The Hargarves want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the puny mite will hardly eat a thing. One day Mrs Gargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up. Soon, the strangest things start to happen…
High on a Himalayan mountain, a young explorer is asleep in her tent. At midnight she is snatched by a gigantic, hairy monster – and never seen again. Agatha Farlingham has been kidnapped by a yeti. But she soon discovers that he is a brave and noble beast. His family is in danger – and he needs her help.
Chapter One – Kidnap
Chapter Two – The Trouble with Yetis
Chapter Three – Footprints in the Snow
Chapter Four – A Plan
Chapter Five – The Bridal Suite
Chapter Six – Aslerfan
Chapter Seven – The St Bernards of Feldenberg
Chapter Eight – On Death Peak
Chapter Nine – El Magnifico
Chapter Ten – Farley Towers
Chapter Eleven – The Hunber’s Club
Chapter Twelve – Coldwater Straits
Chapter Thirteen – The Round Up
Chapter Two – What Lucy Found There
Chapter Three – Edmund and the Wardrobe
Chapter Four – Turkish Delight
Chapter Five – Back on this Side of the Door
Chapter Six – Into the Forest
In phase 3, we have been raising money for the Hope Foundation as part of our Courageous Advocacy project. The children have organised, cake sales, a non-uniform day and a colouring competition to help rasie money. Also 10% of the sweet shop money, will also be donated to the Hope Foundation. So far the children have raised over £350, which is above our target of £240, meaning that we can pay for 1 child’s education and healthcare for a year. The children are still looking at ways of raising money.
The children in Year 5 have been learning about the Earth in space and researching information about the solar system. We gave them the freedom to choose how to present their work. Some chose to make posters while others made powerpoint presentations. They really enjoyed exploring and being responsible for the outcome of the project. There were some really good examples of work which are now up in the classrooms.
As part of our learning, we have been looking at the impacts that natural disasters have. We looked at ways that we could help people before, during or after a tsunami or earthquake and then designed our own machines and gadgets. We made technical drawings and then labelled each part. This then allowed us to write an explanation text, explaining how our machines work.
The children used the text ‘Dear Mother Goose’ to help them to write their own Agony Aunt letters. They needed to write a letter from a Fairytale character with a problem. The Fairy Godmother then sent a reply to help them!
The children created their own lift the flap books. They thought carefully about how to make the paper a flap and how to include letters within their work.
Dear Fairy Godmother,
Every time I make a house a wolf comes and blows my house down!
From The Three Little Pigs
To The Three Little Pigs,
How about feeding the wolf cake?
From Fairy Godmother.
Dear Fairy Godmother,
When I fly down I hurt myself. What can i do?
From Princess Fairy.
Why don’t you cover the windows so you don’t get hurt?
From Fairy Godmother
Year 2 have been inspired by Random Acts of Kindness day. Random Acts of Kindness Day 2020 was celebrated on February 17th. National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organisations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness. To spread random acts of kindness across the school, Year 2 have designed a random acts of kindness grid to enable everyone to get involved in their own way. They would love to see photographs of any random acts of kindness. These can be sent via dojo to your class teacher. Enjoy!
For World Book Week, the children were ‘eggs-cited’ to design and paint their own book characters onto an egg. We had Harry Potter, Mr Bump, Tracey Beaker, the characters of Alice in Wonderland and many more.
During Friday’s celebration collective worship, all the eggs were displayed in the hall as part of a special ‘Eggs-ibition’!
Since the start of the year, Year 4 have been busy raising money for a library box for the Cranbrook community. We managed to raise £113 from our bake sale during the Autumn term, which paid for ‘Men’s Sheds’ to build it for us. We then decorated it using the St Martin’s school colours.
The library box can now be found at the Co-op in Cranbrook. Please bring an old book you no longer want and swap it for a new one. We hope that everyone will enjoy using it!