Woke up, long journey, excited kids, flat water, no dolphins, grumpy passengers ("children"), light house, stone stacking, skimming, beach cleaning, Lundy cabbages (and their beetles), church, games, settling in, choosing beds, table making, food chopping, cheese grating, pizza making... and quiet. I wish.
Another booster session with year 5s this morning where we recapped how to do division by chunking it away. We started with 452 cubes and they were very quickly bored of repeatedly taking away 3... How about taking away 30, or 60 someone asked! 😁 Brilliant... how about a whole 300?! We also reviewed some of our writing and worked [...]
Homophones ("same sound"), grammar, speech and general errors were the order of our year 5 booster yesterday. We tried to get to the bottom of WHY it's like that, but also clever ways to REMEMBER it so we use them in our writing! There, they're and their are common mistakes, and so is your and you're. Of and off also [...]
A lovely focused session this morning on divisibility with year 5. Are ALL even numbers that end with 0, 2, 4, 6 & 8, divisible by 4? ...(No. What about 6... or 42?) We also revised word classes and sentence structure. That adverb at the start has something missing; can you work it out? Lastly, we upgraded the sentence to [...]
We're super proud of the fourteen awesome rock monkeys (previously known as children from Georgeham School) who took part in the South West Inter Schools Climbing Competition at Rock and Rapid this weekend, competing against over 100 children from primary schools across Devon. Kindness. Confidence. Curiosity. Community. Adventure. Ambition. All the school values were on show today as our team [...]
Another amazing trip out to Lundy with the year 5s in the incredible heatwave that we're currently experiencing! (Ironically, it's raining as I write this up!) https://photos.app.goo.gl/XLJnktPqSotfCKiE8 Click there < for our photo album! The trip over was flat and calm and no one was ill; a normal worry for many children and parents. Whilst the tourists panicked their way [...]
Lundy Cabbage and the Lundy Cabbage Beetle found! So was our Accommodation, The Barn, our bags, teddy bears & food. And after a tour of the southern end of the island, climbed 147 steps of the lighthouse and orienteered round the village we've eaten pasta, had Keri's surprise pudding and are about to explore the 'tennis courts' playground. (Everyone's fine [...]
This term classes 3 & 4 have been working on dance with Mrs Evans. On Wednesday we finished our unit by performing our dances to each other. Class 3 have been doing Ancient Egypt, and were working on dancing in unison and cannon for their performance... Class 4 have been doing Vikings and were working on changing tempo from [...]