We are very excited that so many children and their families have taken up the FROG’s challenge of making a scarecrow ahead of our Harvest Festival tomorrow. Our hall is being taken over! They are all really super. It’s going to be very difficult for the judges to select a winner. Well done to everybody who has taken part.
Today Amethyst had their animation day with Martin, they worked really hard and created some great videos.
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Comments from the day:
“I liked animating and making a video. I learnt that the animation we did was stop motion.”
“I really enjoyed doing the animation and I learnt that it is not easy to be an animator.”
“I liked that you got to make your own characters and scene”
“I loved the animation workshop, it is so amazing how it looks like it is moving in the film but it’s really not. I learnt that one second of a movie takes a long time”
“I liked working as a group and making an animation”
“Yesterday I learnt how to use ZU3D; moreover I also liked the animating part because it was really fun”
Years 5 & 6 are working with Martin Bailey from Animate2Educate to create animations on their topic of Life Cycles.
The children worked really hard in creating their animations and we hope that you enjoy watching them.
The children commented:
“I enjoyed working with Mr Bailey and everything we done in making animations”
I enjoyed making things out of plasticine, I learnt that to make an animation can take 6 months and more.”
“I learnt about how you can make stop motion animations, I enjoyed all of it”
“I have enjoyed going on the laptops and making a film. I learnt that when you make a film you need to keep the camera steady.”
“I enjoyed making the animations, designing the set and making the characters.”
“My favourite part was at the end when we watched all of the animations”
“I enjoyed making the animations with Lucy and Kesem, Mr Bailey was so fun!”
“I loved yesterday when we had to do the animating, decorating the stage and playing with the
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After we have shared the story of Harry and the bucket of Dinosaurs, the children retold the story in their own words, using pictures as prompts to help them.
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Year 2 have been using Discovery coding to learn about coding and how
computers use programs written in special programming languages. They have designed and created their own animations and games using blocks where objects move around using different inputs.
Please open the links below, use the keyboard letters (inputs) shown to see the actions.
Here are some of the entries that the pupils have created as part of our Spirited Arts competition. We hope that you agree there has been some very thoughtful and imaginative work put into the entries.
Year 2 Diamond created their own art in the style of Andrew Goldsworthy.
Today Years 5 & 6 designed and created their own pirate islands.
We hope you enjoy the photos.
Following the recent football and hockey matches, some of the children have created write ups of the games.
Watford Football Tournament 19-03-16
I had so much fun, it was a blast! Also when it was the penalty-shoot-out, I was so scared that I wouyld let my team down; however, I didn’t! I was so glad when I found out that we got all the way to the semi-final! Unfortunately, we then lost but we played for 3rd place. We then won that match 1-0. Afterwards there was a big presentation where I found out that I had won the award for ‘Players Man of the Match’. I was so happy! I just have to say thank you to Mr Kain and Mrs Waters as well as Miss White for everything they have done for the whole team
From Daniel L.
Year 3/4 Football Tournament 30-03-16
When we got to Cavendish we were very excited about the upcoming tournament, it was our first ever one! The sun was out when we got to the astro where there were roughly 25 teams!
Our first match was against South Hill, where it ended 0-0. Next up was Two Waters where we won 1-0! Our confidence was high going into the third match against Hobletts Manor which helped us win 1-0 again! Our final game was against the reigning champions Bovingdon, where we put up a good fight unfortunately losing the game 2-0! After all the brilliant hard work the boys put in, it was disappointing not to get through to the quarter finals. Regardless, it was a fantastic event and was so proud to represent my school! We look forward to playing for Galley Hill again in the future!
Oliver B. and Braydon C.
Year 3/4 Hockey Match 21-03-16
We were lucky to take part in a hockey match for Galley Hill against Hobletts Manor Primary School. This was mine and everyone else’s first ever hockey game, so we were very excited to play as it was different to what we are used to. Hobletts only turned up with 6 players, so we gave them 3 of our players so that we could play 9 v 9 and that everyone can play for the duration of the match. The match was really hard against a very good team, where we then lost 4-1. However, we didn’t mind too much as we all played well and had lots of fun!
Braydon C and Oliver B