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Week starting 27th June 2022

Congratulations to the above pupils who received certificates this week. They were awarded for Star of the Week and for Tackling Tables.

The children have been learning about Victorian schools during their history lessons. Here they were presenting what they had learnt to the class.

The above pictures show the children using the outdoor learning area to gather leaves, berries and plants for their Japanese Hapa Zome prints.

This week's spelling focus is on the /i/ sound spelt ei. The children investigated words making the long a and long e sounds. 

Week starting 20th June 2022

Congratulations to the above pupils who received certificates this week. They were awarded for Star of the Week and for handwriting and presentation skills.

We did a sponsored Walkathon around the Walks to raise money for Friends of Eastgate Academy. The class walked a total of two miles and were in high spirits throughout the walk. 

Week starting 13th June 2022

Congratulations to the above pupils who received certificates this week. They were awarded for Star of the Week, handwriting and presentation, Tackling Tables and for beating the teacher! 

In design and technology this week, the children moved onto the construction phase of their roller coasters. It was amazing to see the collaboration that took place between the teams and their end products. We had a successful roller coaster with a marble completing the whole course!

On Wednesday, we had a Judo taster day from Happidojo Schools of Judo. The children really enjoyed the experience and learning self-defence skills.

Week starting 6th June 2022

Congratulations to the two pupils above who were selected for our Star of the Week and presentation awards.

Some fantastic actions shot taken during the Year 5 Bench Ball competition!

The class showing of their Union Jack flags before meeting the mayor of King's Lynn during out jubilee celebrations.

Great to see members of our class receiving certificates for scoring 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests! 

Week starting 23rd May 2022

One of the children in class using the expanded short multiplication method to solve a calculation. 

The children have reached the design stage in their unit on roller-coasters. Here, they are testing out the various materials that are available to them.

Congratulations to the above children on their Tackling Tables successes. 

The children were introduced to the key vocabulary of 'Just So Stories' during literacy before using them to compose their own sentences.

 

Congratulations to our Star of the Week and also to one of the children for their Beat the Teacher award! 

Week starting 16th May 2022

Members of Canaries Class honing their skills during this week's archery lesson.

On Friday, Canaries Class were joined by the Year 5 children from Owls Class for a drama session. The lesson was delivered by Natalie, the community producer from The Workshop Performing Arts Theatre. They used drama to explore emotions before representing their emotions through arts, crafts and movement.   

In maths this week, the children have been learning how to use short multiplication and using Tackling Tables cards to learn their multiplication facts. 

There have been lots of outstanding pupils in Canaries Class this week. The above photos show these children receiving their certificates, compliments and rewards.

Week starting 9th May 2022

The children are currently learning about the different parts of a flower and how they interact during pollination within their current science unit about living things.

In design and technology, the children are learning about the features of roller coasters. Here are photos of their initial ideas before considering the role of gravity.

Here the children are using drama to retell the story of 'How the Camel Got His Hump' using their own story maps.

The children were busy using Base 10 equipment and number lines to solve calculations involving multiplication and division of numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000.

The children produced some great instructions - containing  imperative verbs - for operating a time machine during their Fred reading lesson. 

The two pictures above show the children highlighting key vocabulary in a poem before using actions during a whole class performance.  

Week starting 2nd May 2022

 

During literacy, the children were creating their own story maps to help them learn the story of 'How the camel got his hump'.

The children were learning about relationships during this weeks RSE lesson. First, they made a physical web with wool to explain how they are connected to another member of the class. After that, they created their own individual relationship web. 

The children really enjoyed their first archery lesson! We had a number of class members getting close to the yellow circle.

In science, the children were learning about the life cycle of a bumblebee before comparing their new knowledge to the life cycles of mammals.

The children were using Base 10 equipment to build their conceptual understanding of multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000.

Massive congratulations to the above children who received awards this week. They were awarded for handwriting and presentation. We also handed out a certificate for being Star of the Week and awarded a pen licence. 

Week starting 25th April 2022

The children started the week by investigating square numbers in maths. They used a maths dictionary to look up the meaning first, before using squared paper to create square numbers. 

Words containing the letter string ough and their different sounds were discussed during Monday's spelling lesson. 

These two pictures show the children building on their previous knowledge of square numbers to investigate cubed numbers.

 

The class were introduced to our new literacy book this week, 'Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling. We began by learning about the Elephant Child. Here, the children are highlighting key vocabulary.

 

We had an awesome time on Friday afternoon during the bird demonstration!

