We reminded ourselves what coordinates were in our Booster Session this morning, but also how they develop through the years at school so that, by the time that children get to year 6, we're working out complex 4-figure coordinates in all four quadrants! Our whiteboard scribbles and worksheets mean almost nothing unless you were part of the session itself or [...]
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 [...]