Welcome to Voyager Class!
It has been wonderful to welcome our new Year 5 pupils alongside Sir Elton and Big Eye Bob (pictured above.) We are really looking forward to an exciting year together...
Our lovely Voyagers receive many visitors during their school day. In the morning learning for Year 5 takes place alongside some Year 4 children while the Year 6s are taught by Miss Burn in a separate room. In the afternoon Years 5 and 6 learn together. The atmosphere in both rooms is friendly and focussed, we help one another on our learning journey and do our very best to adopt a positive attitude, believing that mistakes help us learn.
Please find the attached class letter and timetable which outline our routines and expectations. We believe strongly in partnership between home and school because children are happier and learn best in this way, so please do get in touch if anything is unclear, or if any issues arise - we will always do our best to help.
With warmest wishes,
Sophie Kerr, Julia Burn, Jane Kearvell, Lyn Bostock and Rachel Deegan
All our cycling proficiency candidates passed their test! Congratulations to all the children and thank you, as always, to the staff and volunteers who supported them so well.
We had our cast workshop for The Tempest at the New Theatre Oxford on Monday. The theatre is huge! The children were magnificent and rose to the challenge of such a large space very well. The show should be very good...
The Junior Citizens Trust has been in existence since 1991 and is offered free of charge to every year 6 state pupil in Oxfordshire. Each year approximately 5000 children take part in the safety activities provided by the Junior Citizens Trust and partners.
On Tuesday morning the Falcons travelled to Oxford to take part in the Junior Citizens experience. They thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour visit which placed them in 8 interactive scenarios dealing with a variety of situations from a river rescue and internet safety to recognising potential dangers in their own homes.
They were all encouraged to make decisions, learning a range of life skills along the way, which focussed upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress. They were all given the opportunity to make a 999 call. They were a credit to the school!
Up,up and away!
The Falcons and Voyagers have started a new Design and Technology topic this term. Linked to the RAF 100 celebrations, they have been investigating aircraft using the iPads, painting some of their favourites and researching form and materials. they then took on a mini challenge to design and make a paper aeroplane using just an A4 piece of paper which would travel furthest from a given point. They experimented with size and shape and enjoyed trying out different ideas.
On a VERY blustery Friday, they challenged each other to flight duels! They are looking forward to the next stage in the project...watch this space!
Mr Wright's PE Lesson
At the recent Summer Fete, Ollie Wright won the chance to plan and teach his own lesson!
He took great care to split our class - plus the Year 5's - into groups and then gave each group an activity; rounders, football, cricket and dodgeball. Both he and Owen watched over two of the activities and made sure that there was fair play - and he delegated his teaching assistant (me!) to have another activity!
It was a fab morning and all of the children enjoyed taking part - well done Mr. Wright!