We are all very proud of our diaries. We decided to share them with Saturn Class.
Wingrave chess clubbers are giving their brains extra work-out each Monday after school. The Key Stage 2 children are currently pitting their wits against one another and Mr Kaye, but who knows where things might end up? Could one of our chess players be the next county champion? Who knows? Perhaps the next Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov or Judit Polgar is in our midst. Exciting stuff!
Chess quotes of the week:
"A computer beat me in chess, but it was no match when it came to kickboxing." Emo Phillips
"The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move." David Bronstein
As part of our "Ice and Fire" topic this term we have been learning about the international Antarctic Treaty (1959) and the UK Government's own Antarctic Act (1994) and Antarctic Act (2013). We considered the merits of three options: (a) stick to the letter and spirit of these rules; (b) amend the rules in order to permit much more human activity on the continent; or (c) revoke these rules completely and treat Antarctica and actively encourage mining, drilling and dredging; build towns and cities; permit military bases; and allow weapons testing. We certainly had plenty of fun researching the issues and considering different viewpoints. Our "persuasive writing" on the subject was thoughtful and well-argued.
Furthermore, we have been learning about polar explorers past and present and producing biographical PowerPoint presentations. These women and men provided us with examples of organisation, endurance, self-sacrifice, dedication and courage.
In maths and science we have plotted line graphs showing comparative temperature and rainfall data for Antarctica and the UK. In literacy we have written an imagined exchange of emails between two penpals - a robin and a penguin - as they chat about the weather over a period of several months.
Due to Mrs.Britnell’s continued medical leave, the parent forum scheduled for next week has been cancelled and will be held on a date to be set following her return.
Thank you for your understanding.
Chair of Governors