Category: Muntjacs

A successful term of sport for Muntjacs!

Muntjacs have not only been busy in the classroom this term, but have also represented St. Giles’ at a variety of sporting competitions. The children have competed in Volleyball, Football and Basketball events as well as a fantastic recent win at the Hedingham small schools Dodgeball competition. Well done to all of our athletes for …

Muntjac’s maths lessons get slimey!

On Friday last week, Muntjacs enjoyed a maths lesson on ‘ratio and proportion’ – with a difference! The children have been learning all about dividing an amount between two groups using a ratio (e.g 2:3). The class had to use their knowledge of proportion to calculate the correct amount of ingredients to make their slime. …

Muntjac’s trip to the Royal Observatory, London!

On Wednesday, Muntjac class went on an exciting adventure to London with Owl class from St Andrew’s. To complement our ‘Earth and Space’ Science topic, we visited Greenwich to see the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, the Peter Harrison Planetarium and the National Maritime Museum. Everyone had a great time exploring the exhibitions, looking …

Easter Disco!

Here are a selection of photographs from both the Infant disco and Junior disco!

Kingswood Day 4 update!

We have had another fun-packed day on the Isle of Wight! The children all agree that the week has flown by and they would love to stay for longer. Today’s activities included: Giant Mecanno, Zip Wire, Team Problem Solving, Lazer Quest, as well as Rocket and Buggy Building. All of the children have shown exceptional …

Kingswood Day 3!

Today has been an exciting, adrenaline fuelled day! We spent most of it outdoors, which was wonderful until the wind arrived, and we all had to don scarves, gloves and hats – but It didn’t deter any of us from enjoying all of the activities on offer. Today’s activities included: the leap of faith, low …

Kingswood Day 2 Update!

We have had another great day at Kingswood! Everyone got a good nights sleep and we started the day with a fantastic cooked breakfast and a walk to the beach where we went fossil and shell hunting – everyone had a lovely time exploring the coast! After this, we headed off into small groups and …

Kingswood Day 1!

After a trouble-free journey and a smooth ferry crossing of the Solent (which the children loved!) we have all arrived safe and sound at Kingswood, on the Isle of Wight. We have had an action packed first day, including: Archery, Aeroball, Fencing, Mini Olympics, as well as a full tour of the site and of …

Shrove Tuesday Celebrations!

This year, Shrove Tuesday falls during our February half term break, so we celebrated, with our traditional pancake assembly and race, a week early! Congratulations go to Oak house who won the coveted ‘Blue Pan’ in style and of course to Mrs Nichols who managed a record beating 61 pancake tosses! Here are a few …

Tag Rugby Photos!

Here is a selection of photos from the brilliant Tag Rugby match against St Andrew’s! Thank you to Mr Riccio for organising this brilliant event.

Viking artefact investigation with Owls class!

Last Monday, Muntjac class had some special visitors from our wonderful sister school, St Andrew’s! Mrs Halls and Owl Class came to visit us at St Giles’ to investigate and explore some real Viking artefacts. The children all had a wonderful time being historians and archaeologists, and absolutely loved getting to know one another before …

Indian Drumming Workshop!

On Friday, the children in Squirrels and Muntjacs were lucky enough to take part in an Indian drumming workshop, run by Essex Music Services. The children all took to the rhythm, beat and structure of this new genre of music brilliantly! Thank you to Dan from Essex Music services for leading the classes.

Muntjac’s Gymnastics Sessions

The children in Muntjac class have been given a fantastic opportunity to attend Sudbury Gymnastics club for six weekly sessions led by the club’s professional coaches. They have absolutely loved learning new skills and trying out equipment such as the high bars, beam, vault and especially the foam pit! I think we have some future …

Lunch with author Michael Rosen!

We are a big fan of the work of poet Michael Rosen in Muntjac class and this week we enjoyed lunch with him! Well, he may not have actually been there in person – but we did enjoy watching a live stream which he put on especially for schools whilst we ate our lunch. We …

Lights Out!

On Thursday, we arrived at school to find that damage to power cables in the area, caused by Storm Georgina, meant that we had a power cut! Our Science topic for this term in Muntjac class is ‘Electrifying Electricity’, so we set about creating our very own sources of light in a battery powered circuit, …

E-Safety Workshop at Holy Trinity School

Last week, Muntjacs and Squirrels traveled to Holy Trinity Primary School in Halstead to take part in an important workshop about staying safe online. The children learnt a lot about privacy settings, appropriate use of the internet and online gaming. The key message from the workshop was to TALK to a trusted adult, if you …

Our Advent Window

On Monday 4th December we revealed our Advent Window! It has a tree theme this year which was made from hand prints, beautiful Christmas tree decorations and brightly wrapped presents. We are especially proud of our stained glass window that shows the Nativity scene. This was another whole school effort which we all thoroughly enjoyed …

Year 6 Primary Maths Challenge

This week, our Year 6 students from Muntjac Class took part in the Primary Maths Challenge; a fun and engaging maths experience that challenged them all. Many of the children achieved very highly, so well done to everyone who took part! It was great to see the pupils applying their problem solving skills effectively. Mr …

Muntjac’s SOS ‘Save Our Seas’ Project

In Muntjac Class, we have been taking part in our own SOS (Save Our Seas) project. The children have learnt about many of the threats that face the world’s oceans, such as: single use plastics, micro beads, oil spills, shark finning, blast fishing and whaling, and have thoroughly enjoyed being advocates for cleaner, healthier seas! …

Muntjac’s Mexican Day!

As part of our topic M.A.P.S (Mountains, Animals, People & Seas) Muntjac class have been studying the regions of Central and South America. On our special Mexican day, we thoroughly enjoyed performing our Mexican assembly to the school and loved the delicious Mexican feast that Mrs Dunne cooked! Here are a few pictures from the …