On Friday 9th March, FS and KS1 held a special assembly for our mummies, nannans, grandmas, aunties and sisters to show them just how special they are to us!
Every class sing a song and then our final song, we sang altogether. At the end of all of our singing, we got to go and see our adults to go and give them a special treat!
Thank you for all that you do for us! We love you all very much!
Pearl class would like to wish everyone a very happy Mother’s Day today! We hope that you are being spoilt and are having a truly relaxing day!
A massive well done to our Superstar Writers of the Week this week!
Big improvements with spelling, using phonics to sound out and handwriting! Keep up the hard work guys!
We have got not one but two Mathematicians of the Week this week!
We have started to look at a new topic of multiplication and these two superstars are working so hard to apply their knowledge of multiplication when answering reasoning and problem solving questions! Excellent work!
In Pearl class, we have been learning about Fairtrade. This is something that everyone in school has been looking at and links to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development as set out by the United Nations.
First we looked at what Fairtrade actually is:
- Trade that is fair
- People and countries sell things to each other and farmers sell the crops that they grow.
- Soemtimes trade isn’t always fair. Big companies and rich countries buy a lot of crops from poor countries but they don’t always want ot pay a fair price for the goods.
- Fairtrade buyers want to make things better for farmers and they agree to pay farmers a fair price for their crops.
Then we looked asked, how does Fairtrade work?
- Fairtrade farmers know that they will get a good price for their goods.
- These farmers can make plans for their farms, spending money to make them better and safer.
- These farmers must also agree to pay their workers a fair price.
- Fairtrade buyers pay extra money too, called a premium. This money could then be spent on building a new school, health centre or bridge over a river.
We know when goods are Fairtrade when…
If you see this symbol on products, then you know that it is Fairtrade.
Can you find this mark on anything in your house?
Where do Fairtrade products come from?
- Fairtrade products come from countries all over the world.
- Bananas are grown in tropical regions.
- Cocoa to make chocolate with comes from countries such as the Ivory Coast in Africa.
- Tea and coffee also comes from hot places.
- Fairtrade flowers grow well in Kneya’s sunny climate.
- Mines in South America supply glittering Fairtrade gold.
Pearl class decided that they wanted to finish the work that they had been completing on Fairtrade, by having a Fairtrade Tea Party. They decided what they wanted at the tea party and then sent Miss Varley on a little shopping trip. Here is what she was able to get.
It was so lovely to complete our learning on Fairtrade with a chance to all sit down together and eat and drink some delicious foods. Cheers!
In school, we celebrated World Book Day on Friday 2nd March. The snow tried to spoil our day but we didn’t let that from stopping us from having a fab time!
We took a walk around school to look at some of the other decorated doors…
Our fantastic World Book Day Costumes…
We even managed to get into the school library to read and share books with our friends…
The book fair will be in school next week, so why don’t you pop along with your adult and see if there are any books that take your fancy. If you still have your World Book Day £1 token, you can use it to get £1 off a book at the Book Fair.
Alternatively, you can visit your local book shop and swap your £1 token for a special World Book Day book!
As a special treat, Y1 and Y2 were invited down to Park Academy to complete some Multi Skills activites for the afternoon.
We had lots of fun, trying out lots of different activities and working together in teams.
Thank you to the adults who came to help us and Craig Malkin for organising it. We can’t wait for the next time!
This half term, we have been learning all about boats and we worked together to create them. First we worked together to design our boats and labelled them with all of the correct words. We have learnt that the steering wheel on a boat is called a helm. We know that boats have a mast, sails, stern and some boats have a crow’s nest.
We used a technique called critique to help us. When we use critique, we can offer our opinions and advice to others in the class. We have to make sure that we follow 3 important rules. If we didn’t, we might end up hurting someone’s feelings about their work. These are:
We used different techniques to help us to make sure that things were stuck on tight. We remembered that boats need to be waterproof so that they don’t sink so some of us had to protect the boats that we had made.
When we were half-way through our boat building session, we had to stop and take a look at what we had completed so far. We moved around the groups to see what everyone else had been working on. Then we chose someone else’s boat to evaluate, remembering the three important rules. Once we had offered advice to someone else, we went back to our boats to complete them. Take a look below at the start and finished products.