Jaguars Term 2 2017-18

Once again, Jaguars have had a busy, fun-filled but hard working term. Our topic about World War 2 has continued to inspire us.

On November 8th, we visited Nova Hreod School to attend their Literary Festival. Authors, The Two Steves, entertained us, and there was plenty of audience participation ! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning.

Miss Cox, our PE teacher, has been teaching us basketball and netball skills this term. We have really enjoyed our lessons and have learnt lots of new skills, using them in a class tournament at the end of term.

In Science, we thought about which materials an RAF pilot in WW2 might use for his uniform to keep him warm. We investigated the question : Which material would make the best insulator ?

As part of our Topic, we wrote some newspaper reports about the outbreak of WW2. Read some of our reports below.

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Jaguars spent an industrious afternoon designing poppies which Mrs. Winn made into a poppy wreath to place on our Remembrance stone. We were impressed with the finished product.

On November 17th, we ‘dressed up’ to raise funds for Children in Need. We really enjoyed not having to wear school uniform !

On 1st December, we shared our Pick and Mix homework in school. See some of our creations below.

Christmas was approaching, and we decided to make some cute Christmas owls! After many pricked fingers and endless metres (yes, literally!) of tangled embroidery thread, we finally produced some tree decorations we are very proud of. We are looking forward to putting them on our Christmas trees. Many thanks to Mrs. Willis for helping us. What do you think? Pictures below.

It was beginning to get cold outside so we decided to write some winter poems. These weren’t just ordinary winter poems, we imagined what it would be like to actually become winter. We included lots of powerful vocabulary as well as alliteration, personification and simile. We hope you enjoy reading some of them.

Of course, Christmas means performing our Christmas concerts. We learnt lots of great Christmas songs this year and really enjoyed performing for our families. We also visited our friends at James Wilks House. After performing our concert, we spent some time chatting with them over a drink of orange squash and a biscuit. Thank you to all the residents at James Wilks House for always making us so welcome, we hope to see you again soon !

The term ended with a visiting pantomime who performed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, there was plenty of fun-filled audience participation, we really enjoyed ourselves. In addition, on the last day of term, we celebrated Christmas jumper day and performed the 12 Days of Christmas in assembly – a Haydon Wick tradition!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2018 !



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