Hertford Juniors

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Ash class

Ash class is taught by Mrs O through the week and Ms Brinkley on Fridays, with the invaluable help of Ms Dunlea and Mr Pearce.


Sorry we haven't done this in a while, we have been busy...

In Maths we have been doing two tests, one arithmetic test and one reasoning one we also did a revision rota.Last week we graduated at Brighton University. 

Unfortunately, we have stopped doing dancing but luckily we have started to practise rounders.

Yesterday,(Thursday) we designed are own rain forest animals that move.

Blog by Hannah H & Mabel.


It is nearly half term!

Some of the things that we have done in the last few weeks are:

Into University

Outdoor Classroom Day


Perimeter maths

Protractors and angles

Life cycles

Dancing (of course!)

Explanatory texts


Swimming Gala (which we won)

The SPaG song

and many, many other things!



This week in maths we've been doing a  decimals test we also did some decimals x10 , x100 & x1000 and dividing .

In dance this week we have been working on a spectacular rainforest dance (that involves people being eaten)!

In English this week we've been writing some jungle poems.They are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Ben & Mabel



This week in Maths we have been adding and subtracting decimal numbers. One of our activities was to find a way through a maze of decimal numbers up to 3 decimal places and add them to make exactly 1 whole. It was hardish because it is difficult to make it add up exactly!

 In English we learnt the importance of writing your commas, in , the right place. For example:

Let's eat Ms Brinkley.

Let's eat, Ms Brinkley.

PSHE has been all about what to do when you feel unsafe and what makes us feel safe. We have shown our thoughts on this in the form of a tree which is stuck on our window. Please come in and have a look!


Get well soon Mrs O.

Earlier this week we went on a trip with a group called Into University. We walked to the hall in Mouslecoomb and did lots of activities which taught us about life at University. We thought about where we would like to live when we are older. We enjoyed the trip.

We have begun to put together a rainforest dance. Ms Brinkley's ideas aren't very good so she has asked us for our ideas instead because she thinks they are better!

With Cherry Class we worked at super-speed one afternoon to make a whole book about rainforest animals. each page shows a different animal, with facts and a picture. We managed to produce the whole book in one hour and ten minutes: Ms Marshall was very impressed.

Ms Woods has come back and has started to teach us about decimals. we are learning how to order and add them. We have learnt about tenths, hundredths and thousandths!


MRS O is back! She is feeling much better and she's got a new hairstyle which looks really good. It is great having her back.

Yesterday, a man called Joe, from Zoolab, came into our school and brought loads of animals. The animals were rainforest animals. there was: a snake, a cockroach, a giant African land snail a millipede and a tarantula. None of the animals were endangered and we were allowed to touch them (except for the tarantula because it was fragile and could shoot out poisonous hairs if it got scared!). Joe said that each hair would hurt as much as 4 wasp stings - OUCH!

We have started to decorate our classroom like a rainforest by creating leaves from paper. Each leaf needs to have thick veins and drip tips like the real rainforest leaves - come and have a look! 


This week in PE we have sadly finished our Regency dance but it took quite a long time but it was good fun.

And because we had finished we got to play hall games were we played random games.

This week in maths we have been dividing fractions and decimals with halves and quarters together.  

by Ben and Grace


We played a decimal spiral to practice how to order decimals. In science Miss Woods showed us a trick where the hot water in a bottle turned into steam then cooled and condensed. The bottle changed shape. Ben was able to describe the process to Mrs Brinkley.

 We have been practicing our Regency Dance, for the last time.

We have been making up interesting poems.


We have been imagining that we are residents of Brighton back in 1840. We travelled back in Doctor Who's tardis, and now we are thinking about whether or not Brighthelmstone should have a a railway or not. This will eventually become a piece of discussion writing.

In Maths we have finally finished fractions YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It went on FOREVER!




Well what a half term it's been for us: there has been A LOT of change but we have coped with it brilliantly!

We have had a lively debate to discuss whether we should or should not have school uniform. In fact, we had so many ideas that we ran out of time! We were not very persuasive because nobody changed their opinion! Only 5 people (all girls) agreed with school uniform.

More fractions! we have been adding fractions. Some of the fractions had different denominators, or they might have been mixed numbers or even improper fractions.

 In W.W.O. we have thought about 'Assumptions' and stereotypes. We have decided that all girls like pink and all boys love football.



(We don't actually think that at all...)




 This week in Maths, we have been working with fractions: adding, subtracting, ordering and comparing. Some of us found it a little tricky, but we all got there in the end.

 In English we have at last finished our mystery story. It felt like it took a very long time! The stories all have a character who goes missing from a landmark in Brighton...

This week in P.E. (which is now on Friday) we have started to create  a Regency dance. So far we have leant a move called the box step and we are trying to have a tall posture through ALL of our movements.

By Ash Class