Year 3 – Guy making

We may have not gained a place in the Guy competition, but we definitely had fun making it!  The children made it themselves and came up with the ideas. Everyone participated in making it in some way.

Well done 3DP.  Be proud!!

Year 3 – Money

This week our maths topic has been money, looking at coins and finding change.  Children were on the carpet pretending to be shop-keepers and handing out change, which they found educational and fun.

Next week, adding and subtracting.

Year 5 – Planetarium

Year 5 took a trip into space on Thursday. It was beautiful and amazing – we saw the whole solar system and galaxy. We learned numerous, stunning facts: the Sun is NOT the biggest star (in fact it looks quite tiny compared to some of the larger stars).  Talking about making large things look small – the Earth was humiliated by the Sun and VY majors.

Year 5 – Winning Guy

Well, well well…. Despite making the smallest, shyest Guy, class 5NG won this year’s Guy competition.  Of course we were proud of our hand sewn, recyclable chappie but we hardly thought he could match some of the slick structures on display.

A huge thank you to Mrs Flight who oversaw the whole lovely thing and to everyone who brought in something re-usable and stitched our Minion with care and pride.

Year 4 Maths

Year 4 have been learning how to present data in tables and bar graphs. On Thursday we had the chance to apply our skills to our own data when we had a mini rugby skills tournament in 4HL and Mr Williams kept a record of our scores using a data table. We then returned to class and turned our data into bar graphs.

Buzzing about Bach

After a week of listening to Johan Sebastian Bach in all classes across the school, the History of Music was launched in Singing Assembly this week.

Each half term the children will be introduced to different genres of music in chronological order of periods of time. This term the genre is classical dating as far back as 1750, and they will learn different composers each week.

It was great to hear how children were able to give facts and express their own opinions about this composer depending on whether they liked it or not. Hopefully, they will be able to compare and contrast as they are introduced to more composers.

Next week it will be Vivaldi!

Happy listening!

Orienteering British Champions

On 13th October 18 children from FJS joined Ms Mays at Moors Valley to compete in the British orienteering championships. Armed with whistles, maps, a compass and dipper they set off on a 45 minute adventure to reach all 12 controls.

Ms Mays had told them all before they left that the most important thing was to have fun, fun they had but also success!

On Friday 2nd November we welcomed 3 members of the Wessex Orienteering club to present medals and certificates and announce that FJS are the BRITISH SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONS! What an amazing achievement, congratulations to all of the team and a huge thank you to Ms Mays for all her time and passion towards orienteering.