To celebrate the fact that Spring has begun, all of the children across the school have created a piece of art for the village display. We hope everyone in the community enjoys looking at the artwork!
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!
The Tawny Owls enjoyed raising money for Comic Relief today by wearing something red. They watched a video of a boy called Teddy to help them to understand where some of the charity money will go.
The children had great fun creating clay models of forest animals in the environmental area. We had supers-sized bugs chasing small woodland animals such as, deer for our display. Over the coming weeks, we are going to see how the weather alters our animals.
The Tawny Owls created their very own bookmarks to celebrate World Book Day. All the children coloured whilst listening to a story and then created tassels to decorate it. They are fantastic and we hope that it brings even more enjoyment to their reading.
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!
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.
The children enjoyed this mornings settling-in task, which was to create a play-doh face to express how they were feeling. This is strongly linked to our PSHE topic where we have been looking at keeping ourselves healthy in both body and mind. We have been talking about how our bodies react when we feel different emotions and how we can overcome this.
The Tawny Owls have been looking at the history of London. This week they have learnt about events that nearly destroyed our capital city including, The Gunpowder Plot, The Great Fire of London and The Blitz. During break time today, some of the children took their indoor learning outside and independently put it into their play using this equipment as a bomb shelter whenever a siren sounded!
The Tawny Owls have returned to school full of enthusiasm and have earnt lots of class beads for their excellent learning behaviours.
This morning, they explored pitch during music and then copied patterns involving movement and the use of glockenspiels.
We have been busy making decorations for our classroom to get into the Christmas spirit. First, we took it in turns to hang baubles on the tree. Then we made snowflakes as part of our English lesson - for instructional writing and paperchains during our break this afternoon. All the children are in high spirits and looking forward to the next couple of weeks before we break for the holidays.
This afternoon, the Tawny Owls had to work in pairs to investigate which material would be best to keep their bear warm and dry in this typical winter weather. Fantastic language was heard throughout the experiment and some pupils came up with great ideas, combining 2 or 3 of the different materials. Exploring the world around us in practical ways is a vital way in which pupils develop and understand.
The year 2 pupils have been working incredibly hard in their addition and subtraction unit. Manipulatives have been vital for them to see and understand what is happening to the numbers. Rich language has been used throughout such as, 'exchange' and 'partition'. This has led to a fantastic session on column addition today - which I think you will agree, has been presented beautifully too. I am very proud of each of them!
We searched for living things within the environmental area and found a variety of animals. Then we used the emergency shelter to get out of the rain and ate yummy s'mores (marshmallows and biscuit sandwich).
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.
The Tawny Owls have enjoyed looking into the school's past. They have been exploring old artefacts including, newspaper clippings, photographs, head teacher log books and registers. They discovered that in 1972 a lorry crashed into the school, damaging the front wall and 2 classrooms. Unfortunately the driver of the lorry lost his life and the children had to be taught at Sourton Village Hall for a few weeks until the school had been repaired.
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
We are learning a Christmas song this half term in Tawny Owls called, Ho Ho Ho by Joanna Mangona and Jane Sebba. Throughout the unit, the children will learn about pulse, the words and pitch, improvisation by adding instruments and performance through movement and dance.
We had a very detailed show about how we can stay safe on our roads. We explored the Green Cross Code, safe places to cross a road and how to keep others around us safe. As the evenings get darker, we must all remember these important safety points - can your child tell you something they learnt from the session?
All of the children have contributed to another fantastic display at the front of our school. We hope you enjoy looking at our artwork and have some time to reflect.
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