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STAFF IN EARTH HOUSE ARE:

  • Miss Bridgen
  • Mrs Phillips
  • Miss Morris
  • Mrs Brennan
  • Mrs Lunn
  • Mrs Harley

 

HOUSE / VICE CAPTAINS ARE:

  • Rawlings
  • Caitlyn
  • Anamol
  • Bethany

 

TRIUMPHS THIS YEAR ARE:

 

Masterchef.

  • A fantastic morning was spent across the school, in year groups designing, baking and decorating cakes for a wonderful charity event ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Each house worked within their year groups, in smaller house groups and everyone contributed to their year groups charity stall. Years 1 and 2 decorated cupcakes using butter icing, fondant icing, sprinkles and chocolate drops. Year 3 made gooey, chocolate hedgehogs and cornflake cakes. Year 4 made their own cupcakes (from scratch) and decorated these with butter icing. Year 5 made delicious chocolate cheesecakes (from scratch) and Year 6 made chocolatey rocky roads. It was a fabulous morning and the entire school smelt like Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. Well done Earth for coming 4th! We raised lots of money for MacMillan Cancer Support and as we know, that will help many families and individuals through very hard times.

Christmas Craft Challenge.

  • This term's House challenge was a Christmas Craft challenge. The children spent the morning creating different Christmas decorations, including baubles, Christmas trees and stars. They produced Christmas card designs and New Year calendars with glitter everywhere! The three best designs per class were picked, with points being earned for each house. The children were amazingly creative and the eventual winners were Fire and Ice.

Problem Solving.

  • Children working online and in school were set four problem solving activities. For each one successfully completed a point was awarded. Each child could get a maximum of four points which went straight to their house. It was wonderful to see so many creative entries. From recycled boats to how many star jumps you could do in one minute. It was clear all the children had a fun day. Well done everyone, we came 1st.

Art Challenge.

  • This term's house challenge was the Art Challenge. The children created a piece of art work independently. Each year group had a different theme, with some year groups also producing 3D work. Year 1 created pictures of flowers (Agapanthus and Hyacinths) using finger painting. Year 2 created a painted animal picture in the style of pointillism, they used coloured paints and brushes to make the dots. Year 3 looked at pop art images and recreated them in the colourful style of Andy Warhol using different art materials. Year 4 created geometric patterns using overlapping circles, which were very effective. Year 5 created an underwater aquarium, based on their upcoming Mysteries of the Deep topic. The children used perspective to create a 3D effect for their artwork. Year 6 created tonal images using sketch pencils, they focused on the theme of crowns and also linked this to their RE focus. All the children did their very best and it was clear that fun was had by all. Four winners from each class were picked, based on the quality, effort and creativity of their work. Winners earned points for their houses. Well done to Water and Earth houses for coming in at joint 1st place.

Science Challenge.

  • Each year group was given a theme to base their investigations around. Year 1 Light and Shadow, Year 2 Electricity, Year 3 Animals and Mini-Beasts, Year 4 Light, Reflection and Refraction, Year 5 States of Matter and Year 6 Forces, Magnets and Resistance. The children worked within their house to complete investigations throughout the morning. Each group was given a score for each investigation, based on completing the investigation, working independently, communicating their learning and using scientific vocabulary. There were some fantastic research taking place and the children really impressed us with their enquiring minds. Congratulations to Ice who won 1st place, followed by Fire in 2nd place and Water and Earth in joint 3rd place.
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