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Here you will find weekly information for Sycamore and Maple Classes.

Tag Rugby Tournament

AprilPosted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Wed, April 18, 2018 19:42:53
Under a clear blue sky, St John’s took part in the annual Clive Lewis Tag Rugby Tournament run by Paul Lovatt. This year saw each team play everyone in one big league. St John’s played a total of 7 out of 8 games. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to play our last game as time was running out and would have been played at about 6pm, 3 hours after we started!
Game 1 vs Christchurch draw 2-2 Tries - Stan, Arthur
Game 2 vs Springmead lost 4-0
Game 3 vs Trinity draw 0-0
Game 4 vs Berkley won 4-1 Tries - Fred, Stan, Cassian, Arthur
Game 5 vs Bitham Brook A won 5-3 Tries - Fred, Stan 2, Lucas 2
Game 6 vs Bitham Brook B won 4-0 Tries - Fred 2, Stan, Lucas
Game 7 vs Rode/NSP won 2-1 Tries - Stan 2

Congratulations and well done to Luka, Isla, Sophie and Molly who also played a vital part of the St John’s team.

At at the time of writing, I don’t know the final results but will post when I do.

Mini Red Tennis

AprilPosted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Wed, April 18, 2018 09:00:38
St John’s took part in the annual mini red tennis tournament yesterday at Frome Tennis club. Even in blustery conditions, all the children had an enjoyable time.
St John’s A came out winners, with St John’s B just being pipped into second by Christchurch on points won.
Congratulations to all who took part. A special mention to Kizzi in Year 3, who scored the most points (70) of anyone whilst winning all her games and Stan, who was equal in scoring the most points out of the boys with 54. He also won all his games.

Life Bus

AprilPosted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Tue, April 17, 2018 20:04:08
Today, Maple and Sycamore took turns to visit the Life Bus. We talked about our similarities and differences and what makes us unique. We used TAM to find some of our organs which we need to survive. We also learnt about the digestive system too.
We learnt that although medicines can help us get better if we are unwell, if we misuse them or take the wrong one it could in fact make us ill.
Harold the Giraffe helped us to learn about the effect smoking and alcohol has on our bodies, especially our brain which is constantly sending millions of messages around our body.
Harold also took us on a trip in a rocket to Conformatron, a planet where everyone is the same, thinks the same, wears the same and so on. We talked about why it was good to be our own person and to have our own thoughts and make our own choices.
Finally, we got to say goodbye to Harold as we left.

Science Enquiry

AprilPosted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Mon, April 16, 2018 15:13:01
As part of our learning about teeth, we have set up an experiment to find out the affect liquids have on our teeth. We have used eggs to represent our teeth as they contain a lot of calcium. We plan to leave them for a week to see what happens!

What do you think will happen? What will the affect be on the eggs? Which liquid will. E best or worst?


MarchPosted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Wed, March 21, 2018 14:58:33

As part of our Faith Week, and thinking about Joy, Sycamore learnt about the joyous festival of Holi. It is celebrated at the start of spring when colour arrives back into the world after winter.

Every year Hindu people remember how good triumphed over evil and they celebrate


They celebrate with baskets of flowers, building and lighting bonfires and burning last years rubbish and dancing! They also throw coloured paint at each other………… but we didn't do that today!! Instead, we drew around a friend and threw coloured powder paint at our image. We had lots of fun!

Liddington 2018

MarchPosted by Year 4 Sun, March 18, 2018 18:15:19
That's it! The adults took nearly 650 photos during the trip! Most of them are on either this blog or the Head Teachers blog, so please take a look.
Here's the final one after 2 nights and 3 days of fun.

Liddington 2018

MarchPosted by Year 4 Sun, March 18, 2018 18:08:08
The start of the BIG pack up!! Some found it easier than others!!

Liddington 2018

MarchPosted by Year 4 Sun, March 18, 2018 18:00:49
Mr Bowman's group on the sensory trail, watch out for the mud monster!! Was it raining leaves too?

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