I dunno, I just pop to the pub for "15 burgers please" and my phone pops up with 120 emails and several texts. Technology can be a pain sometimes. What a full on trip, but brilliant trip. They're a cracking group and they are loving it! I'd post a photo of Alfred's birthday, but that takes upload time. Oh, and [...]
Whilst Year 6 had their final 'Fake-SATs' paper this morning, I had year 5 and went through some of the more tricky questions from yesterday's maths paper. This question actually started from a cubed number question where drawings make this a bit easier. Although, you've got to draw a cube, which is harder than you think! Here's one of the [...]
Our Yr5s have been out this week on their bikes learning lots about their riding skills, road safety and bits of the Highway Code too. Level 1 had them all put through their paces out on the playground, starting, stopping swerving, emergency stopping and also trying to master riding with just one arm on the handlebar. Level 2 was much [...]
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 [...]