Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reception travel back in time for a Victorian Christmas.

Last Tuesday, Reception boys travelled back in time to the Victorian days to experience a Victorian Christmas at Newstead Abbey. It was our first school visit, and we were so excited about going on the coach! We all enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be back in 1869. We learnt about how things have changed over the centuries, and were most surprised to find there was no central heating or electricity back then. We played with Victorian toys in the Nursery Attic, made spice bags in the still room, sugared mice in the kitchen, and even watched moving pictures in the projector room. Finally, at the end of the day we sat around lanterns and sang Christmas songs with Mr Webb the Victorian gentleman of the house. We all feel very Christmassy now!

Once upon a time…

Year 2 have been learning about traditional tales in their literacy lessons this half term. The boys learned that traditional tales can also have alternative versions. One version of a traditional tale is Little Red Riding Hood and the Vegetarian Wolf. They took photos and recorded their own sounds to make the story more enjoyable for the audience.

Click here to watch the original version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Alternative version.

Which version do you prefer?

Friday 9th December

This week, Mr Jones delivered the achievement assembly and gave out all the awards and certificates.

Student of the Week:

Hari for helping William learn his lines for the Year 4 play (Wind in the Willows) via Skype.

Student of the week

Olympic Award:

Harvey for scoring a hat-trick in each of the last two competitive matches.

Olympic Award

The following boys received reading certificates today:

The following boys were presented with various mathematics certificates during our achievement assembly:

Last week, Jithin, Will and Simon scored 100% in Mr Caldwell’s recent European Geography test of 51 countries and 51 capital cities and were presented with special certificates.

Sports Results from the previous week:

NHJS Autumn Term 2011 Friendly (as you can see by the smiles!) Chess Tournament:

Winner Ziyaad with 13 points, Second Aryan with 13 points and third Ben, with 12 points.

NHJS Autumn Term 2011 Problem Solving Tournament:

Winners Ben and PAtrick with 77 points with Sebby and Will in second place on 72 points.

Friday 2nd December

U11A Football vs. Bentinck: Won 7-0

U11B Football vs.Salterford: Won 3-2