What a fantastic day we all had on our pirate day yesterday! Arriving in our pirate costumes, we spent the day living a ‘day in the life of a pirate.’ We hunted for treasure, learnt a pirate dance, baked ginger biscuits (to stop us feeling seasick!) and designed a new flag for our ship. Today we have written some super pirate diary entries all about our adventures.
Wycar House came top of this term’s House Point table – well done! On Friday they will be having their house treat, playing games (with a little snack) and having an extra break during the first session of the day.
Children may bring in a suitable (non-electronic) game if they wish to play, or they could play the games we have in school already. If they do bring in a game, please make sure they are in a named box or bag.
As part of our topic work, in we wrote letters to our favourite authors. We were incredibly excited to receive some replies!
Over the last couple of days, the Y5/6 children left behind at school have been working on their own versions of Wallace & Gromit’s “Snoozeatron” Cracking Contraption. We then made some adverts for our new contraption, which you can listen to by clicking the link below:
Snoozeatron Adverts (PowerPoint file)
Congratulations to our year six debating team, who went to the Hambleton District Council Chambers today to represent our school against teams from around the county, discussing the question “Is homework a waste of time?” The homework that the children did to prepare for this event certainly wasn’t a waste of time as they came out on top after the judges deliberated, cogitated and debated which pupils presented the best viewpoints.
The team will now take part in a further debate in June against schools from all over North Yorkshire.
Congratulations to Miss Hutton’s class who won this afternoon’s KS2 poetry competition, performing Michael Rosen’s “The News”. Mr Hartley-Haw’s class were runners-up with their version of “Gran, Can You Rap?” by Jack Ousbey.
We’ve been very busy this week with…
Monday and Tuesday – Author visits from Saviour Pirotta
Wednesday – Our fantastic quiz team, led by Mr Collins, came second out of a dozen teams in the regional heats of the National Quiz Club tournament after leading all the way until the final question! Very close to winning, but not quite! Still, very well done and fingers crossed we may qualify as one of the best second-place teams…
Thursday – Our pupils took part in the annual cross country event at Catterick racecourse. More details on the runners and riders soon…
Friday – Our KS2 performance poetry competition takes place. Who will take the crown this year?
Check back to find out more…
Bursting into the night air, the angry flames hissed and spat. The sky trembled. The lava looked like a fiery snake; it slithered down the slope menacingly. Red-hot and smelling of sulphur, the smoke, which billowed in huge plumes, blocked out the moonlight. Although I was I danger, I couldn’t help but stare… Suddenly, like a tiger catching its prey, a vicious clump of molten rock spat from the lava flow. At the top of the slope, I saw more molten rock emerging and knew it was finally time to turn and leave.