enjoyed the challenge of this game and using our wonderful grounds during the beautiful weather we had this Wednesday.
This week, have been finishing off reading the wonderful text ‘Rooftoppers’. The children have really enjoyed learning about the main characters unusual upbringing and great spirit of adventure and determination. They have been thinking in particular about the main themes from the text and justifying why and how they think they are relevant to the text.
In maths, we have been further expanding our understanding of percentages. This has included calculating ‘the magic 10%’ then using this to calculate a range of other percentages. The children really enjoyed building up their mind maps as they realised they could add and subtract the percentages in different combinations to unlock many new percentages! They then solved a range of word problems using percentages and are building up their fluency calculating percentages of amounts in lots of different contexts.
Disappointingly, we are having an increase in children not swimming each week. Swimming accounts for half of your child’s PE allocation each week so please do try to remember kits each week and talk to your children about the importance of exercise. Both classes have been further working on developing their back stroke and breast stroke this half term. We’re so impressed with the progress they’re making- with nearly every single child now able to complete a least one length of the pool and a good number representing the school in competitions. It’s wonderful to each child grow in confidence in the water.
Have a lovely weekend :)
Year 3 have been particularly creative over the past couple of weeks, and have been fully immersed in their Design and Technology project, making a wooden photo frame. The children analysed existing frames before designing their own frame, thinking carefully about how they would decorate it. As this was a frame to be given as a present on Mother’s Day, the children thought really carefully about what their Mum or family member would like to see on their frame. The children also had their own picture taken and framed too. We were very impressed with the children’s sawing skills to make their frames:
This week, the children have started to study the work of Eduardo Poalozzi in Art. He was a famous artist who took inspiration from machines and technology to create his pieces of work.
In English, we have continued to read ‘The Iron Man’ and our focus has now moved onto writing letters of persuasion, in the hope that the Iron Man will help to save the villagers from the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon!
Give the following piece of music a listen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4sEcYxG2f8.
We have been using it to choreograph our Iron Man dance.
Perhaps Year 3 will give you a performance at home?!