8th December

This week in Hemstalls, classes have been learning and revisiting lessons.  In English, Year 6 have been looking at a poem called ‘The Highwayman’.  In Year 5 they were writing a little bit of the nativity story.  In Year 4, they were writing a long big write all about Varjak Paw.  Finally, in Year 3 in maths, they were solving division problems.

In Roundwood, Year 2 have been learning about subtraction in maths. In Year 1 they have been getting their costumes ready for the nativity.  Moving on, Reception have been painting chains and have been making decorations for Christmas.  Lastly, the whole school have been enjoying the Christmas dinner.

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More

By Jack Lelean and Lucy Hemsley

Head Boy and Head Girl

1st December 2017

This week Hemstalls have been doing a variety of different lessons.  Yesterday morning H3 have been finding missing numbers in an addition square.  They have also been answering questions in topic to do with Aztec art.  In art and science we made a cardboard torch using the correct materials.  In Year 5, they have been reading a new book called The Heavenly Elephant.  Also, all of the Year 5 teachers thank everyone who bought a cake from the cake sale.

In Bramleyham, Year 4 have been learning about roman numerals.  Year 3, in maths, have been learning about angles.  Moving on to Roundwood, Year 2 have been learning time and in Year 1 have been doing ‘bossy verbs’.  Reception have been using their post box for their wonderful Father Christmas letters.  In the whole of Roundwood, they have been learning their nativity songs.

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More

Lucie Hemsley and Jack Lelean

Head Girl and Head Boy

24th November 2017

During this week, Hemstalls have been getting up to all sorts of different lessons.  In English (in Year 6) we have been learning about the Shakespeare play ‘Macbeth’.  In this play, Macbeth kills the king and becomes king himself.  At the end, Macbeth gets defeated by Macduff and Scotland was saved!  In maths, we have been learning algebra.  In Year 5, they have been preparing for their cake sale and in their English, they have been writing story maps.

In Year 4, in maths, they have been learning all about fractions.  Also in Year 4, in English, they have been writing poems.  In Year 3, they have started a new story called ‘I was a rat’.  Moving on to Roundwood, Year 2, have been reading the book ‘Snail and the Whale’.  Year 1 have been learning how to double and half numbers.  Lastly in Reception, they have been learning about nocturnal animals.  As part of this they have been reading ‘The Owl in the Dark’.

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More.

17th November 2017

Throughout this week Hemstalls have been learning all sorts of things.  As you are aware, this week has been based around ‘Friendship’.  In ICT, H2 have been creating a game, in Scratch, all about friendship.  Another thing linking friendship is the story we have been drafting about the Lonely Beast.  In Year 5 (English) they have been creating a recount about their trip to the Globe Theatre.  In Year 4, they have been learning what it takes to be a good friend.  Finally from me, Year 3 have been making their own beast as a friend for the Lonely Beast.

In Year 2 they have been writing a letter to the Rainbow Fish pretending to be an octopus.  In Year 1 they have been reading Katie Morag books and in maths they have been revisiting 2D shapes.  Lastly, in Reception, they have been learning about Friendship Week and looking at whats makes a good friend.  They have also been learning about their feelings.

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

By Jack Lelean and Lucie Hemsley

Head Boy and Head Girl

10th November 2017

This week in Hemstalls we have been learning all sorts of new things such as weighing in maths and also different measurements.  In English we have been drafting a for and against argument for the reasons why animals shouldn’t be killed after the First World War.  In Science, we have learnt all about the different symbols we use instead of drawing something very detailed.  As well as all of this, everyone has had their school photos taken; some with siblings.  Talking of being very busy, Year 5 have recently performed their amazing assembly.

In Reception, they have been making and painting poppies for Remembrance Day.  Also down in Year 1, in maths, they have been learning their Mrs 10s and Mrs Ones.  Finally, in Year 2 they have been learning about Hindu festivals.  Lastly in Bramleyham, Year 3 have been learning about types of poetry and Year 4, in maths, have been doing expanded multiplication.

