Art and Religion Week - reminders
As you know, our Arts Week falls between 12th - 16th March and our theme is Art and Religion.
Wednesday 14.03.18 - Exhibition of celebrations and traditions
Children are invited to think about their favourite celebrations and traditions they enjoy at home. These could include special meals, objects and rituals and can be religious or non-religious. We are having an exhibition of photographs and objects that represent these celebrations and traditions on Wednesday 14th March which parents are invited to look at after school. There will be card provided for the children to write a short paragraph about their object or photograph. Items the children have mentioned they are bringing in so far include Bulgarian Martenitsas (red and white thread dolls), Jewish kippahs (hats) and prayer mats.
Parents are invited to contribute food that reflects their culture or religion so the children can sample it as they go round the exhibition. We have a Simnel cake, bagels, hot cross buns and Indian snacks being contributed already. If your child has allergies they will be asked not to sample the food. If you would like to provide them with a suitable snack to eat after the exhibition then that would be fine. If you would like to contribute something please could you also provide an explanation of what it is and its significance to your culture or religion.
Wednesday 14.03.18 - opportunity to share tradition dress
The children are asked to arrive in their school uniform on the Wednesday but are invited to bring traditional, cultural, national or religious dress to wear to the exhibition. This traditional dress could include Eid or Communion outfits.
Mendhi Henna Patterns
We have a team of helpers who are going to decorate the palms of the children’s hands with Mehndi patterns with Henna. We are using natural Henna that is safe for the children’s skin. The pattern stays on the skin for up to two weeks. If there is any child who cannot take part in this activity please remember to let your class teacher know in writing.
Many thanks in advance for supporting our Art Week.
Abacus log in
Please note we have reset the Abacus log in and these should all now work. Please let me know if you still have a problem.
The children have started to decorate their picture frames according to their chosen weather related theme. On Tuesday, we will be taking pictures of the children for a photo for their frame. Children should bring in some appropriate clothes (e.g. woolly hat and scarf for winter or sunglasses and sun hat for summer).
It may have taken the stone age people many years to complete the wonder that is Stonehenge, but fortunately our paper versions took less time. Here are some examples with their proud creators.
A Victorian Lesson
Children have been writing stories in English based on settings that they know. Last week they found a small object on the playground and it took them back in time. When they came in from break their room had been converted to a Victorian class, with desks in rows and chalk and slated set out on each desk. Even worse, they were greeted at the door by a very scary teacher holding a cane. The children learnt a lot about Victorian schools and wrote some excellent stories. To my surprise they wanted to do it all again the next day!