Children came together in their colour teams to make crackers. Children from year 6 to foundation worked together to hand craft their crackers and write their own jokes. Thank you to FOBS who funded the cracker snaps and stickers.
The Tawny Owls have designed, made and evaluated their fantastic windmills in Design and Technology this half term.
Year 3 Forest School
This week it was the Year 3's turn to enjoy making reindeers in Forest school. The children selected various sizes of hazel wood pieces and used whittled sticks to join them together. They added oak twigs for the antlers, a fluffy cotton tail and fun googley eyes, to complete their reindeers. The marshmallows around the campfire made for a warming end to a chilly session!
Completed Design Technology Models
The Snowy Owls worked extremely hard in their pairs to create wonderful final pavilion designs. They carefully constructed the structures and considered the purpose of their design. The final pavilions reflected their hard work and the thought they had put into creating a design which met the design brief.
All the children made their own decoration for the Christmas tree festival. The decorations were made based on the theme of 'recycling'. Can you spot the tree in the church?
Village Christmas Tree
Last week, Barn Owls and Snowy Owls joined together to hang their wooden decorations onto the village Christmas tree.
This crisp, cold weather did not stop the Bridestowe pupils from having fun outside today. They were all incredibly respectful of the restrictions that the teachers had put in place to keep them safe. Therefore, they could thoroughly enjoy the fresh, winter air!
Children visited Springfields Residential Home to share Christmas carols. The children sang beautifully and the residents enjoyed singing along. Thank you to Springfields for hosting the children and providing them with festive refreshments. We are delighted that we have been able to resume our community links this Christmas.
Christmas Jumper Day
Each child in the school decorated a wooden disc to hang on the village Christmas tree. The Tawny Owls and Owlets visited it at the same time to place their baubles on.
The Snowy Owls used their design sheets from the previous lesson to build their own panels for the structure of their pavilion. They reinforced their structures using triangles. The children reflected on their designs and made changes in light of what they had learnt. In the next lesson, the children will construct their free-standing frame structure and complete their pavilions with cladding. They will also be given the challenge of creating a landscape in which the pavilion would be found in.
Snowy Owl Homework Share
All the children have worked hard on their homework this half term. It was lovely to see the different creations.
Snowy Owl Book Look
The Tawny Owls have been looking at what makes a good photograph. The children worked in pairs to take photographs of a variety of subjects and then we reviewed these as a class. We spoke about positioning, framing and the subject. The children then went back and retook the photographs to improve their work. You can really see the difference it makes when you analyse work as a class and become a critical friend. Here is an example of the progress in one lesson.
The Year 4 children enjoyed making reindeers in Forest school. The children selected various sizes of hazel wood pieces and used whittled sticks to join them together. They added oak twigs for the antlers, a fluffy cotton tail and fun googley eyes, to complete their reindeers. They all enjoyed s'mores around the campfire as they sang Christmas songs.
At the start of term, each child decorated part of a paper plate in a style which represented them, their personality and uniqueness. The plates have now been joined together to symbolise that everyone is important in our school and together we all fit together to make it a special place.
This week in our final mindfulness club session for the term, we made our own glitter jars. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions get all stirred up and it makes it hard to think clearly. A glitter jar can be a good tool to help you settle your feelings. The group enjoyed watching the glitter in the jar and listening to calming music – a great way to end our day at school.
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