Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from athlete ‘Darran Challis’ who has represented Great Britain at the 2016 Invictus games Orlando. We learnt about his career in the army and his passion for sports from a young age. Sadly he was medically discharged from the service due to an injury which also affected his ability to pursue his dream of being a professional runner. He spoke of the perseverance and resilience he required to overcome his injuries teaching the children that we can do achieve our goal and dreams with the correct mindset. The children were then lucky enough to perform a circuit session with Darran.
In RE we have been exploring covenants and promises. Looking at the story of Noah and the promise God made with Noah to never flood the lands again .We have been exploring the symbol of a promise and thinking about the promises we make in our own lives. To finish off our learning we learnt about the promises made in a wedding by having a mock wedding with Father Nick. Thank you for all the support families and staff gave,without which we would not have been able to have such a fantastic time.
In Year Three we have been exploring the life cycle of a volcano and looking at where rocks begin their journey in our ‘our Rocks’ Learning Adventure. After making papier mache volcanoes, we then created the lava by combining vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create an acid and alkali reaction .Below are some photos from the actual explosion that some lucky parents managed to attend as our fantastic finish to this term.
Today we have shared our home learning with each other. We had some beautiful artwork, times tables, posters and fact-files about famous composers and fossil hunters. Thank you to all the families that helped the children and encouraged them!
During term 1 groups from years 3 to 6 have enjoyed several ‘Forest School’ sessions. The children have been busy planting fruit bushes,learning how to light fires safely,whittling and using a bow saw.
They have also transferred their math knowledge that they have learnt in class. Partitioning using natural resources. The final session included toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.
But most of all they have just enjoyed playing in the mud and getting dirty!!
Attached is the letter regarding spotlight meetings for the year. Jade 2019.2020 Spotlight