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Science Day at the Seniors

Sunday, 09 July, 2017

FIS @ CIS - Food in Science

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday 3rd July, FIS @ CIS (Food in Science) saw Year 5 and Year 6 join in the fun of Science Day for the first time.  Red Cabbage, Ice Cream, Milk, Fruit & Vegetables, Taste Sensations and Honeycomb were all used to explore some scientific principles.

House teams were scored on their collaboration between year groups, their team work, their behaviour and etiquette and, lastly, their enthusiasm.

After Achilles, Athena and Odysseus spent 60 minutes making posters, Science teachers awarded scores for the posters, including information from all six activities, the quality of the Science, creativity and presentation.

Sharon Wu, the new STEM ambassador, collated all the scores in an excel spreadsheet. It was very close overall. However, the upshot was that Achilles won the trophy for the very first time. Congratulations to all the students who took part from all three houses, but special congratulations to Achilles, under the stewardship of their new house captain, Enfys Holmes.

Happy Holidays!

The Rocky Monster Show

Friday, 30 June, 2017

Frightful and delightful...

 

 

 

 

The Temple Hall rocked this week with the Juniors' performance of the 'The Rocky Monster Show' by Malcom Sircom.  Parents and Senior students were dazzled by two toe-tapping, energetic and ghoulishly scary performances by the young cast, supported by the fearless Junior Choir, who lifted the roof to well-loved creepy tunes such as 'Monster Mash' and 'Thriller', complete with all the grizzly moves.  Well done to the Castle Characters, Narrators, Villagers and Junior Choir.

Keeping Up with the Quadkids

Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Fantastic competitive spirit!

 

 

 

On Thursday 8th June, ten children in Year 5 and 6 took part in the Cambridge School Sport Partnership Quadkids athletics competition at the Wilberforce Road track. This involved competing in four events against other Cambridge schools - 600m run, 75m sprint, vortex howler throw and standing long jump. The weather prevailed and the children showed fantastic competitive spirit including a number of first places! Well done to everyone who took part!

Weaving a Little Magic

Sunday, 28 May, 2017

Last week was Art Week at Cherry Hinton Hall

 

 

After a very successful Art Week, where the children at CHH created some wonderful artwork based on the painting 'Penelope and the Suitors' by Pintoricchio, the exhibition was put together and displayed in one of our classrooms on Parents' Evening.

There were all kinds of art on display, from large sculptures to small intricate clay models, with a range of beautiful paintings drawings and weaving in between. The only shame is that it could only be shown in its entirety for a very brief time! For parents who were not fortunate enough to see the wonderful talent on display, these photographs should at least give a flavour of the exhibition.

Trip to Botanic Gardens

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

Year 3 and 4 explored the University Botanic Gardens in Cambridge

 

 

Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens to learn more about rainforests. They explored the green house, viewed carnivorous plants up close and went on a nature hunt.

Billy Bob Buttons

Sunday, 14 May, 2017

Visit from a favourite author

Billy Bob Buttons an award-winning children’s author, visited the Primary School this week. He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including 'Felicity Brady', 'Muffin Monster' and 'I think I Murdered Miss'. He delivered workshops to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters. Additionally, Billy Bob Buttons read a story to Years 1 and 2. He also signed his books for the children.

Smart Moves!

Friday, 05 May, 2017

Rebecca and Emma outsmart other chess competitors and move from Area to Regional Finals in July.

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge, which started back in January, had its Megafinal session last Sunday.

The competition is a national one which begins in chess clubs up and down the country, and the Megafinal is the area final stage. Year 8's Emma C, who won the Suprema title (best girl in her age group) last year, repeated the feat again this time in the Under 12 section, and Rebecca C (in Year 5) won the Suprema in the Under 9 and 10 girls section with a perfect score of 6 wins out of 6.

Both go through to the regional finals for the North and South of the country in July. Out of 40,000 children who enter the competition in January, only 1,000 go through to the Gigafinal stage and this is a really tough achievement!

A special mention too for Erik P from Year 6, who played very creditably in his first ever experience of the tournament. (Mr Orwin)

Adventurous Spirits

Sunday, 30 April, 2017

Years 3 and 4 have fun at Grafham Water

  

 

 

Years 3 and 4 have just returned from their fantastic trip to Grafham Water. Everyone enjoyed the exciting activities such as archery, crate stack, canoeing, fossil hunting, etc. It was particularly interesting Whammel sailing in such wintery conditions in April. There will be a presentation to the Year 3 and 4 parents next week showing all the photographs and describing the trip.

Bronze Medal for CSSP Tag Rugby

Tuesday, 04 April, 2017

The school is very proud of their performance

Following their fantastic efforts in the District Tag Rugby earlier this term, our U11s travelled to St Ives for the next round of the competition against the winners from other Cambridgeshire districts.

The team was apprehensive - this was a step-up in competition and they didn't know what to expect. The opening ceremony was a really special experience and it was great to hear from international athletes for inspiration. CIS started the competition well, winning their first three group games, with some flowing rugby and outstanding support play. Confidence was high and the tenacious team fought through to the semi-finals where they were defeated by a single try. The team headed to the Bronze Medal play-off match, determined to bring the medal home.

A great and even match meant the play went into extra time and 'golden try'. CIS managed to snatch the try and deserved to take the Bronze Medal. A fantastic achievement. The team showed what can be done with hard work, team work and opportunities. The school is very proud of their performance. Well done.(Mr Salt)

Cambridge School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Bronze Medal for the Under 11s

Following their fantastic efforts in the District Tag Rugby earlier this term, our U11s travelled to St Ives for the next round of the competition against the winners from other Cambridgeshire districts.

The team was apprehensive - this was a step-up in competition and they didn't know what to expect. The opening ceremony was a really special experience and it was great to hear from international athletes for inspiration. CIS started the competition well, winning their first three group games, with some flowing rugby and outstanding support play.

Confidence was high and the tenacious team fought through to the semi-finals where they were defeated by a single try. The team headed to the Bronze Medal play-off match, determined to bring the medal home. A great and even match meant the play went into extra time and 'golden try'. CIS managed to snatch the try and deserved to take the Bronze Medal. A fantastic achievement.

The team showed what can be done with hard work, team work and opportunities. The school is very proud of their performance. Well done.(Mr Salt)

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