Monthly Archives: May 2018

100 books!

Come on Team Wiggins!!

We need to try and read all our special books by the end of term. Please remember to bring your books in to school for a little quiz and exchange them for your next one on the list. All the classes are racing to get everyone to read all the books on their list and we can be first if we try a little harder! They are such beautiful books ranging from Peter Rabbit to The Cat in the Hat. Share the one you have at home tonight at bedtime or over breakfast in the morning!

Mrs Haigh

Our Visit to the Guildhall

Today the children from the SU visited the Guildhall and had a fascinating tour of both the inside and outside of the building by Kate. We were told about the story behind many of the pictures carved in the stonework, including the Great Fire of Northampton and the creation of Northampton School for Boys.

We explored the Great Hall, which some of the children likened to that in Elsinore Castle which we studied when learning about Hamlet. We found a painting of Simon de Senlis and heard about how important he was in the history of our town.

A mixture of excitement and nerves kicked in when we took part in a courtroom role play and had to visit the cells in the basement of the Guildhall!

It was a great morning which included sitting in the Mayor’s seat, looking at a sword and a mace and learning about the fascinating history of Northampton.

I would like to challenge the children to show their family and friends something they noticed on the outside of the building the next time they pass it in town.

Mrs Haigh

 

Tree Detectives

Wiggins Class have been learning about plants this term and have been exploring the local woods today looking for deciduous and evergreen trees. We used pictures to try and match the types of trees to their names which was quite tricky! The children are going to repeat this activity as part of their home learning now that they are becoming experts!

As a reward for all their hard work, and to make the most of the sunshine, we had a fun-filled fifteen minutes in the play area too. The children challenged each other to travel along the obstacle course, pushed each other on the swings and made up some great imaginative games.

It was such a lovely morning, well done Wiggins Class!

Mrs Haigh

 

Congratulations to our new Digital Leaders!

How exciting! Two of the children in Wiggins Class have been made Digital Leaders following their visit to Microsoft HQ recently. Alexa and Jessica are both building on their confidence and expertise at school and are taking on extra responsibilities linked to our computing curriculum. I am very proud of how they are rising to this new challenge and look forward to finding out how much they can teach me!

Well done girls!

Mrs Haigh