It has definitely been winter this week in school! To accompany the frosty mornings we have been working on the Winter’s Child and Snow Bears in Year R and Year 1/2. The themes have been distinctly science based in key stage 2 where the children have been learning all about forces and biomes!
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At the end of last week, we were treated to a delicious Christmas dinner which was enjoyed by all of our festively dressed children and staff. The hall was filled with Christmas music and the joyful sounds of chatting and laughing. We were joined virtually by Revd Graham for a Christingle Service and each class has had a fun filled Christmas party. Also this week, Year R have been busy making presents to take home for their loved ones, Year 1/2 enjoyed designing and making cards, Year 3/4 have been reflecting on Angels and Year 5/6 have been comparing this half term’s whole class reading texts. We all wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With the dark evenings drawing in, it’s really important to make sure we are keeping safe! Thank you to Miss Adams for organising our successful ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ campaign! This week, we also have been making obstacle courses in Year R, designing and creating forms of transport in Year 1/2, printing like Vivienne Westwood in Year 5/6 – and Year 3/4 had a wonderful trip to Butser Farm! Thank you all of the adults who helped to make our day so much fun!
Our new library is officially open, thanks to children’s author and illustrator, Simon Chadwick! Elsewhere, Year R have headed back into space, Year 1/2 have been studying ‘old’ technology, Year 3/4 have been mimicking Kandinsky and Year 5/6 have been very busy, including a workshop with the fire service.
This week, read about Year 3/4’s historical cooking, how Year 1/2 have made their own dragons, Year 5/6’s successful rugby festival and how Year R have been learning to measure. We also held our harvest festival online with Reverend Graeme – well done to Year 2 for their thoughtful prayers! A fun week for all to end the half term!
This week, check out our photos from responsibility day and see our values in action! We have also been learning life-saving techniques, decorating stones to share messages of encouragement and hope and learning how to recycle – plus, much more!
We have had a truly special first week back to school. It is so wonderful to be able to see the children together again and we have had our first Collective Worship in the hall since before the pandemic began. This week in Year 1 to 6 we have been studying famous artists and creating portraits, and of course, for our smallest children, Thursday was their very first day!