Green Day – Remote Controlled Cars

Green day afternoon provided lots of excitement for the children again this half term.  Mrs Groves and F1 fan Mrs Sutcliffe hosted a remote control car race afternoon complete with chequered flags, timed laps and drag races!  Children brought in their own remote controlled vehicles and worked together in teams or individually to clock the fastest times on the playground race circuit designed by the children.  There were lots of high octane fun to be had by all involved.


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Yr. 3 and 4 Swimming Gala!

On Tuesday 3rd May, a swimming team made up of 6 boys and 6 girls from Yr 3 and Yr 4 were chosen to take part in a swimming gala at Locks Heath. They arrived at around 12:30 via mini bus and swam in relays, individual races and floating challenges. (Click off this blog NOW if you’d like to keep the results a secret!) Amazingly, encouragement, teamwork and determination scored them an incredible 1st place! 🙂

For those swimmers who were in the competition, we all hope you had fun and well done for the 1st place!!! If you’re interested in swimming, you could always ask your Mum or Dad and maybe one day you’ll be in a swimming gala!

[Written By Anne Dale Digital Leader ~ MP4]

T3 Make Roman Chariots!

As part of our DT work on chariots, children in T3 have been using card, wood and tools to build their own racing masterpiece. The children used hacksaws, with spar wood to create a sturdy base, before then creating a card fronter to keep their Roman rider safe.

As you can see from the pictures, the classroom was awash with busy carpentry skills and differing styles of Roman chariot designs.

We will be racing them later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for the next post!

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Let’s see who wins in the great Anne Dale Chariot Race later this week!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Anne Dale Art Competition!

This year, the whole school has been given a opportunity to win a prize in the Anne Dale Art Competition!

We have all been given a piece of paper and some paints to draw whatever we want. Some people have drawn pictures of space and some people have drawn  pictures of clear landscapes. Other people have drawn pictures of more imaginary landscapes or of things that don’t exist.

This has really let the children in our school express themselves and have a good time with Art. The winner will be chosen by a panel of the teachers and will then be framed and put up in the Headteacher’s offices, where they will be seen by visitors to the school.

If you want to take part, speak to your teacher to remind them of the closing date (Easter holidays) and get thinking of your best ideas!

[Written by Louise F ~ Digital Leader]


Dance in PE with K3…

In K3 we have  been doing dance as part of our work in Year 3 PE!

We have been pretending to be in the Jungle, the Sahara, and the Ocean, some groups have even been pretending that they are in space! We have had to practice our dance moves together as a group, working as a team and keeping in time with the type of music from that area too.

This can be a bit hard at times! We have been using pictures to help us, including photos of the different movements that we can do with our friends to complete the task.

We are going to be performing these at the end of the term too!

[Written by Eva Medd ~ Digital Leader]

Read For My School – whole school challenge!

In the whole school we are doing read for my school. You have to read loads of books for your school to earn £1000 worth of books! This is an amazing prize!

If every child in our school reads at least 9 books each, then hopefully we could win! If you want to take part in this challenge, then you should visit the website here… (you will need your login from school to do this – these are on posters in your classroom!)

Good luck – let’s get reading!

[Written by Bethan Dew ~ Digital Leader]

Who is the Best Leader?

Hello everyone,

Following on from my assembly this morning, please leave a comment below on who YOU think is the best leader and why. You need to give a reason, choosing from either the selection I mentioned in assembly, or one of your own…

The Queen (Elizabeth II) is a regal leader…
Barack Obama is one of the most powerful people in the world…
Richard Branson is worth around $5 billion!

There will be a prize for the best answer overall

Good luck, Mr Thorns 🙂

World Orienteering Championships!!!!

During the summer holidays I went to Scotland to see the world orienteering championships because my Dad was the head of the First Aid.

What is orienteering?

Orienteering is were you run around and hold a map and a dibber. This has got numbers on it and you have to follow the map to find the numbers that are on the map and are marked in the ground with a dibber hole on it that you put your dibber into and it should beep. Then at the end of the trail you go to download and you get your time. 

My sisters point of view:

When me and my sitter found out we were going to Scotland we were extremely excited!!! We hadn’t been to Scotland in a while and were looking forward to doing some orienteering ourselves. I was really pleased when we offered to help and we got to actually meet the athletes. I was so inspired by my trip, I am now doing a lot more orienteering and I’m really enjoying it. I really hope we get to go to the world orienteering championships again some time!!!

[Written by Year 3 Digital Leader]

Maths Treasure Hunt in Year 4!

In Year 4, a treasure hunt has taken place!

Since year 4 started learning column addition, we have taken part in lots of fun activities. This morning we have all taken part in an entertaining and memorable treasure hunt.

First, we worked out maths sums from a sheet we were given.

Then we searched in certain places around the school for sheets with a number answer and a letter which we wrote down next to our answers. Who knows who will find the treasure first!

[Written By Josie S ~ Digital Leader]

Tag Rugby in Year 3!

In Year three we are learning about tag rugby.

Tag rugby is a game for two teams with tag belts!

In tag rugby the ball looks a little bit like a squashed football but its called a rugby ball. You have to be a fast runner to play rugby and you also need skill in throwing and catching the ball.

[Written By Dylan F ~ Digital Leader]