4TB’s amazing week
In maths we have been looking at problem solving and RUCSAC to help us solve problems. We have also been learning about fractions.
On Wednesday we painted Caliban masks and they look amazing. They were brown, black, green, blue and red. We did a trial for Prospero from The Tempest to see if he had treated Caliban unfairly. Prospero won.
We also went to the library and found clues to the story The Missing Headteacher. We had to try and find the missing words.
This week we won class of the week.
By Molly and Ella B-P
Last week we had an assembly on the solareclipse. We watched the partial eclipse on Friday.
On Thursday we had half an hour in the library. There was a library treasure hunt session when we looked in books for clues to help us finish our stories. Our stories were called The Mystery of the Missing Headteacher. We had to follow clues.
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. In fractions we have been doing greater than and less than sums. Here is one for you: 1/4 > 1/34 True or false?
We have been dressing up in our costumes for our play: Macbeth (some of us looked very funny).
By Isabel Keegan and Matthew Gee
'I spent a delightful day at Whitehill School in November 2014, doing grammar with the children.
They were a joy to teach - very focussed and keen to answer questions - and it was clear that their teachers encourage a real interest in language, something that's often sadly lacking in primary children I meet. It was clear from everything about the school (the corridor and classroom displays, the play areas, the clubs going on at lunchtime, the smooth-running administration and, above all, the teachers' cheerfulness and enthusiasm) that Whitehill is a really happy school, providing the sort of 'broad and balanced curriculum' that's exciting for everyone involved and turns children into committed lifelong learners. It's always splendid to find such schools in the current educational climate, where there's immense external pressure to concentrate on a narrow tests-and-targets agenda, at the expense of other important (but probably immeasurable) aspects of primary education. I'm sure that the Whitehill children I met will do well in national tests, but they're also lucky enough to be spending their childhood in a vibrant educational environment which, in the long run, will enrich their lives and further their careers much more than test scores.’