Watch 5N’s friendship video here!02-03-2017 | 16:28:04 | 9 Comments

A video showing the fun 5N and 5F had at Arethusa!
Celebrating what fantastic friendships they have!

World Book Day KS102-03-2017 | 10:20:38 | 2 Comments

Today is World Book Day. Pupils from Y1 used the app ChatterKids to make their book come to life! Y1 have been reading the book Pig The Pug by Aaron Blabey. Today they pretended they were Trevor and Pig from the book and they used to app to make the characters speak.

Watch their video below. Remember our e-safety rules. Do not click on to watch any other videos on YouTube without first checking with an adult.
Mrs Watson

Pupils from Y2 made audio recordings of themselves reading books from our library. Click on the play buttons below to hear the stories being read. We have made QR codes of these to stick into the books so the younger pupils can listen to the stories being read. Thank you Y2 for your wonderful reading.
Mrs Watson

World Book Day27-02-2017 | 12:17:47 | 2 Comments

Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day. Have a look at the book themed EdTech activities the pupils have been working on. Don’t forget to leave a comment.
Mrs Watson

Nursery pupils used the app Chatterkid to record themselves as The Gingerbread Man.

Year 3 pupils have been reading The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. For World Book Day they used the apps Animal Face & ChatterKid to make themselves look like Aslan. Watch their videos below:

Today Year 5 pupils used the brilliant App Toontastic to re-tell a scene from a book they loved. See if you can guess what books their scenes are from. Look for the clues in the characters and settings they have chosen and the narrative they retold.

Reception pupils have created an ebook version of the picture book Stanley’s Stick. They used the MyStory App to draw, record and write what they would pretend their stick was. You can see more of their e books on the Reception Blog page.

Some pupils from Y6 recorded book reviews using the app TeleStory. If you want to read any of the books they reviewed they are available in our KS2 library.

Don’t forget our e-safety rules. When you have watched our videos do not click on to watch any other videos on YouTube without first asking permission from an adult.

What type of sentence am I? S,E,C or Q?24-01-2017 | 21:11:40 | 4 Comments

Today, Mrs Tobin’s pupils were looking at the 4 different types of sentences.
S Statement
E Exclamation!
C Command
Q Question?

Pupils were asked to look at examples of the 4 different sentences from the book they are currently reading (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe) to see if they could correctly name them. Some of the pupils used the iPad app ChatterKid to make Lucy and Mr Tumnus come to life and speak the sentence types!(That last sentence I typed was an exclamation as I was showing surprise and amazement at what they did. Plus, there was an exclamation mark at the end which is always a good clue!). The pupils then typed the sentence that character had spoken. They then had to mark the image with either a S,E,C or Q to show if it was a statement, exclamation, command or question.

Watch their videos below and see if they got the sentence types correct. (That sentence is a command as I used the imperative verb ‘watch’ at the start). Leave a comment on their videos underneath this post telling us what type of sentence it is.

Well done to Archie, Ava, Jadan.
Please remember our e-safety rules. Do not click on to watch any other videos on youtube without first asking a parent.
Mrs Watson

Join Our iLibrary20-01-2017 | 09:19:35 | 1 Comment

In addition to the wonderful selection of books, your school library now also includes iLibrary materials. You can read ebooks in the iLibrary on an iPad, create your own books and comics using iPad apps, and film your own book review.
Louie and Sky have used the Telestory App to film a book review. Watch their reviews here. If their reviews have persuaded you to read the books you can find copies of them in the library to borrow. Please leave a comment on their reviews below this post.

Book Review: Louie from St Thomas A Becket on Vimeo.

Book Review: Sky from St Thomas A Becket on Vimeo.

Thank you to Louie and Sky for creating these book reviews. If you would like to film your own book review then come along to the library on Tuesday lunchtimes between 12.15-12.45.

Mrs Watson

Minecraft Rivers22-11-2016 | 16:31:21 | 10 Comments

Y5N have been learning about the water cycle in geography. Previously, they used the app Chatterpix to bring clouds to life and explain how they are formed (see post below). Today they used Minecraft to create rivers. Their instructions were to build an environment in Minecraft that shows how rivers are formed and where they travel. They had to include signs in their world to label the parts of the river. They have made a start and will develop the world further next week. Can any other pupils in the school help out Y5N by sharing any Minecraft tips to help them create their rivers? Which blocks would you suggest they use? Please leave your tips as comments below this post. Perhaps you could try to create your own river in Minecraft or another environment that you have been studying in geography.
Mrs Watson



Anti-Bullying Week06-11-2016 | 15:47:53 | 20 Comments

Rere in Y5 has made an animation in Scratch about anti-bullying. Click on the link here to see it.
Well done Rere!

This week at school all pupils will be taking part in activities for Anti-Bullying Week.  I will be coming around to your  classes to work with you to  create an interactive Anti-Bullying presentation.  I have made a start on it,  you can see it by clicking on the link below:

Mrs Watson

Year 3M created this video presentation for Anti-Bullying week. They were asked to think about the Anti-Bullying assembly we had in school last week when Amber visited. The pupils have shared their thoughts and reflections on the messages from the drama presentation that Amber delivered. Click on the red play buttons that you see on the image below to watch their individual videos. The pupils used the iPad app ThingLink to create the presentation.
Well done to 3M
Mrs Watson

Pupils from Y4B made this animated short film about cyber bullying.

Meet The Ancient Greek Soldiers Who Were Inside The Trojan Horse!01-11-2016 | 19:35:43 | 12 Comments

Year 5 pupils have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. They found out about the Trojan Wars and wrote a diary entry as one of the soldiers who were inside the horse.

I have posted some of the videos they made using the Morpho Booth app to record themsleves as a Greek soldier. Watch their videos below to hear how they felt about the events. You can watch more of their videos on our school YouTube site but please remember our e-safety rules. Do not go on to watch other videos on YouTube without first asking your parents.

If pupils from the other year groups would like to find out more about this wooden horse and why the Greek soldiers hid inside it, you can use this link to explore further:
Well done to year 5N
Mrs Watson

Anti-Bullying01-11-2016 | 12:40:41 | 7 Comments

This morning  during assembly Amber came and talked about Anti-bullying week. Amber discussed different types of bullying:



Physical bullying;  pushing ,punching,intimidating someone physically.

Emotional bullying:  excluding people with the intention of upsetting them, saying mean things about their appearance.

Cyber bulling;  using social media to upset people on purpose and taking the advantage of being anonymous.

Written by and edited by Valeria and Sky


Amber also spoke about the danger of being a bystander to bullying.  What did she mean  by this? Please leave your answer in the comments section.


Congratulations Young Poets!03-10-2016 | 08:09:56 | 18 Comments

poetry emotions

Well done to all of the children in Year 5 who last year took part in the Poetry Emotions competition and have become published Poets!

Miss Northover and Miss Blackabee are very proud!

Here is a poem which never found it’s way into the book but is published here for the very first time.

Disgust by Shona Collier Aged 9

Disgust, why do you bring such fuss,
You are deadly dead,
I once heard someone say,
You are sneaky and sly,
You are a snake,
You will pop out when you’re ready,
And you will be still and steady,
You may feel this when someone speaks to you in a certain tone,
Or when you see a skeleton bone,
I once saw a jester,
From Manchester with snot running down his nose,
I looked at him with disgust,
And then he picked up some dust and threw right at me,
And I said with anger,
How rude can you be,
Oh why disgust do you bring such fuss,
Well some say you must,
And now I see why.

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