Year 4 had a super residential this week to Carey Camp. They took part in a wide variety of activities, including shelter building, ropes courses, archery, orienteering and tunnelling. They also learned how to sleep and eat outside! Many thanks to the staff for their positivity and dedication throughout the trip and to all of our pupils for their adaptability, optimism, inter-dependence and courage.
Year 6 are having a UK counties treasure hunt on the playground this morning, utilising their map reading skills and learning about the geography of the United Kingdom.
We love it when children rise to a challenge and 4U certainly have! They have smashed the record set last week by 4D by achieving a score of 162 independent reads this week. This means that every child has read at least 5 times during the week. Amazing achievement!
We are all so proud of our Year 6 pupils for their efforts in this week’s tests. Every child tried their hardest during every paper set, focussing throughout and demonstrating their courage, mindfulness and grit. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to 4D who have set a new record for the number of weeks that they have won the reading trophy. This week they clocked up 140 reads in their class – excellent news for their fluency rates!
Some of our Year 6s spent their comprehension session outside, in order to complete a reading treasure hunt. They had to read and answer questions in a variety of areas in order to gain clues. This really helped to sharpen their reading skills ahead of next week’s SATs testing.
This afternoon teams from Manorside, Elm, Kings’s Park and Queen’s Park academies took part in an Ambitions Academies Trust hockey tournament. Our teams performed very well, winning the majority of their matches, and excellent team work was evident from all.
Today’s Year 3 WOW day went extremely well. The pupils learned a lot about life in Celtic and Roman Britain, culminating in the re-enactment of a story from the period. We had an impressive range of costumes and outfits on show. One even contained the Latin translation of ‘High Expectations Lead to High Achievers’!
The Year 3 team are ready for their WOW day!