Week starting 18th April 2022

A warm welcome back to everyone after the Easter holiday. We started back on Thursday 21st April with the children discussing our school values: Respect. Pride. Wellbeing. Courage and Aspire.

The children spoke passionately about each one and provided examples of what they could look like in school. The discussion finished with each member of the class telling us what they aspire to be when they are older.

 The five values have now replaced our classroom rules and all the children/adults are looking forward to the impact that these will have on our learning environment.

In geography, the children learnt about how mountains are formed and the differences between a mountain and a hill. They were using an atlas to find which continents certain mountain ranges are located. 

The children also took part in a relationship and sex education lesson. The aim of the lesson was for pupils to know the correct terms associated with gender identity and sexual orientation and the unacceptability of homophobic and transphobic bullying. The children were very mature during the lesson and demonstrated lots of respect for the terms and had the courage to discuss their ideas.

 

Week starting 28th March 2022

Huge congratulations to our award winners last week. They were presented with certificates for handwriting, Tackling Tables and for being Star of the Week.

In maths, the children have moved from finding multiples to finding factors of a number.

The children have been editing and proofreading their myths and legends stories during literacy this week.

A fantastic display has been set up in the assembly hall to showcase some of the children's excellent art work.

Week starting 21st March 2022

A massive well done to this young man for doing super well during a recent running competition.

The above pictures were taken during an assembly ran by Norwich City Football Club, as part of their Active Canaries month. The first team strength and conditioning coach was speaking about the importance of exercise for all ages.

A great picture of the class practising their multiplication facts using our Tackling Tables cards.

Mrs Gosling hard at work listening to readers.

Here the children are learning how to play glockenspiels in time to Adele's hit song 'Make you feel my love'.

 

The children enjoyed a recap quiz competition during our science lesson on lifecycles. They were also introduced to new vocabulary using a mix and match task. 

The children loved design and creating Mother's Day cards - we hope you liked them!

Week starting 14th March 2022

Canaries Class took part in a live science lesson about the lifecycles of sheeps and cows on Tuesday afternoon, as part of British Science Week. The live stream was broadcast from the NFU Education Science Farm. We were luckily enough to see a lamb and calf being born live! Some of the children's responses are quoted below:

  • "This is amazing!"
  • "I've never seen this before!"
  • "I want a baby calf now!"

Congratulations to the above pupils who were awarded with either our Canaries Class Star of the Week, PE Star of the Week (juniors), Tackling Tables top scorer or neatest handwriting/presentation.

  

The above two photos show members of our class using maths dictionaries to define our maths word of the week - multiples. They are also using bead strings to find multiples and linked this to division.

Week starting 7th March 2022

The children showing off their problem-solving skills during Wednesday's addition and subtraction lesson.

Wednesday morning started with a special assembly led by Norwich City Football Club as part of their Active Canaries month. The children were told all about the different nutrition requirements of a professional football player.

Congratulations to our Star of the Week, handwriting and presentation awards and our 40/40 Tackling Tables children.

The children were comparing the features of amphibians and mammals during science. 

Huge congratulations on becoming a free reader! Well done indeed.

 

The children practising their weekly spellings. This week's focus is modal verbs.

In literacy, the children were highlighting words and phases that capture their interest, fronted adverbials and examples of direct speech.

Week starting 28th February 2022

 

We had some great results in our Tackling Tables online tests this week. Well done to those children who achieved 40/40 and those who beat their best score.

It was great to see the children so engrossed in their books during World Book Day on Thursday and their costumes were great!

Congratulations to our Star of the Week for his excellent letter writing.

Pictures of the children's use of the inverse law to check their answers in maths.

Children engaged in learning their times tables facts through the use of Tackling Tables cards.

Pupils sharing their answers during a FRED reading lesson. 

Week starting 21st February 2022

In the three photos above, the children are discussing our school values. They recorded what each one looks like and what each one means to them. 

The two photos above were taken during Thursday's RE lesson on forgiveness. The children were acting out different scenarios and then discussing how it felt to forgive or to be forgiven.   

Huge congratulations to the three pupils above who received class awards for handwriting, beating the teacher and Star of the Week.

 

The children have been using bar models to represent and solve word problems in maths.

Pictures of the children using drama to retell the story of 'How Krishna Killed the Wicked King Kans'.

Week starting 7th February 2022

Well done to the above children for being selected for this week's handwriting and presentation awards. 

Here a member of Canaries Class is proudly showing his science work on the interconnection between oak trees and squirrels. 

Great photos of the children creating their own settings for their upcoming myths and legends stories.

Week starting 31st January 2022

Well done on achieving your Headteachers award for completing extra maths at home this week!

