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!
Year 4 have been learning to convert measures between millilitres and litres. Lots of children were busily writing these conversions in their books whilst trying to remember to include the unit of measure! Other children were working hard to match the different measurements.
We are wondering if you know how to convert 5000ml in litres? And which measurement would you use to measure the capacity of a mug?
Well done to both Year 6 and Year 4 pupils who travelled to Bryanston School to take part in the Annual Maths Challenge – with two of our Year 6 boys coming second in their competition. What a fantastic achievement considering 25 local schools took part, many of which were from the independent sector.
The competition involves the pupils teaming up in pairs to solve many different kinds of maths problems against the clock.
Despite the nerves and the pressure, they all thoroughly enjoyed it and, as always, were a credit to the school.
A team made up almost entirely of Fordingbridge Junior School boys were proud winners of the U9s Testway Youth Football League Oak Plate last weekend.
The boys – one from Year 3 and eight from Year 4 – really lived the school motto of Believe, Strive, Achieve in a very competitive final. They showed resilience and determination as well as great sportsmanship to achieve a 3-1 victory.
And they were so proud! Congratulations boys!
Week beginning 22 January 2018
On Monday Mrs Ovenden and I undertook a learning walk through the school, during which we saw children hard at work in maths or English. It is always wonderful to see the children being independent in their learning, making choices on whether they need extra support or moving themselves to their next challenge. To be able to reflect on your own learning and have the determination to move it forward is an excellent skill to have.
Not only do we have children excelling in school, we also have those who continually impress outside of school. We are especially proud of Flo who decided she wanted to raise some money for the World Wildlife Fund, so she baked lots of cakes and invited her friends and neighbours over to have tea and cake and make a donation one day after school.
In total she raised £110! I think it’s a great effort. Well done Flo!
Years 3 and 4 had a Bake Off Assembly on Wednesday (15 November).
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry would have been so proud of our children!
Children learnt how to make cup cakes using different flavour yogurts, then they used the empty yoghurt pot as their measuring tool for all the other ingredients. Very clever!
Panic set in when the cakes needed to be baked because of a power cut but it didn’t last long and the children were able to enjoy eating them later on in the day. Scrummy!