On Monday this week, we went to Holdenby House dressed as Victorians. We played the role of children from the workhouse and were allocated jobs; undertaken with care and precision. We were also taken around the house by Mr Rhett - the butler. In the afternoon we presented ourselves to her Ladyship; singing her a song. The Victorian housekeeper and cook were very strict and some of us got told off! Even our teachers!
Overall, we had a fantastic day and we learnt lots about the Victorians, which will help us with our project work in the up and coming weeks.
Check out our photo's below.
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend the Parents Meeting on Friday 24th February. If you were unable to attend, we hope you received our parent mail and parent pack today regarding this trip. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have uploaded the slides, information form and kit list. The last opportunity to sign up for this trip and hand in all necessary forms is on Friday 31st March 2017 (the last day of term).
Again, thanks for your continued support!
Miss Flynn and Miss Dean.
As part of our whole school visual literacy week Year 2 have been discovering the world of Narnia through outdoor learning. Last week the children went outside and collected items from our woodland areas around the school. The children used the leaves, branches and sticks they collected to help inspire them to write their own setting description of Narnia.
As part of our whole school visual literacy project, Year 4 have created added percussion to the video which we are using to inspire the children in their writing. The children watched the video and thought how music can effect the viewers mood. I'm sure you'll agree their accompaniment adds even more drama to the clip
Each week class teachers award the Aspire trophy out to a student who has gone the extra mile with their learning and behaviour. They will be invited to celebrate this achievement with Miss Lovelock at an afternoon tea. Our Aspire winners for this week are pictured below. Well done to you all!
Golden Leaf Winners
This half term the ROOT GLPS are focusing on is 'opening our minds'. Each week the class teacher will select a student who has demonstrated this ROOT, and will have their name on a Golden Leaf in the entrance hall. Well done to you all.
The whole school attendance from the last week of Spring Term 1 decreased to 94.1% attendance, meaning we are below our attendance target of 97%. The attendance since the beginning of the school year is 95.8% including EYFS, and 96% excluding EYFS.
Owls and Squirrels were shocked this week to find that a wardrobe had appeared in our classroom! We then discovered an amazing piece of writing all about a girl called Lucy who finds a wardrobe. We pretended to be Lucy, creeping through the doors, and found a magical forest full of trees and toadstools! It was amazing!
Owls and Squirrels have been so inspired by Lucy's adventure that they have written fantastic pieces of writing using all of their sounds! Owls and Squirrels have been thinking about all the places Lucy could have gone when she went through the wardrobe. We also came up with a great list of adjectives to describe the wardrobe and have used them in our shared writing.
We have been building wardrobes and using drama to imagine how Lucy felt. Inspired by our forest trees, we have been looking at Gustav Klimt's 'Tree of Life'. We have been using collage materials to make our own version of the painting. Mrs Gardner, Miss Scoggins, Mrs Mutchell and Mrs Collick are very proud of how hard everyone has been working this week. Well done Owls and Squirrels!
This morning, foundation held another fantastic reading morning. Every Friday we invite our families to come and join us to share stories with the Owls and Squirrels. The children thoroughly enjoy the reading mornings and love listening to all the different stories. A big thank you to our families for being supportive and joining us during this time. Look out for our reading morning next week!
The children have been trying out some of the new playground equipment we have been fortunate enough to buy. As a school we encourage positive playground behaviour and it has been lovely to see the children treating the new equipment with such care.
Year 4 were very excited last week to welcome some special visitors to our classroom as part of our rainforest topic! We have been learning about the four layers of the rainforest and how plants and animals adapt to these layers, so it was very interesting to be able to meet and hold some of the creatures from these layers to see their adaptations with our own eyes! As you can see from the photos, we have some very brave year 4 children!