Hello again from everyone at Broadford Primary School! We have had a very busy week again this week.
We started off our week with our circuit training session on Monday.
This is where we perform a series of intense activities in our school hall for 3 minutes and rotate around the activities over 25 minutes. It is very tiring!
This week, Bailey (Year 6) helped us to make sure that we were using our full potential at each station.
On Tuesday we did some more studying of India in our lessons. We looked more at Chembakolli and how your day would be different to ours. We compared our daily routine with Parvathy’s. We were very shocked to see how many activities she fits into one day!
Tuesday also saw us start writing our version of Romeo and Juliet in our Literacy sessions. We are around the half-way point with our writing now, so it is coming along nicely!
On Wednesday, Year 5 (there are 45 children in Year 5) went to one of the local Secondary schools, Draper’s Academy. Like us, Draper’s Academy have a brand new building. It is much bigger than ours though because it holds more children, and they are older and bigger than us! The Queen opened their school in October, and the local Mayor opened our new school a few months ago.
At Draper’s Academy we were asked to make some yummy cakes and come up with a way to sell them. (We didn’t actually sell them, we just had to come up with a persuasive idea and tempting packaging design!) Cooking isn’t something that we do regularly at our school, though we have done some. So this was a real treat for us!
On Thursday afternoon, Willow (Year 5) were learning about how shadows are made bigger and smaller. They were inspired by watching a video clip of Britain’s Got Talent (a TV show) winners Attraction, in their first audition in front of the judges.
Miss Reynolds challenged the children in Willow to recreate a part of Attraction’s performance, demonstrating how to make shadows bigger and smaller. The children were allowed to use their bodies and make some shadow puppets.
“It was quite challenging!” said James. “It was much harder than I thought it was going to be to make an effective shadow. I figured out that if you move the puppet closer to the light then the shadow looks bigger, but move it further away and it looked smaller.”
On Fridays we have our weekly E for Excellence assembly. This is where we celebrate each week exactly what everyone in school has earned and done brilliantly.
We all gather in the hall – everyone from Reception children in Fern and Aspen classes (age 4 and 5) to Year 6 children in Maple and Elm (10 and 11 year olds). Our Headteacher, Mr Drakes, shakes our hands and we receive certificates for doing something brilliant in class, for reading a certain amount of books, for being kind and helpful to the dinner ladies at lunchtimes, for telling Mr Drakes a fascinating fact about anything, for achieving merits in our Tracker cards, and lots lots more! We really enjoy celebrating with the rest of the school all of our achievements and saying Well Done.
Finally this week, we have been buying Father’s Day gifts from school for our daddies. Sunday is Father’s Day in the UK which is a time to let our Dads know that we appreciate them, so the FOB (Friends Of Broadford) kindly laid out some gifts and cards that we could buy for our daddies.
That’s all for this week! Don’t forget to read our blog! broadfordyear56.blogspot.com