Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 9:08am
The children have had a brilliant time this week in PE competing in various sports tournaments in their houses. They have shown good development of their skills, some great teamwork and brilliant sportsmanship.
Year 3 took part in a handball tournament, Year 4 took part in a football tournament, Year 5 took part in a netball tournament and Year 6 took part in a tag rugby tournament.
With all the results across the school added up there was one winner in the end..... RAMSBURY!!!!!
In 2nd was Avebury, 3rd Figsbury and 4th Clearbury.
A massive thank you to all the children for their efforts this week.
Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 3:41pm
In Year 4's Guided Reading sessions this week we have been reading and analysing the poem Flanders Fields by John McCrae.
We analysed the language within the poem and considered the meaning behind words, phrases and lines in the poem. We also read the poem in tandem with our teachers - please feel free to listen to it.
Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 12:58pm
Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 2:04pm
We have made excellent use of the watercolour techniques we have been taught.
Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 2:01pm
What is a cubed number?
Date: 7th Nov 2020 @ 10:25am
If big numbers, really big numbers are your thing, here is a great little website that turns numbers written in figures into text so you can read them.
A space-themed game which helps you learn and practice reflections, rotations and enlargements on a grid.
A clever take on the 80s computer game where you have to arrange falling shapes to make complete rows.
The original version Tetris with different shapes that you rotate is good fun too and helps you develop shape skills. The whole site Mathigon is worth exploring.
A range of activities including tutorial videos using the amazing j2e tools.
Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:24pm
Year 4 have been working hard this week to understand the relationships between mm, cm, m and km. We took our learning outside worked through a series of challenges. We even measured how many times around the St Mark's field would be equal to 1km.
If you were wondering, the answer is just over two times around!
Date: 19th Oct 2020 @ 8:23am
Year 4 were developing another artistic technique today - we created looms using cardboard and cotton buds and then wove some magic!
Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:24pm
Dear Lovely Parents/Carers
Welcome to our fantastic new website.
After many years of feedback and handing the torch over to the eager SLT we now have a website to be even prouder of. I most grateful to Mr Williams for his enduring patience and super human skills in researching, collating and herding all of our cats to present this to you. His leadership and encouragement have brought us to this point and remains inspirational. We like to think of our website as a Toys R Us approach - everything under one roof rather than gone bust! We hope you find it informative and of interest. I am also eternally grateful to Martin Jones for the stunning photos and our wonderful Friends of St Mark's (PTA) for funding the venture. Exciting times. A brave new world indeed.
Now I've got a platform I may be blogging a bit more often. Who knows what will be on my mind.
Very best wishes
Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:16pm
Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:09pm
This term Y5 have been composing their own spy themes using the Garage Band App.
Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 3:46pm
Year 3 learners have been working hard creating giant mammoths whilst utilising their shading, hatching and line pencil skills. The corridor has even turned into a prehistoric cave complete with paintings and collaborative art projects.
Date: 3rd Oct 2020 @ 8:49pm
Date: 17th Sep 2020 @ 4:03pm
This week in Computing we logged into j2e. There are lots of exciting tools to help us learn, including Spell Blast and TT Blast to practise our spelling and tables. It would be really great if children could learn their username and password.