This week we have been reflecting on the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice and what it means for us in class. How can we peacemakers and not peace breakers in the playground? We created freeze frames in groups to show the problems we might have at playtime and the solutions we might use.
Year 5 had a great morning taster session of Martial Arts learning to jab, jab cross, a low block and high block.
Our topic this week has been based around the Christmas truce that happened during WW1. In Literacy, we went back in time and became a soldier in the trenches on that day. We retold the story by sitting in our trenches and reenacting the special moments the soldiers did on that day. It really helped with our letter planning!
The Year 7s participated brilliantly in our Big Soup Share this week and have developed their understanding of how produce can be locally sourced. Having harvested the vegetables from our allotment and garden areas,
the pupils walked safely to Tesco where they located and purchased the remaining ingredients needed for our recipes. The pupils then improved their kitchen knife skills while making leek and potato soup, flatbreads, dips and apple crumble. Our shared learning event with family members included preparing the allotment for planting again, completing our remembrance garden projects and creating decorations for our tree dressing challenge. We then enjoyed our shared lunch and the pupils said how happy and proud they felt knowing they had been fully involved in preparing our lunch.
A big thank you to everyone who was able to share this experience with us!
In our class we have been reading the story of Avocado baby by John Burningham. We have been thinking about the things that make us strong and the special strong things we can do.
Today, Year 6 spent the morning at Stratford St Andrew learning about safety in the word around them. They experienced sessions about the topics: fire safety; healthy-living information; road safety understanding; drug and alcohol misuse; anti-social behaviour; e-safety knowledge; peer-pressure advice and first aid.
The children were a credit to the school, taking in a vast amount of knowledge in such a short space of time. Please talk to your children about their experiences today and what they can remember. We will be looking at some of the information raised tomorrow and over subsequent weeks.
Well done Year 6.
Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age. We used this website to help us research some facts.
Today, we looked at the history of World War One and the idea of Remembrance. We all created a dramatic poppy with meaningful words to show our understanding of the significant symbol.Beautifully and carefully decorated, the poppy wreaths will be laid at Legion Green a week on Friday at the eleventh hour. Well done Year 6 for your care and compassion here.
The Year 7 pupils in Falcon Class have settled in well and are really enjoying completing STEM challenges each morning to develop their communication, teamwork, thinking and problem solving skills. They have created domino runs, explored different uses for construction materials, created various cup towers (including with chopsticks!), followed paper aeroplane designs before testing and adapting them, and constructed then developed marble runs. What a fantastic start to each day! The Year 7s will be working towards their CREST award over the next few weeks – watch this space.
A super start to the term as Year 6 solve puzzles using BODMAS and team work. Brilliant discussions and mathematic calculations. Well done all.