Whole School Blog
Spelling Bee Competition - Wednesday 5th April
On Wednesday 5th April, we finished off the Spring term with our house competition.
Who would be the winner of Kents Hill Junior School's Spelling Bee? The Danes, Normans, Saxons or Vikings?
We began the day by spending an hour with our houses to practise and remember as many spellings as possible. Some of these activities consisted of using chrome books, chanting out loud, using whiteboards on the playground and writing the words in chalk all over the playground.
After break, we joined the rest of our class to complete a spelling quiz in pairs. The highest scores from each house went through to a head to head round where they would compete against the rest of their phase.
After lunch, we gathered as a lower school and upper school and each house faced a head to head in which they would battle against their own house to become their candidate in the final round.
Finally, 8 pupils (4 from lower school and 4 from upper school) made it to the grand final in front of the whole school including teachers and Governors. Pupils were so brave to stand up in front of the whole school and spell these words aloud.
Overall, it was a very successful day!
Congratulations to the Vikings who were our House winners!
A huge well done to every pupil for taking part and demonstrating perseverance and team work throughout the day!
British Science Week - 8th - 17th March
As it was British Science week from the 8th - 17th March, we spent Friday 15th March celebrating this by taking part in a range of Science based activities throughout the day. This year's topic was Journeys so each year group focused on a different type of Journey had by Scientists.
Year 3 focused on everyday journeys, having a go at 3 different experiments. One of which was to find out about how different reflective materials can be used to create clothing that will be visible at night.
Year 4 focused on electric journeys, having a go at 3 different experiments. One of which was to observe how electricity travels through different objects focusing on salt.
Year 5 focused on journeys through nature, having a go at 3 different experiments. One of which was to use a range of materials to filter dirty water observing which would be best.
Year 6 focused on journeys through the human body and beyond, having a go at a range of experiments. One of which was observing the journey food takes through your digestive system and the effect it has on your body.
We then finished the day with an assembly to celebrate the Science that had taken place and share all the experiments that we had done. The children really enjoyed getting engrossed in the Science and observing a range of different experiments.
Cross Country at Garons Park - Tuesday 19th March 2019
World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2019
World Book day began with a Book Cafe in the morning. During this time, pupils and their families had an opportunity to enjoy a pastry and some juice whilst spending time reading together. We also used our new 'Now Press Play' headphones to play an audiobook which many people enjoyed.
During the day, all pupils had the opportunity to design their own World Book Day t-shirts based on their favourite books. These looked bright and eye-catching with some amazing designs.
There were many other activities taking place across the day including a Book World Cup for each class to choose their next class read and some creative writing based on a specific text.
Young Voices at the O2 - Thursday 31st January
On Thursday 31st January 2019 the choir headed to the Young Voices Event at the O2.
As soon as we arrived we found a spot to enjoy our lunch to fuel up before the rehearsals that followed:
We rehearsed in our seats for the night along with 7,749 other pupils from choirs around the UK. We were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of all of the other acts rehearsing too!
Once we had perfected all of the songs – and our dance moves – we had dinner, got changed and began to get very excited, and a little nervous, about the prospect of singing in front of all of such a large audience. We made sure our banner was flying high throughout as our parents entered so that they could spot us.
The show itself was incredible! We sung lots of songs on our own as well as with Beau Dermott, Tony Hadley and Sharlene Hector as well as dancing along with Urban Stride.
Click below to watch a short video of us performing:
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