Sleepover going to plan so far! Tents up, Barbecue done, talent show done, tent inspections done, film on. All good. Hope you’re enjoying a quiet night!
See you in the morning!
We are nearing the end of our project now, but there is still lots to do. We will talk through the remaining tasks (below), then it will be up to you to decide what order you want/need to complete them in.
There will also be some work/learning to do in the garden – crews will be rotated throughout the morning.
On Friday, y5 had the huge task of calculating how many decking boards we needed to purchase for our ‘Courtyard Garden’ project. Even though the maths was very complicated, most of us got to grips with at least with one aspect of the maths.
Over the weekend, I double-checked our maths and ordered the decking. However, you’ll see from the image below that my maths doesn’t agree with Wickes’!
In ‘Word Problem’ language, the question might sound like this:
Mr Flint orders 20x 1.8m decking boards @ £3.49 each and 16x 2.4m decking boards @ £4.49 each. The decking boards are on a ‘Buy 4 get 1 free’ offer. Mr Flint calculates that this will cost £136.23 (£106.23 + £30 delivery). Wickes calculate that the total price is £140.23. Which is the correct price?
The NSPCC are in school on Tuesday morning to collect the sponsorship envelopes. Please ensure you have put your envelope in the collection box.
The winning class are the class with the most returned envelopes not the most money. Will it be your class? The NSPCC will be in school on Friday to say thank you.
(The following text was dictated to me by year 5!)
We are selling lego set 10659 on eBay to raise money for the pond project. Full details can be found on our eBay listing. If you or anyone that you know likes Lego – please bid generously to help us raise even more £££ for us to buy more equipment/plants for the pond area.
We have already raised £146.95 (thank you for supoorting our cake sale and Summer Fair toy stall) and have had some paint and plants donated from local businesses.
Can you help us get to our £200 target? You can view (and hopefully bid on) our eBay listing here.
Today Y5 came into Y3 as ICT experts to show us how to use the explain everything app which links to our class project of fire safety. Y5 used everything they know about communicating clearly when explaining, to help the Y3 children use the app.
Year 3, what was your favourite feature you learnt to you on the app?
Who inspires you? Sports people? Athletes? Olympians? Former GB 100m record holders? Well, you’re in luck!
Montell Douglas is all of those things and she’s coming to Maple Cross JMI tomorrow to inspire, motivate and mentor us. She’ll be doing a special assembly at 1.15pm (parents, if you’re free, you’d be more than welcome) where i’m sure she’ll tell us more about her journey and how she can help us.
In this week’s library session, Year 5 finished reading Manatee Baby by Nicola Davies. What an ending! I found the epilogue had a mix of emotions for me; what did you think?
The circumstances of the manatee’s rescue and his protection seemed to inspire some ethical questions around hunting for sport. Year 5, are you ready to have a debate in next week’s library session?