February 22, 2018
Roy Ham and Ian Williamson from SETPOINT spent the day with Year 5 today giving a robotics workshop. What an amazing day everyone had! The children were totally focussed throughout and worked well as a team, which resulted in programming their robot across Mars!
It was also really lovely to be told by our visitors at the end of the workshop that they couldn’t remember having enjoyed a day in a school as much as they did in ours”. Well done Year 5!
February 21, 2018
Year 5 also went on a trip to London today. They visited the Science Museum as part of their class studies on Materials, Forces and Space.
They spent time in groups in the morning, following a trail looking at and learning about the various space and materials exhibits. After lunch they went exploring and investigating in the fantastic Wonderlab, which includes lots of hands-on activities. The children hugely enjoyed experiencing the various learning resources, specifically focussing on the Space and Forces activities. The trip really helped to reinforce what they have already been learning about in class and what they will be studying for this term in their Science lessons. The children were wonderfully behaved, and enthusiastically soaked up all that the Science Museum had to offer. It was a great trip and we were really proud of Year 5.
Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Gudmundsdottir and Mr Humphrey, and to Mrs Davenport and Mrs Dada who joined Mrs Cross and Year 5 on the trip.
January 17, 2018
Year 5 gave their class assembly today, and what an incredibly interesting and varied assembly it was! They wrote their own scripts based on what they have been learning so far in Year 5. This included school life, inventions and child labour in Victorian times; rivers; and polar bears. Everyone also very much enjoyed their rap on water cycles!
Thank you to Mrs Cross for helping the children to prepare their assembly.
December 19, 2017
Congratulations to Year 5 who have won the Golden Broom for being so tidy throughout the Autumn Term. Well done!
November 21, 2017
Year 5 visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin today for a Victorian School experience as part of their new History topic. The children spent the day learning about life as a Victorian child, attending lessons which included finding out about the punishments pupils would have experienced (thankfully rather different to nowadays!). They also had the opportunity to look round the school master’s Victorian house.
The class were very much engaged throughout the day and asked lots of good questions. They were exceptionally well behaved. Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Gudmundsdottir and Mr Humphrey.
October 6, 2017
Year 5 visited Batford Springs last Friday morning and spent time carrying out river experiments such as measuring the speed of the flow, the depth and bank measurements. They looked at how the river meandered and learned a lot more interesting facts from Heidi, Harpenden Town Council People and Wildlife Officer. All the children were engaged and enthusiastic throughout, and their behaviour was excellent. Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs Abubakar and Mrs Gudmundsdottir.
Year 4 have also finally been able to visit Batford Springs today after two postponements! We will let you know about the trip in next week’s newsletter.
October 5, 2017
Year 5 and 6 spent yesterday afternoon learning all about the work of a magistrate when they were visited by local magistrates, Hannah and John. They were told lots of very interesting facts on what a magistrate does, with a questions and answers session. They were given different scenarios and asked to decide whether they considered these a crime or not. Some of the children were surprised to learn that magistrates don’t get paid for their work! Hannah and John said that they were really impressed with Year 5 and 6.