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6TB Class Blog

On Monday we rehearsed all day; we also did the same on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon we were given the option to either go outside or do P.E or to stay inside and make costumes for the production. The people who stayed inside worked on paper beads to decorate the costumes. 

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6CB Class Blog

In English we have been writing thank you letters to the staff that ran Chateau Beaumont. Chateau Beaumont was the place that we stayed while some of us were on a trip to France. The people who did not go to France wrote letters to the teachers who organised the activities in England.

Most of the time, we have been rehearsing for the upcoming end of year production, which is the Prince of Pride Rock. Another thing that is taking quite a lot of time is spent on making the costumes because the dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school is only days away and not all of the costumes are ready yet. Mrs Bailey showed us a way of making African-looking beads from old magazines. We are making these beads and stringing them together to make bracelets that the mandrills will wear. Jack is a giraffe in the production and he has got an amazing head piece that is about three feet high but he has got to concentrate very hard to stop it falling off his head.  Ishav is a wildebeest and he has two horns tied on to his head.  It looks epic but his costume is hot and stuffy because there is thick fur around his neck.

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5SD Class Blog

Week 1

On Monday we were visited by author Camilla Chester who showed us her debut book “Jarred Dreams”,  which is about a mysterious dream thief who steals children’s dreams, draining the happiness and colour from their lives. She also read us the first chapter of her second book “Eats” which is about two boys, Lucas Larks and Brian Tucker, who win a competition to cook at a celebrity chef’s house. We had the opportunity to buy her books AND get them signed!  It was a really fun, inspiring visit which we all enjoyed.

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5AC Class Blog

On Monday afternoon we had an author come in called Camilla Chester. Camilla talked about her two books one being Jarred Dreams and the other one being Eats.  We played a game.  We also had biscuits and juice.

On Tuesday we had Sports Day trials. We did it from 1:00 –2:30. 5AC and 5SD did it together. We tried field events and athletic events eg: tug of war, discus throwing and javelin. For the athletic events we did sprint, sack race, skipping and hurdles.

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4GD Class Blog

DT

In DT we have been making moving toys. We got cardboard boxes and made holes in the middle of the top bit of the box and the sides. Then we cut dowel and we slid it through the holes in a side of the box and made the dowel come through the other side. We then stuck a bit of dowel through the top.

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4AL Class Blog

Maths

In maths we are learning about symmetry.  We had a sheet of paper with shapes on and we traced out the shape with tracing paper. We folded paper shapes and drew dotted lines (lines of symmetry) on the creases.  

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3EM Class Blog

Last week was a really fun week because we tried to break people’s records in activities afternoon. It was amazingly absolutely fun.  We saw how far we could throw a ball.  Ruby got 11 meters and Daisy got about 13 meters (we forgot what her exact  score  was, sorry L).   We also had a go at long jump but not with sand, with tape measures.  Ruby got  134 cm and Daisy got 156 cm.            

We have loved being in Year 3.  It’s been incredible.  Our highlights were: Cadbury’s World, swimming lessons, Healthy Schools’ Week and Shakespeare Week (especially Anthony Glenn).

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Important School Uniform Ordering Information

"School Trends Uniform Update - Place your back to school uniform order at schooltrends.co.uk today to give us enough time to get your order to you before the first day back.  Please allow 21 days for delivery to your chosen address, eg. orders placed on Thursday 20th July 2017 for delivery on or before Thursday 10th August 2017.

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YR6 Production Pictures

The photos of the production, which we all enjoyed from last week, are now resized, cropped and sitting in our gallery section for you to enjoy. 

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3SW Class Blog

On Friday Earth won and we [3SW] won the new Class of the Week trophy. At playtime we got to hold the new trophy. After play we did our Maths and spelling tests. In the afternoon we did French. We named rooms – Madame Hart showed cards and we said them in French. We played a memory game - we had to match the pictures with the words.

Samantha and Lucy

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6TB Class Blog

On Monday we rehearsed all day we also did the same on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon we given the option to either go outside or do P.E or to stay inside and make costumes for the production. The people who stayed inside worked on paper beads too decorate the costumes. 

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6CB Class Blog

In English we have been writing thank you letters to the staff that ran Chateau Beaumont. Chateau Beaumont was the place that we stayed while some of us were on a trip to France. The people who did not go to France wrote letters to the teachers who organised the activities in England.

Most of the time, we have been rehearsing for the upcoming end of year production which is the Prince of Pride Rock. Another thing that is taking quite a lot of time is spent on making the costumes because the dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school is only days away and not all of the costumes are ready yet. Mrs Bailey showed us a way of making African-looking beads from old magazines. We are making these beads and stringing them together to make bracelets that the mandrills will wear. Jack is a giraffe in the production and he has got an amazing head piece that is about three feet high but he has got to concentrate very hard to stop it falling off his head. However Ishav is a wildebeest and he has two horns tied on to his head which look epic but his costume is hot and stuffy because there is thick fur around his neck.

