This week Wrens and Robins have been writing Autumn poems using their Autumn treasures collected in the holidays. As part of our Black History month we learnt about Rosa Parks and how much of a super hero she is! Wrens have learnt some new words this week, diversity and difference, and talked about their eye colours, making an eye colour pictogram. It’s ok to be different and like different things. We are all unique! On Wednesday we had such a great day! All of our Robins and Wrens went on a visit to the Quad, where we learnt about the jobs of the police, fire and paramedics. We got to sit in the fire engine, use the fire hoses, explore the ambulance and sit in the back of the police van. We had the best morning ever! Maybe one day, when Wrens and Robins grow up, they will join the emergency services just like Evie Peacock did- one our ex- pupils who was one of the firefighters helping us on our visit. Well done Wrens and Robins and also well-done Evie!
This week we have been very busy in Larks class, making potions… Oliver’s face is a picture! We have celebrated Holy day with special prayers and liturgical prayers, we have enjoyed participating in our multi-skills PE session with Adam, from Staindrop Academy which the children loved, and we have built schools like Betty Campbell in the Architects Area using Lego. In RE we linked our writing skills to create invitations for a Baptism. What a busy, busy week!
In Swifts class the children have been learning about Marcus Rashford and Walter Tull and created didactic cinquain poems inspired by the poem, ‘Snow.’ by Adelaide Crapsey. Some children even applied their understanding of didactic cinquain poems by creating mirror and shape poems by adding and reducing the number of words for each line of their poem and counting in 2s! Very impressive use of math for this skill!
The children then wrote their poems neatly onto their silhouette artwork where they learnt how to express emotion through colours, creating a backwash with water colour paint and creating shadows with black card. The artwork created is beautiful and the children are very proud of themselves!
Before half term Owls attended a multi skills afternoon at Staindrop Academy. We ALL joined in and had fun!
Over the half term children were asked to visit a butcher and look at real animal hearts as part of their science topic and we were overwhelmed at the lengths children went to in order to do this. Thank you, parents (and butchers)!
On Monday Abigail brought in some uniforms from her Auntie who is in the Navy and we tried them on. On Thursday in our science lesson we made blood but no animals or humans were harmed! Another busy week full of fun and new learning.