BISS School Ski Race!

 

On Monday morning Max, Georgina and David arrived at Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre to represent the Priory school and race against 180 junior ski racers from around the country at the British Independent School Ski race championships.  Ski categories ranged from Under 10 to Under 14, with our three Priory representatives all in the Under 10 and with two against competitors up to 3 years senior.

Open practice was held on the slope whilst the course was being set. Although the snow had been groomed the night before it was obviously bumpy as there were falls from a number of competitors. The children were then allowed to inspect the course slowly before the racing commenced.

The Priory team had a good start with all three completing the course successfully and getting respectable times for their first race on snow.  Max was out the gates first in bid number 20 with a time of 17.14, Georgina in bib 52 followed with 21.98 and then David in bib 77 with 19.84.

The course quickly became rutted and round 2 produced slower times for most competitors including ours, making their first runs the ones that counted when determining scores.  After an anxious wait the results were announced.  Unfortunately the Priory school were not on the medal board.  However, whilst the team might not have walked away with any medals, they took part with enthusiasm, bravery and team spirit, against bigger and more experienced competitors.  For that we can all be proud.

WB: 25/09/17

Hello everyone!

In maths this week we are beginning work on column addition, and will be working on carrying later in the week. We will also be doing some more problem solving and  some work on the properties of 3D shapes.

In writing, we are working on using inverted commas as well as continuing to improve our vocabulary. We have also began to use our spelling books as a word bank to help us with using the correct spellings in our writing.

In our topic, we will be creating Viking invasion posters, in science we will be continuing to work on our ‘personal trainers’ topic and will be learning about how much exercise is healthy for our clients, along with how much sugar is hidden in our client’s diet.

All children received a reading book on Friday, please ensure that it is returned when they complete it. Also, can you please remind pupils to bring in their reading journals on Friday so I can see all the hard work they have been putting in to their reading at home.

Times tables test this week: x4, x5

Miss Deay

 

W/B 25/09/17

Hello everyone!

In maths this week we are beginning work on column addition, and will be working on carrying later in the week. We will also be doing some more problem solving and  some work on the properties of 3D shapes.

In writing, we are working on using inverted commas as well as continuing to improve our vocabulary. We have also began to use our spelling books as a word bank to help us with using the correct spellings in our writing.

In our topic, we will be creating Viking invasion posters, in science we will be continuing to work on our ‘personal trainers’ topic and will be learning about how much exercise is healthy for our clients, along with how much sugar is hidden in our client’s diet.

All children received a reading book on Friday, please ensure that it is returned when they complete it. Also, can you please remind pupils to bring in their reading journals on Friday so I can see all the hard work they have been putting in to their reading at home.

Times tables test this week: x4, x5

Miss Deay

 

 

Week beginning 18/9/17

We have had a wonderful week this week, the children have been demonstrating lots of the school values and as a result our gem jar is already a quarter full.

In writing we have been finally completed our information texts about our chosen explorers. In maths we have been learning to add on a number line. We have also been learning about unison and levels in dance and throwing a shot put in athletics.

In science we have been looking at and sorting materials. Next week we will be planning an investigation and for this we will need different materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic, wooden lolly sticks and paper. If your child could bring this in, it would be very helpful.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Miller