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5SD Class Blog

Week 1

On Monday we were visited by author Camilla Chester who showed us her debut book “Jarred Dreams”  which is about a mysterious dream thief who steals children’s dreams, draining the happiness and colour from their lives. She also read us the first chapter of her second book “Eats” which is about two boys, Lucas Larks and Brian Tucker, who win a competition to cook at a celebrity chef’s house. We had the opportunity to buy her books AND get them signed!  It was a really fun, inspiring visit which we all enjoyed.

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5AC Class Blog

On Monday afternoon we had an author come in called Camilla Chester. Camilla talked about her two books one being Jarred Dreams and the other one being Eats, we played a game .We also had biscuits and juice.

On Tuesday we had Sports Day trials. We did it from 1:00 –2:30. 5AC and 5SD did it together. We tried field events and athletic events eg: tug of war, discuss throwing and javelin. For the Athletic events we did sprint, sack race, skipping and hurdles.

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4GD Class Blog

DT

In DT we have been making moving toys. We got cardboard boxes and made holes in the middle of the top bit of the box, and the sides. Then, we cut dowel and we slid it through the holes in a side of the box and made the dowel come through the other side. We then stuck a bit of dowel through the top. After this lesson we came back and took the dowel out and cut it into lengths and stuck the dowel through again but this time we stuck a CAM through it (a circular cam). We glued the CAM in place and  put some tube on the dowel. We made a cardboard supporter that held the top bit of the dowel in place and we glued it to the sides. Then we put a CAM of our choice on the top bit of dowel. These are the CAMs you could have used: the drop CAM, the pear CAM and the oval CAM. After that we decorated the box and we put a character on the top bit of the dowel so when you turned the dowel, it went up and down.  Some people made a handle. We also did some painting to decorate the box to make it look nice.

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4AL Class Blog

Maths

In maths we are learning about symmetry we had a sheet of paper with shapes on and we traced out the shape with tracing paper. We also folded paper shapes and drew dotted lines (lines of symmetry) on the creases.  

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3EM Class Blog

3EM class blog

Last week was a really fun week because we tried to break people’s records in activities afternoon. It was amazingly absolutely fun.  We saw how far we could throw a ball.  Ruby got 11 meters and Daisy got about 13 meters (we forgot what her exact  score  was, sorry L).   We also had a go at long jump but not with sand, with tape measures.  Ruby got  134 cm and Daisy got 156 cm.  

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Bikeability Year 5

Monday 12th June brings bikeability to YR5, all the information you need to know is on the letter which we sent out before Easter. I am mindful however that this was weeks ago and I wanted just to remind those taking part that all bikers should have with them; A road worthy bike, a helmet, a locking device (ensuring the key is kept safe). Room is tight here at Whitehill so ideally bikes should go home each evening. We do however understand that for those living some distance it is not always feasible to bring a bike in each day. We are therefore happy for those needing to leave the bikes on school premises to do so. They will need to be locked /chained up and are left at the owners risk.

Looking ahead to next week the weather is looking fine. However, as we have seen this week with unexpected storms, there is always a risk of getting caught in a shower. Please therefore ensure children have a waterproof hooded coat all week. 

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Something for the Bank Holiday weekend?

As organiser of Bikeability for the past few years, I thought you may all be interested in this flyer which has been sent to me from the Bikeability team at County. 

The event takes place as part of a 6 month long Cycling Festival through the borough of Stevenage. Attached to our parent info section is the information about this event which includes 4 hours of free family fun events focused on giving people the chance to cycle and run of a professional race circuit free of charge!
 
It takes place in Stevenage Old Town on Monday 29th May from 10.00am – 2.00pm, with the professional racing events from 3.00pm onwards meaning people can both take part and watch fantastic sporting events fofree. 
There are events such as the Junior Sportive and Scootathlon that are fantastic fun for children to take part in! All children that take part will also get a certificate to say they have done so.
 
There’s no need to pre-book, just turn up on the day and enjoy! Go to our parent pages to download the flyer.
Regards 
Mrs Pearce
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Year 5 Bikeability - 12th June 2017

With just four weeks to go and with half term soon upon us, I thought it would be a good time to remind bikers of conditions of the course.

As part of the course, each childs bike needs to be in a good road worthy state. Please check the brakes, tyres, height settings and frame size. These are things the instructers in attendance will be checking first before the course can get underway. 

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