Monthly Archives: January 2017

Stay Safe Workshop

Lots of important messages delivered this morning. The children learnt how to react in various situations. The key statement was ‘Don’t ask me, ask an adult ‘ and ‘I’m with an adult.’ We tried various responses and learnt how to shout ‘ help’very loudly! Lots of role-play – pictures below.

YELL, RUN, TELL!

Then on to internet safety. We discussed the story of Sharon and Tracey who got talking in a chat room. They were both 12 years old – or were they?

The workshops this morning were paid for by the School Council. Well done to them.

On the subject of internet safety , don’t forget our parent workshops by the NSPCC on 6th February at 7pm.

 

Assembly Nearly Ready!

We’ve had our last rehearsal and we’re ready and raring to go for tomorrow’s assembly. I’m very proud of them all for putting it all together in such a short amount of time. Here’s a sneaky peak at some photos (action shots / blurred!) of rehearsals.

After we have entertained you, please stay for a cup of coffee and a look at some of our work. Our famous mountains will be on display!

 

Welcome Back!

The new term is well underway. We’re getting to grips with the story of The Tempest – understanding the characters and the themes in the story. Caliban seems to be a bit of a favourite character with the class! Not so much interest in Miranda and Ferdinand – the lovers…

Our topic on the Alps (Let’s Ski) has begun with a first lesson on fact finding ¬†using atlases and information books. Then, yesterday, we got out the iPads to use Google Earth and Maps. I had to throw out the lesson plan as everyone got caught up in the ‘awe and wonder’ of the satellite pictures and the ability to zoom in. Great fun was had with a very noisy classroom with everyone trying to tell everyone else about what they were doing! Congratulations to Sam who stood on top of The Matterhorn and looked around without getting out of breath and to Jake who managed to find the bedroom window of the apartment he stayed at. Then, of course, we all moved on to finding our own local area. Callum realised the aerial photo of our school was much older than the street scene; Riley managed to find the top of his head in a photo, and Morrigan found that her Mum was looking out of the window in her house!

Our mod-roc mountains are now dried and ready to paint. It was very exciting using mod-roc for the first time and I was very impressed that we managed to tidy the classroom really quickly afterwards! Great fun was also had sawing the wood to the desired height. Photos below!