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Congratulations!

This weekend the girls' trampoline team travelled to Belfast to compete in the national finals - we are absolutely thrilled to announce that they finished in 3rd place!  To be the third best U11's trampoline team in the entire country is such an amazing achievement and we are all so very proud of them.

An enormous well done to the team and to their coach Mr Jefferies!

 

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Easter Experience - Class 4

We've had a brilliant, busy week in Class 4. We wrote this blog post together!

Class 4 Blog

On Wednesday we had an R.E day and it was fabulous. We were learning about the story of Easter and everything Jesus experienced in the order he experienced it. First we celebrated palm Sunday and to reflect we wrote our hopes and dreams on stones and laid them on the road. Then, we experienced the moment where Jesus washed his disciples feet as the Servant King. Next, we went to the last supper where Jesus had his last meal with the disciples and he said Goodbye, we talked about how it felt to say goodbye to someone we might not see for a long time. After that, we went to The Garden of Gethsemane and reflected on Jesus’ feelings as he was lone that night. When we were at The Garden of Gethsemane we made clay models to represent a moment when we’ve felt alone. Next, we went to the church were we talked about the Crucifixion of Jesus on the cross. We said our own prayers for someone who was suffering. Finally, we looked at the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest after he died. We talked about the Angel and whether we though angels existed. We discussed why it was an angel that brought the message to Mary.

Henry - I felt happy and reflective

Amelia - I felt like I understood the Easter story better.

Ella - I felt that life can sometimes be sad but it always leads to a happy ending.

Sami - I felt sad but also happy.

Ruby - I felt happy to know why Jesus had sacrificed himself.

Ben - I felt happy but also sad because I had time to pray and share my sad thoughts.

This week we have also made beautiful sunset pictures using chalk pastels and blending them and we have sketched Rainforest pictures and added colour with oil pastels.

On Thursday we planned a narrative poem about explorers in a rainforest. We have also written mnemonics for words we find tricky to spell - why don’t you test us to see if we remember!

In maths we have continued to work on fractions.

On Thursday we also got to watch Class 5 practise their fabulous dance for their dance festival next week - Good luck Class 5!

 Reminders:

Please label snack boxes! We're having a lot of boxes not collected and therefore not being washed! 

Please join us at the Easter Service at 9:15 on Tuesday.

End of term is Thursday at 2pm! 

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Super Scientists/Singing Superstars !

The week started off a little early - with the trip to the Albert Hall. I’m so proud of the choir. Thank you for some lovely feedback. Miss Walker and I loved having the chance to perform with the children. It does not seem like it will have been almost a week ago now. It was brilliant to see Michael Rosen and James Mayhew. I know speaking with Mrs Peddie, a number of children love Michael Rosen’s poems. My particular favourite – Chocolate Cake.

 

Class 6 have been working away all week. In English we have been putting our skills to the test by writing a final narrative piece. Having studied lots of different genres and some of the technical skills required, we have planned a full story. I have been enjoying reading them.

In Maths we have covered a few lessons only, as our Science days have taken place. However we found quite a fair amount of maths within our science investigations. We were due to be covering measure and volume, so what better way than to do this, in a cross curricular manner.

Wednesday and Thursday were packed full of fun science. We were delighted to see Jules Howard return to our school, sharing with us his enthusiastic finds over the last year, with his top 5 fossil finds. The following day, Laura from Science Wizards kept us excited with a range of cool science experiments. The whole school were circulating around classrooms, taking part in a wide variety of scientific investigations. I have to say I have never seen so many happy faces in Class 6 when asked to create the best bubble mixture. Even with the rain, they loved being outdoors and testing their bubble creations.

As we are fast approaching to Easter, Class 6 had quite a calm and relaxing, reflective Friday by looking in-depth at what is so important about the resurrection. We took time to study the Gospel of Luke and the meaning behind the text within the Bible. We then compared ideas with ways in which Christians interpret these texts. We then watched a few short videos giving evidence for the resurrection. It is important to understand that we were not trying to prove whether Jesus was or was not resurrected, we were trying to understand why Christians believe this; being respectful to each other’s views.

I do hope everyone has a lovely weekend and you should have received your parent appointment slips from your child tonight.  If you get the chance do take a look at all the wonderful photos in the gallery on the school website. Look out for the predicted snow, which no doubt will come and go.

Mrs Stewart

Reminders

Outdoor PE kits for hockey.

Home school contact books.

Parent Appointments on Tuesday 20th

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Spring 2, Week 4

What an exciting week we have had in Class One! We have completed a whole week of crazy science activities, starting qwith an experiment into materials. We investigated the school to find as many materials as we could and had great fun looking at where materials came from. The children were very knowledgable about where paper comes from and this led into a great discussion all about recycling and looking after the environment. Our recycling bo has never looked so full! Later in the week, we investigated how materials change when they are heated or frozen. We put kernals into the microwave to watch how they change and even got to try the end product which was very tasty! As well as looking at materials, we also conducted experiments into floating and sinking and had a competition to see who could build the best pirate ship. We had lots of fun making our ships using differen materials and even more fun testing them out to see which would keep our pirates the driest and safest. Other science actvitiies we have done this week include, minibeast hunting in our school nature area, looking at optical illusions, making raisins dance in glasses of lemonade, meeting Jules Howard, a real zoologist and learning all about fossils, meeting our visitor from ‘mad science’ who showed us how to make real rockets blast off and investigating the stretchiest underpants with Mrs Archer! All in all a great week with lots of brilliant learning going on. If you haven’t already, make sure you check the school gallery page above to have a look at our science week activities! Reminders. We are very low of badges once again for our showing assemblies each Friday. If you have any at home, please can these be returned to the school office ASAP please, to ensure they can be passed on to the next child each week. Please ensure that children bring their library books in each Monday, so that they can return it and choose another one to borrow for the week. Thank you and have a good weekend everyone!
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Spring 2, Week 3

This week in Class One, have been learning all about mini beasts and began the week by reading Julia Donaldson’s story, Superworm. Next, we welcomed some new additions to class…. 30 wriggly worms! The class have worked together to create a fantastic wormery complete with soil and layers of colourful sand and we have had great fun naming our new pets. Some of the names include Sparkle, Cutie, Mr Crazy Head, Squiggly and of course…. Dave! In other news this week, we have been doing lots of worm inspired learning such as measuring pieces of string, making ‘bookworm’ finger spaces, using spaghetti to make letters and words in phonics and even using non-fiction books to find out about minibeasts.

Reminders.

A big thank you to Mrs Smith (Arthur’s mummy), for our class visit last week. It was lovely to hear all about the needs of animals at the veterinary surgery and the children thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to bandage up the cuddly dog toys!

Next week, we will be having a week of mad science inspired lessons, in preparation for our school science days.

Enjoy your weekends and see you all on Monday!

Class One

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St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
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foodbank Hitchin Food Bank
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