Friday 7th March 2014
Hopefully we have seen the back of winter and Spring is sprung. As I write this Miss Bickerstaff and myself are somewhat perplexed – it is a Friday afternoon and it’s not raining!!
This week the Year 6’s went out to Crucial Crew in Hertford where they learned about keeping safe. Rozzie M’s favourite part of the afternoon was hooking ducks, whilst trying to avoid falling in, to find out the things you can find in flood water. She thought it was a very helpful trip.
My curricular focus this week was ICT: Year 5’s continued their work on computer control by exploring the Crystal Rainforest and creating patterns using LOGO. Whilst some also continued their email correspondence with children in Finland; Year 6 used LOGO to create repeating patterns involving sub-routines; Year 7 have been planning an E-safety film to include images, text and sound whilst Year 8 have been looking at the pros and cons of social networking, discovering that Facebook is only used by 65% of them and is not the most popular (Skype).
There were wins for Years 5 and 7 in netball and losses for both Key Stage 3 teams in football this week. The Year 7 girls footbal team took part in the NEH District Futsal competition, taking on other local schools for the chance to compete in the County finals as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games pathway.
We had an assembly on Wednesday from Mrs Hanson on Talk Maths (I will post a link to the website at a later date) a project that she has set up in Uganda. A really worthwhile cause that we are happy to help support.
Finally today was dedicated to World Book Day (With a mathematical twist) and it was lovely to see so many well thought out costumes (Onesies for 101 bedtime stories proved popular).
Tonight is my first experience of Stars and I cannot wait – the children and staff have been working soo hard, it promises to be a fantastic show.
My educational thought this week comes from the Greek philosopher Aristotle, ‘The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.’