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Texel Blog 2

Wednesday 9th April, 2014

We're having an egg-stravagantly egg-citing day here today.

Here's some egg rolling action.....


Thursday 3rd April, 2014

Today's "Swallows & Amazons" trip to Coniston was a huge success with all the class reporting what a lovely time they'd had.  We cruised Coniston on the steam yacht Gondola and most of the children were allowed a chance to steer her; Mr Maddock is VERY jealous.

Then we followed a short section of the Cumbria Way down to the Coniston Sailing Club where we relaxed and did some sketching.

Here are a few of the pictures....

Tuesday 1st April, 2014



Before our trip to Coniston, we're watching the classic Swallows & Amazons Film.


We've been studying ratio and proportion for a while so we thought we'd try putting it in to practice.

Half the class have been mixing fruit squash in different quantities but at the same ratios to see if it tastes the same.


The other half have been using the ratios in a recipe to bake cookies.  The classroom smells lovel!


Monday 24th March, 2014

We've just had our Curriculum Week Assembly for parents to see what we've been up to.

We had the premier screening of "Explorers - the highlights" - next stop Cannes?

If you missed it, you can watch it here!

Thursday 20th March, 2014

Rehearsals for our historical-explorer-puppet-show-videos are well under way...

Tuesday 18th March, 2014

It's starting to get messy!


Monday 17th March, 2014


It's curriculum week again!

In keeping with the term's theme of "People & Places", the Texels are working in small teams to research a British explorer of their choice.

They're being asked to manage their own time for the next few days, follow their own curiosities and allocate the work fairly between them. 

By the end of the week we hope to have produced some wonderful biographies, some period style maps of the world and, fingers crossed, some puppet shows to illustrate what has been learned.

These latter we hope to video for all to see.

This photo shows some of the teams in the early planning stages.

Friday 28th February, 2014

Can you believe that February has already been and gone?

Today we've had a bit of fun.

It started in maths with Penny Bridge's famous "Human Venn Diagram"

We had lots of fun sorting ourselves out in the last of the February sunshine.

We sorted into sets of 'girls' and 'blue eyes' and were left only with dark eyed boys on the outside.

This afternoon, Year 4, along with Year 3, took part in a 'Moky-Fit' session.

It was a high energy and very high volume dance session and everybody had a great time.


Tuesday 25th February, 2014



Assessment week is well under way here in Class 4 and everybody is working fantastically hard.  


Mr Maddock is very proud of them all.


Thursday 30th January, 2014

Testing day finally arrived! Even the sun shone for us...which was a good thing given the nip in the air and the presence of much cold water.

We all had a great time testing our boats' cargo carrying capacities with many of them managing the full 1kg before capsizing or sinking.

Next time, perhaps we'll find a bigger pool!

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