Panathalon Challenge 2019

Well done to the 3 children in Sparrowhawks who represented Gastrells at the Panathalon Challenge on Friday at Stratford Park.


Practical Maths – Area & Perimeter

Today we took our maths lesson outside. We worked in groups to calculate the area and perimeter of the netball court, using meter sticks and trundle wheels. We then had to create our own quadrilateral with a certain area and mark this out with cones. After this Mr Muskett gave us the challenge of setting a course to run 1km, we decided on 25 laps (!!!) around a 10m x 10m square.

When we came back into the classroom we drew scale pictures of the netball court where 1cm equalled 1m. Some of us even tried to use compasses to draw the semi circles accurately.

Spellings, 100 word challenge & homework

Maths – reasoning word problems Due Wednesday (I noticed a number of these worksheets left behind on Friday, please come and see me Monday morning if you don’t have yours)

TTRS – Can you improve your rock status by next Friday?

Reading – Continue reading for your reading bingo.


Group 1 – scheme, chorus, echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Group 2 – science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist, scenery

100 word challenge  – Due Friday

This week’s challenge is to the following passage in your writing, you may choose to use it at the start, in the middle or at the end. Please remember to type your own 100 words and post it below as a comment before next Friday.

… the cage was open. Who had let it out? Where had it gone?…

Try to use some of the following in your writing…

  • A range of sentence openers (adverbs, verbs, time conjunctions, adjectives, pronouns)
  • Powerful vocabulary.
  • Add extra information through your noun chain
  • Relative clause/ brackets