Children learning their times tables facts during our daily Tackling Tables session.

 

Here the children are assigning roles for their performance of Krishna and the Demon Nurse before performing the story in the pictures below:

 

In history, the children were using atlases to find the British ports of Liverpool, Bristol and London as they learnt about stage 1 of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

This week's Spanish lesson was on the months of the year. The children created Spanish months of the year spinners  to show when their birthday is.

Congratulations on becoming a Free Reader! Your hard work has paid off.

Celebrating our class awards for the above pupils. This week we had a Star of the Week for great maths work. An award for neat handwriting and presentation. A junior PE award for great teamwork skills and certificates for children achieving 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests. Well done to you all! 

Week starting 24th January 2022

A great action shot showing the children engaging in their outside games lesson. The children are learning how to be gracious in victory and in defeat.

This week's art lesson showing the children creating their own geometric patterns as part of our Islamic art unit.  

In the three pictures above, the children are learning the story of 'The Birth of Krishna the Blue God' through role play. 

Week starting 17th January 2022

Well done to the above children for their achievements last week in literacy, handwriting and beating the teacher!

Canaries Class in full flow during a maths lesson on subtraction involving exchanges.

Children completing a listen and respond task about the days of the week in Spanish.

 

What a smashing science investigation! The children were creating irreversible changes.

 

Canaries Class 13.1.22

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below pictures of our learning in Canaries Class since we returned to school for the spring term:

 

The above photos are from our science investigation into separating mixtures.

Here we are learning how to use spreadsheets during our computing lesson. We created formulas too that converted CM into M.

Our new literacy story book is called 'Seasons of Splendour'. We started with a book talk and how to create story maps for oral retelling.

In this photo, we were using place value counters and charts to support our understanding of exchanging when adding 4-digit numbers.

Congratulations to the above pupils who have received star of the week and handwriting certificates this week. 

Canaries Class 17.12.21

Dear parents and carers,

We cannot believe that it's the end of the autumn term already and that Christmas is almost here! Wow, where did the time go?! If we weren't feeling the festive cheer at the start of the week, we certainly are now.

The week started with our Christmas carol service practice on Monday morning before we returned to school for timetabled lessons.

In maths, we continued our sequence of lessons on adding 5-digit numbers with one or two exchanges. After that, we learnt about the Seven Years war in history and what impact winning the Quebec War had on the British Empire.

Vocabulary was our reading focus for the week. We were given seven words from, 'A Boy called Christmas' and had the task of finding their word classes and definitions. Next, we used thesaurus's to find synonyms before writing our sentences that contained the key vocabulary. 

Our literacy focus this week was writing sentences where the subjects and verbs agree. We recapped what verbs and subjects were first and then identified if the noun or pronoun were singular or plural. We needed to know this before we could choose the correct form of the verb to follow it. 

We had our first two Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) lessons this week. To create a safe, enjoyable and supportive learning environment, we all agreed upon a working agreement that consisted of six statements. Lesson one was about how our emotions will change during puberty and lesson two was about the physical changes that our bodies will go through. 

The pictures below shows us working on our emotional roller-coasters in lesson one:

 

On Wednesday, we performed our Christmas Carol Service at St John's Church and our class adults told us how very proud they were of our singing throughout, especially our performance of Little Drummer Boy!  

We had an excellent time watching the pantomime at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Thursday, We all felt that the performance of Beauty and the Beast was much better because of Eastgate Academy's crowd participation! On returning to school we had our class Christmas party to make sure we were really in the mood for the big day!

The below photo is celebrating our Star of the Week, our presentation award and those children who achieved 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests. The final two pictures below are celebrating two children who have made excellent progress in their reading this term and have now become free readers.

The end of term brings an end to Mr Sharman's time in Canaries Class. However, he is due to return to us in the summer term as he completes his teacher training. We would all like to thank him for teaching us this term and want to wish him all the best for his next placement.

Finally, we want to thank you all for taking the time to visit our page and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

 Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson and the children of Canaries Class.

 

Canaries Class 10.12.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a great week of learning in Canaries Class. In literacy, we finished our sequence of learning about recounts by proofreading our draft newspaper reports, before writing our final copy in our best books. The picture below shows two children who were awarded with a pen licence for their fantastic presentation and use of cursive handwriting.

We continued to investigate addition in maths and were using place value counters to exchange between different place value columns. The below pictures show us playing an addition game that involved dice and pictorial representations. The challenge was to get to 101 from 0 before your partner.

