Reception and Year 4 are the latest classes to publish work in Ed-Word. After listening to the story ‘The Other Ark’ by Lynley Dodd, Reception have illustrated and written about their own imaginary beasts, whilst each child in Year 4 chose their favourite piece of work from their Humanities project on Carnival, Festivals and Celebrations.
All issues of Ed-Word can be found here.
Easter egg hunt winners
Congratulations to Jaguars! Thanks to some fantastic mathematical problem solving and great team work, Jaguars were the first house to solve the clues and find the chocolate Easter eggs.
Happy Easter everyone.
Well done to our Year 6 netball team who were winners of the netball festival held at James Allen's Preparatory School.
Year 3 Netball
All the Year 3 girls were involved in their first ever netball fixture against Oakfield this week. The girls represented the school brilliantly and lots of fun was had by all.
School Vision lighting
Alleyn's Junior School is one of only five schools in the country to install a revolutionary new type of classroom lighting system called 'School Vision'.
School Vision emits light similar to that of natural daylight; it gauges changes to surrounding light and adjusts itself automatically. It can also be set at different degrees of brightness: one for quiet reading, another for active learning that energises children and another setting for a calmer teaching space if required.
Thinking and Learning
Children across the school were introduced to our theme for the year ‘The Learning Journey’.
The day all started with an introduction with the learning dispositions that each year group will be focussing on for the year. Do come in and see our display board near the hall for more detail.
Infant children have been using their dispositions to create a picnic for friends. Year 3 have been engaged in activities such as expanding artwork and game-making. Year 4 have accepted open ended challenges from creating domino runs to new games with sports equipment. Year 5 have been building their own country. Year 6 have been undertaking junior apprentice-style tasks.
We hope that the children returned home enthused about their new found understanding of how diligence, good-judgement, risk-taking, flexibility and creativity amongst many other such dispositions will help them to become even better learners and thinkers.
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