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Week Commencing 27th November 2017

This week we have been doing lots of work around our topic ‘Survival Instincts’ We have been writing diary entries this week in English. We imagined we explorers about to embark on a climb up the highest mountain on our planet, Everest! We looked at all the important features of diary writing and including these in out diary entry.

We also thought about the things we would need to pack in order to be able to survive different mountain climbs, depending on the duration of the climb. 


The Marvellous Matildas also began to think about survival, a little closer to home. The children began thinking about how difficult it is to be homeless at this time of year and started to crete a list of items we could include in our shoe box for our Year 3/4 shoe box appeal. 


Miss Durant was incredibly proud of us on Friday as we scored 100% in 'Fab Five’ for the very first time. Yayy!! 

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Week Commencing 13th November 2017

Since the start of the year the Marvellous Matildas have been working super hard to fill their reward jar with stars. Miss Durant adds a star every time she thinks we do something brilliant as a whole class, if everyone hands their homework in on time and If we all achieve 'Fab 5’. Last week we were delighted when we had finally filled the jar!

We were allowed to vote for our reward to have on Friday afternoon, we decided on free time so we could all choose different activities including: Lego, art and crafts, colouring and I Pads.  We really enjoyed our treat and can’t wait to fill the jar again!



Thank you to everyone that attended parents’ evening, it was great to get the opportunity to talk to you all and show you how hard your children are working in class. 

Week Commencing 30th October 2017

This week has been ‘Assessment Week’  every single one of the Marvellous Matildas has worked incredibly hard and tried their very best! We talked about how important it is to  persevere even when we feel like giving up! .. And we certainly did, Miss Durant kept reminding us how brilliant we all are and she rewarded us with a fun afternoon of I Pad work on friday afternoon. We were thinking about and researching our favourite books to display in our reading area, to make it look more colourful and inviting. 


Week Commencing 16th October 2017

A super busy week to end our first half term in the Marvellous Matildas.

On Monday we had our final swimming lesson, we had such an fun time learning how to stay safe around open water. To make it more realistic we worn clothing and we weren’t allowed to wear goggles. We practiced how to deal with different situations and performed rescues on our partners. This was much more difficult  than we expected!


On Wednesday we visited Brackenhurt for a ‘Prehistoric Experience’ and we had a fab time den building, cave painting, orienteering and all the other outdoor activities. Check out some photos from the day here


We’ve had such a great half term on our ‘Last of the Cavemen’ topic everyone has worked so hard and produced some fantastic work. Now to look forward to our next topic “Survival Instincts” 

Week Commencing 9th October 2017

Another Marvellous week for the Matildas. We were lucky enough to get  the opportunity to visit  the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility, where we got a real insight in to what happens after we put  things in our recycle bins. We were able to take a tour of the factory to see all the big machines in action. To keep us safe we each wore a hard hat and high visibility jacket, as well as a head so we could hear our tour guide Lesley speak above all the loud noise.


We had such a good time and learnt lots of new ways that we can help look after our planet. There are so many things that we thought we could recycle that we actually can't! Take a look in the leaflet  the children brought home, you might just be surprised. 



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Week Commencing 2nd October 2017

What a wonderful week we’ve had in the Marvellous Matildas! 


Our week started with another successful swimming lesson, in which the swimming teachers praised the progress the children were making. It is fantastic to see the children really challenging themselves to improve, week on week. 


On Wednesday we downed our pens for ‘No Pens Wednesday’ and had lots of fun working on our speaking and listening skills. Our favourite part was competing against  Charlie’s Champions and The Fantastic Foxes in a gameshow style afternoon, where we played lots of games that really tested our team work and communication skills. At  the end of the games there could only be one winner and I’m delighted to say it was The Marvellous Matildas. We were very proud of our victory and Miss Durant added a star to the jar.