Story Festival Week

As part of our story festival week, these children wanted to share their stories with the Year One children at Prince Edward.

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Story Festival Week

This week, we are participating in a story festival week with other schools and will be celebrating our love for reading by sharing our favourite stories. In literacy, we wrote our own blurb for books that we enjoyed reading. The challenge was to create a short summary of the story that would grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read the book. Read the examples below to decide which one you are the most persuaded by.

The cat must learn to fight. Varjac Paw is a Mesopotamian blue kitten who is never allowed to leave the family home. One day, fierce black cats come to the home and fight which forces Grandpa Paw to break his own rules. As a result of this, Varjac leaves the family home but he must know the seven skills of Jalal to survive…..

By Mateo

Greg Heffely is on the road to fame but when his mum tells his to explore his creative side and put down his controller his foolish friend Rowley ruins it! To add to his troubles, he encounters a group of teenagers who decide to torment him during Halloween. Lost and scared, Greg desperately to get away and comes up with an idea. Could he get his mom off his back by making a movie and becoming rich and famous?

By Leon

Alfie was a normal, little boy with a cat. No shouting, no sadness and no anger. His life takes an unexpected twist when a young girl called Grace comes to live with him and his grandmother. This results in Penguin spending more and more time with Grace and Alfie fears he may have lost his best friend! Anxious and upset, Alfie lays awake at night wondering who Penguin will choose…

By Dheethya

The digestive system

We have been learning about the digestive system and how our food is broken down into smaller molecules so that the nutrients can be absorbed by the body.

Today we were exploring the different parts of the digestive system and created our own using a range of materials. This was exciting for us as we were able to create and assemble the different parts. As well as this, we discussed the function of each part and how it supports digestion.

Teeth and digestion

This week, we have started our new science topic which will be exploring the digestive system. We have discussed the role that our teeth play in digesting our food and why it is important for our food to be broken down. We were able to learn about the different types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars and molars. We also had fun looking at our own teeth in a mirror to see if we count them and name each individual tooth!

2021 Census

A census is something very special and only happens once every 10 years!

It uses data gathered to offer a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The first one was in 1801 and has been carried out every 10 years since then (with the exception of 1941 due to the Second World War). The Census is totally unique as there’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

Because the census is like a survey which involves lots and lots of counting, we have decided to have our very own ‘Let’s Count Day’ at Prince Edward. Today we be collecting some data of and the aim is to complete as many steps as you can. Once you have done this, submit your total before 5pm today. You can use apps or devices to count your steps or you can simply do them in groups of 10, 20 or 50 and record them. We will then add up the number of steps for each class and calculate how many we managed to do as a school!

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