A group of year of 5 and 6 children have been taking part in weekly dance sessions with Premier Sport to prepare a dance sequence that they will perform along with several other schools at St. Luke’s secondary school on the evening of the 5th December. The children have really enjoyed choreographing the dance to one of songs from The Greatest Showman.
Here are a few snapshots of their rehearsals…
Class 2 had a lovely first week at forest school enjoying the last of the summer sunshine. Some the children enjoyed the space to create their own games and looking for bugs whilst others were busy decorating our cross ready for ethos day to celebrate our outside prayer space. They also talked about what we want our forest school to be and started to make signs to hang up.
Class 3 felt really lucky at forest school to come back and discover a hedge full of blackberries, so all the children picked a handful and we put them into a pot to cook over the fire pit and ate them with biscuits! They loved it! The children also enjoyed playing in the field and busy creating in our new mud kitchen kindly donated by Woodbury Council.
Welcome back! We hope you had a good summer break and are ready for a new term. Class letters are going home tonight, detailing the arrangements and useful information for this academic year. This will also include your child’s home learning grids, outlining the home learning activities which can really support your child’s learning at school. We hope you find them useful; parental engagement in learning can make such a massive difference to your child’s progress.
As a minimum would encourage everyone to:
- Read daily with your child (10 minutes).
- Support multiplication tables practice including related division facts.
- Practice spellings including their meanings and creating word families of related words.
- Complete at least one activity per week from the home learning grid or a piece of interest to them that may or may not be linked to our learning in school.
As you know, we have an open door policy, so please do come and talk to us if you are worried or have any queries about any aspect of the home learning and/or arrangements for this academic year. Mornings are a little busy, but staff will always see parents/carers after school.
Well done to the children who were either our Stars of the Week, completed their Commendation Cards or received Values in Action certificates. What role models you all are!
Class 3 had great fun recreating scenes of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole in the Crimean War. They showed that female nurses were not initially wanted, but how they made a fantastic contribution to cleanliness and care in the war. Well done Class 3 – great acting and improvised costumes!
On Friday Class 2 and 3 were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in Holy Trinity Church and afterwards to wedding reception in the playground. Thank you to Mrs Wheeler for providing the music at the wedding and Mrs Haggerty for help with the wonderful wedding cake.
On Tuesday, as part of our work on the Royal Wedding, Rev Syd and Mrs Wheeler visited Class One. Rev Syd talked about why people choose to get married in a church and then explained what happens in a wedding service. The children then took their soft toys, the bunches of wild flowers they had picked earlier in the day and their handmade rings to church for a wedding ceremony. Mrs Wheeler provided the wedding music on the organ and once Micky Mouse and Lion were wed we enjoyed the wedding breakfast at the back of the church.
Class 1 have been reading about Aliens Love Underpants. They have designed some of their own Aliens and written about their features.