St Columb Major Academy Open Days for new pupils - Thursday 31st October 9.45a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Monday 11th November 5 - 6p.m. and Wednesday 27th November 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Come and have a look around the school.

June 2019

In Maths, the main focus of the lessons has been time. We have learnt to tell the time using digital and analogue clocks. We have also used 12- and 24-hour clocks and converting from p.m. to 24-hour times. We also had fun timing ourselves running and using these times to convert between seconds and minutes. We have continued to develop our recall of times tables facts using our actions. The children are great at applying these to multiples of 10, 100, 1000 and any other power of 10 including decimals. The children have also been keeping their calculation skills on the boil in our daily fluency sessions. 


In Literacy, we learnt a section of Charlie and the Chocolate factory. We used the entry to the chocolate room to help us plan our own descriptions of arrival at another magical place. The children worked really hard to include lots of different sentence openers. They are trying to remember the types of openers using the acronym DADWAVERS. Ask them how many they can remember.


We found out all about the history of chocolate. We designed and made our own chocolate bars and wrappers. We have also been looking at where chocolate and other food comes from. We have discussed the impact on the environment of food miles and what we can all do to help. 


In Science we have been learning about plants. We planned an experiment using cress and investigated our own scientific questions, trying to keep our experiments as fair as possible. We have also transplanted some sun flowers and used this to have a close look at the different parts of plants, making some excellent recordings of our observations.


In PE we have had athletics where we have so far concentrated on our running and hurdling skills. The highlight has definitely been swimming where the children are all making great progress. The pool may only be small but the staff make excellent use of it to provide brilliant individual coaching tips to all of the children.


Another fantastic month with lots of great learning. Only one month left with this brilliant class, July starts with Healthy and Active week which should have lots of inspiring activities.