A group of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have begun a Pen Pal link with a group of residents at Hill House Nursing Home. The idea is a joint venture between Hill House and the school, sparked by Helen Shields, who works at Hill House. The children and residents met over a coffee/juice and biscuits. The next step is for the children to write to the residents they have paired with. They are looking forward to finding out all about the lives of residents - the oldest of whom is soon to be 102!
Here are some of the photos from our visit.
A small group of children had training in ‘being a pupil mentor’ this week. Over the coming weeks they will work with the Play Leaders to support children who may be feeling left out or lonely in the playground.
Four of our children (Head boy, Head girl and our two Playleader Ambassadors) had a very exciting and inspiring day at the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering. The event was promoted by a number of manufacturing and engineering companies from the area, including Dyson, Siemens and GWR, with the aim of showing children in Year 6, 7, 8 and 9, the varied opportunities available in these industries. Our children were certainly inspired!
Y5 Trading Game (Maths Week fun!)
We have been applying our protractor skill, measuring and drawing accurate 2D and 3D shapes. In 'countries' we have had different resources to work with in line with our different economies. The price of shapes has fluctuated throughout the morning with changes in supply and demand! Who will be the wealthiest country? How will 'countries' share their wealth?