Key Skills 18.5.15

Below is the key skills work for over half term.

Literacy:  We have noticed that you are not always using ‘two’, ‘to’ and ‘too’ correctly. We would like you to write the correct word for the sentences in your book. Can you think of your sentences where each example might appear?

Mathematics: Continue to practice your times tables. Investigate how many different items you could buy with your given amount of money. How much did the items cost? How much change would you receive? How many different combinations of items could you buy?

High Ropes #SDSFrontier2015

Groups 1 and 4 had the High Ropes this afternoon. The weather was beautiful and the children were all very excited, if a little nervous! 

The leap of faith was very scary! Well done to Jamie who went first and sped up the pole like lightning. He was swiftly followed by lots of other children. Shout out to Jessica – she was very nervous and got to the top of the ladder and didn’t want to go any further but with some encouragement and instructions from Miss Shipton she managed to get to the top of the pole – Well Done!
The balance beam was tricky – we had to walk carefully from one side to the other and on the way back we had a challenge to do as well. When we got off of the beam we were allowed to hang upside down like Spider-Man if we wanted. Shout out to Jake who said he didn’t want to do anything and completed this with confidence followed by the leap of faith – Well Done!
The Postman’s Walk is a bigger version of an activity we might see in a playground. The children had to climb the ladder before walking along a wire suspended hire above the ground.


Frontier Centre #SDSFrontier2015

Year three arrived at the Frontier Centre and went for a little tour of the camp before getting into our rooms. Bed making commenced and the adults were all very impressed at the amount of children who had clearly been practising!
After we had our lunches we settled down and are now playing some football, cricket and rounders games.


#WAKWHS2 Medieval Fun

An exciting day at Simon de Senlis today! The children arrived in some wonderful costumes greeted by Earl Rees and the rest of the court to watch Simon receive his knighthood!

After having a very quick recap on the story of Simon from our previous year we had some very special visitors!

The children asked lots of interesting questions to Simon and they met Lady Arabella and her Lady in Waiting. Although we tried to find out lots about her she was very secretive! We then wrote all of these ideas down so we wouldn’t forget them. We had to speculate a lot about her family and where she lives.

After playtime we had a pottery workshop where we learnt about some medieval pottery. Ellie asked a very important question: how do we know that the pots we find are medieval and not from another time like Romans? If you can remember leave some comments below!

At lunch time we had a marvellous feast but just when everything was going so well Lady Arabella disappeared! Does anybody know what happened? Did anyone see anything? In Dahl class we tried to think about how she might feel after disappearing by doing some digital video clips!

Earl Rees summoned his court to an emergency assembly and after trying to find out what everybody knew about Lady Arabella’s disappearance he sent for Simon. A message was taken to him sending him on his first quest – to rescue Lady Arabella!

Young Voices

If any of the choir or parents have any questions feel free to comment on the blog and ask them as I will be available over the weekend – hopefully enough information has been sent home via letters, parent mail and through the children telling you all the exciting things, but, if anything has been forgotten please ask.

Keeeeeeeep practising!

Miss Shipton

Young Voices

Monday is the day! With that in mind all children need to know the words to every song – music can be found by going to the Young Voices website and clicking resources followed by choir resources. Both the username and password for this is


No capital letters, no spaces.

In addition we need all slips with contact details and medication back as soon as possible!