Year 3 have made an excellent start to the year and we have been incredibly proud of how well they have settled in at Marnel Junior School. We had an exciting start to the year as we received a message in a bottle from a snail who wanted a lift around the world! We enjoyed exploring his journey using atlases and Google Earth. We have now put ourselves in the snail's shoes and produced some fantastic diary entries. The year 3 staff are very impressed with the quality of writing which the children have produced and can't wait to watch them progress throughout the year.
Year 4 have settled very well into the new school year. We have enjoyed writing a mini auto-biography as a beginning to our project ‘How do I see myself?’ Now we have started making soft toys from our own designs and this is lots of fun! For our science learning we have conducted an experiment about the way different drinks affect our teeth. To finish this half term we will be having a Year 4 healthy picnic bringing together our learning which has been all about healthy foods and digestion.
Year 5 children have settled really well into the year and are enjoying their current Project of Wonder. They have all been really open minded and respectful in their learning. We were very lucky to have two visits from Liz and her assistant dog, River and from Ellen and her puppy, Buster, who was in training to be a Guide Dog. The children were exceptionally well behaved and showed incredible Learning Behaviours, in their listening and asking questions. The feedback from Liz was, "What a fantastic school! The children were wonderful and it was a special day in River's training journey!" Well done Year 5! We look forward to showing you the children's work at our outcome in a few weeks’ time.
Year 6 have had a brilliant start to the year and we have been really impressed by their hard working attitude; keep it up! The children have been enjoying listening to the story of Alem and his journey to the UK and last week showed off their drama skills when acting in role as two of the characters. Next week, we will be having a science focus week and the children will be exploring how light works through a variety of different investigations.