Monthly Archives: September 2018

String Telephones and other things!

On Friday we made string telephones. We made them out of cups and string. We went outside to see if they would still work if we went round a corner with them. The sound waves from our voices travelled down the string. We tried different things, some of them worked but some did not. We found out more about how sound travels.

Written by Honey and Molly


At the pool we have been swimming lengths. We had to swim four lengths front crawl and three lengths backstroke. Then we went to the deep end and did some jumping in. They were not normal jumps, they were called called ‘treadle’  jumps.

Written by Molly


In English we have been writing an explanation text about sound. We wrote an introduction and a paragraph using numbered steps.

Written by Ellen



Busy Elm Class

Recent events in Elm Class written by some of the children whilst ‘resting ‘ after their swimming lesson or on the bus on the way back!


In P.E. we’ve been doing football. We did lots of passing, dribbling and penalties. It was so fun. We swapped goalies.


In computing we have been doing music. We used the Isle of Tunes to make different tunes. First, you make a road, then after that you can choose trees, flowers, houses and lampposts to put along the side of the road. You can change the sound of the thing you’ve placed. You can also add musical loops. We joined our loops up – it was fun!


In English, we’ve done our text map for the water cycle. It is an explanation text which has lots of facts in. We’re all learning our different bits. It is interesting – there are lots of long words like precipitation and evaporation.

We’ve also been looking at apostrophes and whether to put them before or after the s.


We do lots of things like lengths. Two groups are learning survival skills like jumping and keeping our heads above water so far. Next week we’ll be learning more survival skills.


We have been learning to beatbox with Mrs. Needham. Beatboxing is basically making noises with your mouth. B is the bass drum, st ssssst is open crash cymbal, K is snare drum.

Pop Art

In art, we are focusing on pop art. We drew onomatopoeia and we coloured them in. Then we painted them. They look amazing.

written by Max, William, Thomas, Ned, Ellen and Anabelle.

RE Day

First of all we learnt about when God told Moses about the 10 Commandments. We read the storybook Bibles in ERIC time.

We thought about new commandments for the world we live in today. Later in the afternoon we made ‘stained glass windows’ to show these using tracing paper and cellophane. They look very pretty.

We looked at the 10 Commandments and cut up our newspaper headlines to go with each one. Canon Larkey came to visit us and she was really impressed with our thinking.

During the day, we  thought about commandment 3 and 10 – ‘You shall not take the Lord’s name in vain’  and ‘ You shall not covet.’ We painted these on canvasses.

We had great fun!

written by Elm Class



The New School Year Begins!

We’re off! Welcome to the new school year!

In Maths we’ve been learning about Roman Numerals and how to translate them to our Arabic number system. Can you work this out because we can!

XCIX     x      IV  = ?

In PE, we’ve had our first football lesson. First we learnt how to dribble and then we dribbled round cones.

We’ve started getting ready for our RE day on the Ten Commandments. We have drawn pictures of either the third commandment or the tenth.

written by Elm Class