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

By Jack Lelean and Lucie Hemsley

Head Boy and Head Girl

3rd November 2017

This week in Hemstalls our classes have been learning many things.  Something we have been doing in English is creating a World War One fact file about how it started and which countries were involved.  In ICT we made a leaflet or powerpoint about internet safety.  During DT we were learning about torches and how they function.

In Bramleyham, Year 4 have been planning reports on Carrie Weston, the author.  In maths, they have been calculating angles.  Bramleyham have also been very busy practising sport and in Science, learning about electricity.

As we share our final section, Roundwood have been learning about their topic ‘Under the Sea’.  They have been reading their favourite book, The Rainbow Fish.

In Reception they have been learning about telescopes and how they are used.

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More.

By Lucie Hemsley and Jack Lelean

Head Girl and Head Boy

20th October 2017

During this week, Hemstalls have been competing in and out of school hockey tournaments.  On Tuesday, some people in Hemstalls were doing an in school hockey event.  The greys and the blues were lucky enough to compete against each other in the finals.  Lucky for them, greys came out on top 2-1.  In lessons we have been learning about scaling shapes and drafting our own story from a song!  One other thing we have been making is a Scratch game on the computer.

In Bramleyham, they have been making Aztec models with clay.  They have been using their imagination for a story of a giant stuck in the grass and have also been doing drama about how the giant got stuck in the mud.

Finally, in Roundwood, they have been writing a story about Hindu gods as well as creating a story map of the different symbols from the Hindu gods too.  In maths, Year 1 have been making their own counting poems and have been learning their number bonds to 10.

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

Bye for this week!

By Jack Lelean and Lucie Hemsley

Head Boy and Head Girl

13th October 2017

This week has been a very exciting week as it has mainly been based on harvest! In maths, we have been doing fractions of amounts and percentages of amounts, linking into harvest.  H3 have performed their class assembly about Aztecs as well as harvest.

Down in Bramleyham, some children in both years have competed in a hockey tournament. In Year 4 they have been debating if we should have an onion farm on our field or if we should keep it as it is.

As we arrive at Roundwood, they have performed a productive Harvest Assembly for their adults which they all enjoyed.  Also, down in Reception, they have been testing their senses using hard, soft, loud and quiet objects.  In Year 2 during Big Write, they have been using their fluent imagination to make some excellent stories about their first steps on the moon!

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

By Jack Leleen and Lucie Hemsley

Head Boy and Head Girl

6th October 2017

Hello everyone, our names are Jack Lelean and Lucie Hemsley and we are the new Head Boy and Head Girl.  We hope you enjoy our blogs each week.

In Hemstalls this week we have been doing many fun lessons and exciting activities.  In cooking we made some delicious pizza with amazing toppings and lovely dough.  H3 have also been practicing a performance for Harvest assembly.  Hemstalls have been learning how to multiply, divide, add and subtract fractions in maths.  My class have been making our own Aztec information powerpoints.  Year 5 and 6 also had fun in their football match.

As well as every other year, Bramleyham have been doing KIC Theatre with Ian and have also been learning the recorders.  In maths they have been learning about decimals.  As we move down to Roundwood, they have been harvesting apples from our orchard to make yummy apple crumble.

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More.

Bye for this week

Jack and Lucie

30th June 2017

Yesterday a few children from Years 5 and 6 went to Brent Primary School in Dartford to compete in a Rounders Tournament which, unfortunately, we did not win, however, everyone tried their hardest and had a great time.

On Wednesday our choir went to Longfield Academy to perform. They had a lovely time and the audience loved the singing.

Today we have all brought 50p to go towards Saving the Rainforest charity.  We all came in non-uniform and wore something green!

As you may already know Year 6 have begun learning their end of year production which everyone will see very soon.

 

Remember Together Everyone Achieves More.

Bye for now

Oliver Wiszk

Head Boy