Christmas is such a busy time of year at school and this year has been no exception.
We kicked off our celebrations with our annual FS and KS1 Christmas workshop. It was fabulous to see so many parents and carers coming to join in with us and get into the festive spirit. Thank you to everybody who came.
Next we were treated to a special performance of Aladdin after one of our brilliant Y6 children won a competition. We loved Aladdin!
Then it was time for us to put on a performance of our own in our nativity.
In the midst of all of the performances, we got busy with some Christmas crafts and activities. Our first job was to create a puppet and we used our sewing skills to sew the two pieces of materials together.
We love our finished designs, what do you think?
We set to work to make Christmas cards for our loved ones.
Our final activity was to create a calendar for 2020.
Before we broke up for the holidays, we had time for a Christmas party and disco!
A special visitor even had the time to pop into school and say hello!
We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See you back at school on Monday 6th January 2020.
This half term, we rolled up our sleeves and made some yummy treats for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. School raised over £400 in total so a massive thank you to all of our parents and carers who kindly donated money towards this cause.
This half term we have been so lucky to have the team from RuggerEds come back into school and teach us how to play tag rugby!
We braved the weather most weeks and went outside onto the MUGA pitch so that Rob, Olly and Joe could teach us some excellent rugby skills. We absolutely loved the games you taught us. Our favourites have to be Minions and Haunted House.
At the end of each session, certificate were handed out to the Trainers of the Week. The lucky winners are below.
Thank you so much to the RuggerEds team for coming into school on a Friday morning. We will miss you lots.
You might remember that Y2 had been learning about Send My Friend to School and we made up a song. Click here to see our previous post.
We moved around classrooms in KS1 to learn about different elements of Global Citizenship and the Environment.
With Miss Varley and Miss Cullen, we learnt about how to improve the local environment and about recycling. We made seed bombs from recycled paper and once they have dried out, we are going to plant them in the secret garden.
With Miss Mason, we learnt about Human Rights and how a want is not equivalent to a need.
With Miss Breeze, we learnt about similarities and differences to those living in different parts of the world.
With Miss Hart, we learnt about water sanitation, where water comes from and understand why clean water is so important to help us be healthy.
Over the past few weeks in Y2, we have been learning about the festival of Eid and the period that comes before Eid which is called Ramadan.
Ramadan and Eid are very important to Muslims. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is a time where Muslims fast, pray, reflect and spend time together as a community. This year, Ramadan took place between Sunday 5th May and Tuesday 4th June. To help us count down the days to Eid at school, Miss Varley found a countdown calendar which also helped us to learn some Arabic words.
Here are some of the Arabic words that we learnt from the calendar:
Hope = Amal
Prayer = Sala
Peace = Salam
Mosque = Masjid
Love = Hubun
Friend = Sadiq
In class, we wrote some non-chronological reports about Ramadan too. Take a look at some of our writing below.
To help us celebrate Eid in style, we held an Eid parent craft morning to help decorate our classrooms. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed getting stuck in with all of the crafts.
In the afternoon, we came together to FS and Y1 to have an Eid Party. There were lots of treats for us to try, decorations and music for us to dance to. Everyone really did have a marvellous time.
Wishing all of of Muslim friends and family a happy and prosperous Eid Mubarak!
Watch out for the Y2 trip letter to the Medina mosque on Wednesday 10th July. If any parent or career that would like to come and help out, you would be more than welcome to come and join us.
We have been really lucky to attend the Y2 Sports Day at the English Institute of Sport. We took part in lots of different activities to test our throwing and catching skills as well as looking at seeing how quick we could run, jog and walk. Everybody had lots of fun… we can’t wait for next year’s sports day!
Thank you to our parents and carers who came along with on the day. Your help means so much to the children and help us continue to attend these events.
Here are just some of the activities that we took part in.
Today we celebrated Comic Relief in school. Everyone came to school either wore the colour red, had a red nose or wore a special Comic Relief tshirt on. Don’t we all look fab!
This year, we didn’t ask for money donations but we asked our parents and carers to donate food to be sent to the local food bank. We’ve had an overwhelming response and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our parents and carers for donating so generously. The local food bank will be really grateful for all of our donations.
If you would like more information about the local food bank, click here to be taken to the website.
Click here if you would like more information about Comic Relief and learn about about the work that they do.