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Summer 2016

We hope you enjoy the summer break. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th September 2016.

It’s All Greek to Me!

On Monday 27th June, the Year 5s enjoyed an entire day of ancient Greek activities.  We were visited by Mark (otherwise known by his Greek name, Nineus) from ‘Portals to

Cup Cake Challenge – Year 5

Working in collaboration with Dan Tucker from Bakewells in Dunmow, Year 5 set up their own cupcake company and designed, tested and baked their own cupcake recipe. At the school’s

French Breakfast – Year 5

Year 5 have been treated to an authentic French experience!  Last half term, the children were learning about the food and drink that children in France have for breakfast.  Madame

Cricket Success

We have enjoyed a fantastic start to the summer cricket season. The Year 1&2 boys and girls team won the Uttlesford round of 3 Tee’s cricket beating 8 other local schools

Summer 2016

We hope you enjoy the summer break. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th September 2016.

It’s All Greek to Me!

On Monday 27th June, the Year 5s enjoyed an entire day of ancient Greek activities.  We were visited by Mark (otherwise known by his Greek name, Nineus) from ‘Portals to the Past’, who provide exciting, hands on History days.  After an introductory talk on Greek life and culture, the children took part in a quiz, where they found out lots of new and interesting facts about famous Greeks, and events from the time that we still find fascinating today!  The children then really enjoyed learning how to play Pettia – a Greek strategy game, and they exercised their minds to complete the Archimedes Stomachion puzzle.  Mark brought in examples of Greek armour, which were extremely large and heavy, but the children and teachers were still allowed to try them on.  He also showed us some terrifying weapons and explained what they were designed to do. The day ended with great excitement as the children competed against each other in a re-enactment of the ancient Greek Olympics!

Cup Cake Challenge – Year 5

Working in collaboration with Dan Tucker from Bakewells in Dunmow, Year 5 set up their own cupcake company and designed, tested and baked their own cupcake recipe. At the school’s summer fun day in May the children ran their own cupcake stall which raised an incredible £450 and was the most popular stall of the day. Two winning companies were then selected on the basis of how much profit they had made, how collaboratively they worked as a team and how good their customer service was. Mr Tucker helped select ‘Delight Bite’ with their Berry, Berry Tasty cupcake (lime sponge, strawberry icing and raspberry sauce) and ‘Caketastic’ with their Smartie Surprise cupcake (vanilla sponge with smarties inside, vanilla icing and smarties on top). Mr Tucker said

‘I was really impressed with how dedicated, attentive and engaged all the children were during this enterprise project. Their creativeness and enthusiasm made choosing the winners an extremely difficult task. The winning cupcakes have been on sale in Bakewell’s as ‘cupcakes of the month’ and have proved very popular, selling out every time.’

The Year 5 teachers Miss White and Miss Oggelsby said

‘ We are hugely proud of the children and their hard work. They loved seeing the growth of a product from initial conception to final point of sale and for the winner seeing their cupcakes on sale in Bakewells has been the ‘icing on the cake’! ‘

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French Breakfast – Year 5

Year 5 have been treated to an authentic French experience!  Last half term, the children were learning about the food and drink that children in France have for breakfast.  Madame Dodd organised a delicious feast of French breakfast items for the children to enjoy on Thursday morning.  The children were asked – in French – what they would prefer, “Un jus d’orange ou un jus de pomme?”, “Un pain au chocolat ou un croissant?”.  Miss White and Miss Oggelsby heard lots of orders being given in perfect French and lovely manners too, “Merci!”.  Just like the children in France, the Year 5s tried dipping their bread into hot chocolate – it was a hit!  Huge thanks go to Madame Dodd for her hard work to organise such a lovely morning.

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Cricket Success

We have enjoyed a fantastic start to the summer cricket season. The Year 1&2 boys and girls team won the Uttlesford round of 3 Tee’s cricket beating 8 other local schools and will now represent Uttlesford at District level. The boy’s Year 5&6 teams won the Dunmow cup beating 3 other teams in their Kwik Cricket competition and will now represent Dunmow in the forthcoming Uttlesford Partnership competition.

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Year 2 visit Tropical Wings

In Year 2, we are currently learning all about different animal habitats in our ‘Bug’s Life’ topic. We visited Tropical Wings where we saw so many different animals. The children learnt so many facts from the staff at the zoo and had a very interesting talk about different animal habitats. A barn owl flew over our heads, a skunk walked in between us and we saw a meerkat up close. Have a look at some of the pictures that the children took.