Golden Book
The following all received Golden Awards this week. In Year 3: Seb, for his superb maths learning this week using the grid method for multiplication: Darcy, for always presenting her learning neatly, lovely handwriting and presentation and Tyler A, for his enthusiasm in tackling work and problems. In Year 4: Harry P, for his insightful contributions to class discussion which always start, ‘I read in a book….: Hollie G, for inspiring the class with her imaginative expanded noun phrases and Otis, for his super illustrations in his life cycle work. In Year 5: Eliza, for her attention to detail in recording and setting out her maths, producing some very accurate work: Dylan, for his excellent production of a cave painting to express our egg drop challenge and Tia, for her effort and hard work in maths this week – keep trying and you will succeed. In Year 6: Anthiha, for making fantastic progress across the curriculum, especially in maths and reading: Alvi, for his enthusiasm during our first science lesson this term, the work he produced was fantastic! Finally, all of Osprey Class, for their excellent behaviour and enthusiastic attitude to learning in PE.

Shell Award
Congratulations to Fox Class, this week’s clear winners of the ‘Shell Award; they will receive some additional free-time at the end of the week. All Year 3 will be able to go on the bank at break and lunchtime on Friday.

Accelerated Reader Challenge
Congratulations to Eleanor, in Osprey Class, who has read the most words – 719,270: Ashley, in Dormouse Class, has achieved the most quizzes with 100%: and Osprey Class, who have read the most words as a class – 2,198,974.

Times Tables Rock Stars Challenge
Maths challenge across KS2, with two challenges for all pupils to take part in; speed at answering questions and an average score across the class. Owl Class currently have the fastest average speed and the class with the highest average number of points per pupil is Stoat Class.

Congratulations to Ava, in Year 6, who has recently gained her yellow belt with two red stripes at the judo club she attends after school.

Flute and Piano
Congratulations to Emily & Eva, both in Year 4, who have gained their Associated Board of Royal School of Music, Grade 1 flute with merit. They both attend the flute group within the school. Emily has also gained her initial piano grade, with distinction.

Football A Team v Claremont
On Tuesday 14th January St James Football A Team played a match against Claremont A Team. We got off to a good start, having lots of chances. At half time it was 0-0. In the second half we played very strong, scoring in the first minutes with a goal from Alfie L, through great teamwork with Ollie, who then scored a great goal to make the score 2-0. Oliver then scored to make the final score 3-0 to us. Thank you to Mr Hodges for coaching and to the parents for supporting us, we all had a great time in the mud! Mr Hodges reported that the team had played very well in difficult conditions, very wet and windy. Team: Omari, Ollie, Oliver, Alfie L, Alfie S, Alex, Ozi & Theo. Report by: Omari & Ollie.

Football B Team v Claremont
On Tuesday 14th January the St. James B Football Team played a match against Claremont B team. We got off to a good start, unfortunately we conceded a quick goal. We had most of the possession, but their striker got past our keeper and scored another goal. At half time the score was 0-2. In the second half we started with the ball and within a few minutes Mohammed let off a cracking shot, but missed by inches. The whistle blew at the end of the match, the final score was 2-0 to Claremont. Thank you to Mr Hodges for coaching us and the parents for supporting us, we all had a great time. Mr Hodges reported that it was the teams first match together and they played well in the conditions. Team: Zain, Ibrahim, Jenson, Hardy, Mohammed, Max, Joe, Spencer and Rory. Report by Joe & Ibrahim.