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Big friends spent some time with their little friends on Friday afternoon. We created some drawings and talked about what we enjoy most about spending time together. It was a really positive way to mark the end of Anti-bullying week.

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On Friday Grace, Josie, Fenton and Seb attended the Year 4 Math Challenge at St Edward's Senior School.

They took part in several rounds of different maths activities. It was fabulous to watch them work - they were all excited and embraced the challenge. We were impressed by how quickly Josie and Grace completed the 24 Game round, and how well Fenton and Seb worked as a team.

Josie was also chosen to take part in a card trick.

The children all represented the school beautifully - well done!

We don't know the results yet, but whatever they may be, the children have made us very proud.

Thank you very much to Mrs Weatherley-Kaye for supplying me with coffee and conversation! And thank you to Mrs Clargo, Mrs Weatherley-Kaye, Mr Milner and Mr Jouni for facilitating transport for the children.

Eagles shared their wonderful puppet show homework with the Robins. It was lovely to see so much storytelling and enthusiasm from all the children. Thank you parents for your support in creative homework tasks!

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To celebrate Book Week, Eagles enjoyed several book related activities:

  • They designed new covers for their favourite books. The winner will receive a book from the Book Fair.
  • They had a preview Book Fair visit and picked the books they liked the look of the most. There was a very diverse selection!
  • Mrs Taverner led a balloon debate - the children argued for the best book to stay on board their rapidly descending balloon.

 

Eagles arrived at Kingswood full of excitement last Wednesday. We met our group leader, Adam, and had a tour of the centre. After settling into our dorms we had our first activity. Mr Woolston came to watch the fencing group; it was apparent that he may have some hidden talent in this area. Following that, we had our first Kingswood meal, then rounded the evening off with a campfire. The Eagles were the oldest children on the corridor (the other schools were Year 4 and Year 5) which was a nice experience for them.

Thursday was packed with activities. We particularly enjoyed a new activity that Staffordshire have only been running for 8 weeks: buggy building. We used barrels and wood to create buggies that two children could ride on and compete in games.

Other activities we undertook were zipwire, archery (Mrs Holt's favourite!), caving, Nightline, problem solving and climbing. All the children set themselves personal challenges and all of them completed them. Such great resilience was shown by all.

Photos to follow.

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