Tag Archives: Kites Class 2017-2018

Kite Class: RIAT Junior Engineering Challenge 2018

Kite Class took part in the Junior Engineering Challenge, organised by the RAF Charitable Trust in collaboration with STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) Works.  The children were asked to design and build a vehicle to travel 5m in the fastest time, using a motor with cogs for propulsion. They loved their half-day workshop and our winners to go on to represent Westrop in

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Kites Class: Crazy Hair Day

Kite Class participated in crazy hair day today raising money to pay for a wig for The Little Princess Trust. Don’t we look fabulous!


Kites Class – Junior Good Citizen Event

Kite class attended the annual Junior Good Citizen (JGC) scheme, which is designed to engage young people in a fun learning environment and equip them with life skills as they make their transition from Primary to Secondary Education. This year marks the 30th year the event has been running for the children of Swindon. The multi-agency scheme engages year 6 children, so they have

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Kites Class – Making Electrical Games

Kite Class have been busy in Science making and testing different electrical circuits using various different components. The children designed and made electrical circuits to produce a quiz game about their favourite class book.


Kites Class – Holding New Chicks

Kite Class had the privilege of holding our new chicks today.  What a treat!


Kites Class – World Book Day

Kite Class had great fun reading our class book Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.  They completed a maths challenge and reading comprehension based upon the book.  It was great to see everyone dress up as so many different book characters.


Kites Class: Chinese Dance Workshop

On 20th February, Kite Class took part in a Chinese Dance Workshop. We used a Chinese parasol to create a slow and controlled dance with a partner. Then we worked as a team to make the fast fire breathing Chinese dragon come to life.


Kites Class – Studying William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

The children from Kite class have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of ‘Macbeth’ together this term! We discussed the ideas of greed, jealousy, power and destruction and learned about the different characters (considering the, often selfish, motivations behind their actions). It has been a delight to witness the children so engaged and interested in a tale that was written hundreds of years ago and,

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Kite Class – Learning about Japan

In term 3 Kite class have been learning about our host country Japan.  We have looked at why Japan has an imperial family, learnt about Japanese Language, what the landscape is like in Japan and what a daruma doll is.  We have found out lots of interesting facts!


Kites Class: Class Book Skellig

In Kite Class we have been reading our class book Skellig written by David Almond. It inspired us to write a mystery story!