Newsletter May 2017
Time flies! It only seems like yesterday that we returned to a new school year and now we are approaching half- term. Walking around the classrooms, it is so encouraging to see well-behaved children actively engaged and developing responsibility for their own learning. A big Thank You to the staff who always work extremely hard to provide your children with exciting and interesting lessons that ensure your child learns well. Please continue to support your children with their reading, writing and number work at home.
The Life Bus that visits the school is an annual event that provides all of our children the opportunity to learn about ‘How Drugs and Alcohol Affect Our Bodies’ in an inter-active format. Each class has the opportunity to visit the Life Bus where they attend a hands on workshop. The children clearly gain from this experience and learn some life skills that will hopefully keep them safe in the future. Thank you Miss Deverson for arranging this great opportunity for our children.
Our Science Co-Ordinator Miss Chatrath organised Zoolab to visit our school. This is an animal handling experience. Year 3 and 4 had the opportunity to classify animals in an interactive way using a range of scientific strategies. Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to work with live animals and learn about the life cycles such as: Snakes, Cockroaches, Rats, Centipedes and tarantulas. The school also hosted a Science Interactive Assembly where children had the opportunity to experience 1st hand how chemical reaction occurs. The children were amazed! Lots of excellent learning took place.
The British Museum
This half term Year 3 had the exciting opportunity to visit the British Museum to
look at the Mummies! This visit was part of their topic work on The Ancient
Egyptians. The children enjoyed listening to a talk delivered by one of the educational
staff at the Museum, who commented that our children were VERY knowledgeable
on the subject. A great day was had by all! This was a cross curricular topic and
the children have produced some excellent pieces of story writing about Mummies,
some beautiful Art work and have learnt where Egypt is and about other Ancient Civilisations.
Well done to our Year 5 Boys Football Team who took part in the Borough Football Tournament and made it all the way through to the final, only losing on penalties after a 0-0 draw. They did however finish the tournament as highest scoring team with 15 goals in 7 games only conceding 1 goal. The tournament top scorer was Preet with 12 goals and he received player of the tournament. Well done Preet.
Well done to all who took part and Mr Howell for getting the boys football team to this level of play.
Pink Balloon Day
Once again the amazing children of Minet Junior School came together to support the ‘Team Minet’ Ladies in their tireless fight against Breast Cancer.
On 13th May the ‘Team Minet’ ladies walked 26.2 miles around London to raise money for Breast Cancer.
On ‘Pink Balloon Day’ the children wore pink and walked with the Team around the playground. At the end of their walk each Year group released their balloons amidst a huge cheer and clap. The children and their families never cease to amaze us with their support and generosity – THANK YOU. So far our amazing Minet community and the ‘Team Minet’ walkers have this year raised over £2500 for Breast Cancer.