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!
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.)
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.
Comment below with your story ideas to help get your classmates' creative juices flowing!
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!
For more information about internet safety and cyber bullying, see the link above.
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.
For more information about the event, click on the pictures above.
A huge congratulations to the whole school for putting on a brilliant performance last night. It was amazing to see so much talent on show. A touch of sadness also, as we will soon be saying goodbye to our super year 6s. We have made so many memories and they will truly be missed. They are a unique and very talented year group. Here is the slide show that we put together as a reminder of some of their best bits.
Here are some photos from the first AVSSP Tough Runner event. The children all had a fantastic night running around the obstacle course and taking part in the team challenges. Straight after this, most of the children rushed back to school for the school disco too. What an exhausting day!