From our own correspondent

February 7, 2020

From our own correspondent in Nile class:

In English this week we have finally started to write our speeches!  We started on Monday with our introductions and on Tuesday we did our main body.  We have great faith in the quality and composition of these speeches. We are set to finish by the end of the week.


Nile had a teacher applying to join our school at our class for one lesson, a lesson on the Curiosity Rover on Mars.  It was the last of four Rovers to visit Mars, but our visiting teacher said that a fifth one is set to launch this year.


I’m sure all of you have noticed the construction work in the playground.  The builders here will be making a outdoor classroom, a mediation zone, and a climbing zone. Here are the plans:

And from Mrs Bullen-Smith:

The children continued to explore electrical circuits and managed to successfully design, make and test their own switches.

Forest School sessions continue to be an enriching outdoor experience.  Bug hotels and giant spider’s webs last week, fire-lighting with flint and steel, and clay modelling this week.

e-safety:  The children have all agreed to and signed Acceptable Use Agreements this week:  These safety rules apply at home too, so attached is a copy for your reference UCPS KS2 Acceptable Use Agreement.  Please do discuss with your child at suitable opportunities.

Guided Reading:  Our stimulus text for next week:  Here we are

Next Week:

Speeches:  All children will bring home a copy of the aforementioned persuasive speeches next week.  They can practice delivering their speeches over the break, and after half term we will vote on which speeches include the most persuasive content to go forward into the finals (of which more later).

Book Week:

Monday:  Postponed:  Last Forest School session for Amazon class has been postponed until after 1/2 term

Tuesday:  Swimming as usual

Friday:  8.30 – 9.15 Family Friday.    Last Forest School session for Nile class.  1/2 term starts.