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23 March
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Run a Mile for Sport Relief

Year Five (including Miss Cable and Mr Sharp) all participated in the ‘run a mile for sport relief challenge’.

Not only did we raise money for charity, we all did really well to complete the track within the 20 minute time limit. An extra well done to Amber for raising a further £47 for Sport Relief.

Go Year Five.

16 March
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SCIENCE WEEK – KINETIC THEATRE & H.G.S. BOYS SCIENCE CAROUSEL

A 4-day School week of varied and stimulating Science activities ended today, with a production by The Kinetic Theatre Company about Space this morning, as well as a group of boys from the Harvey Grammar School delivering a carousel of fun Science activities to our Year 5 pupils this afternoon.

The boys from Year 13, who are about to take their Science A levels this Summer had planned a range of activities designed to capture the imagination of the Geckos and Chipmunks. These included exploring sound waves, chromatography, exploring the pH scale and using their senses to identify mysterious objects.

A special thanks to the staff and pupils of the H.G.S for their hard work in preparing and delivering these excellent sessions, as well at to Miss Thomas (Science leader) for liaising with them to arrange them for us.

15 March
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SCIENCE WEEK : VISIT FROM MRS. BURGESS : Tuesday 13th March 2018

On Tuesday, Mrs. Burgess (Ethan’s mum) came into school to talk to the Geckos about her job as a Radiographer.

She showed us a range of X-rays of parts of the human anatomy; including the lungs, chest, ribs, knee and arm joints and pelvis (even an X-ray of a teddy).
She explained to us how an ultrasound works and showed us a baby’s ultrasound, as well as explaining a bit about MIR scan (showing us a brain X-ray scan).

Did you know you have to study for 3 years to be a Radiographer?  Once you have graduated, you normally specialise in a particular area.

Thanks to Mrs. Burgess for such an interesting talk and also for the skeleton pencils she gave us.

12 March
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05 March
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World Book Day in the Chipmunks

oday, we celebrated World Book Day, with the Chipmunks coming in to school in a range of costumes of their favourite characters from a wide range of books, including : Zero from ‘Holes’, Alex Rider, Harry Potter and Hermione, Private Peaceful, Geek Girl and some of the children’s David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson favourites.

The Year 5 teaching staff joined in the exc use for dressing up as characters from ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.

We had some really great hot-seating in class, where we really explored the characters in some depth. We also had plenty of sharing of our favourite books , as well as our annual Whole School Parade in the Main Hall.

A super celebration of the ‘Wonderful World of Books’ and ‘A Love of Reading’ .

Thank you to all our parents for their support in making today a success.

01 March
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World Book Day in the Geckos

Today, we celebrated World Book Day, with the Geckos coming in to school in a range of costumes of their favourite characters from a wide range of books, including : Stanley Yelnats and  Zero from ‘Holes’, Alex Rider, Harry Potter, Miss Piggy, Sherlock Holmes and some of the children’s David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson favourites.

The Year 5 teaching staff joined in the excuse for dressing up as characters from ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.

We had some really great hot-seating in class, where we really explored the characters in some depth. We also had plenty of sharing of our favourite books , as well as our annual Whole School Parade in the Main Hall.

A super celebration of the ‘Wonderful World of Books’ and ‘A Love of Reading’ .

Thank you to all our parents for their support in making today a success.

01 March
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Ghostly Encounters Theme and ‘Hook’

Last week, Term 4 began with an introduction to our term’s theme of ‘Ghostly Encounters’.

During this term, we will be studying Alfred Noyes classic narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman’, as well as the ghostly and atmospheric poetry of Charles Causley.

We had two hooks to launch the theme- the first was an art session, using charcoals to create some ghostly art with hues of black and white. There were some excellent pieces of work produced, which was great to see how the children had refined and developed their use of charcoals,  an art medium we explored last year.

The second hook was to have a campfire (using a fire pit) in the Nature area at the end of the school field. We toasted marshmallows and enjoyed some fun campfire ghost stories, which added some humour and a lighter side to the theme.

27 February
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Sandgate School Run or L.S. Lowry?

The Sandgate school run this morning!

It reminded one of our Year 4 students of an L.S Lowry painting! Beautiful.

Thank you to the parents who sent it in.

08 February
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A Busy Term Three

This Term has been jam packed.

We have created clay Viking Heads and had great fun painting them. We learnt how to design and make our own felt. Then we took part in a Geography enrichment day, all about us and who we are.

Here are some fun photos to show you all of our learning and the activities we have been up to.

Enjoy

Year Five

04 February
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Geography Enrichment Day 2

 

Today marked the second Geography Enrichment Day of the year; once again, we had a truly enriching day dedicated to the study of ‘Earth Writing’.
Based around the notion of cultural heritage, Sandgate Primary School spent the day unpicking the question of ‘Who do you think you are?’ This involved the use of digital map games, scratching off our very own class map of the world, comparing the Human & Physical Geographies of countries, and presenting our very own family trees and shields.

A particular highlight has to be our global visitors who came in to speak to us and answer all of our geographical questions! We heard from international sixth form students from Earlscliffe College (representing a wide variety of countries such as Nigeria, Russia, Germany and Hong Kong), as well as our visiting parents who presented to the class.

Thank you for an amazing Geography Day!

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