Thursday, 16 July 2020

Year 6 Leavers Photo

Unfortunately, we couldn't have our usual leavers photos this year so we decided to do our very own self-portrait version instead! We hope that the children will look back on this in years to come and remember all the fun activities they did during these very strange times.

Year 5/6 Class Photos

As we couldn't have our usual class photos this year, we have put together a self-portrait version. 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

More reports from Gringotts

We have had another report submitted about the mysterious robbery at Gringotts Wizarding Bank! Our reporter Nate (Y5) has written a fantastic report filled with lots of great detail...

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Reporter Sam at the scene of the crime!

Year 6 reporter Sam is reporting to us from the scene of the crime following a break in at Gringotts Bank! I wonder if he can help us identify who the thieves were...

A break in at Gringotts Bank!

More fantastic Harry Potter themed writing from Year 5/6! Tabitha has worked really hard on writing a newspaper report after there was a break in at Gringotts Bank! A dragon was seen crashing through the roof but did anyone spot the culprits escaping with it?

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

A new house for Hogwarts!

Our home learning literacy focus this week is all about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Each day, the children will have an opportunity to show off their writing skills for different text types. Today, Douggie created a new house for the Hogwarts Sorting Hat!

Friday, 3 July 2020

The Old Railroad by Toby

This weeks Y5/6 literacy home learning was based around an image called 'The Old Railroad'. The children have been learning how to use grammatical features to add detail to their writing and also how to build tension and mystery. Here is Toby's extended writing task - it is fantastic!

Friday, 26 June 2020

‘I have a dream’ by Charlotte

Charlotte has written and performed a fantastic speech based on Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. In the speech, Charlotte talks about her hopes and dreams for the world and for the future.  Well done Charlotte!

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Awesome Achievements - Rosa Parks

As part of their home learning, the Year 5/6 children have been working hard on a self-directed study about an 'Awesome Achievement' from black history. Sam chose to complete his study on Rosa Parks and has put together a fantastic presentation about her 'Awesome Achievements'. It is important to remember that 'Awesome Achievements' aren't always big wins but sometimes little steps that help to make big changes over time. Great work Sam!

Friday, 19 June 2020

Awesome writing!

As well as learning all about the first moon landings, Year 5/6 have been writing some short stories based on an image of a girl running through the fields clutching an egg. Here is Joe’s short story - I love how it builds tension and is full of descriptive language. The ending is very exciting!

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Awesome Achievements - The Moon Landings

As part of our topic ‘Awesome Achievements’ Year 5/6 have been doing some home learning based on the first moon landings! Charlotte put herself into the space boots of Neil Armstrong and was interviewed about the experience. You can see her fantastic interview here

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Winners of the BBC Radio Competition!

Well done to Mia and Phoebe M for winning Michelle Jordan's radio competition! Michelle and I absolutely loved your 'Kids News' radio show packed full of comedy, news and weather! You are both radio superstars! As a special prize for winning, when the craziness of lock down is over, Mia, Phoebe and their family will be invited into the BBC Radio Berkshire studio to help Michelle present one of her evening shows! Very exciting! 

Well done to everyone that took part - your radio shows were brilliant! It was so tricky to choose a winner.

A big thank you to Michelle and her teams at BBC Radio Berkshire and Oxford for setting such an exciting challenge and for all their hard work behind the scenes!

Here are our winners...

More radio stars!

We have another radio star in Year 5/6! Joe H was on the radio last night talking to Michelle about his radio show ‘The Joe Show’. She loved how funny Joe was and thinks he would make a brilliant radio presenter in the future!

Well done Joe!

Friday, 5 June 2020

FS and KS1 Stay at Home Sports Day

Well done to all of the FS and KS1 children that took part in our 'Stay at Home Sports Day!' We are really disappointed that we couldn't host our usual exciting event, but it was lovely to see photos of so many children participating in their own home sports day instead! I was really impressed to see that some of our older children were leading activities and supporting their younger siblings too. 

Here is a selection of photos and videos of our event...

Virtual Healthy Active Lifestyles week

Well done to everyone who took part in our virtual Healthy Active Lifestyles week! It wasn't our usual fun week in school filled with exciting workshops, but I was so pleased to see all the lovely photographs of our children promoting healthy and active lifestyles. 

I loved how creative some of you were with your activities - some children went paddle boarding and kayaking with their household, others made fruit kebabs and planned healthy meals, some of you even attempted swimming lessons in your paddling pools! Brilliant! 

Here is a selection of photographs from across the week...

BBC Radio Berkshire competition

During HAL week, Michelle Jordan from BBC Radio Berkshire/Oxford set us all a challenge... to produce a 5minute radio show! Well we were overwhelmed by your fantastic audio clips and videos! Michelle has loved them all so much that she is going to play a selection of them live on her radio shows over two weeks! Not only has Michelle been playing some of these clips but she has also been speaking to some of our pupils live on air! So far Lydia W (Y2), Harry C (Y5), Sam and Lucy C (Y6, Y3)  and George and Olivia D (Y2, Y4) have all been live on BBC Radio Berkshire talking to Michelle about their brilliant creations! There are more to come next week and the winner of that exciting visit to the radio station will be revealed...

Here are some clips of some the children and parents talking to Michelle live on air.

Sam and Lucy

BBC Radio Competition - Harry C

Here is Harry C talking to Michelle Jordan from BBC Radio Berkshire live on air...

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Home Learning - Netball Challenge

Emily has been very busy this week trying out the Tamsin Greenway netball challenge! The aim is to stand a distance away from your recycling bin and shoot the ball into the bin. It took a lot of perseverance but she did it! Well Done Emily!

Monday, 4 May 2020

Home Learning - Miss Addison's Dance Challenge

Mia loved our PE challenge so much that she got her sisters involved and created their own routine! Fantastic video! Well done Mia!

Friday, 1 May 2020

Home Learning - Miss Addison's PE Challenge

What a fantastic effort with a very tricky challenge from Emily! Emily enjoyed the challenge so much that she got other members of her family to have a go to! What a sporting superstar!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Year 2 Trip to Didcot Railway Centre - Birthday photo!

Yesterday during the year 2 trip to Didcot Railway Centre, Bobby celebrated his 7th birthday, our guide Frank celebrated his 75th birthday and the Firefly locomotive celebrated it’s 180th birthday! Here is a photo of the 3 together on their birthday for the blog :) 

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Extreme Lengths

Mrs Jordan and Mrs Parr have gone above and beyond their duty as class teachers today, to retrieve the multitude of balls that get 'brooked' every day at play times. A massive thank you to Mrs Jordan for bringing her canoe in to make this possible.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Holi workshop

This term in RE, UKS2 are looking at the theme of forgiveness across different faiths.
To launch our theme, we had a visit from Indri, a member of the Hindu community. Indri told the children many Hindu stories about forgiveness including the story of Holi, which happened to be that very day! The children were taught how to put on traditional Holi festival clothing and how to perform a traditional Holi dance. They were even able to paint their faces using traditional Holi festival patterns (dots, swirls and flowers). The children had a fantastic morning dressing up and celebrating Holi as well as learnt about the importance of and beliefs around forgiveness. We will now compare this teaching to other faiths throughout the term.