Kingfisher Sumdog Competition Results
I just wanted to say a MASSIVE well done to all who took part in the Somerset Sumdog Competition this week! Overall we came 3rd out of 105 classes. That's absolutely outstanding work from you all, especially as there are only 21 of you in the class.
There were some amazing individual scores throughout the week too with a couple of you making it in to the top 10 and Marcus making it to 2nd at one point out of 462 Students. Well done to you all!
Below are the results, you should all be so proud of yourselves!
Kingfisher Sumdog Update - 29/04/2020
Good morning all! Quick Sumdog update:
Yesterday we were awarded the Daily Best Class Award - for the whole of Somerset! Amazing work team! There are over 100 teams entered.
Another special mention to Marcus who made it to 4th in the leader boards out of 344 students. Absolutely brilliant Marcus, we're all so proud of your achievement!
A huge well done to everyone who has played... we wouldn't be where we are without every single one of your efforts. Keep going team! Let's see if we can get in to second!
The Lost Words
For the last three weeks of the year the entire school has been doing a shared topic based on the book The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The book is filled with 'spells' to help illustrate and inform about words from the natural world that have been taken out of the dictionary. At the start of the topic all of the children walked to Jubilee woods and looked for leaves, plants and flowers that they didn't know the names of. They look samples to later try to identify. Already the magic spell of the book was cast. Over the short period the children learnt a lot about nature and created some wonderful poems based on the natural world, featuring alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes, the poems were produced collaboratively in pairs or small groups. These were beautifully illustrated also.
There has been a big focus on art as part of this topic and children have spent a huge amount of time in the lovely July weather taking part in creative activities, such as making natural paintbrushes and paintings with leaves, making pine-cone bees, observational drawings of different plant life, leaf print mandalas and many more things. We also learnt a lot about how flowers grow, pollinate and about their anatomies.
At the end of the topic we held a huge gallery in the school field, with the work hung between the trees. The children did a great job of sharing their learning and taking their relatives on a tour of all they have been doing.
Well done to all the children who took part in our mini-football festival on Monday afternoon. We played lots of six-a-side games against other CISP schools. Here are most of the team!
The year 2 children recently entered the Somerset Literacy Network Poetry Competition 'Tip Top Trees'. We are pleased to announce that from our 9 entries we received the following results:
Commended – Morgan
Highly Commended – Poppy H
Short-Listed – Louisa
Well done to all the children who entered - great job!
School Games Bronze Mark Award
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Well done everyone, we will be working towards our Silver for next year!