Pride of Prince Edward

What a wonderful choice it has been to select this week’s Pride of Prince Edward. It is so well-deserved.

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He greets Amber Class every morning with a smile and a beautiful “good morning”. He is very helpful around the classroom and is a great friend to his fellow classmates. He has been so focused in the classroom recently, putting his hand up and engaging in his learning. He has produced some of the best work we have seen from him in Y4, showing off everything he has learnt this year. He is a pleasure to teach and represents Amber Class beautifully.

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Learning at Prince Edward

Today, there is so much going on we just had to share it. Our children, across school are involved in so much today. 

Our resident French teacher, Monsieur Barthelemy teaches all our KS2 pupils weekly. They are making excellent progress and today our Y5s were explaining what the weather was like in France. 

Our pupils in our school learn to play the violin. The whole of Year 5  have just started to learn how to play and follow simple musical notation and some of our pupils have elected to study the violin for a second year and take part in a select group. Heather Cordwell is our resident music teacher.

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Andy Messer (professional story teller and writer) spends a day in our school each week. He’ll be part of our school for the full year! We are so lucky to have our literacy sessions enriched with his skills and enthusiasm. Today he was working with y4 and he led the whole school assembly at the end of the day captivating every single one of us. 

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Many of our year groups have been baking for Macmillan Cancer Support today. Y2s have made flapjack and the Y6s baked vegan brownies! The school has smelt wonderful today. Not only are the children involved in fundraising, but the staff have been baking all week to raise money for this worthy cause. 

Our Y3s have been learning about the Stone Age since they started this school year. They’ve been up to all sorts. Today, they went in to our Secret Garden working as archaeologists to discover hidden artefacts. 

What will everyone get up to tomorrow?

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.

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