It was the turn of acrostic poems in Buddy Time today for one of the four groups. The Year 5 & 8s had to work together to create acrostic poems based around their names. Here are some of the buddies hard at work.
On Friday 14th October the school council met Simon Hoare MP for North Dorset and had the opportunity to ask him some questions. The first thing we asked him about was what he felt were the best and worse things about being a Member of Parliament. He said the best thing was when he helped people and was successful at doing so, while the worst thing was just the opposite! It is when he is unable to help someone and is unsuccessful. Meaning that helping people is the best and at the same time worst thing about his job.
Soon after we asked Simon Hoare what it takes to be an MP, he replied that you need to have a thick skin because sometimes when your party does something that people don't like they will be unkind to you on the internet on websites such as Facebook and Twitter. He also said you need to be a bit mad!
The school council then asked about whether he likes our new Prime Minister Theresa May, if he thinks she is a good leader and also what he believes makes a good leader. He said that he thinks Theresa May is a very good leader and he also recalled how once he went on a campaign with her, which she remembers.
It was really interesting to find out more about our MP in my first activity as a school council member.
By Emily B
Buddy Time was back on Friday, and brought with it a new set of challenges for the Year 5 & 8s to accomplish. This week saw one set of the groups tackling blindfolded drawing. Pupils needed to direct their buddy by explaining what they needed to draw while blindfolded. Here are some pictures of the attempts!
Today Year 5 have explored beyond their borders with many of us this morning visiting the Ancient Technology Center to understand more of the Feudal, Norman and Saxon History of Cranborne. This afternoon two form groups have been exploring the school grounds whilst simultaneously developing their cartography skills in Geography.
As part of our Tutor Day we have been looking at the Olympic and Paralympic values, and how we can display those values day to day. Click here to read about the values.
To start thinking about them today we have had several challenges to overcome, such as the Marathon challenge raising money for Julia's House, which is a fantastic charity. We have also undertaken a 'Great Spaghetti Challenge', in which teams needed to make the tallest tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows as their building tools. A great challenge which everyone got fully involved in and resulted in lots of very sticky hands and tables!
Here are some photos of the completed towers.