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Triathlon Taster

This afternoon our year 5 and 6 classes experienced a PE lesson with a difference.

Mr Whiteman with the help of Mrs Fox and some year 6 helpers created an exciting Triathlon course, complete with bike/scooter circuit and running track. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite have enough time to build and fill a real swimming pool, so a pretend pool had to be constructed.

Well done to all the children who took part, you all made a terrific effort to complete the course.

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The Return of the "Eggstronaut"!

Team Endurance worked hard recently to design and build a parachute and landing module for their "Eggstronauts" so that, when released from the school roof, they returned to earth without cracking! Well done to the winning team below for not only keeping their egg intact but for also creating the most efficient parachute and winning the Easter egg prizes.


The Eggs(
Click on the image above for some more pictures.)

Bikeability on a beautiful day!

The sun shone on Y5 today as they continued to impress on their L2 Bikeability training.

As you can see, everyone was listening well and working hard, learning the rules of the road.

Keep it up and safe cycling!
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Year 6 Maya Models

Upper School have been learning about the fascinating history of the Central American Maya culture. They were clever scientists and prolific builders with intriguing and gruesome religious practices. We have also been learning about the groups of people who made up the different levels of their society from the highest kings to the lowliest slaves.

In this activity, we have been designing costumes befitting of wealthy and very important Maya citizens. The children did an amazing job!

 

Maya Models

 

Guide to Fraction Arithmetic

For anyone who is interested: here is our KJS guide to fraction arithmetic. Use this to help you to confidently add, subtract, divide and multiply fractions. Team Endurance will begin our fraction arithemtic unit very soon so have a look through this guide to get a leg up! (If you are viewing this on an iPad or an iPhone, click on open with iBooks and you will have a copy saved to your device for easier viewing.)

Download Guide to Fraction Arithmetic 

 

500 Words 2018!

 

All the children of upper school are really excited at the launch of the Radio 2 500 Words competition 2018. We will be working over the next few weeks to write an entry of our own! The children got involved in the BBC Live Lesson which launched the competition, came up with loads of amazing story ideas and got some superb story writing tips from Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce. 

500 Words Collage

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Comment below with your story ideas to help get your classmates' creative juices flowing!

Amber Valley Basketball Competition

Congratulations to our fantastic year 5 & 6 team for achieving 2nd place in the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership Basketball Competition. The children thoroughly enjoyed the tournament held at Belper leisure centre and demonstrated fantastic skills, team work and respect throughout.

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A Visit from the Police

Many thanks to PC Gardner and PCSO Derby for coming into school yesterday. They delivered an incredibly interesting and enlightening session on internet safety, cyber bullying,  the age of legal responsibility and how to stay safe around the village. The children were all very enthused, displaying great knowledge of the law, asking lots of questions and sharing stories of their own positive interactions with the police. They even got to try on some hats too! 

Year 6 and Police

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For more information about internet safety and cyber bullying, see the link above.

Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics

We’ll done to our athletics team for representing the school brilliantly at the Sportshall Athletics competition tonight. There was a real team spirit displayed and everyone had loads of fun taking part in the events. 

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Dig For Victory Garden Party at Markeaton Park

Attention all year 5 and 6 children!

As a brilliant introduction to upper school's World War II topic (which we will start when we come back to school in September), the Friends of Markeaton Park are bringing a 1940s themed family festival including a craft fair and entertainment to Markeaton Park on 27th of August. There will be loads to see and do and should be fun for all the family. Let me know in the comments anything you learn whilst at the festival, should you be able to attend. 

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    Home Guard

For more information about the event, click on the pictures above.