A big well done to Maple Class who have completed their SATS tests this week! You have all worked so incredibly hard and your attitude has been fantastic – you were all positive and enthusiastic. Here’s a photograph of you all having a well-deserved treat 🙂
In Maple and Cedar classes, we were given the task of creating aboriginal art work with the theme of the ocean and Australia. Part way through the lesson, some children were suddenly taken away and we were all very confused as to why they had to go and where they were going! It all became clear when we found out about our new Novel Study ‘Alone on a wide, wide sea’ where children were taken away from England to Australia!
As part of our whole school World Book Day celebrations, Years 5 and 6 had a class competition. Each child had to try and persuade the rest of the class to read their book. We spent time thinking about how we might persuade other people to vote for our book; through writing speeches, researching the author and making posters advertising our books. We then presented this to the rest of the class. The range of books inn Years 5 and 6 was brilliant!
As part of our world book day celebrations, all the pupils took part in Achievement For All’s 100 million minute reading challenge. Lots of schools across the country took part to see if children could read for 100 million minutes. In just one week, children at Gotham Primary School, managed to read for 18,897 minutes at home! This is an amazing achievement! The winning house team, with the highest number of minutes, was Jupiter with 5136 minutes. Well done team Jupiter!