Friday, 28 September 2018

Art Club

Art Club are printing this term. Have a look at the wonderful old industrial Indian wooden printing blocks the children have been using. They have learned how pattern repeats. Here they are practising "step" repeats!

King Cobra Class's Golden Mile

This morning King Cobra class ran and walked the Golden Mile. Some enthusiastic children ran 1 1/2 miles! Here are just a few of them!

Year 5&6 Science

Years 5/6 are comparing life cycles this term. We had the most intriguing question from Asa. We know there are a few mammals who lay eggs - duck billed platypus and the echidna for example, but Asa asked how echidnas hatched from their eggs. Did they have egg teeth as most birds do. Here's a gorgeous video explaining all about it.

Year 3/4 Trip to Cadbury World

On Tuesday Year 3 and 4 went on a fantastic trip to Cadbury World. We had an exciting day learning all about how chocolate is made and the history of the cocoa bean. Some of our favourite parts were writing our name in melted chocolate, the Bean ride and of course eating lots of chocolate !

By Golden Eagle Class

A big thank you to the PTA who donated money towards the trip to make it more affordable. 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Afternoon nap

Emmet found a very unusual place to take his afternoon nap !

New House Captains

Well done to our new Year 6 House Captains: Ben, Daisy, Bradley, Daisy, Adam, Gabriella, Marta and Wilfred.

Well done to Sandfield House who won the first cup last week.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Emmet update

Emmet has been settling in really well to life behind the scenes at school and in particular, enjoys lots of visits from staff and frequent visits to the park, which some of the staff are enjoying too! It has been wonderful to meet lots of families and other dogs when out and about and I have been really impressed that the children have all remembered from our assembly, how to approach a dog (and their owner) safely, if they want to stroke Emmet.

We have started our basic training, which includes ignoring any jumping up. Thank you to everyone who has helped with that one! Currently we are working on a hand touch (nose pressure against an open hand - particularly useful for assistance dogs),  sit, walk to heel, recall and settle, which will hopefully eventually result in Emmet settling on a particular blanket, whenever it is put down for him. We still have a long way to go, but are looking forward to our full day training at DHK HQ in October Half Term with the specialist trainer there.

We have also been completing a lot of socialisation, which has ranged from meeting dogs of varying ages and sizes to walking around busy town centres to get used to lots of people and noises. The children are being shown lots of videos of his progress in assembly.

Morning Yoga

Trip to Didcot

Friday, 14 September 2018

Year 5&6 Collage

Years 5&6 have been busy creating collages to represent their chosen class animals. A mixture of materials was used and great team work was shown.The end result will be very striking.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Fishy Friday

It was the first Fishy Friday of the school year and everyone has enjoyed filling their tummies with not just the hot food, but all of the salad bar on offer too.