Friday, July 30, 2010


Hi everyone.
You will see on the left of the blog that there is a survey for you to complete.
It will give us information that we can use to think about the improvements
we would like to see in our school.
All you need to do is click on the link and respond to the 2 questions.
Looking forward to reading your thoughts. Use that fantastic green hat thinking
that you are so good at!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Hi everyone. It's nearly the end of another busy week. I was so impressed with the standard of the speeches today. I was also impressed with so many of you wanting to present your speeches again to strive to improve on the first time! That does not happen very often and is an absolute credit to you and the amazing attitudes all of you have to your learning. Don't ever lose that.
I have your e-pportfolios up and running - I think!!! I will add a photo of your portrait to each one so that you can start them off by reflecting on the learning that has gone on in producing them. I can then respond to you individually. We will also add your goals to this so that it becomes a reflective journal. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts and seeing your learning journeys progress.
Thanks for another amazing day. You're the best!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hi everyone. We are going to be exhibiting your amazing portraits shortly. If you would like to write about your learning journey in producing them, please add it here as a comment and I will pass them onto the lovely Mrs Forde who is organising information for a brochure.
Remember to include detail in your comments. What were the challenges? What was the most interesting or rewarding part about creating them? What was the key learning along the way? What are you the most proud of?
Looking forward to reading your thoughts. :-)
Thanks for the song today too! ;-)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Just a wee note to let you know how much we enjoyed the auditions today. All of you were so impressive!! I don't think we've ever had a whole class who were keen to have main roles. That is completely due to all of you having the most fantastic attitudes.
We will let you know on Monday who has which part.
Don't forget to hand your homework books in tomorrow.
I've really enjoyed reading your well-thought-out goals. I know that you will work
hard to achieve them. Proud of all of you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More About Tessellations and Initiative

I was so impressed with Emma's tessellation that she tried out last night. This was an optional extra and it was so good to see someone giving new learning a 'go'. Tessellations are a great geometry tool. You will learn about slides, flips and turns, rotations and many more.
Looking forward to the auditions tomorrow. All of you are so talented and I love that you are prepared to try anything and work so hard on your learning. I am also really looking forward to what the reading groups come up with to show their learning about the brain.

See you tomorrow!! :-)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tessellations and Other Thoughts

Hi everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic day! I love the way you think and question what is around you. These are just some of the things that make you such fantastic learners. You are always wanting to learn more and achieve more.
The effort you put into your learning is so impressive and it is really exciting to see how motivated you are over your results.
Just imagine what you can learn by the end of the year!!!!
I will start to add the tessellation activities for you. Look out for more on the blog - on the links down the side.
Make sure that you are being sensible about your computer use though. It's never a good idea to spend to long on it. Make sure that you take a break and read or play outside - also important for your learning!

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Goals for Term 3 2010

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for an awesome first day back. You really are very special people. I loved the questions you asked about your reading today. This is what will take you to the next level of your learning. You always want to know what the next learning is. Don't ever change!!
This post is where you can add your goals for this term. Don't forget to add your names to let me know who is commenting - and also so that I can reply to your comments, of course.
Challenge yourselves - what is it that you really want to achieve? Is it in basic facts? Is it in reading, maths, writing??
I will add my learning goals to this part to -as comments. Feel free to comment on them also. :-)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Homework and Reading

Hi everyone! One more sleep and we're back learning. YAY!!
I've added this week's homework to the homework links. Let me know if there are any problems.
We will be completing our learning about the brain and multiple intelligences over the next two weeks.
I will put more links on here for you to explore and share with your parents. I've added one already under the Brain Links - it's one that we will be using in your reading this week.
It has audio on it as well - this is a great support for the more complex vocabulary.
We will be working hard to extend our vocabulary this term.
See you in the morning! :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Holiday Greetings

Hi everyone. I hope you've had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to an awesome term of fantastic learning.
I am starting to add some more links, including links for the Science Fair. Have a play and let me
know what you think.
I will also add more learning challenge links in the next few days.
See you soon!