The learning and excitement has continued this week as Year 5 and Year 6 attended their separate school trip visits, Year 2 parents enjoyed creating Batik craft with their children in class and our Reception students discovered more about Year 1 and Primary during their transition week.

Year 5 had a fantastic time visiting Merit Nine Organic Farm on Wednesday; they built a fire, picked, chopped and cooked their own vegetable soup. As well as had the opportunity to go canoeing, take part in a scavenger hunt and weigh and take home their own freshly picked vegetables!

Year 2 parents were treated to a fun and crafty afternoon this week as they set to designing, creating and painting Batik crafts!

Meanwhile, Year 6 have been tackling Maths investigations. One mini project some of the students were involved in was led by Mr Farrell, who took them outside to create a theoretical outside classroom using scale factors and areas. Currently, 6B are looking into our solar system, using many mathematical skills they have learnt this year to solve all sorts of puzzles based around the solar system. Meanwhile 6A are looking into how to make all of the numbers up to 100 using only the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 once each. This project has introduced factorials to them and has helped them think about bracket and indices use with more structure.

Year 1 have also been involved in Maths investigations this week as they have been using all the skills they have consolidated over the year to complete their own addition and halving investigations. They also continued looking at the work of Impressionist artist Claude Monet and re-created one of his famous cityscapes using pastels to highlight the different colours in the sky.

Year 4 have been busy writing persuasive letters to Mr Clack, at Orbital, to try to convince him to make our school more sustainable and eco-friendly by installing solar panels.

Year 3 have been using their reciprocal reading roles to become better readers and developed and created their own characters based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Whilst in Maths, they have reviewed fractions of shape and number and learnt more about equivalent fractions

Katherine Mustoe

Vice-Principal and Head of Primary