With love from London!

The theme of Kensington Avenue’s carnival this year is We Love London!

Today, children in Bangkok Class used the new Postcard apptivity on purplemash.com to create their own London postcards. First of all, we shared what we think about when we hear the word ‘London’ and then I challenged them to write a postcard as if they had spent the weekend in London.

What is your favourite thing to do in London? What pictures do you get in your head when you think of London?

Education Blog Awards 2011

The winners of the Education Blog Awards 2011 were announced this morning and guess what?

We came joint third in the Class Blog of the Year category! Woo hoo!

This really is an amazing achievement every body! So many class blogs entered so to get that far amongst so many other great examples shows just how good at blogging you have all become! One of the judges said,

An impressive blog aggregating a variety of media from images to audio and demonstrating the wide ranging learning opportunities that go on in year 4 at Kensington Avenue Primary School.

So remember, if you have any cool ways you’d like to use polls, images, videos, audio clips or anything else on our blog just let me know and we’ll make it happen! Keep up the brilliant, award winning blogging!

All the results and other winners are here. Go check them out!

Carnival is here again!

Can you believe that this half term is almost over and next half term is our last one of the year? You know what that means… yes, it’s carnival time again! Like last year, our topic next term will be carnival and we’ll be parading around the streets of Norbury in our costumes at the end in our wholeschool carnival. Considering last year was our first ever carnival, I thought we did really well. Everybody’s costumes looked great. Cast your minds back and you will remember that the theme was ‘Healthy Living’. In year 4 we decided to focus on the ‘five-a-day’ rule and so dressed up as lovely fruits and vegetables! I’m not going to reveal the theme of this year’s carnival just yet though…

What can you remember about carnival last year?

Year 4 memories

This week, we are writing reports on what we have done in year 4 so far. For homework, I asked the children to mindmap as many memories of the year as they could. Yesterday, we had fun putting them all together into one big mindmap on the whiteboard, which you can see below. Haven’t we done a lot? And there’s still another half term to go!

What has been your favourite part of year 4 so far?

The story with a million endings

Happy Sunday evening everybody!

I want to share something very cool with you all that I learned about this weekend. One of the year 6 pupils at Heathfield Primary School, Fern, has started a story blog. However, it’s not just a typical story blog. At the end of each chapter, readers of the blog get to vote in a poll about what should happen next in the story! Isn’t that a great idea? Why don’t you pay a visit to her blog and help her decide what should happen next in her story? And if you can think of any ways in which you might like to use a poll on our blog, let me know.

Fern’s story blog

Education Blog Awards update!

I have some very exciting news to share with you: I have just found out that the Bangkok Class Blog has been shortlisted in the Class Blog of the Year category of the Education Blog Awards! This means that out of all the blogs nominated, we got enough votes to make it into the top ten! This is a fantastic achievement, especially considering we only started blogging in January this year. You should all be very proud.

It’s now up to the judges to look at the final 10 class blogs and decide which one deserves the award so keep up the great blogging everybody!