Please ask your child if they have a working pen in their pencil case. My large supply of spares is down to just three, and now those are running out!
The pens can be bought from Mrs Hall, daily, for just 30p. I will help the children label them.
As you can imagine, spending the first 10minutes of every lesson finding spare pens for 2/3 of the class is a waste of our lesson time!
Thank you for your support
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.
Look at how warm we were in our PE lesson today!
It really is crucial that the children have joggers and a jumper for PE!
These 6 children were perfectly dressed for football today. Please also ensure girls have socks in their bags! They should not be doing it in their tights, or with bare feet!
Lockdown Drill 23.01.18
Today we had our first Lockdown Drill. I was so impressed with how sensible the children were during this drill. They listened carefully and followed instructions exactly.
(Proud teacher moment )
Please talk to your children about the importance of safety drills (fire and lockdown)
Well done 3W.
The children have been learning some new counter-balances in gymnastics.
This one is called the ‘bunk bed’ balance!
Bronze Age Day 20.10.2017
3W had a great day experiencing life in The Bronze Age.
We hope you enjoy looking through these photos to see what we got up to!
Experiencing Bronze Age artefacts
As part of our Bronze Age day, the children got to hold Bronze Age artefacts.
They learned about weaponry, hunting, how bronze is made as well as how people in the Bronze Age respected and honoured the dead. People were often buried with important objects such as; swords, stones, amber or clothing.
They also learned about how different food was in The bronze Age - no sugar, chocolate, potatoes or tomatoes! They saw (and smelt!) a 10 year old piece of fish that had been preserved with salt, and looked at pots made from clay and wood.
They were shown how to spin a yarn (!) and how this yarn would have been made in to fabric by weaving.
Making Bronze Age pinch pots
As part of our Bronze Age day, the children made clay pinch pots. They rolled the clay into a ball, pushed their thumb in to make a well and began pinching the sides to create a pot. We then decorated them using wooden tools, stones, shells, sticks and seeds to make interesting patterns.
It was definitely more difficult than it looks!
The pots will dry out over half term and the children can bring them home the week after.
Creating Self Portraits
On Thursday this week, we spent time creating a self portrait in the style of four different artists. We are half way through, and the children will complete these after half term.
Can you guess which artists the children have been studying, based on the styles they have used so far?
We can't wait to see the finished portraits! Well done 3W
...we have been looking at seeds and seed dispersal. The children walked around the school grounds spotting different seeds, and discussed how seeds end up growing away from their parent plant. They then got in to groups to classify different seeds based on the four main types of dispersal; wind, animal, water and self-dispersal.
When you are out and about over half term, look out for any seeds in the trees or on the ground - particularly conkers!