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Our Year 6 Swallows have flown the nest after a wonderful couple of celebratory days with lots of fun and pizza galore!


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House Points - Week 7

We would like to share two very different animal poems with you for inspiration! Well done Damani and Minoes smiley We are looking forward to reading some more!
We have shared a few of the finished kennings on Friday's page, hope you enjoy reading them!

House points - Week 6

Our new classroom layout!

House points - Summer term week 5

Swallow class book recommendations

Pond dipping has been a very popular acitivty for our budding scientists whilst learning about biodiversity. Arthur even managed to find an endangered greater crested newt, which he returned to its natural habitat after having his photo taken with it.

Look what Ashdon has grown!

Uttlesford PE Challenge 5

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This is the fifth and final Uttlesford PE challenge. We are currently doing incredibly well, achieving medals in all of the challenges so far. Let's see how well we can do with this one!

We are incredibly impressed with the quality of the work that has been sent in during this period of school closure, especially with your recent biographies on Roald Dahl. It shows how hard you are all working and the pride you are all taking in your work! 

We would like to share the concluding paragraph from Charlie's biography as an example of this high standard:


Roald Dahl went on to become a renowned author, writing hundreds of amazing books and also teaming up with brilliant illustrator Quentin Blake, who helped to bring his stories alive. He died in 1990, but his creative stories and books continue to be an inspiration to children (and adults!) all over the world and have been transformed into movies and musical theatre shows, entertaining and motivating people to this day. As a quote from his story Matilda says, "Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world." - Roald Dahl certainly did that!


Well done Charlie and thank you for allowing us to share this with the class. I love the quote from Matilda. It is a message and an inspiration to all of us - the power is in our hands! 


Mrs Powell

House Points - Summer term week 4

Noah has been busy building an insect house as part of his biodiversity work for science - we are very impressed!

We are loving our science!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

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Equivalent fractions video - Year 5

Uttlesford PE challenge 4

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So far, we have been awarded a total of 1 silver and 2 bronze medals for our amazing scores in Uttlesford challenges 1 & 2. We are waiting to her the results for Challenge 3, but have our fingers crossed as we had some very high scores. You need to start in the middle on the cross and see how many times you can go round the toilet rolls in 30 seconds.You score one point every time you go round 1 toilet roll and then back to the centre cross. Good luck!

Les arbres familiales de Minoes et Lucy en francais!

House points

House points - Summer term: Week 2

We have been truly inspired by the wonderful achievement of Captain Tom Moore, who has raised so much money for the NHS. We have watched some video clips of him walking and listened to the words of his song and these are some of our responses. We would like to wish him a very happy 100th birthday!

We are very proud of our art work which we completed after we had watched a video tutorial which taught us how to draw an eye. We hope you like them too!

Hello from all of us to all of you!

House points for the week and Isla's speed bounce certificate!

James and George's amazing night sky photos

House points - Swallow and Kingfishers combined totals to date!

We have found lots of new activities to keep us busy!

Time to catch up with some baking!

We loved doing science experiments in our kitchens!

Our new classrooms!

House points for Week 1 of our home learning - as you can see it's very close!

Reading with our buddies is always very popular. We really enjoyed sharing their favourite books with them during Book Week!

We had great fun making shadow puppets in science linked to our topic on light and then using these to retell Greek myths.

Thank you Mrs Noakes for helping us to make snakes for our Medusa door display for Book Week!

Our Year 5 children thoroughly enjoyed their singing workshop - in fact they liked it so much we have booked a return visit in September when the whole school will participate in a singing extravaganza!

We made these masks during our preparations for the Holcaust memorial service, which Year 6 attended.We discussed the fact that the face that we show to the world does not always reflect how we are feeling inside.

We have enrolled with Juniper Education to review the books nominated for the annual Juniper Book Awards. The children are all encouraged to submit their own reviews once they have read the books. We have been invited to attend the award ceremony, where not only will the winning author be presented with their award, there will also be an award presented to the pupil who has written the best review.

We thoroughly enjoyed our workshop led by Chris Holland, the Didgeridoo man. He fascinated us with the range of sounds he was able to play and enthralled us by recounting some Dreamtime stories. The children were really excited to learn how to play and used some of the sound effects to help retell their own stories.

We were so proud of our Year 6 children who led an emotional service on Remembrance Day. They read poems they had written and laid a wreath and crosses on our memorial. Grace read the Act of Remembrance which was followed by the Last Post played by Mr Wilson. The whole school observed a 2 minute silence and then concluded the service by singing The National Anthem.

We enjoyed our road safety afternoon and learnt the importance of making sure we always stay safe around traffic.

Swallow Class enjoyed serving tea and coffee at our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. They all worked so hard and were very proud to have raised just over £300!

Swallow class enjoyed their BMX workshop with Mike, where they learnt how to overcome challenges using the power of a positive attitude and growth mindset.

We are looking forward to the year ahead with our new class!

Swallow class enjoyed a Victorian Day at Audley End House