Alfred Street Junior
ALFRED STREET
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

Some of us were disappointed that SATs were cancelled this year (due to Covid) because we really wanted to prove what we could do. This week we completed the 2019 SATs papers in SPAG, reading and maths. We were expecting them to be difficult, and they were, but we all showed great resilience and completed all 6 papers. Everyone of us improved our scores and made good progress in each of the tests, which we all feel really proud about. Millie and Ellie

We want all of our children to attend school every day, as we know that not only will this enable them to achieve their very best academically, but that it also helps them to develop social skills, make friends, and experience a variety of different activities every day.

Congratulations to Shakespeare Class for 100% attendance this week!

Well done to you all!

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This week Shakespeare Class started their new science topic – Inheritance and Evolution. Our first challenge was to be able to explain what fossils are, how they are formed and why they are important. Next, we made our own clay moulds and cast fossils (dinosaurs and shells). We researched the job of a paleontologist and two days later we excavated our fossils using carefully selected tools. This was so much fun. At first, we weren’t sure they were going to work but most of us were really pleased with the results.             Jayden and Summer

 

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Well done to Shakespeare class who had an exhausting but thoroughly enjoyable swimming session at the Splash Pool this week. Millie and Courtney bravely jumped into the deep end and safely swam to the side for the first time. We were all extremely proud of them for showing great resilience.

There were also a number of children who managed to complete their 25 metres this week. This a great achievement, as government guidelines state that by the time children leave KS2 they should all be able to do the following:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

We will be swimming every week until the end of the summer term, to give our children in Y6 the best opportunity of achieving these targets before they move on to secondary school.

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Science Week was a fun filled week full of exciting science activities.

We made foam rockets constructed from pipe insulating foam and used them to investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation. The rubber band was stretched. When we released the rocket, the rubber band quickly returns to its original length, launching the foam rocket in the process. We adapted our designs to give the best performance.                         

We also made paper aeroplanes and helicopters. We learned how a paper aeroplane, glider or helicopter falls to the ground much more slowly and gracefully than a scrunched-up piece of paper. It’s because of the forces generated by air pressing on, and moving over, the surface of the paper. We carried out lots of other exciting activities including making slime – which is a Non-Newtonian fluid – out of corn flour and water. We all had a great week.                     

By Tallyn and Evan

 

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