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Autumn Term 2016

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer holiday and look forward to the children being back at school on Monday 5th.

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Staying Safe Online

The link below provides more information on keeping your children safe online.

http://parentzone.org.uk/

Computing Questionnaire

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We are currently in the process of writing a vision for Computing at Downfield Primary School. This will show what we think is important about Computing at our school. This vision will include the views of children, parents, governors and staff. Please complete the questionnaire online to share your views. The link for the survey is
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CVNXJDP
Kind regards,

Abi Jones

Computing Week

Year 5U’s week

This week in Downfield-school we have been doing computing week, in 5U one of the first things we did was make a big chart of information all about animals and if they are classed as invertebrates or vertebrates, how they are rated in liking and what habitat they live in.

Then we did something called Minecraft one hour of code using laptops. What you do is you code your player to move or to do something in-particular, like move to the sheep that is to your south.

The next day a man came in to year 5 to show and tell us a little about his job. He makes games all day by Chaos created. He reprogramed his game so things wouldn’t go to plan, but with some of his help we got the game back to normal and we even made a new power-up the game was called Pancake Panic it’s on tablets, phones and other android devices.

The next day, we went to Lego Land and had a fun time there.

Then today, 5U and 5C did a workshop all about making a movie. At the start we did a little warm up and met who was going to be helping us and who we will be working with in our groups. After break we got told our genres and our location we will be filming in. We worked hard to film then we had lunch. After lunch we edited our movies then watched them and had lots of giggles and laughs whilst re-watching them.

By Jaiden .A. Williams  (5U)

Design an Egg Competition

FODs are holding a ‘design an egg’ competition to raise funds towards purchasing equipment to set up our own school radio station. You could make a 2D or 3D egg and design it in any way you like; using any type of materials. It will cost 50p per entry and there are 3 categories which will be judged; Early years / Key Stage One, Key Stage Two and Parents. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places in each category.

All entries need to be in school by Monday 21st March. Entries will be set up on display in the school hall and you will be able to come into school to view the entries on Wednesday 23rd March at 3:15pm and Thursday 24th March at 8:30am. There will be an entrance cost of 20p per person.

We will also be holding an Easter Bonnet competition in school on Thursday 24th March. Further details about this will be sent home nearer to the time.

Good luck everyone! We are looking forward to seeing all of your designs!

World Book Day

We have had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day. We all had a storyteller workshop where we made some amazing stories and have shared some of our favourite books with our classes! Our fancy dress costumes are amazing!

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Year 6 Sports Hall Athletics

Children from year 6 are competing this afternoon in the Sports Hall athletics competition.

Good luck to you all!

Athletics 1 Athletics 2 Athletics 3

End of the Autumn Term House Points

Autumn Term House Point Totals:
Phoenix – 1461
Pegasus – 1460
Cygnus – 1446
Orion – 1316

Well done to Phoenix who have a non-uniform day tomorrow! Red would be great but not essential!

Christmas Lunch

We all had our Christmas dinner in school today! It was really tasty!

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