In science, we were analysing the data we collected in our investigation last week. We were comparing thermal insulators and found that covering a paper, metal or plastic cup in cotton wool kept the contents of the cup warmer compared to foil. Once we had found this out, we completed our investigation by writing our own conclusions. 

On Tuesday, we were learning about E-safety during our computing lesson. We discussed the importance of passwords and how to create safe ones that would provide better protection for our personal information. Our history lesson this week, was about the colonisation of India during the early British Empire. We learnt about the formation of the East India Company and why India was so valuable to the British Empire.

The photo below shows the children who have earned certificates for being Star of the Week, for having excellent presentation, for beating the teacher and for scoring 40/40 in their Tackling Tables test.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 3.12.21

Dear parents and carers,

December has arrived and so has the festive spirit here in Canaries Class! This week, we have been making Christmas decorations in art for the school Christmas tree and Mrs Gosling has made a class advent calendar with all the children's names on it. Each day starts with the date being turned over to see which child can choose one of our celebrations!

In maths, the children were using concrete resources to support their understanding of subtraction. They were also using squared paper to identify the patterns within sequences of numbers, as shown below:

On Wednesday, the children completed their final fencing lesson of the term. The class have really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn about this sport, which has been a permanent fixture in the Olympic Games since 1896. It has taught them the importance of speed, anticipation and quick reflexes. 

The children planned and carried out another investigation in science. This week, they were testing to see if a range of materials were soluble or insoluble.

The photo below shows the children who have earned certificates for being Star of the Week, for having excellent presentation, for beating the teacher and for scoring 40/40 in their Tackling Tables test.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 26.11.21

Dear parents and carers,

In history this week, we have been learning about how the British Empire traded around the world in the 1700s. We had a practical lesson on trading commodities such as gold and spices from India, sugar from the Caribbean, cotton from America and animal skins from Canada. We learnt this through role play as shown in the photos below:

We continued to learn how to play glockenspiels in response to a jazz tune this week and enjoyed creating our own sequences! We also enjoyed singing our class Christmas carol. 

 

In maths, we completed our unit on place value by investigating how numbers change when adding or subtracting 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s, and 100,000s.

One of our favourite lessons of the week, was learning about new vocabulary during one of our reading lessons. We were given four words (kindling, shreds, invisible and throne) to look up in dictionaries before using a thesaurus to find synonyms. 

The photo below shows the children who have earned certificates for being Star of the Week for having excellent presentation and for scoring 40/40 in their Tackling Tables test.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 19.11.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a very creative and hands on week, which has included completing phone designs in our design and technology lesson, creating Christmas tree decorations, finishing our Remembrance artwork, making a history timeline about the early British Empire, a science investigation into the best thermal insulators and learning our class Christmas carol. Please take a look at our photos below:

 

The above picture shows the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in our Day of The Dead Calavera Catalina's competition!

The above photos was taken during this week's literacy lesson on direct speech. The children began their learning by completing a mix and match activity using the key punctuation rules for direct speech. They will then be applying their learning when correctly punctuating quotes during our newspaper report writing.

The final two photos are celebrating members of our class who have been given rewards for Star of the Day, handwriting and presentation, becoming a free reader, tackling tables and also the children who completed the Bikeability training last week.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 12.11.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have made excellent progress in Canaries Class this week. In doing so, we completed our unit of work on spatial sense in geography and the human body in science. We also started a new music unit. On Thursday, we had a Remembrance Day assembly and held a two-minute silence to commemorate those who have died whilst serving their country.  The children were extremely respectful and created their own paintings during art on Friday afternoon.

Our new science unit is called materials. We started our first lesson by learning about materials and their properties, before listing their uses. We discussed an electrical wire and why they have made from copper with a plastic cover.

  

 

The above four photos show our sequence of learning on the features of a newspaper. We discussed the language and visual features of one paper before finding and labelling them on another.

 

 

We had our first music lesson using glockenspiels this week. Our focus was on using the following notes to play a jazz tune: G, A and B. The best part was when we were able to improvise and create our own tune using the same notes.

In design and technology, we completed our designs first and then began cutting them out of felt before we made a start on sewing the designs onto the front of our phone case.

 

The above photo shows the rose garland that we created with the help of Mrs Gosling. These will be used to decorate the King's Lynn Corn Exchange during the upcoming Christmas pantomime.

The photo above is showcasing our class members who have earned special rewards for Star of The Week, handwriting and presentation, and Tackling Tables.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 5.11.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had an action packed first week back after half-term, which included a day celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, working out the distance between two places on an OS map in geography, reading, writing and representing numbers to a million in maths and writing poetry in literacy. Please see our photos below!

