In Key Stage One assembly this week we discussed what consideration means and how we could be considerate. It was wonderful to hear the children’s responses. They found it funny to hear the expression ‘putting yourself in someone else’s shoes’ but understood that it is important to think about how others might feel and they came up with some really kind and special ways to be considerate.

Year 1 have been investigating weight this week in Maths. They loved making their own scales out of recycled cartons and using them to investigate which objects around the classroom were heavier/lighter than others. They also enjoyed going back in time over 100 years to learn about Amelia Earheart, the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Year 2 have been busy researching how a volcano is formed and created tremendous volcano models using play dough. They also had a lot of fun in Science, learning how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Fortunately, the sun has come back out this week as Year 3 have been learning all about sundials and even had a go at creating their own sundials. They have also been further exploring into the fascinating life of Thomas Edison.

Year 4 were learning about the digestive system in Science. They enjoyed running an experiment using food, tights and cups to learn about how food travels through the body and how the body takes what nutrients it needs and gets rid of what it doesn’t need. Year 4 have also continued to learn about script writing and have started to plan their own Greek story that they will be changing into a script.

Year 5 have been studying complaint letters and their features. Using the acronym OREE (opinion, reason, evidence, expand), they practiced stating opinions, giving reasons and evidence for these then expanding on these points further. The children really enjoyed practicing this and wrote a complaint letter to the manager of a restaurant.

Meanwhile, Year 6 have been busy researching information as a group about a specific country which was involved in World War 2. Within the groups each student has been tasked with researching one of following topics; causes, key battles, leaders and homefront. They will then collaborate with each other and share their information which will be used to make a website.

After another exciting and engaging week of learning, we wish you a happy and healthy weekend ahead.

Katherine Mustoe

Vice-Principal and Head of Primary