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July 2018

Walk to School Winners

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Ash class won the first Summer Challenge Day for Dartford District’s ‘Walk to School’ competition, run by the KM group. Two members of the class went to Leeds Castle to receive an award and everyone in the class won a ticket to Diggerland. Congratulations Ash Class!


Persuasive Writing

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In English this week the children have been learning about persuasive writing. We have learnt how to take part in a conscience alley, whereby we have been giving the Fox advice on whether to stay in the den or go and look for the Star. From this we started to write our own persuasive letters to the Fox. We discussed how our letters need to be persuasive to encourage the Fox to either stay in the den or go look for the Star. 

Home Task – Can you write your own persuasive letter to a friend? 

In Maths this week the children have been looking at capacity and measure. The children have been exploring different sized containers and water. We have developed our capacity mathematical vocabulary, including full, half full, nearly empty and empty. From this knowledge, we moved on to comparing capacities. 

 

 

Home Task – Can you explore capacity in different containers from around your home?

In Topic this week we have been learning about what effect different liquids have on each other. The children started our experiment by predicting what they thought was going to happen and drawing a diagram of the experiment. As groups, we then tested the experiment, whereby we put food colouring into milk, then used a cotton bud with washing up liquid and used this to put into the milk. The children were amazed to see that the cotton bud with washing up liquid was able to move the food colouring. 

 

 

 

 


 


20p Challenge

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Last year we launched the fabulous Maths competition “The 20p Challenge”. This saw children across the school collecting as many 20p coins as possible, earning them by doing a variety of different tasks. This year we aim to come back even bigger and better and see if we can beat Pine Class’s amazing total of over £200 in 20p coins! Children can earn their coins in a variety of different ways from walking the dog, walking to school, reading their book every day for a week or doing lovely helpful things around the home (parents this is your opportunity to use this to your advantage!)

We are fast approaching “My Money Week” commencing the week beginning 16th July, where all classes will take part in money based activities and begin to add up how many coins their class has collected. On THURSDAY 19TH JULY we will be finalising the amount per class and announcing the winner. The winning class will get a special prize!

So dig deep into those pockets, have a rummage behind the sofa cushions and see if you can help your class be the winners of this year’s 20p challenge!