Empire Building

September 28, 2018

We democratically voted for the temple design to be constructed in the learning street and set about putting  the design into reality this week.  The children industriously planned, coloured, drew and painted and the structure is beginning to take shape.

We shared and retold the story of Achilles and tried to get a feel for the warrior he was.

We are beginning to learn a new poem in LAMDA:

The Spangled Pandemonium by Palmer Brown

Please do help your child become familiar with the poem to help their fluency.

And in mindful drawing we tried to imagine what the Spangled Pandemonium looks like, and how they knew it was a ‘he’.  Do you agree?

We have started our science topic on microscopy and have learnt to focus the microscope and understand the field of view.

We were also wowed by the power of air in a very exciting Mad Science assembly.  There will be another Mad Science club after 1/2 term so this was a great taster for the KS2 children.

We also had a delightful P4C session:  Our juicy question:  Is a friend better than chocolate ice cream?  The final thoughts, I am pleased to report, were that friends are indeed better than chocolate ice cream but the reasoning, debate and discussion was brilliant.

Competition time:

This autumn, Children’s at Heffers is running a competition that we would love you to get involved in!

We are asking children to tell us what their favourite book is and why, for a chance to win £50 of Heffers vouchers and a copy of each of the TES’s Top 100 Books for school.

It can be one of the books in the Top 100 list for their age group or any other book that they love. Heffers would like to display some of the best entries around the bookshop, too!

We have attached a copy of the entry form for you. Deadline for entry is 8th October and all entries must be handed in to Heffers (not school).

Competition Time


All children need to have a pair of have indoor shoes (ideally plimsoles) in school.

A reminder that children should not bring toys (including cards) from home, please.

I am happy for the children to have their own pencil cases but these only need to have pencils, coloured pencils, sharpener, ruler and a handwriting pen if they already have their pen licence.  No felt tips, compasses, rubbers or markers please.  Thank you for your support with this.

Logins:  the children will bring home all their login details for BugClub, Mathletics and ReadTheory at the beginning of next week.  They will be stuck into their Reading Records, so please make sure these come into school on Monday.  Thank you.

A maths puzzle for the weekend: