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We welcomed Andy back to NCPS, nearly a year on. What kind of scientists and mathematicians have we become?
We're pretty special scientists and mathematicians, in fact!
As part of our revision programme the class played games to practise calculating and recognising fractions, decimals and percentages. Our class is working so hard and working together to make the most of every opportunity to make progress and show amazing attitudes to learning, by working together.
We used blocks of code to build scripts , which allowed us to make short games and find the bugs in the algorithms.
Click the icon below, to find short videos of our work.
We measured the distance and the time the balloon took to travel the distance. Using this data we could calculate the speed per metre.
Well done to all of our high scorers this week! Our class came 8th out of 82 classes and we had several pupils in the top 50 pupils out of more than 600, who took part across Essex. Top-dog at Sumdog!
Under 'children' on our home page - find the class pages for e-safety. See what we have been up to in school and follow the links to advice and resources, for online safety.
All back safe and sound and ready to learn. We managed to squeeze in few book week events - worth the wait. See below. We love reading.
See more in the Spring events tab, at the top of the page.
Given a set of famous books, the groups were asked to discuss and debate to decide which were their top 5 and why. Some of the most frequently chosen favourites were: the dictionary, Harry Potter and The Bible.
This little character has a spooky tale to share. See for yourself - follow the link https://www.literacyshed.com/alma.html
Keep both eyes peeled for our work and writing inspired by the award-winning short animation.
We had fun making cuboids with specific volume. During our sessions we revised the formulae for perimeter and area of triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums.
After planning a fair test (choosing one variable to change) we carried out a test about the effect on the lengths of shadows, when the light source is moved closer or further away from an object.
Ask us what we found out!
Year 6 and year 5 took a trip to the CLC to join with Oakfield School and Wickford Junior School for a Poetry Slam event, hosted by Mrs Corderoy from Grange Primary.
Each class performed a poem we had learned by heart for the occasion; we read The Sound Collector by Roger McGough (https://www.clpe.org.uk/poetryline/poems/sound-collector) and invented our own verses and then to top off the event individual children performed poems they had chosen and learned by heart for a competition. Our children were magnificent and performed at every stage of the event with pride and confidence - we were so immensely proud of them - bravo!!!
To celebrate what we had learned during our history topic, we invited our families to a pop-up museum exhibition. Our year group set out their pieces of work that had explored British turning points, with a special focus on wars and battles.
Many thanks for all of the parents and family members, who were able to attend. The children were thrilled to shared their learning with you.
To bring the past into the present, we made our own WW1 trenches. It gave us a taste of the effort taken to dig and fortify the trenches - the search for materials and problem solving to build and join components. By getting our hands dirty we were able to sense the cold and variety of textures that the soldiers, medics and cooks experienced day-to-day. We were able to imagine, more vividly, the cramped conditions and the hardships suffered by so many during wars and conflicts. This project will be used to inspire writing about the physical conditions and private thoughts of combatants. Lest we forget.
Creative Writing Project - Music Inspiration Visit November 6th
We were very fortunate to meet and have session with a professional musician: Beth, who is a percussionist for the Royal Opera House orchestra, came to share some musical experiences. Following on from a course, led by Beth, Mrs Strange designed a session where the children would use classical music to inspire narrative writing. The session culminated in the children composing and performing their own percussion pieces to tell a story - in this case a battle to complement our History and English focus.
Glad to be back at the CLC!
We had a smashing time learning, exploring and making pieces of art and design inspired by Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist, who worked in the first half of the 20th Century. Thank you to the staff and children from the local schools, who led the sessions and took part.
Given the challenge to create their own maths quizzes, the children used PowerPoint slides and animations to make their work interactive. Here is some of their work.
On Friday 22nd September, we welcomed, local MP Mark Francois, to act as returning officer in our school elections. Every child voted for three posts: Junior Governors; Eco Warriors and Sport Ambassadors.
Congratulations to our winning candidates and thank to all of the nominees, voters and election helpers - who made the day such a success.