Reception News

It is hard to believe that the reception children are half way through their first full year at school. It has been an exciting time to see them settle to learn. Our most exciting day last term was our celebration of Chinese New Year. The children were amazed by the Chinese lion dancers and practised […]

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Athletics Competition – March 5th 2013

On Tuesday 5th March a group of children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Roundwood Park Sportshall Athletics competition, held at the University of Hertfordshire. The children competed in a variety of events, from relay races, to speed bounce and even javelin, against a number of schools from the St Albans and […]

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Robotics Workshop

On Thursday 28th February, Year 5 took part in a robotics workshop. The children spent the day building and programming lego robots to complete various ‘missions on mars’. Throughout the day the children worked in small teams to prepare their missions ready to ‘show off’ what their robot could do on the ‘challenge mat’. Activities included rescuing […]

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Chinese New Year

All of the children danced and banged drums to celebrate Chinese New Year . Most children got the chance to dance  as part of a Chinese lion or become an undulating dragon . Some lucky ones got to actually bang the Chinese drum .Year 6 made elaborate chinese fans using chinese characters to represent 2013 […]

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Building Houses

Before half term the children designed and built houses based on the knowledge they had gained from their topic work on Houses and Homes. They used a variety of materials and even included such things as gardens and interior fabrics and furnishings. In addition, they explored materials suitable for building different parts of houses and conducted […]

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Year 5 Robots

‘The Rise of the Robots’ topic is well under way now. The children in Year 5 have been finding out about the jobs robots can do, specifically looking at ‘rescue robots’. All the children produced slides for a PowerPoint presentation which was used for their class sharing assembly. Take a look at their fabulous work! […]

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Red Nose Day

On March 15th Markyate Village school will be holding their first ‘bake-off cake-off’ for Comic Relief. Children are asked to come dressed in red and bring a donation of 50p. They are also asked to bake a cake or some small cakes or biscuits to be judged and then sold at our after school cake […]

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