Friday, 22 June 2018

Week Ending 22nd June 2018

Please enjoy just a small selection of photos from the wonderful weekend that our Year 6 children spent in France. They really had a marvellous time, enjoying informative guided tours of the area, taking in a market visit in Dieppe and a walk around historic Rouen.  They had the chance to sample plenty of French food, including "les fruits de mer", and plenty of opportunity to practise "la langue Francaise!"

The highlight of the trip, for many of the children, was their visit to the World War One battlefields, where they visited the museum in Albert, and the cemeteries and memorial in Thiepval.  They learnt a lot about the history of WWI - which they found greatly interesting, and very moving - and laid a wreath at the memorial in Thiepval.

The children all behaved superbly throughout the weekend, and Mrs Slatter, Mrs, Young and Mrs Barker, who accompanied the trip, were very proud of them all, and thoroughly enjoyed their company!


Chateau de Chatereine Residential Centre:




WWI Battlefields and Cemeteries Tour:



Back in school, we have had a busy week as usual!

On Tuesday, a small group of Year Five children travelled to Wixams Academy in Bedford, to take part in the "Times Tables Rock Stars Wrangle."  This is an inter-school competition where children answer as many times tables questions as possible, as quickly as possible! 

The top three times tablers from twenty different local schools took part, and impressed all with their knowledge of multiplication tables from 2's to 12's.  Our children answered at a rate of seventy correct questions per minute, which is fantastically fast, but were not quite quick enough to get through to the finals... there's always next year! 

Very well done to the three EBA TT Rock Stars who took part - and keep an eye on the TT Rock Stars website, where photos will appear soon.


On Wednesday, Deer Class children took part in EBA Dragons Den.  In their Enterprise groups, they each pitched their ideas to the "Dragons" (Mr Whall, Mr Meade, Mrs Lyons, Mr McDermid) who quizzed them on their business plans, checking that they had adequately carried out market research, assessed their profit margins etc etc.  

Each group was assigned £25 to put their enterprises into operation, and these will be open for business at the Enterprise Fair on the afternoon of Thursday 5th July. There will be crafts and games, all run by the children, with the goal of making a profit!  So please do come along and support this.


Our minibus is still rather unwell, which meant that Otters Class' proposed trip to Wrigglies pet shop in Dunstable couldn't go ahead as planned this week.  It has been rescheduled for later this term, when we hope all will be fixed and our minibus will be back at school where it belongs.  

In the meantime though, Otters children enjoyed a visit to school from the "Birds of Bray" on Thursday.  They learnt all about owls and other birds of prey, and each child had the opportunity to hold a beautiful tawny owl.


May the sun continue to shine as we enter the last few weeks of term - just four weeks now until the summer holidays!