Friday 13th July
Some pictures of Kyle from his Horse Course. Great to see him achieving in his interventions! Well done Kyle
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Incredible India by Stingray Class!
Thursday 23rd November 2017
It has been a busy week in Stingray's! The children have worked hard in both their English and Maths sessions.
In English the children have learnt what a metaphor is and have completed their plans for their hot task of creating a piece of Science Fiction descriptive writing.
Here are some examples of the metaphors that they came up with:
Darth Vader was a black cloud.
The Death Star was a grey balloon.
The Storm Troopers were raging bulls.
The Lightsaber was a bright beam of light
In Maths the children have had to put their thinking caps on and complete a whole range of problem solving questions. It must be said it was a challenge but the Rays knuckled down, thought out of the box, clearly explained their answers and with some support they have done a fantastic job.
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Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday 9th November 2017
Stingray and Sea Dragon's reward trip was to go to Laser Tag in Gloucester, at the end of last term.
The children played two games lasting 15 minutes each. The first game was a free for all where everyone could target anyone and the second game was all of the children versus Mr Matthews, Miss Tremlett and Miss O'Hara.
We have had lots of fun and it must be said the children fought valiantly but they were no match for the adults!!
Monday 16th October 2017
Maths and English in Stingray
Another busy week in Stingray's class with new English and Maths topics being started.
In English we are looking at Letter writing from the view point of an evacuated child and in Maths we have started to Investigate Number where the children have been working on their Place Value and writing out numbers as numerals and words.
In Science the children have been looking at 'Fair Testing' and have investigated Friction and how it affects the distance a toy car will travel over different surfaces.
Parents please have a discussion with your child about the investigation and it's results!
Friday 6th October 2017
Eggcellent work by Stingrays!
In Science this week the Stingray children have been investigating Air Resistance.The children have learnt that air resistance is the frictional force air that pushes against a moving object. As an object moves, air resistance slows it down. The faster the object moves, the greater the air resistance pushes against it.
The children were given the task to build a parachute carrying an egg, that would create the greatest amount of air resistance so that it could safely transport the egg to the ground without it cracking.
The children did a great job and no eggs were harmed or cracked at any point during this investigate.
Well done Stingrays!
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Science in Stingray
Another busy week in Stingray class with a fantastic trip to Slimbridge on Tuesday of which the all the children had a great time.
In PE this week the children have performed a variety of fantastic balances working in pairs. They had to perform matching, mirroring, counter and counter tension balances and as you can see they did a great job!
In Science, we are learning about forces and this week the children conducted an investigation to test the push force of Up-Thurst. They had to make a boat out of aluminium foil, checked that it floated and measure how many 1 penny coins it could hold before their boat sank. Have a look at some of the boats, the children made.
Thursday 28th September 2017
Stingray's Trip to Slimbridge Wetland Centre
On Tuesday Stingray class had a brilliant time hand feeding Mute swans, Greylag geese and Berwick swans just to name a few and saw lots of different breeds of ducks, Flamingos and Cranes. The children also went pond dipping where they found Snail eggs, Pond Snails, Lesser Water Boatmen and tiny fish.
Our instructor was amazed at how enthusiastic and engaged the children were, so well done Stingrays!
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Evacuee poems in Stingray
The children this week have been working hard on learning the many ways of writing a descriptive poem. We have looked at rhyming words, similes, using interesting adjectives, personification and the structure of a poem. The children have made their plans and are currently putting the finishing touches to their poems. Watch this space for their finished poems.
But as a class the children have come up with this poem:
As I approach the train,
Not knowing if I will see my family again,
I felt worried and sad,
Was I happy or was I mad!
The train was bright red,
Shiny like my uncles bald head,
It’s engine grumbled as the wheels started to turn,
We all waved goodbye as the coal began to burn!
The train rattled like a snake,
It made my hungry stomach ache.
As I went far away,
I started to see fields full of hay.
To be continued!
Wednesday 20th September 2017
WWII in Stingray Class
Stingray's have made an excellent start to this terms work and topic which is all about World War 2 over the past week and a half
We have done lots of research via the internet and found out about when the War started, who was involved and some of the devastating effects it had on children living through the war.
The children enjoyed watching the TV programme 'Good Night Mister Tom' which gave them an insight into what it was like for a child their sort of age to be evacuated.
And finally, the children have enjoyed building World War 2 models out of k'nex and Lego and making a paper Spitfire.
Thursday 22nd June 2017
Aztecs in Stingray Class
This week has been another busy week in Stingray Class.
The children have continued working on their Non-chronological reports linked to the Aztec's. They have identified the features and started to gain an understanding of how one should be set out. In maths we have started looking at multiplication and division sums.
In topic the children have created Aztec head dresses using a variety of materials and they have identified where cocoa beans grow in the world.