Archive: Apr 2014

  1. Numeracy Week and Bletchley Park Trip

    This year for Numeracy week we were looking at different types of code. In our classes we cracked codes and made our own secret messages for others to try and break. Reception wrote their names in numbers, Year 1 ‘cracked’ jokes, Years 2 and 3 worked out messages from Aliens and Years 4, 5 and 6 became secret agents for the government.

    As part of Numeracy week and related to our History studies last term Years 2 – 6 visited Bletchley Park, home of the Code Breaking machine Enigma. Whilst there we found out what life was like on the home front during World War 2 and what it was like to be an evacuee. We were treated to an old style cinema showcasing actual World War 2 footage, which was fascinating. Finally after exploring the grounds of this former ‘top secret’ base camp we had a workshop looking at decoding different codes and ciphers using pocket Enigma’s. We all had a fantastic day.

  2. Easter Story

    This week we have had lots of fun learning about and getting ready for Easter.  The children have been revisiting the Easter story, singing Easter songs and creating Easter cards and crafts to help them celebrate the season.  Our Easter celebrations in school culminated in an especially ‘egg’citing Easter egg hunt around the school grounds.  The children had to work together, hunting high and low to find their egg.  We hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 23rd April.

    Miss Plater

     

  3. Bedfordshire Festival

    Mrs Newman and I could hardly believe it was that time of year again.  The first week in March brought with it this year’s Bedfordshire Festival of Music and Speech and Drama.  We had a great variety of poems to show this year; some very funny, some a little scary, some rather mysterious and all needing a lot of work to get just right.  The children, as usual, practiced tirelessly; taking on board our comments and putting their own unique twists on their poems.

    Our week started and finished on highs with us claiming third place on our first day and first place on our last day, with many placings and wonderful achievements in between.  We were, once again, so proud of the courage, confidence and good behavior each one of our children demonstrated throughout the process.

    We felt it only right to treat them at the end of what was an exhausting week, and could think of no better way to do that than a trip to Pizza Hut, which was immensely enjoyed by all!  Well done and congratulations to all the participants and thank-you once again to all the parents, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and grandparents who came to support the children throughout the week.

    Miss Plater