Special Guest Visitor

 

Good Afternoon!

We have been lucky enough this week to have a mountaineer join us in Class 4 to give a special talk to the children about mountains and exploration. A big thank you must be given to Mr Montgomery. On Thursday morning, Mr Montgomery joined us in Class to give a talk on the National 3 Peaks challenge (providing images of his successful completion of the challenge); in addition to his epic journey up Mount Kilimanjaro and dance contest with the Chief of the Maasai tribe and his inspirational climb to base camp on Mount Everest. Furthermore, Mr Montgomery discussed in detail the equipment that a mountaineer would need to take on an expedition; the children very much enjoyed looking at all of the equipment and the whistles! The information provided will feed into our literacy work next week!

Over the weekend I challenge the children to find the average height of the mountains on the National 3 Peaks Challenge.

Have an amazing weekend!

Maps! Mountains! Maps!

 

Good Evening!

This week in Class 4 we have spent our afternoons researching mountains. The above images show the children investigation human and physical characteristics in the Highlands and Snowdonia . Additionally, the children have used OS maps to inspire a piece of art work. Furthermore, we have used mountains as an inspiration for our literacy work; over the next 2 weeks we will be creating a biography on the legendary mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary.

We hope you all have  a lovely weekend!

Mighty Mountains

 Good Morning!

I am rather shocked that we have already completed our second week back at school following the Christmas break! The children as always have been working extremely hard and have completed some amazing work this week.

In class 4 we have continued our work on Mighty Mountains, in theme we have looked closely at mountain ranges on the continent; in addition to a brief observation of Scottish mountains and the vocabulary used to describe them and next week we will be exploring mountain ranges closer to home.

During our English session we have used mountains as an inspiration for writing narratives.

Over the weekend I challenge the children of class 4 to find the nearest mountain to Brandesburton, the first child to do so will receive a sticker.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mr Mallison

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back to school life!

We have been very excited in class 4 over the past week as we have been able to use our brand-new interactive whiteboard. It has been used to support and enhance teaching across the curriculum, the children have particularly enjoyed using it during maths sessions!

I’d like to say a big thank-you to all of the children who have submitted entries to the art competition (judging is going to be a very difficult task!). Judging is going to take place tomorrow evening (Tuesday) winners will be announced next week (after the trophy has been engraved).

 

Children in Need

Good Evening!

I hope everybody has had a lovely day in school today taking part in the wonderful Children in Need activities. A special mention must go to all the hard working parents who have put together amazing costumes for the children, each and every child looked fabulous, Toby in-particular really made me smile with his giraffe costume!

Additionally, it has been a pleasure having the year 5 children back in class this week following their residential visit, which appears to have been a great success once again. The children have worked (as always) extremely hard this week. I have been very impressed with the work completed during our English sessions as has Mrs Ledingham. The year 4s and 5s were split for maths this week and by all accounts the year 4s have had a smashing week working with Mrs Ledingham. The year 5 children have focused their time looking at multiples and factors.

As the Christmas period fast approaches we have been spending time in the afternoons preparing for the Christmas production which has been very beneficial and it looks like you are in for a treat!

I hope you all have a refreshing weekend!

 

Mr Mallison

Happy Half-term!

Good Afternoon!

Congratulations  for completing the first half-term! The children have worked extremely hard over the past 8 weeks and should be proud of all of their achievements. It has been a long half-term, but the children stepped up and have worked their socks off!

 

It has been an immense pleasure meeting all of the parents over the course of this week for parents evening, I hope the meetings were beneficial and I very much look forward to speaking with you all in the very near future. Once again, if you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

I hope you all have an amazing break,

 

rest up and I will see you all in 10 days,

 

Mr Mallison

 

 

Games, Games, Games

Good Afternoon!

Once again Friday has rolled around at an unbelievable pace, we will soon be considering putting up the Christmas tree at this rate.

I must begin by saying how impressed (as I am always) I was this week with the children’s homework. The games are fantastic, the children have clearly spent a considerable amount of time making them, in addition to researching key information and facts. I look forward to sampling WW2 inspired dishes next week, if you are struggling for ideas, I found this website particularly helpful:

http://www.recipespastandpresent.org.uk/wartime/

or for a very tasty carrot cake: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/recipes/wartime-carrot-cake

The homework will link in very nicely to our theme work for next week which will commence with rationing on Monday.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

 

Mr Mallison

 

Eden Camp Adventure!

Good Evening All!

I cannot believe that another fun packed week has past here at Brandesburton Primary School.

The standout point has to be our wonderful visit to Eden Camp, I could not be prouder of how the children conducted themselves on this visit, they were kind, courteous and inquisitive. From the feedback that I have received from the children it appears that they have all had a wonderful time. Particular highlights were huts 3 & 5, many brave children experienced the blitz and a German U-boat (those in my group were very keen to visit these huts twice!). If you have the opportunity to visit with your family I would recommend that you do so! Thank you very much for your continued support, without this, visits such as this would not be possible.

In literacy next week we will be using our time at Eden Camp to provide a stimulus for our non-chronological reports. More so, I hope that the visit has assisted the children with ideas for their homework, I am very much looking forward to seeing the finished products, if they are half as good as their air-raid shelters they will be incredible!

Finally I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the parents who came along on the trip (not just those who came with year 4), without parent helpers these trips would not be possible, thank you for your invaluable assistance, good humour and for the lovely cup of coffee 😉

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Mr Mallsion

As quick as a flash

Good Evening!

As quick as a flash another week has flown by in Class 4, incredibly the children have not ceased in their determination to expand upon their prior learning. To give a brief overview, we have continued with our work on Place Value in maths and the children have shown envious levels of resilience when faced with difficult tasks. In English we have commenced writing our letters and I am very impressed with the work that has been completed thus far, many children have been able to transport the reader back to 1939 with their touching letters home.

In our science lessons we have been looking carefully at human development, this week we have focused on data relating to the growth of babies. Applying scientific and maths skills the children have been able to produce graphs to make observations about growth.

Today in art we have taken tentative steps towards producing self-portraits. We will develop our drawing skills over the coming weeks, culminating in a fabulous Blackout themed piece of art. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of taking part in my first Harvest festival at Brandesburton, it was lovely to see so many of you in attendance and to watch Class 4 perform so wonderfully. I look forward to seeing you all in the near future for further community events.

Finally, a special mention to all of the children who attended art club this evening, the children produced stunning pieces of work inspired by Joan Miró and last but not least I feel that special praise should go to the children this week for all the hard work that they have carried out on their homework, the Anderson Shelter cakes were yummy (future bake off contestants in the making), the models fit for Grand Designs and fact laden information sheets, well done!

 

Once again, I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

 

Mr Mallison

 

PS, I am soooooooooooooooooo excited about going to Eden Camp next week!