The Year 6 children were delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the first community tea of the year. The tea was poured carefully and the tasty treats cooked by the children were shared with the visitors.
Today, Friday 21st October, Birch Class spent an energetic hour exercising and practising skills in aid of the NSPCC. Skipping , jumping, running and throwing all added to a final score of the exercise count. All sponsor money will help support the NSPCC.
Today was Diwali Day in Ash Class. We learnt all about Diwali and listened to the story of Rama and Sita. We summarised the main points and then made rangoli patterns and diva pots which are used in celebrating the festival. We made two class rangoli patterns outside using chalk trying to ensure it was symmetrical.
Today children were looking at the lantern festival as part of our Fire and Festival topic. They created Chinese lanterns, painted cherry blossoms on a class lantern and created their own dragon puppets. We read the tale of the why the people celebrate the lantern festival on the last day of Chinese New Year.
We have been learning all about harvest and how crops are harvested and why it is an important time of year. We learnt all about how flour is made and then made our own bread rolls. They were delicious!!!
In Oak Class we have been using the book Supertato in our learning. We have described the character of Supertato and Evil Pea. We have freed some peas trapped in ice. We have also had a visit from Evil Pea, who created a bit of havoc in our classroom and then disappeared. We made poster so the rest of the school could keep an eye out for him. Luckily we set some traps and caught him.
Elm Class found out about Stone Age jewellery and designed their own, using the idea of shells and bones. Once their designs were finished, they went outside to make salt dough which they then used to create their shells and bones. They look amazing so far!
Children in Elm Class went back in time in English today! To help generate ideas for our own versions of Stone Age Boy, we went onto the playground and worked in groups to act out possible scenarios from the Stone Age. Back in class, we showed freeze frames depicting different scenes before telling the class what we were doing and how we felt.
This week we are celebrating the harvest. As part of our celebrations the children have enjoyed entertaining members of the local community to tea. Following on from our whole school seaside topic, some of the children produced biscuits with a 'harvest of the sea' theme. The Year 6 children have been waiting a whole year to serve the tea and chat to the visitors. They really enjoyed themselves and were careful with the serving, reading and singing. All was successfully completed including the washing up.