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Summer Term Blogs - 2018

Welcome to the Starbeck School Pupil Blog - written by Ella Rowntree, Leah-Louise Lea, Megan Winter & Noah Kidman

Week 5

Star Award Winners:

Reception - Dante & Maria

Year 1 - Josie & Kiera

Year 2 - Amy & Isabelle

Year 3 - Thuli & Tayor

Year 4P - Noah & Leyla

Year 4A - Luke & Bella

Year 5 - Isobelle & Katie

Year 6 - James, Natalie & Freddie

 

Week 4

(This week a special blog by Noah Kidman, reviewing the Summer Music Concert held at school)

STARBECK STARS STILL SHINING!

ON WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE, STARBECK SCHOOL HELD ITS ANNUAL SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT. IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING, WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MANY MUSICAL GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE SCHOOL.THE CONCERT WAS OPENED BY THE BRILLIANT ORCHESTRA WHO PERFORMED LOTS OF PIECES INCLUDING JAMES BOND AND AN IMPROVISED VERSION OF SHAPE OF YOU BY ED SHEERAN.

THE AUDIENCE ALSO WITNESSED A FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE FROM THE KS1 SINGING CLUB, WHO SANG SEVERAL SONGS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. THERE WAS A STUNNING SENSE OF UNITY IN THE AIR, AS BOTH CHOIRS COLLABORATED TO SING AN OLD FAVOURITE, HEY MISTER MILLER.

OUT OF ALL OF THE GROUPS, ONE REALLY SHONE. THE DJEMBE DRUMMING GROUP, LED BY MR STRATFORD, FASCINATED THE AUDIENCE WITH THEIR RHYTHM AND TECHNIQUE. THEY PLAYED PIECES INCLUDING BAGA GINE AND MARIBAYASA.

IT WAS THANKS TO SEVERAL SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT THIS CONCERT WAS POSSIBLE. MRS ROWNTREE, MRS BUTTON AND MR STRATFORD WERE ALL GIVEN LITTLE REWARDS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE SCHOOL. FOSS ARE THANKED AS WELL FOR SERVING REFRESHMENTS AT THE CONCERT.

 

Summer 2 - Week 3

Star Award Winners:

Reception - Ewan & Millie

Year 1 - Kya May & Alice

Year 2 - Bentley & Rita

Year 3 - Nathan & Navjot

Year 4P - Harper & Cayden

Year 4A - Harry & Luke P

Year 5 - Eloise & RYan

Year 6 - Amber & Manjot

 

Summer 2 - Week 2

Star Award Winners:

Reception - Evie and Millie

Year 1 - Eva and Lily

Year 2 - Keri and Martha

Year 3 - Ben & Faye

Year 4P - Noah and Obina

Year 4A - Safiye & Isabella

Year 5 - Duong & Aretas

Year 6 - Conor & Alisa

 

Week 6

Star Award Winners

Year 6: Shanelle & Freya

Year 5: Ryan & Erin

Year 4A: Trianna & Jessica

Year 4P: Isobel & Leo

Year 3: Ben & Alice

Year 2: Dominic & Alex

Year 1: Tilly & Emily 

Reception: Ewan & Sara

This week our blog is about the learning in Key stage 1 classes:

Reception

This week Reception have had a special Superhero Day - they took part in Superhero training (PE) made their own special vehicles, designed for their super-hero characters and wore their capes that they had made the week before. On Friday they had to save super-heroes from ice as part of a science experiment. 

Year 1

This week in Art Year 1 have been mixing colours and also learning about colourful vegetables. They made colourful salads linked this and have also been reading about 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in English. 

Year 2

In Year 2 this week, they have been learning about different stories linked to their work on comprehension. They have also been busy with their SAT tests in Reading and Maths. Later in the week, they learnt about eating healthily and even got to design and make their own healthy lunch box - using real food!

 

Week 4

Star Award Winners

Year 6: Xi Jun and Owen

Year 5: Melina & Mia

Year 4A: Rosin & Mason 

Year 4P: Miles & Samuel

Year 3: Toby & Ruby

Year 2: Megan & Kerry

Year 1: Lucas & Isobella

Reception: Freya & Willow

This week our blog is about the learning in Key stage 2 classes:

Year 3

This week Year 3 have been practising their fractions in Maths. In English they have been sentence stacking their own versions of 'The Happy Prince'. In History they have started learning about Egyptians. 

Year 4

In Year 4 this week they have been writing their own versions of the book 'Wolves in the Walls'. In Maths they focused on problems, decimals, addition and fractions. They have also been learning about football and tennis and finishing making their Anglo Saxon boats. 

Year 5

In English, Year 5 have been writing balanced arguments about how long children should spend on electronic devices looking at screens. Then in Maths the children have been adding and subtracting decimals. Finally they have been learning about mammal reproduction in science. 

Year 6

This week Year 6 have been doing more revision in Reading, Writing and spelling before their SATs tests next week. In PE they have been doing netball. Finally in Art they have been creating 'motivational' art work. 

Attendance Award - This week, Year 2 won the attendance award with 97.5%

 

Week 3

Star Award Winners

Year 6: Ella & Luke W

Year 5: Jenson & Daniel

Year 4A: Luke P & Evie 

Year 4P: Chloe A and Leyla

Year 3: Ollie & Alice

Year 2: Tim & Bentley

Year 1: Whole Class award (for Handwriting)

Reception: Logan & Sara

This week our blog is about the learning in Reception & Key stage 1 classes:

Reception

This week the Reception children have been learning all about Super Hero characters and had great fund designing their own super-hero costumes for them to wear. They even learnt how to sew!

Year 1

Year 1 have been learning about repeated addition in maths as well as multiplication and doubles. In English they looked at the book 'Growing Good'. They have also been drawing flowers from St Lucia with oil pastels as well as practising their phonics!

Year 2

This week Year 2 have been learning about time in maths. Since Year 2 will soon be doing thier SATs they have been doing some revision in most subjects. FInally they wrote poems about the character 'Katie Morag'

Attendance Award - This week, Year 3 won the attendance award with 99.3%

 

Week 2

Star Award Winners

Year 6: Luke Harry & Lucas Graham

Year 5: Duong & Elouise

Year 4: Zoe & Bella

Year 4P: Olivia & Noah

Year 3: Adam & Alfie

Year 2: Easen & Owen

Year 1: Charlie & Austin

Reception: Alfie & Sebastian

This week our blog is about the learning in Key stage 2 classes:

Year 3

This week, Year 3 have been learning about Fractions in maths. They have also been sentence stacking the book 'The Happy Prince'. 

Year 4

Year 4 have been learning about decimals in maths. In English they have written their own setting descriptions and started sentence stacking the book 'The Wolves in the Walls'. They have also been making their own Anglo-Saxon boats.

Year 5

This week Year 5 have been learning about persuasive writing in English, writing their own holiday brochure articles. In Science, they were investigating plant cells. In Maths they have been learning about decimals and percentages. 

Year 6

Year 6 have been busy revising ready for their SATs tests which are coming soon. In English they were writing formal and informal letters and in Science they were investigating life cycles of animals.