This week reception were visited by a champion boxer. She talked to the children about having perseverance and grit and determination in order to achieve her goals. The children looked at her medal and tired on her boxing gloves!
We have had a fun week learning about Diwali, sharing the Gruffalo story and learning about Halloween.
This week we took part in a whole school maths investigation. We thought about how many hands we would shake if we gave everyone in our class a hand shake. Then we thought about how many we would shake if we only shook one person’s hand in a learning pair. Children used resources and worked together to problem solve.
Year 5 have begun reading Journey to Jo’burg this week and have enjoyed discussing the themes contained in this book during our English lessons. We have also been practising with written methods for multiplication, including the Grid Method.
We forgot to mention before half term, but Year 5 had an amazing time at our Ancient Greek’s experience day too – check out the images to see some of the things we got up to!
At Queen’s Hill Primary and Nursery School we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Parent Forum –
Parent Voice Counts (PVC)
which gives you the opportunity to give your opinions and views on a variety of topics, which have been raised by the Senior Leadership Team.
This term we would like your views on:
Communication – What does good communication look like for parents?
Home Learning – How does it work for you?
Community – How can we involve the community in Christmas Carols around the estate on the 17th December?
If you would like to attend the forum on Wednesday 6th November there are three time options available.
8.40am 2.15pm or 5.30pm.
To attend the forum you need to contact or email the school office on 01603 746857 email@example.com giving your name and the time you will be attending. Refreshments will be available at each meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 2 enjoyed making alien headwear for Beegu this afternoon. We followed instructions carefully and were really creative!
Year 2 have started learning the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables. We’ve learnt that ‘times’ means the same as ‘groups of’.
3 groups of 2 is 6
3 x 2 = 6
During one lesson we looked at different pictures of objects in groups and wrote the correct multiplication sentence…
At the end of the term we learnt the story of the Little Red Hen. The children spent time learning the story from a story map, drew their own and then recounted the story.
Year 4 have been busy in their art lessons this week, creating their own Aztec-inspired artwork using oil pastel and watercolour.
Today we designed our own sky scrapers for Queen’s Hills. Mrs James told us that every day for a week, we could add two windows. In pairs we designed our sky scrapers and wrote addition and multiplication sentences to find out how many windows we would have built by the end of the week. We found out that:
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 14 windows
7 x 2 + 14 windows
In the last week, we have delved deeper into the characters and settings in Shadow of the Minotaur and have created some excellent descriptive pieces from this stimulus in our English lessons.We enjoyed our Maths Cafe on Monday too, where we all tackled mathematical problems themed around looking after some unusual pets!
We are looking forwards to our visit from History Off the Page for an Ancient Greek workshop next Wednesday (16th October) and can’t wait to dress up for this – have a look at these websites for costume ideas if you’re stuck!