R.E Communities in Year 4…

In R.E we have been talking about community and about believing in things. We have also thought about what makes a community  and what is a community. Here are some questions…

What type of community are you in?

A community is like a club it is a community so if you are in Cubs or Beavers, Brownies, Scouts or even in the Cadets. We have also been learning about Muslims and Islamic life with Mrs Wright. We have been learning about prayer mats that Muslims use in Mosques and in their houses. They pray five times a day; at sun rise, morning, midday, evening and night.

Then we thought about these questions…

Do you pray?

Are you in a community?

[Written By Jack B (W4) ~ Digital Leader]   

ICT Challenge Afternoon – Sploder Platform Games!

As part of the school’s motto, ‘Striving for the Best in Everyone’, children across the school took part in yet another of our regular Challenge Afternoons. Those with particular aptitude in ICT were set the challenge of designing and playing a game on Sploder – an online game making website…

Here are some of our efforts… why not have a go, play them and leave a comment below!

Good luck!

Meadow E’s Game…

Stephen W’s Game…

Elyssia S’s Game…

Sophie G’s Game…

Leon E’s Game…

Austin P’s Game…

Joaquina A’s Game…

Rosie H’s Game…

(Written by Mr Thorns – ICT Manager)

Half term boredom busters! (Maths)

Here are some website addresses for some fun maths games that you can play at home. They will all help with what we are learning in year 4 at the moment!

http://primarygamesarena.com/Bang-on-time2571
http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html
http://resources.oswego.org/games/stoptheclock/sthec3.html
http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Hit%20the%20button%20v9.swf
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tabletrees.html

Challenge Afternoon – Sploder Game Creations…

As part of the school’s Enrichment provision in ICT, pupils have been creating online adventure games during our ‘Challenge Afternoons’, using Sploder.com – an online game design site…

Children were challenged to create games that were both entertaining and fun to play. The missions needed to get progressively harder and encourage players to play again, and again, and again!

Here are some of our creations… please have a play and then leave a comment below when you’ve completed a mission! Just click on a picture to try a game.

James_Army_TrainingArmy Training – James B (Year 6)


Luke_xdXD – Luke T (Year 6)


Mr_Thorns_Snarley_AttackSnarley Attack – Mr Thorns (Teacher!)


Ellie_Forrest_Time_TravelTime Travell – Ellie F (Year 5)


Written by Mr Thorns (ICT Manager)

Enrichment and Able Afternoon… ICT…

As part of the school’s continuing work in stretching the most able children, teachers across the school led sessions focused on their subject areas which were designed to challenge the skills of particularly talented pupils…

In ICT, children worked with new C.A.D (computer assisted design) software – Homestyler – to design and furnish rooms to a set specification. While some pupils created a luxury, functional office for Mr O’Brien, others worked on a new bedroom/bathroom suite for a hotel chain instead…

As you can see from the images, a real range of designs were created, using the pupils’ skills in both navigating the new software and adapting their creations to fit their different specifications.

The children seemed to really enjoy the sessions and some of their excellent work is now on display on the ICT gallery in our ICT suite! For those of you interested in trying Homestyler yourself… visit http://www.homestyler.com/

Written by Mr Thorns