Archive: Mar 2015

  1. Numeracy Week

    By Fabio (Year 5) and Millie (Year 4)

    During Numeracy Week the focus was designing a game. In Reception they made a bean bag number game. In Year 1 they made Number Bonds to 20 Bingo, they really enjoyed playing it and making the cards. In Years 2 and 3 they made board games and card games called The Amazing Quiz Diz and Magic Numbers. In Years 4, 5 and 6 we made three board games that looked at fractions, decimals and other numeracy methods. We are really happy with our games and enjoyed Numeracy Week!

  2. Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

    Wow! What a fantastic (and exhausting) week we have had at the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. All the children entered delivered polished performances with great confidence and enthusiasm. The week started off with a bang as we gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Year 2 class (a feat we have never achieved before!) and 2nd place in the Year 3 category. St. George’s competitors went on to gain many more places and accolades throughout the week, ending on a brilliant high on Friday afternoon with our final entrant, Kelly, achieving 1st place in the Year 4 group. I was so proud of the spirit of good sportsmanship shown by all our entrants. They gave each other unwavering support throughout the week and celebrated each other’s achievements with genuine pride in their schoolmates. A huge congratulations to all our entrants and a big thank you to all their parents for their support.

  3. New outside area ready for the sun

    garden-decking

    We are excitedly preparing for the onset of Spring by starting work on our outside areas. Last week we had decking laid in the playground, providing a quiet area for chatting, drawing and role playing during break times. We are awaiting the arrival of dens and planters to make this an even more inviting space for the children. Next week we will be having the tarmac repainted and start our flower, fruit and vegetable planting. This year homegrown carrots, spinach, rhubarb will be on the menu; I know the guinea pigs will be especially pleased with the spinach! The flowers to be planted have been chosen for their butterfly attracting properties, so in a few months we hope to be butterfly spotting as well!

    Now we just need some sunshine so we can really appreciate our lovely new space.

    recipe

  4. World Book Day

    By India and Selina (Year 6)

    This year for World Book Day, as part of our Reading Club, we organised different activities for each class. In Reception we read them a Charlie and Lola story which they then coloured in pictures of the characters. In Year 1 we read the story of The Gruffalo and discussed how the different characters might be feeling at points in the story. In Years 2 and 3 we looked at a picture taken from ‘Pipi Longstocking’ and discussed what might be happening, then we read the relevant chapter to compare. In Years 4, 5 and 6 we made a story using the game consequences and designed book covers for it. Overall we had a great day and were given book tokens to take home!

  5. First Aid Course for Children

    The children in years two to six were taught about CPR - and found out it wasn't as easy as they thought!

    The basic first aid course for children was another part of Science Week. This was an opportunity for all children to learn some important lifesaving skills.

    All children were taught how to make a 999 call and how to put somebody into the recovery position.

    The children in Year Two to Year Six were also taught about CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). They were shown how to do this using the models brought in by the trainer and found that it was not as easy as they might think!

    Although this was an enjoyable experience for the children it was also a valuable skill for them to learn. At the end of the day they were all proud to be awarded their own first aid certificates.

  6. Sublime Science

    Sublime Science experiments getting a reaction

    The week of the 9th February was Science Week and a member of the Sublime Science team came to school to talk to the children and to do some “cool” experiments.

    The Reception and Year One class enjoyed learning about sound, air and electricity. Filling the bubbles with smoke and seeing them come out of the special machine was a particular favourite.

    In the playground Year Two to Year Six had fun learning how to make a rocket fly extremely high into the air. Unfortunately they did lose a few during their investigations!

    All children also got to make some “Goo” out of glue and a secret ingredient which they thoroughly enjoyed. Everyone had a good time and the children were very excited to have met a real scientist.