2017-18 Pendleton

Letters home:
What we've been doing in Pendleton:

In line with Pendleton’s watery themed topic, on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 the children went on a double-header trip to Stanwick Lakes, alongside a ‘Tackling Numbers’ rugby festival at Northampton Saints RFU.

Although on arrival at Stanwick Lakes it was rather cloudy, the sun soon shone and the children were able to enjoy the scenic views of the lake and its wildlife and had great fun climbing and swinging on the large wooden adventure play area. 

A short coach journey then led us to Franklin’s Gardens, home of Northampton Saints. After lunch, the children took part in a festival of rugby on the main pitch and played against some tough opposition. However, they all showed great resilience and sportsmanship. Their behaviour was exemplary. We were very proud of them all.

Please take a look at the pictures from the day here.

Spring 2018:

Today (22/2/18) in Pendleton we held our Spanish Day.  The children came to school dressed in clothes representing the Spanish flag, football stars and other Spanish costumes.  Throughout the day children participated in a variety of Spanish themed activities such as creating ‘Eye of Gods’ using wool, making Gaudi masterpieces, building Spanish musical instruments with friends and family and even tasting ‘child friendly’ Sangria.  The day culminated with our class assembly, performed to the school and family members.  We had a great day!

Keeping in the theme of Children In Need, in Maths we looked at measuring the height of different sized Pudsey Bears ensuring we used the ruler accurately and recorded each measurement in CM. We also looked at estimating and then measuring the perimeter of Pudsey Bear using different resources. We had great fun!

November 2017:

In Pendleton class we are currently studying the book ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. The children are thoroughly enjoying the book which is based upon a set of crayons who have reached breaking point!

Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?

The book is being used as a stimulus for our English work and the children have experienced role play through drama, writing diary entries and letter writing. The children have been very enthusiastic about their learning and we have been encouraged to see so many of them asking to read the text during afternoon registration. We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of the children participating in their drama activity.

In Maths, we have been looking at the relationship between addition and multiplication. The children have had the opportunity to explore the bar model and worded problems using manipulatives to support them. The children are being marvellous mathematicians and it is great to see their confidence grow as the term progresses.

The children have produced some wonderful home learning based upon The Mayans and we are both very impressed by the standard of work. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in assisting the children at home. The children’s work is now on display outside our classroom to celebrate the children’s achievements. We hope you find the photographs of the children’s home learning as impressive as it is in the flesh!


W/e 13th October:

Pendleton class enjoying learning the skills of rugby with Johnny, from Northampton Saints community department.

W/e 6th October:

Farah class did a fabulous job training Pendleton in the use of Starz on Thursday afternoon. There was a real buzz of excitement and a lots of great learning. Well done and thank you Farah - you did a great job!