Friday, 11 March 2016

Week Ending 11th March 2016

Monday was e-safety day in Eaton Bray Academy, and we were visited by PC Denton from Bedfordshire Police, who spoke to each class, giving information and advice on how to keep safe online.

Wednesday was a wet and windy day, but nevertheless, a team of enthusiastic Year 5 boys went off in the minibus to All Saints Academy, to take part in an inter-schools football tournament.  They played four matches, winning one, drawing two and losing one, ending in a respectable third place. Well done boys!

More sports tournaments on Thursday - this time, indoor athletics at All Saints, for Year 4 in the morning and Year 6 in the afternoon.  Events included relay races, triple jump, long jump, high jumps and javelin.  Both teams had lots of fun, and did well, but our Year 6s excelled, and there was much excitement when they finished in first place!  Well done to everyone who took part.

Back in the classroom, Otters Class have been continuing their work on travel, finding out all about travel in the past, present and future.  The children discovered how people travelled at the beginning of the last century, and made comparisons with the type of journeys we make today, carrying out a survey to find out how each child travels to school.  They then thought about the future and designed their own vehicles to be used at the end of this century.

Squirrels Class had an enjoyable "hands on" science lesson this week, as part of their growing plants topic.  Mr Wise showed them how to plant seeds in compost, and they all had a pot to fill, label and plant up for themselves.  The children will enjoy watching their seedlings grow, and hopefully flower in the summer!  They were then shown that you can also propagate plants from cuttings, and Mr Wise showed them how to do this from the leaves of primula plants.

On Thursday evening, parents of children in Squirrels and Deer Classes were invited to attend a meeting about the forthcoming Year 2 and Year 6 SATs.  As there have been a number of changes to these Government tests this year, we are keen to keep parents advised of how best to help and support their children, and we are delighted that so many parents came along to find out more.

Hamsters children have had a lovely week, and have really made the most of all the space they have to learn and play.  They have been over to Main School to use the computers, ventured upstairs in their own building for small group work, played games in their playground, splashed around outside in wellie boots, and enjoyed books, jigsaws and construction toys in their bright and spacious Pre-School room.

Next week is going to be a busy week for us all, with Parents Evenings, Games Night, "Onesie Friday" and much much more in the school diary!