We had a great PE lesson today exploring different ways to travel using the equipment. We all enjoyed climbing the ropes and traveling in different ways over and under the climbing equipment.
Having survived "Black Friday" last week (three tests in one morning) the students have mostly forgiven me and have been working flat out. They have been working on their quads (not in PE but in maths.....quadrilaterals) and most recently have written engaging autobiographies celebrating successful and rewarding lives. Special mention to Alex (helped by Luke) who explained his wealth by inventing a time machine then going back and making bets that he would one day build a time machine. You would think the bookies would have smelled a rat.
In PE they have been building up their ball skills in invasion games.
The students are asking for the loan of Warhorse books. They don't want to saddle you with the problem but if you happen to have a copy their plea might spur you into action. Eagle eyed readers may have noticed Warhorse's sneak appearance in the group photograph.
In Topic the students are learning how to market a product so have been researching target audiences in terms of age and income. One unfortunate side effect of this is that they keep humming the McDonalds jingle.
The house captains are working on possible new house games to increase sports participation.
Homework and spellings are winging their way home as we speak.
Huge congratulations to Mars for hitting the ground running. The week was inevitably disrupted by the 11 Plus but the students coped magnificently. The photograph shows them in pensive mood preparing themselves for the test.
This week they have studied a local saint in RE and in Science they learnt about light (ask them why the sky is blue). Maths has focussed on large numbers while Literacy has given the students the chance to write a story based on "Believe, Achieve, Enjoy" and to write a letter of application for the roles of house captain. This gave them the chance to develop their letter writing skills and I fear to explore the concept of poetic licence. In music they excelled, Ms Green was nothing less than delighted with their attitude.
They also kindly acted as reading buddies for Year 3, again their attitude was a credit to the school.