Monday, 18 June 2018

Whole School Write

This week, we begin our whole school write. It is based on the picture below:

We spent our first lesson discussing the picture, and deciding what we thought was happening. We had lots of interesting ideas, and talked about the importance for buildings and housing, but also the importance of countryside and farms.

We also spent some time talking about conservation and the areas in the UK which you can't build on.

We all agreed that countryside is important.


This term, we have been looking at Data in Computing. So far, we have made lots of different types of graphs, but we also spoke about the branching databases we made last year about Bexley, and this year in Science.

A database is a place that keeps data in one safe place, like a telephone book or diary. Today we used a database full of people's names, ages, genders, heights etc. We were detectives and had to solve the cases, by inputting the most significant data and choosing from those suspects. It was quite tricky to make sure we worded everything carefully and specifically enough, to narrow down the suspects.

The game we played can be found here.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Rounding games

In maths, we love to play games which test and apply our skills and knowledge.

This week, we played two games all to do with rounding.  This helped us apply our fluency, reasoning and problem solving from throughout the week.

The first game, which can be found here: involved rolling two a 0-9 dice and rounding to the nearest 10.

The other game, which can be found here: involved rolling two dice and making a decimal number to round.

We had lots of fun!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

We’re gymtastic!

A huge thank you to the PA and to Athena for putting on our gymtastic fundraiser. We had such a fun time, and all did so well.

Friday, 25 May 2018

McCartney Dragon and Viking Jokes

This week, we wrote funny jokes to tell Toothless the dragon from How to Train Your Dragon. We then logged into the Google Drive and all worked on the same document to create a book of jokes.

Maths games

As part of our homework this term, we created games based around moving through the four quadrants.

We had lots of interesting games, and we really enjoyed playing them. This helped us consolidate our learning.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Royal Wedding Celebration at Upland

On Friday afternoon, all the children of Upland Primary School went on to the school field for the celebration of the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, which was taking place the next day.
When outside, we sat in circles and we had a picnic.  We also listened to some music and played some games.

During the Royal Wedding, which took place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Royal family and lots of celebrities and friends, watched Prince Harry and Megan Markle make promises (vows) to each other in front of the entire world over television.
James Corden, David Beckham, Idris Elba, The Queen, Serena Williams, Prince William, who was Prince Harry's best man, Charlotte and George, Megan's mum, Prince Charles, Michael Curry and Oprah Winfrey were all in attendance.

Throughout the ceremony, there was music from orchestras, a cellist, an award winning gospel choir and the church choir.

Afterwards, the newlyweds went for a carriage ride around Windsor.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.