During Miss Flynn's Assembly, some of Farah Class took part in the Mannequin Challenge. As the Key Stage Two children thought about Advent and the count down until Christmas, we reflected on what each activity means to us at Christmas time. We are looking forward to many exciting activities and festivities in the coming weeks.
Our Restorative Leaders have done a fantastic job at helping children build and re-build friendships at school. Each term Mrs MacKay will choose a 'Restorative Leader of the Term', but Mrs MacKay was so impressed with the Restorative Leaders that she has selected them all as winners! Thank you to all the Restorative Leaders for your hard work this term, and we look forward to seeing who wins the award in the Spring.
Over the next few week year 5 are embarking on a creative journey. Grey Thompson class are currently building their own websites inspired by our topic and planetarium visit. Rowling class are creating embroidered planets inspired by our visit from the planetarium. Check back here in a few weeks to see links to our websites and pictures of our embroidery!
As we are not expecting to play a game for quite a few weeks, Miss Dean arranged for the boys to play in a friendly against Green Park Primary School.
Even though the boys played well, unfortunately they did not win. (At least it was just a friendly, eh!)
Well done boys,
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.
This half term the ROOT GLPS are focusing on is 'overcoming challenges'. 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.
Owls: Keira M for giving every activity a try and for settling well into Foundation.
Squirrels: Godson for challenging his attitude to learning this week.
Attenborough: Taran for overcoming challenges to complete all of his work.
Potter: Billy for always trying really hard with his learning.
Anning: Lilly for improving so much that she is moving to Year 2 from Acorns for 4 days a week.
Peake: Honey for overcoming challenges in maths.
Farah: Finnley for doing so well with his touch-typing and maths.
Rutherford: Tia for learning independently and pushing herself to complete as much work as she can.
Homes: Poppy for overcoming challenges in writing.
Grey-Thompson: Humayrah for an excellent improvement in her spellings.
Rowling: Daniel for trying really hard with his writing.
Shakespeare: Aaralyn (from Mr Rowlands' maths group) for overcoming challenges in maths, and Isaac for his positive attitude towards the maths assessments.
The whole school attendance from last week was 96.3% which means we are just below our attendance target of 97%. The attendance since the beginning of the school year is also 96.3%.
Farah Class have been fortunate enough to have Andy join us on Monday afternoons. Andy will be doing pottery with us, enhancing our project learning even further! This week we looked at different animals and things we may find in Antarctica. The children started to make their very own sculpture. We can't wait to see them finished in a few weeks.
This week Year 2 have been writing their own gruesome recipes. We have been using our class text ‘The Rascally Cake’ to inspire us to write our recipes. We have also been using drama to recreate the Rascally Cake coming to life. During our English lessons we focussed on using imperative verbs in our recipes that would make our recipes even more exciting. At the end of this half term we will be making our own cakes that we can then taste and share around the school.
News Flash! Just an update on our birthday celebrations where fifteen balloons, with the school's address on a label on each one, were released. Out of all the balloons released,three replies have been received. One was found in Banbury and two others were found in Mickleton in Gloucester . Two had actually travelled 53 miles! Now people far and wide know all about our amazing school!
GLPS would like to thank families for generously donating items for the Harvest Collection. We are so impressed with the quantity of food donated and the kindness of our families. Food Bank and the local community will be very grateful for the donations. Rachel, Shobitha and Niluxsy kindly organised the donations earlier today into Blue House, Yellow House and Green House to give us a clue of which House is in the lead. It is too close to call!