During assembly today, the children spoke about Spring and how to care for and nurture living things. All the children had the opportunity to plant a sunflower seed, which they will take home with them and take responsibility for. We can't wait to see the results!
We wore red and and discussed how we can help others. We found out that Comic Relief raises money to help people live free from poverty, violence and discrimination. This includes funding organisations that are supporting people right now in Ukraine, and those attempting to cross the border. We have the power to change lives.
We learnt an extract from our new class text: An Anthology of Intriguing Animals. We used actions to help us to remember and retell the information from the book.
The children learnt so much from their First Aid Mini Medic course with Joe Rice. We are very grateful to FoBS who made the sessions possible.
The Snowy Owls have worked hard to present their final dragon stories for our class book. They have focused on their handwriting ensuring that letters are consistent in size and joined correctly.
A massive thank you to FoBS who have kindly funded some real plants for the Snowy Owl classroom. The plants really enhance our learning environment and it's great to bring the outside in!
The Snowy Owls have worked hard using pastels to create this wonderful display of Dragon eyes. This artwork links to the Dragon myths we are writing in English and our learning about Chinese history.
Well done to the Key Stage 1 runners who managed 2.5km at running club this week - a great effort by all.
As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we had a 'Well Being Wednesday'! The sessions focussed on how we can look after our mental health and well-being by taking time out to do something we enjoy!
Gold for Bridestowe
Final team results from Friday's Cross Country have come through.
The Year 3/4 team took overall team Gold.
The Year 3/4 boys team finished 4th.
The Year 3/4 girls team took Gold.
The 5/6 team finished overall 6th (of 13)
The 5/6 boys team finished 9th
The 5/6 girls team finished 4th.
A fantastic result from everyone - well done.
In maths, the Snowy Owls have been setting measuring challenges for one another. They had to use their measuring skills to measure as accurately as possible.
Over the past few weeks in KS2 Yoga Club, we've been learning different positions, such as Mountain Pose and The Elephant. The children have been showing good flexibility, as seen here (Miss Bryant's been fine, but Mrs Reid has struggled to walk without discomfort the following day).
The Snowy Owls used pastels to create these dragon eyes. I think you will agree, they have done a fantastic job.
We learnt that to produce a sound with an instrument, you can strike, pluck or blow it. We discovered that these group of instruments are called percussion, string or wind. We made our own string instrument and plucked it to make a sound. We experimented with pitch and used our knowledge to explain what was happening.
The Snowy Owls have made a great start to the new year! We have had a busy first full week! We started our new topics (The Shang Dynasty in history and sound in science), completed a physical fitness test with Mr Pugh, explored pitch in music, applied multiplication and division facts, used pastels in art and begun to read a new text about a dragon. In forest school, we created our own woodland creatures using clay and played a very competitive game of Viking Chess! In PSHE, we have discussed new beginnings and have set ourselves some goals for the new year. We finished the week with a fantastic swimming lesson at Ruby Oak Pool.
The Snowy Owls confidently presented their home learning this week. They were able to explain their projects to the rest of the class who asked excellent questions.
Friday Assembly with Open the Book at the Chapel.
We were all treated to a fascinating acted story by our Open the Book visitors. They told us the story of someone who had lost one of her coins, and spent time and energy finding it. We learned that Christians believe this is how God views all people - each is equally important.
We are very excited to have purchased a new set of books which have been recommended for children by carers, health professionals and librarians. Reading Well for children recommends reading to help children deal with worries, feel better and boost their mood. The books aim to help children understand their feelings and cope with tough times. The books cover: healthy minds, worries, feelings, the world around us, grief, depression, autism and dyslexic and can be enjoyed by the child alone or with an adult. If you feel your child might benefit from reading one of these books please get in contact with your child’s class teacher or contact Mrs Lowden in the office. More information can be found at www.reading-well.org.uk
The Snowy Owls have worked with Mrs Houghton and Mrs Butler to create these beautiful pieces of art for the classroom.
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