Homework over Easter

All homework due in on Tuesday 14th April

Year 5’s
– 100 word challenge (see the post below)
– Practice your maths passport (remember: little and often)
– To write your own non chronological report about a creature of your creation (this can be hand written or typed)
– Read, read and read. You will need to be able to talk about a fiction book that you have read over half term.

Year 6’s
– 100 word challenge (see the post below)
– Practice your maths passport (remember: little and often)
– To complete your SPAG, Maths and Reading comprehension (there is no time limit to this so break it up and do it in chunks over the Easter)
– Read, read and read. You will need to be able to talk about a fiction book that you have read over half term.

If you have any questions about any of the homework please leave a comment below.

Have a great Easter and if you are bored check out this link for 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4s https://www.50things.org.uk/activity-list.aspx

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100 word challenge

Use the prompt below within your 100 words this week. This prompt can be used anywhere in your writing, I will be looking for children who have challenged themselves with their writing, been original and to have edited their work before sending it.

…my ultimate challenge…

(Over the past couple of weeks we have had 3/4 children not completed their challenges, please can we have everyone complete this Easters 100 word challenge by Tuesday 14th April.)

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And the mock trial results are in….

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Congratulations to everyone in Eagles class who have recorded our best ever results in this years mock trial, with Gastrells A team finishing in 3rd and Gastrells B team just 0.5 of a point away in 4th out of 22 teams. To have both teams do so well is a great achievement and all of the children should be incredibly proud of themselves.

In addition to this Gastrells has won the court artist prize for a second year running with Neil Carmichael selecting Ellie’s picture of the court room and magistrates as the best in the entire competition.

On top of these 3 fantastic results, Isla & Henry were both shortlisted for the outstanding pupil award with Isla, who played the role of a magistrate being chosen as the overall winner, this is a truly incredible achievement to be selected out of over 250 children who entered this years mock trial.

On Thursday two of the magistrates who are responsible for organising the annual mock trial event came into school to present the shields and prizes to the children (pictures below), all of the staff involved are immensely proud of all the children, well done.

Summary of results
Novalis Trust Shield – Gastrells Prosecution
4th Place – Gastrells Defence
Court Artist Award – Ellie
Tony Howarth Shield for outstanding pupil – Isla

2015 Gastrells Nature Quiz Team

Well done to Josh (team captain), Uly, Daisy, Cate and Bernard (team mascot) for representing Gastrells todays in the annual nature quiz. After winning through to represent Gastrells after a tough selection process the four children faced a gruelling set of questions and eventually finished just behind Chalford in second place.

Have a go at answering some of the questions they faced today:
What colour is a mallards head?
What is the name of a male swan?

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4 items which weigh a combined weight of 1.6KG

Eagles were set the challenge for homework to find and bring in 4 items which weighed a total of 1.6Kg. The children investigated the weights of many items, some even weighed their pets and we had a rather bizarre selection of items brought in including a coconut, a deconstructed remote controlled car and a tin of tuna