Awards Around School

Haojia, Harry and Noah completed a 1.5 km run at Chantry Park. Well done boys!

Riagan won Gold in the Manchester Youth Karate Open Championship and first place in the MEOPHAM Open Championship. He says his success is done to perseverance and never giving up when training is hard. Well done!

Engineering Morning

Year 6 were immersed in engineering again this morning. Mr Carr kindly set up a creative bridge building session to encourage the children to think about engineering and the skills required to succeed. It was a superb way of linking technology and creating products. It was also important to give the children visions of a potential future career opportunities.Many thanks goes to Mr Carr for sharing his expertise and time.

Experience Christmas

Year Three went on a visit to St Michael’s Church in Martlesham this week to learn more about how Christians celebrate Christmas. We heard about the journey Mary and Joseph made, created presents for baby Jesus and made promises to be kind to each other. Thank you to everyone that helped us learn!

Cube Nets

Today we investigated cube nets, finding which nets – made up of six squares – would fold to make cubes and which would not. Some of use made and tested the nets by folding and some of us found we could visualise the nets being folded, using our mind’s eye. 

Year 6 Communication Project

Dear Year Six,

We would like you to create an interactive guide for parents of the children in Year 5 to introduce them to the Bawdsey residential in 2019. The best examples will be shared via the website.

Success Criteria

We will be assessing your presentation against the following criteria:

1. Your presentation answers the following questions for the reader.

  • What is PGL at Bawdsey ?
  • Why should your child go to PGL Bawdsey?
  • What activities can your child take part in?
  • What do they need to take?
  • What will they eat?
  • Where will they sleep?

2. Hyperlinks allow the reader to navigate easily throughout your presentation.

3. The information you present is clear and accurate (including grammar and punctuation).

4. The styles (fonts, backgrounds), techniques (slide transitions, animations) and media (pictures, photographs) you choose add to the presentation and do not distract the reader.

5. Your presentation has your audience in mind and is professional.

Advice

To help you complete the project successfully, you may want to follow the advice below

Foundations First

1. Spend some time planning the structure and layout of your presentation, thinking about what the parents will need to know about.

2. Create a range of hyperlinks to produce a non-linear presentation.

3. Organise, draft and check the information for your audience.

4. Select photographs and any other pictures you need.

Frilly Bits Later

1. Choose appropriate styles, techniques and media for your presentation.

2. Make sure your presentation has a consistent look and feel, which makes it professional.

3. Test and make changes to your presentation.

4. Use peer assessment and self-evaluation, make suitable improvements to your presentation.

Finally, the following notes might help you when adding information to your presentation.You can copy and paste it from here before adding more detail.

What is PGL at Bawdsey?

Is fifteen miles and about thirty minutes drive from the school.

A remarkable Grade II* listed, private site, sitting in 144 acres of parkland and woodland

Directly faces the beautiful Suffolk coastline, at the mouth of the River Deben.

Has many excellent existing facilities, including tennis courts, dining room and accommodation.

Home of Radar – with many existing buildings linked to this also.

Link to video – https://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/school-trips/resources/promotional-videos/primary-schools-videos

Why should your child go to Bawdsey?

Enjoy new things and take opportunities wherever possible.

Find ways to push past fears in challenging circumstances.

Listen to others who encourage and help, thanking them for their advice.

Take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities.

Develop key skills – communication, independence, resilience, determination and teamwork.

What activities will your child take part in?

What do they need to take?

Luggage

1 bag/case per person

1 day bag

Bag for bedding

Clothes – all clearly named

Old pair of  trousers (preferably not jeans)

Old T-shirt with long sleeves (not straps or short sleeves)

Old sweatshirt/jumper/fleece

Long socks (football socks ideal)

Outdoor Shoes (e.g. old trainers)

Indoor shoes (e.g. slippers)

Wet shoes

Other items

Hair tie for long hair

Water bottle

Sun hat and sun cream

Sleeping bag and pillow

Flat sheet for sleeping

Torch for evening activities

Wash kit

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Flannel

Soap

Shampoo

Hair brush/comb

Medium-sized towel

What will they eat?

Continental/ Full English breakfast

Lunch (incl. salad bar)

Evening Meal (incl. salad bar)

Sharing hall with other groups

Examples of meals

Daily menu including dietary requirements displayed on blackboard

Where will they sleep?

Secure indoor en-suite accommodation

Rooms of 4 to 6 children

Assigned point of contact

Night patrol

CCTV

Own bedding needed

Good luck with your project. We look forward to seeing the final product.

Mrs Orrin and Miss Lambert.

How do we see? 6B

We have been thinking about how we see and using practical resources to help us explain how we see objects that are light sources and objects that are not. Can you explain these ‘diagrams’ to someone at home Year 6? Try to use the vocabulary; ‘light source’, ‘reflector’, ‘reflects’ and ‘straight line’ in your explanation.

How do we see things?

We have been thinking about how we see and using practical resources to help us explain how we see objects that are light sources and objects that are not. Can you explain these ‘diagrams’ to someone at home Year 6? Try to use the vocabulary; ‘light source’, ‘reflector’, ‘reflects’ and ‘straight line’ in your explanation.

Year 2 Christmas Experience

Today, we spent the afternoon at St Michael’s Church for the ‘Experience Christmas’ event. We took part in a number of activities to explore the meaning of advent and preparing for the celebrations.

Baking in Year 2

Today, we did some baking. We made Thomas Farriner cakes which the baker would have made in 1666. We looked at measuring and discussed units of measurement. We had to work hard as a team and follow instructions carefully.