Category: Muntjacs

Muntjacs and Owls visit Duxford!

Today, Muntjacs and Owls class enjoyed a fantastic trip to the IWM at Duxford. The trip complemented our topic on WW2, and was a great opportunity for the children to see the technology that helped the Allied forces to be successful in the second world war. All of the children loved admiring the different aircraft …

Year 6 Cycle Training

After a busy week of SATs tests, Year 6 have enjoyed getting active and learning new cycle skills during their ‘Bikeability’ training this week. They have all shown fantastic confidence, maturity and conscientiousness whilst cycling on the roads in the village. They have all learnt how to ensure their bike is in good working order, …

Online safety in Muntjacs

This week, Muntjac class have enjoyed learning about how to stay safe, and be responsible, on the internet. We have been using a great game called ‘Interland’, which has been developed by Google to promote online safety. Search for it on Google, give it a try, and let me know your top-tips for enjoying the …

Musical Extravaganza!

At the end of the Spring term, we were lucky enough to be treated to a performance by Mr Munson’s band – ‘The West Bergholt Training Band’. Everyone loved the atmosphere and the sound of the live brass band and some of the children even had a go at conducting! We really value music at …

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 …