Globetrotters Stunning Starter

This term, we will be looking at the continent of Africa in our Learning Adventure. As part of our stunning starter, we looked at unidentified wooden items from Sierra Leone and had to suggest ideas about what they could tell us about that country. Another activity was to look at letters written to our school from children in Sierra Leone – we thought that they were very artistic! We also showed what we already know about continents by labelling and sticking them to a blue balloon to represent the globe. One of the activities was to investigate using an atlas. To link with our wider theme of Globetrotters, we were challenged to learn how to say hello in as many different languages as possible.  We noticed that some languages have a very similar way of saying hello. At another table, we looked at photographs and were asked to say which were of Africa – at the end we discovered that they were all of Africa. Finally, we had an opportunity to share the connections that we have with other places around the world and where we would like to visit in the future.

Written by Pearl Class

RE Certificates for Term 1

Classes have been working hard right across the school in RE during term 1.  Here are some of the ways that we have been learning.

Class teachers have nominated pupils who have shown super effort and enthusiasm throughout the term.  Congratulations to everyone who has earned a RE certificate for term 1!

Reception

Amber and Emerald talked about why God is important to Christians and drew their own representations of God.

Certificates: Olivia Igbineweka, Ana-Maria Gaman, Yara Mustafa, Ella Dipple, Gabriel Taylor, Leonidas Kotziamanis

Year 1

Jet and Moonstone started their learning by visiting the nature trail. They said that being outside made them happy because it is calm and there are lots of things to see and touch.  They made the link that God created the world and Christians are thankful to him for this.

Certificates: Kit Watson, Joseph Donoghue, Amiyah Jenner, Land Ali

Year 2

Peridot and Garnet have been learning about the good news Jesus brings through the stories of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and ‘Matthew the Tax Collector’.

Certificates: Alexsandr Bruzas, Sofia Darby, George Lock, Daisy Martin, Mohammed Sadullah ,Amalia Wells, Frankie Edwards, Callie Harper, Ioachim Gaman, Otto Gadd

Year 3

Amethyst and Jade have been exploring what a covenant is through the story of Noah. They made links to the promises made at wedding by acting out a wedding with the help of Fr Nick.

Certificates: Kitty Harris, James Coleman Cross, Navamanisha Nirmalan, Pearl Coram, Steven Leich

 

Year 4

Coral and Topaz have been making links between the story of Noah and how we live in school and the wider world.

Certificates: Lily-May McHenry, Soheil Samadi,  Fiona Mustafa, Rubi Carman-Smith, Jannah Mohammed, Lola Liddle, Emma Cooper, Rebecca Martin, Oasis Ncube, Betsey-Rose Selley, Scott Richards, Stacey Miller, Nikki Vitolina, Paula Brizga,  Erin Watson

Year 5

Pearl and Ruby used Godly Play to inspire them to think about how Christian beliefs about God being holy and loving can make a difference in the world today.   They created their own ‘Ten Best Ways’ for living.

Certificates:

Alice Darby, Thivya Thivakaran, Jaxon Cole, Tia-Louise Gannon, Matthew Rayner, Awlad Meraj, Amy Day, Laila Osmond

Year 6

Opal, Sapphire and Diamond explored ideas about whether Creation and Science are conflicting or complementary.

Certificates: Maddie Rosewell, Tommy Peters, Harry Malone, Reggie Rosewell, Leo Matassa, Summer McHenry, Chloe Ansell, Angel Ward, Briony Wright, Joel Zachariah, Vitalijs Sveds, Flori Harris, Libby Fairless, Robin Price, Rida Jaffari

‘Forest School Fun’ Term 1

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!!

Astrodome Visit

Following our successful skipathon, we were able to book a visit from the Astronomy Roadshow which visited Year 5 on Monday 14th October.

Inside the astrodome, we were able to see projections of the stars and see how they appear to move across the sky.  We built on our understanding about the way that the Earth and Moon move in space and were able to ask our expert visitor some of the questions that we have been gathering during our learning in the classroom.

We also investigated how gravity on different planets affects weight and were able to look at and hold real meteorites.

         Did you know that they are called meteors when travelling through space but meteorites once someone has picked them up?

 

It was a great experience to end our learning about space.

Thank you to all those who helped us raise money by sponsoring us!

Year 5 Sponsored Skipathon

Today we managed to get out in between the rain showers for our skipathon. The children in both classes did extremely well and reached over 6200 skips!

They enjoyed some juicy tomatoes afterwards. To continue with our fundraising for our astrodome visit, we will continue to sell fruit at break.

Thank you to all those family and friends of our year 5 children who have sponsored them. If you still would like to sponsor, there is still time!

 

Ecobricks project

This term we are learning about the coast. In class today we began to look at what a coastline is and why/how they change.

Throughout this topic we will also be learning about the effect of plastic on the coastlines as well as animals. To give back and reduce our own plastic footprint we are collecting any small plastic items, such as crisp packets or sweet wrappers to place inside a litre plastic bottle. This is because the company wasteaid are running an appeal for ‘ecobricks’ which are the filled plastic bottles to help build houses in Africa. We will then send this to Africa.

Also we will be reusing lots of plastic this term to create plastic sculptures to raise awareness of plastic pollution.