The Time Tables Quiz Show!

It was the last ever Times Tables Quiz Show in year 4. Everyone has worked so hard to learn their tables and as a result, the pupils know them all! It has been so close all the way. Before this Quiz Show, it was 2 wins for Amber Class and 2 wins for Jade Class. Someone had to win and Jade pipped Amber to the post. We will relaunch our quiz show next year with a new set of Y4s. This current year group will be hard to beat, but if anyone can do it, our current year 3s can. 

Well done to all the pupils and staff for organising this exciting event. 

Paper Making and the Highwayman

Our children have been doing lots of varied learning this week. Many are enjoying the wonderful sunshine with outdoor learning, especially if it’s linked to Environment Week. The children in Reception were looking at the environment and when I visited their class, they had a bowl of paper slop. The picture above shows the finished, recycled paper drying out. 

I also had to publish this Y4 writing because it was so worthy of a mention. The marking highlights all the great features and I am always so proud of the quality writing our children produce in our school. 

Check out all the class blogs this week to find out what the children have been doing during Environment Week. 

Y4 Times Tables Quiz Show

Yesterday, the Y4s took part in their third quiz show. They have been revising their tables to 12 x 12 for weeks and the progress they have made is so noticeable. Both teams were very competitive and knowledgeable. They were fast on the buzzers and even interrupted before the questions had been fully asked.  The children were strategic in the “Question or Nominate” round and it was neck and neck until the very end.

Jade Class 32                                                   Amber Class 33

The Y4 Inter-Class Times Tables Quiz Show!

The Y4s are working so hard to know all their multiplication facts from 0 x 1 to 12 x 12. The teachers and I decided to arrange a regular Quiz Show! The Y4s participated in their first Quiz Show yesterday. 

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We had:

  • Two competing teams
  • One trophy for the winners
  • Miss French to keep the scores
  • Many challenging rounds including “Question or Nominate”
  • Buzzers
  • Theme tunes and sound effects
  • and a very exciting final round against the clock called “Fastest Finger”.

The children were very impressive. It was a close call, but Amber Class pipped Jade Class to the post and are the class winners until we have the Quiz Show in two weeks’ time. 

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Y4 Mathematicians

This week I spent time in lots of classes and enjoyed working with both the teachers and pupils. The Y4s were doing lots of tricky decimal work and lots of problem solving using the ‘bar modelling method’. A day or so later, three Y4 pupils showed me their work. I was so impressed. They asked for really hard, tricky Headteacher ‘wishes’. So I made a comment in each book and gave them really ‘stinkingly’ hard wishes! Well done all three of you. You were able to explain exactly how you got to your solution too!

Here they are:

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E-Safety

Y3 Sapphire

This week as part of our Safety Week Mr Little and Mr Sieczkarek conducted an experiment with all classes in Year 3 and Year 4 to see just how safe we really were while using the internet.

For the experiment we were told that we would be playing an online game on the iPad. The game we played was Yahtzee. We had to roll five dice to try and get the highest score possible. After a while we noticed that this game had a chat feature and that we had received a message from someone called Max2009Smith. We chatted to Max and he seemed really nice, he told us his name, age, school and that he was off school because he was poorly. He asked for our personal information and we told him our full name, age, street name and school. Unfortunately, we weren’t really playing against Max Smith, we…

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