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    • Shacklewell Bulletin - Week 5 - Spring 2024

      Published 09/02/24

      Please read the headteacher's bulletin by clicking the link.

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    • Read Write Inc. at Shacklewell

      Published 09/02/24

      It is amazing to see the progress in reading of our very youngest readers during their Read Write Inc. lessons. During a recent learning walk, I was so proud to see that not only had the children's handwriting improved greatly, their knowledge of sounds and their ability to segment and spell has increased dramatically.

      The children were so proud to show me their books and point out how much they had improved. Well done to our children on the RWI programme in Shacklewell - your progress is amazing!

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    • Let's Get Ready to Crumble...

      Published 09/02/24

      This half-term, Year 5 has been exploring aspects of computer programming using a microcontroller called a Crumble. By connecting the Crumble - which looks like what you might call a computer chop - to a Chromebook, you can programme attachments like LEDs and motors to respond to a code. By editing the code, you can change which component jumps into action, and for how long. If you add a forever loop, it will follow the programme indefinitely (or until the battery runs out!).

      Codes like this will prove useful for anyone exploring computer programming in later life.

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    • Natural History Museum Trip

      Published 09/02/24

      Year 4 enjoyed a very exciting trip to the Natural History Museum on Friday.

      We went to see the Volcanoes and Earthquakes exhibition but ended up seeing so much more! We had lots of fun exploring the skeletons, dinosaur's and minibeasts areas and absolutely loved the 1995 Japan earthquake simulator!

      As always, the children behaved impeccably - a stranger even complimented them on the OVerground - and their love of learning made me and Ms Hosie burst with pride!

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    • Reception - Homes Then and Now

      Published 06/02/24

      In Reception, we have been learning all about homes. We have been making homes from a range of materials inside and outside the classroom. We even made our own doll’s house. We are all looking forward to our trip to the Museum of the Home next week, which will be the perfect way to end a wonderful half-term.

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    • Safer Internet Session

      Published 02/02/24

      Ahead of Internet Safety Day Mr McGrath hosted two parent workshops about e-safety. During the session families explored the Ofcom Child and Parents Media Use survey. They also explored a range of useful websites and resources which can support families to make informed decisions and hold important conversations about technology in the home. 

      Click the presentation to find out more about the session and don't hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions.

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    • Shacklewell Bulletin - Week 3 - Spring 2024

      Published 29/01/24

      Please read the headteacher's bulletin update by clicking the link

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    • A great start for Redstart

      Published 29/01/24

      This year the children in Reception to Year 6 are participating in Redstart, a financial education programme. The children in Years 4, 5 and 6 got to be the first to experience this exciting new part of our curriculum on Friday 26th.

      Exploring topics like spending, saving, debit cards, and financial planning, the children thoroughly enjoyed thinking differently about money.

      Below are some suggested activities for families to do at home, in order to support the Redstart initiative and maybe raise some important conversations with the children too.

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    • Reception Come Learn With Me

      Published 26/01/24

      The reception class really enjoyed having their parents for Come Learn With Me last week!

      This half-term reception has been reading Clean Up by Nathan Bryon.

      Based on our topic on water pollution, they created jelly fish out of recycling material. 

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    • The behaviour of reflection

      Published 26/01/24

      During our science lesson this week, we investigated the behaviour of reflection from a light source.

      We used a torch, a mirror and a target board to find the best angle for the light to hit its target. Based on our findings, we found that light can only travel in a  straight line, and any form of reflection can change the direction of travel.  

      To ensure this experiment was successful, we demonstrated great interpersonal skills by working collaboratively and taking responsibility for our learning. 

      Below is a diagram of our experiment:

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    • Tectonic Plates

      Published 26/01/24

      4W have been learning all about tectonic plates this half term. Ask us about the layers of the earth, magma, earthquakes & volcanoes and we'll be sure to answer confidently!

      Our Geography learning has inspired some of the children to produce some wonderful home learning! I have been blown away this week by their talent this week. Take a look..

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    • Nursery Come Learn With Me

      Published 26/01/24

      This week we had our first Nursery ‘come learn with me’. We had lots of families join us for the morning and share our learning on our theme ‘Winter’. We have been exploring ice and how it changes state.

      Creating an artic small world in cornflour and making our own model igloos.

      Thank you to those families that were able to join us.

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