I'm sorry that I haven't posted onto the blog recently, we seem to have been incredibly busy.
After the SATs we took an afternoon off to celebrate the fantastic mindset that everyone brought to the tests. I was so proud of all the Kangaroos; the calm, purposeful atmosphere in the class all week was very impressive. The children worked incredibly hard preparing for the exams and they should all be seriously proud of themselves. We are.
Since then, we have thrown ourselves into our new topic - Around the World in Eighty Days.
In maths the children have planned and costed a holiday using budgeting and estimating skills.
In English we have been studying persuasive techniques and writing holiday brochures.
In Geography we have been researching our holiday destinations' landscapes, climates and cultures as well as map drawing.
In art we have been studying Impressionism and painting impressions of our holiday destination using the six features of Impressionist technique.
In Science we are revising electricity and following a visit from Mrs Wheatley in the guise of Deborah Meaden (from Dragons' Den) the children are now designing and making an electronic educational toy based on the world map in their DT lessons.
In addition to this, the children moving to Alec Hunter Academy have met their new tutors, the sports and house captains have been helping with Sports Day preparations and our brilliant mentors have been helping with Outdoor Learning and we have also welcomed two new class members - Leo and Amalia.
This term is a busy one with Open days, Transition meetings, Mersea , Sports Day, the Fete, Disco, Leavers Assembly and more.
Have a lovely half term break Kangaroos - you have earned it!