Year 3 had a super WOW day today about chocolate. They spent the day designing their own wrappers and sampling a whole range of different chocolate – perhaps their favourite activity! They were also able to improve their data handling skills in the I.T. suite.
QPA’s next Team Tagg adventure was an away game at Bethany school. Mr Petterfer loaded up the minibus as the sun shone and we were off. In an exciting, closely matched game, the super squad demonstrated their phenomenal inter-dependence once more. Half time saw a tight and tense scoreboard, 1-0 to QPA. After a further two quarters, with all manner of high quality passing, defending and leaping, victory was ours. The final score stood at 6-2. Well done Team Tagg!
This week’s whole school assembly focussed on why we care so much about reading. We have had a large rise in the number of times that our children are reading each week since January, largely due to a large investment from the PTA in our Reading Bingo initiative, and wanted to explain why reading is so powerful. Here are our top 5 reasons:
- Reading boosts memory and reduces stress.
- Reading improves concentration and gives us better focus.
- You get to access new knowledge when you read and become smarter.
- Reading allows us to improve our vocabulary so that we can express ourselves more effectively.
- Reading gives you superpowers – no one else will imagine the story in the same way as you!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to discover a previously unknown tomb from the days of Ancient Egypt? Year 5’s wonderful display writing takes you straight into the shoes of an intrepid explorer in that exact position!
We had more amazing homework from Year 5 this week, creating masks of Tutankhamun. Terrific creativity!
The Year Four WOW day went really well today. The children ventured into the Science Dome, created plasticine volcano replicas and investigated real life volcanoes.
This Monday’s whole school assembly was about random acts of kindness. During the week, when children have described to us how someone else has conducted a random act of kindness for them, we have rewarded them with character spots towards their character badges.