Additionally, we have included some photos of our current design and technology unit, which has involved back stitching our felt in preparation for making phone cases.

The two children below are members of Canaries Class who earned special rewards this week. One for great handwriting and presentation, and the other for achieving 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests.

The two photos above are showcasing our class members who have earned special rewards for Star of The Week, handwriting and presentation, Tackling Tables and out of school achievements.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this week. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 21.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a mixed week of lessons and assessments in our final week before the half-term holiday, and the children have worked really hard.

They have undertaken maths arithmetic and reasoning assessments, reading comprehension assessments, as well as grammar, punctuation and spelling assessments. The children's performance will help the class teachers to identify and address any gaps in their learning. The data also helps us to track pupil progress and plan our next steps.

Coding on Purple Mash developed the children's understanding of the following key computing commands: sequences, repetition, input and output. The children were set the task of creating a coding block that would repeat forever and some of their designs were incredible!

 In design and technology, the children are creating their own mobile phone cases. The three pictures above show the children developing their initial ideas into the designs for their final products, which will involve different fabrics and sowing. 

 

In geography, the children completed their learning about the four hemispheres before moving onto a co-ordinates lesson. They used an atlas to locate places on the map based on their degrees of latitude and longitude. 

The five children above are members of Canaries Class who earned special rewards this week. One for being Star of The Week, one for handwriting and presentation, and three who achieved certificates for achieving 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work this half-term. Thank you for your time and for looking. 

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 15.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below photos of our learning from week 6:

The two children above are members of Canaries Class who earned special rewards this week. One for being Star of The Week and one for her handwriting and presentation.

The children practise their weekly spellings each morning as part of their early work activities using look, say, cover, write and check sheets before having an assessment on Friday morning. Children who beat their previous weeks score or achieve 5/5 receive a Marvellous Me message.

In geography, the children are learning about spatial sense. Their unit of work started with a lesson on lines of latitude and longitude, the Equator, Prime Meridian Line and the four hemispheres. 

Canaries Class also started their computing unit on Wednesday. They were learning how to use block coding to make algorithms for different objects and animals. They had the task of making different coloured bubbles move up and down the screen when they were clicked. Additionally, they added a fish and used debugging to make it swim across the screen when the background was clicked.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 08.10.21

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below photos of our learning from weeks 4 and 5:

The two photos above are showcasing our class members who have earned special rewards for Star of The Week, handwriting and presentation, Tackling Tables and out of school achievements.

In literacy, we have been learning about the key features of Infinity Park and creating our own theme park maps. We then used these to write information texts about our parks.

Our maths focus this week has been on reading and writing numbers up to 100,000. We have then estimated where these numbers are on a number line as well as comparing and ordering 6-digit numbers.

The three photos above show our current science work. In this lesson, we were comparing and presenting the different growth stages of humans, dogs, elephants and polar bears.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 28.9.21

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a great couple of weeks in Canaries Class and have captured our learning below:

  

The above photos show us working out the value of each digit in a four-digit number during an introduction to our current unit on place value.  We have been using concrete resources, pictorial representations and part-whole models to represent the numbers. We have also been rounding and working on five-digit numbers.

 

In music, we are currently learning, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. We started by doing warm up games to find the pulse and to prepare our vocal cords. Then, we started to learn the chorus and first verse.

The human body is our current science focus. Last week we were learning about the changes that humans experience during puberty. We then categorised the changes into both, male and female.

 

The above photo shows members of our class who scored 40/40 in their Tackling Tables tests. 

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work. New pictures will be posted each week for you to see what we are learning in Canaries Class. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.

Canaries Class 23.9.21

A warm welcome to all our new class members, their parents and carers. We have had a busy start to the term and would like to share some pictures of the work the children have been doing in their new class:

The above pictures were taken during the children's first week in Canaries Class. In addition to doing baseline assessments in reading, maths, spelling, punctuation and grammar, they had the challenge of building the tallest tower! The concentration and focus was very impressive.

In RE, the children were discussing what the meaning of worth is before creating their own spinner all about what has worth to them in their lives.

The three pictures above were taken during our first art lesson. This half-term, the children are learning all about different styles of art. In this task, the children were using soft pastels to create two different styles of drawing by using smooth and rough techniques. They were very pleased with their pear drawings!

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the children's work thus far. New pictures will be posted each week for you to see what we are learning in Canaries Class. Thank you for your time and for looking.

Mr Paull, Mrs Gosling, Mrs Fyson, Mr Sharman and the children of Canaries Class.