Remembrance

Wow! What an incredible week we have had here at Galley Hill. Our incredible poppy display has been visited by our local MP, Mike Penning, and the Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Robert Mclean. As well as this, it has been a social media hit, talked about on Heart radio and been on the front cover of the Gazette. We are very proud of all of the children for their hard work and for their understanding of what the poppy represents and why this is so important. All of the children who have spoken to our visitors have been an absolute credit to our school. Of course, we also need to say an ENORMOUS thank you to Mrs. Dance who organised the project and spent hours working on it.

We will remember them.

Heather Butler Writing Workshops

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Fresh back from the half term holidays, some of our Key Stage Two children were getting their creative ideas flowing in writing workshops with our ‘Author in Residence’ Heather Butler last week. She worked each afternoon with groups of children from across KS2 on producing poetry for the little books you can see in the picture. They worked hard on vocabulary choices and practised using a thesaurus to select synonyms to improve their work. The Year 6 group who came to see me in my office were incredibly proud of what they had produced and rightly so. Well done to all pupils involved in the project and our thanks, as ever, to Heather for her enthusiasm.

Aboriginal Art

I have just had some visitors to my office from Year 5. They have been learning about Australia today and brought this fantastic piece of Aboriginal art work to show me which they had worked collaboratively to create. They were able to tell me all about the traditional story that inspired the picture and talk about the symbols they had included! Well done ladies.

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Wow!

Have you seen our Wow board? We use it to celebrate work from every class that our teachers and ourselves are really proud of. There’s a fantastic range of work on there right now, including limericks, writing about Robert Snooks and eye-catching artwork of the Great Fire of London.

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Reasoning Week

This week has been Reasoning Week at Galley Hill. We have been working hard on solving problems and talking about why and how we have reached an answer both in Maths and across the curriculum. Here is just a tiny example of some of the work we’ve been doing. Parents – please spend some time talking to your children about their reasoning work. We think you’ll be really impressed!

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Scarecrows take over Galley Hill!

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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.