Today, Mr Wilde delivered an assembly to all children from Reception to year 6 to inform them of an exciting event we have coming up. Next month, we will be visited by paralympic gold medallist, Megan Giglia, who will be talking to our pupils and delivering a sports workshop with each class. All she asks for in return is that all children try to raise some sponsorship money (minimum of £2 each). Out of this, a small percentage will go to her charity and the rest will go to upgrading our sports equipment in school: win win! Look out for your child’s sponsorship form.
Holocaust Memorial Day – Part 1
Yesterday, years 5 and 6 turned into teachers to carry out a whole school project for Holocaust Memorial Day. Inspired by the British Values of tolerance and respect, we discussed the importance of this day and how we can learn from the past. From this, we came up with hopes and dreams that we wish will one day come true for the whole world. Once years 5 and 6 completed their own, they took this learning and delivered it to every class; even staying to help each child complete their own. Mrs Kobak and Miss Pereira were very proud of each member and how they really took charge with this project but, more importantly, each member of the class enjoyed helping their younger peers. We cannot wait to see the finished product.
On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th January, we celebrated Tu B’Shevat by carrying out a variety of arts and crafts. We also ate lots of different types of fruit, planted sunflower seeds and learnt lots of interesting facts about the holiday. Chag sameach everyone!
Year 4 enjoyed recreating the digestive system using weetabix and a pair of tights as part of our science lesson. We had lots of fun and enjoyed getting messy.
Exciting Electricity – Cool Circuits!
This week we have been learning about what makes a circuit complete.
We first predicted from a diagram whether the circuit would be successful and work. The children even gave fantastic explanations as to why they thought what they did.
After, we tested out the circuits using crocodile clips, batteries and buzzers. Oh how the class was buzzing with excitement and noise!
Our predictions were fantastic and we all enjoyed it tremendously!
Tik Tok is a social media app where users share videos. This app is for users of 13 years or over but many of our children do have the app. Please visit the link to find tips and advice on how to keep your child safe on the app:
Tik Tok carers guide
Writing Competition Winners
Last half term, our head and deputy heads set up a new writing competition for Years 3 to 5. The theme for our first writing competition was creative writing and children were given a visual prompt to work with. Channa (Y3), Calum (Y4) and Jessica (Y5) were the first lucky winners and each received 15 Dojo points! Years 3 to 5 look forward to next half term’s writing theme.
In Year 4, we have been finding out about the digestive system in Science.
Not only have we learnt about it, we also investigated it! Things got a little bit messy. Specifically we investigated the end of the system when the food we eat was in the large intestine. We used a zip lock bag (stomach), food and tights (large intestine). We showed in a practical way how food lost moisture in the large intestine and what the end result of this was.
Not only did we have fun but we also learnt lots, despite the mess and smell!
Thank you to everyone who sent a flag to capture all your feelings about school. They are absolutely brilliant!!
The flags have now been put together (as you can see below) and we have also made them the banner for our Facebook page.
When we get back to school, we will print them out and display them around school. Thank you again, we LOVED seeing them!