12.11.19. Odd socks for the start of anti-bullying week.
So many certificates this week in Achievement assembly. Keep learning your times tables.
The disabled toilet was a great place to go to investigate making different shadows. They discovered they could make their shadow bigger than them or change its position behind them, they could have more than one shadow and they could make lighter and darker shadows all by moving the torch or by changing how many torches they used.
Recorders Brake Ben, Brake
After a few weeks of learning to play the recorder they are doing quite well.
A is for Annie's Animals
We investigated how we could make more than one shadow and what happened when we moved the object nearer or further away from a flat surface.
13.9.19 The Boy with the Bronze Axe freeze frames. So far in our class text... Kali and Brockan had gone to a little rocky island to collect limpets and crabs. The tide came in without them realising and they were stranded. As they started to panic, Tenko managed to row his boat alongside them and get them safely back to Skara Brae.
Our certificate winners so far.
5.9.19 Stone Age Painting. We used power paints, charcoal and our fingers to create a stone age painting.
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24.7.19. We enjoyed an end of term treat, a dance games and workshop with Jess. Despite the heat they had the energy for musical games, a team river game and learnt a dance. Thank you to the PTFA who funded our treat.
22.7.19 Our whole school walk adventure. Hills to hike up and down, stiles to climb, trees to limbo and a beautiful spot for lunch. Thank you to all the adults who joined us.
19.7.19. A few weeks ago art club entered an art competition called My Outdoors run by CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England). We were delighted to hear that out of all the entries from schools round Devon, 3 of our children received Highly Commended awards. Penny came to give them their certificates in assembly today and goody bags for the children who took part.
19.7.19. Today's certificate winners.
18.7.19 Sports Day. Poplars performed brilliantly at the cricket club this afternoon.
World War 1 day. Impressive costumes again.
16.7.19. French Day. The children looked fantastic dressed up today. We had a fun day designing and making a tie inspired by France. It was a lovely celebration down at the Community Centre and an opportunity for all the classes to demonstrate the French songs they have learnt over the year.
After learning how to make a paper boat at the Summer Fair, the skill was shared with Art club this afternoon.
After looking at different bridge designs the children had a morning to design and make their own bridge. This time it had to reach across a gap of 20cm and be able to support the weight of a small toy car.
How strong can you make a bridge. that crosses a 10cm gap, using just 1 sheet of A4 paper and 30cm of sellatape? This was their challenge for this morning. We had great fun testing them.
As part of our Rivers topic we wrote Tanka poems today.
28.6.19 A beautiful day for a 10 minute run on the field. We then went maths outside for part of maths and were estimating what we could do in one minute.
21.6.19 Hatherleigh's Got Talent auditions. We were treated to an afternoon of talent for our class auditions. There was a real variety from dances, magic tricks and musical performances.
21.6.19 The sun was shining for our Friday 10 minute run, skip or walk. Quite a few of the children are interested in aiming for the OCRA 13 half marathon Challenge.
14.6.19. Poplars played a few of the tunes in assembly that they have been learning on their recorders.
14.6.19 Poplars class have been busy learning their times tables and related division facts this week. Congratulations to all our certificate achievers.
12.6.19 What a fantastic visit we had from Ranger Russ. We learnt so much about rivers and the different animals that he brought with him. Everyone was super brave and touched at least creature. Mrs Emery and Mrs Moss even had the opportunity to hold the snakes. Thank you so much to the PTFA for funding his visit.
24.5.19 This week's certificate winners.
20.5.19 We joined year 4 for another orienteering activity. This time they had to use the map to find the station that had an anagram to solve. It was quite tricky.
What a successful week! Lots of children have learnt times tables and received their certificates in assembly, as well as other achievements to recognised in and out of school.
16.5.19 Out in the sunshine sketching the school.
13.5.9 A beautiful sunny afternoon for an orienteering activity.
Certificate winners for this week and our Friday run. Several children managed to keep jogging or skipping for the full 10 minutes this week.
This week's certificate winners.
First week back and look how many of us earned certificates.
5.4.19 Last photo with Mrs Boother.
2.4.19. Poplars performing at the Spring Concert,
'Faith' choreographed by Ellodie Stott.
2.4.19. Poplars and Willows performing the Haka
29.3.19. As part of their topic on dragons, Poplars have written stories about the dragon they designed and painted, then wrote poems. This week's challenge was to create a dragon, write a Dragonolgy report and then in D.T. create their dragons using newspaper.
25.3.19. We had a visit from Ann-Marie to let us know about the cricket opportunities at Hatherleigh Cricket Club this summer. We enjoyed a fun-packed workshop of cricket skills.
22.3.19. Road Safety
Learning all about mummification as part of our Ancient Egyptian topic with Miss Radbourne involved being brave enough to put their hand into a bag to work out which body part had been removed before being put into a canopic jar. They also had fun mummifying each other.
7.3.19 World Book Day. Can you recognize our book characters?
5.3.19. We had a visit from Jane to talk to us about what it is like living in Egypt. We also got to try on Egyptian clothes and eat a traditional Egyptian breakfast. The eggs, bread and tomatoes went down well- the ful ( a mixture of beans that was slightly spicy) was less popular! Jane started to teach us how to count to 10 in Arabic and the Egyptian alphabet.
14.2.19. Poplars were given the challenge of making a boat out of plastercine that would float. They then had to investigate the maximum number of 'passengers' it could carry.
February 2019. Poplars have been having lots of fun in Science. They investigated the permeability of different soils and investigated the size of 'craters' created by dropping balls in sand.
4.2.19 We had a fantastic afternoon at Okehampton College for the Year 3 dance, trampoline and movement workshops. They had the opportunity to use the air-track, double trampoline, learn a dance.
25.1.19 Very proud of the children who could attend the Wellbeing event after school on Friday. They sang, played recorder and demonstrated the ukuleles brilliantly.
9th January 2019 Line and shape investigations. I know it looks like we were having a quick kip first week back but we were investigating parallel, perpendicular and adjacent lines.
18.12.18 Christmas jumper Day and Christmas Dinner
December 2018. Poplars have been joined by 2 cheeky elves in the run up to Christmas. Look at what they have been up to so far.
11.12.18. Poplars and Oaks performed brilliantly in their Science production.
Children in Need 2018
Freeze frames showing an event at the end of our class text, 'The Boy with a Bronze Axe'.
Digging out of the house in Skara Brae.
Fighting their way through the sand storm.
Clinging together to get to shelter.
Moving the boat and the family escaping the house.
Our Friday 10 minute run!
Poplars really enjoyed their visit to Merrivale as part of our topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age.'
Poplars Class 2018. Our first class photograph of the year.