Year 5 Blast Off!

On Wednesday, we opened our minds and widened our eyes as the universe unfolded above us in a pop-up planetarium.  One class at a time, we looked up at the wonders of space.  This was no simulation: these images were the real thing.  Every crater we saw on Mars or on the moon is actually there, photographed and documented.

We may not all want to do it for real, but no doubt there are budding engineers and scientists ready to contribute in some way to this exciting frontier area.

Thank you to Neil, who set everything up and let us handle space rock.  He also made us proud to live in a part of the UK where components for space craft are built and developed.

Year 3 Spelling

Who am I?

Question: ‘You are a type of weather which falls from the sky. Your friend is what the queen does.’

Answer: rain and reign.

This was a snippet from conversations heard in Year 3 when we played Homophone Who Am I?. What a fun way to learn our spelling word meanings!

Year 5 Science – Speed Dating

Year 5 have been speed dating this week…speed dating each of the planets!

After five minutes of becoming an expert on their specialist planet, it was then a matter of speed to find out as much information about each of the other planets in a three minute date.

We think eight dates in an afternoon was really quite tiring, not to mention the fact we were also expected to make a fact file on everything we had found out – what a busy afternoon of science!

Year 4 Bloggers

The following blogs were written by Alice and Katie in Year 4…

23 February: Maths Equivalent

Today in Maths we learnt about equivalent fractions. This means two fractions can equal the same amount. For example: 1/2 is the same as 2/4 or 2/6 is the same as 4/12. We’ve also learnt to shade in a fraction to show a half.

28 February: Snow again

Snow again! What was the weather thinking? It must be out of its mind! It hasn’t snowed in Fordingbridge for four years – but this time FJS struck lucky!

On this exact date (28 February 2018), 6cm of snow came our way! At break time the children at FJS were playing with the snow, making snowballs, snowmen and much much more!

Even Miss Gray and Mrs Ellis were throwing snowballs, Mrs Ellis threw four and Miss Gray threw three, so Mrs Ellis won! We all had a brilliant time out in the crunchy, pearl, white snow! We hope it all comes back!

Internet Safer Day 2018

On Friday 9th February the whole school took part in celebrating Internet Safer Day.

This year the theme was :Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you. During a  whole school assembly we spoke about taking responsibility for our actions online and always considering the consequences of our online activity, as well as how we can make others feel.

It was then back to our classes to discuss and share our thoughts on not only keeping ourselves safe online, but also exploring that it is so difficult to get rid of anything posted online and how our digital footprint is there to stay.

To end the afternoon we all set ourselves a good deed to complete online to make ourselves of others feel better about themselves. It will be great to hear how many of us have completed our good deeds.

For more information on Internet Safer Day 2018 follow this link – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-2018-top-tips-under-11s