Highmoor week commencing 17th June

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 3:05pm

We have been so busy this week again with lots of exciting things happening. 

On Tuesday afternoon along with children from Sonning Common and Kidmore End Primary Schools, we took part in The Big Blowout at Chiltern Edge School. It was great fun. Each school had been practising certain tunes which we shared with each other. We also played London's Burning in a round with the other schools. Mr Marples had arranged for The Galliard Recorder Group to come and play for us. It was great to hear lots of different sizes of recorders being played professionally. It has given us something to aspire to! 

On Wednesday evening  several members of the class along with members from Springwood class represented Peppard  School at this year’s ‘Festival of Voices’ at Dorchester Abbey. All the children have shown great commitment to the choir having rehearsed for the event since February.In the afternoon they joined a mass rehearsal with eight other schools from all over Oxfordshire.

In the evening they sang to a huge audience accompanied by a live band.. Mrs Clinkard is very proud of all their hard work and was very impressed by their excellent behaviour and wonderful singing. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Clinkard for organising it, teaching us the songs and her excellent kazoo playing on the night!

 Thursday morning was a fun filled science morning. We had 2 sessions, both based around forensic science. In our first investigation we ran 6 different experiments on 5 known white powders and then ran the same experiments on a mystery powder to identify it. In our second workshop we looked at the limitations of our short-term memory and the reliability of eyewitnesses by running increasingly difficult tests on our aural and visual memories. We finished the experiment by examining the effects of leading questions on witness statements.   

Meanwhile, of course, we have also been doing lots of our normal lessons. In maths the year 3s started the week by counting on in steps of 50 and 100 and then looked at word problems involving the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We then moved on to identifying patterns. The year 4s were looking at decimal numbers with 2 decimal places, thinking about how to round them, where to place them on a number line and adding or subtracting them. 

We had a focus on history this week and learnt about the expansion of the Roman Empire and how the Romans conquered Southern Britain. 

Finally, this afternoon is sports day. We are looking forward to seeing you all back here at 4.45 for a fun packed evening with our friends and families. Good luck to all the children in their races and fingers crossed the weather holds out for us!

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