Last week was great in school, where the theme was Around the World.
In Beeches we studied Trinidad and Tobago. We completed a range of activities and had so much fun, including a parents session; mask making; a carnival and fruit tasting. We even made some images from the fruit! Why not have a look at some of the pictures and let us know what you think.
The next step…maybe a trip to Trinidad?! Now that would be nice!
This week in Elms we have done a lot of exiting things!
When Mrs Liddle comes into the Elms she teaches fun things! Last week we made diva lamps, and this week we painted our diva lamps and finished our Rangoli patterns. Last but not least we made Diwali cards for our family; we went on the laptops to make them.
In Literacy, for some of us there is a new way of teaching writing called Read Write Inc. The rest of us imagined that we lived in a cave and then had to describe. We went outside to help us with our work.
Maths, we did perimeter, which is the distance around the outside of something. We used a ruler to measure the outside of a shape then we had to add it up and see what the total was.
During ‘All Around the World Week’ we learned about Kenya. We have learnt lots of facts e.g. Kenya only has two seasons, one rainy season and one dry season. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.
On Wednesday some of the parents came in and helped us, and joined in, we had fun! We did some food tasting, the fruit was lovely.
We were supposed to play Lingey House and Kells Lane at football, but it was called off because of the rain.
In Key Stage 1 we celebrated Chinese New Year a few days early. Two visitors, Mrs. Smedley and Mrs. Wang, worked with Nightingales helping us to find out about the history of Chinese New Year, learning how to say thank you in chinese and making red and gold fish. We also used chopsticks to taste noodles and we made lucky red envelopes with a new year message inside.
On Friday 20th January the children in the Robins enjoyed dragon dancing and eating noodles with chopsticks. We were also very lucky to have visitors who came into our class and told us all about Chinese New Year. Everyone had a fantastic time!!!
As you may have seen from a previous posting, Mrs Wong’s class have been learning how to do the Haka in PE lessons. They have adapted it and put a ‘Geordie’ slant on it (some of the lyrics aren’t grammatically accurate but hey, we had fun!)
We tried to keep the rhythm of the original and ‘borrowed’ some of the actions too.
Let us know what you think…
(I’ve saved them in a different format. Fingers crossed!)
I know this seems to be a bit early, but Christmas is just around the corner. So COME ON! Key Stage 2 and get looking through your cupboards and under your beds for old toys etc. to put in your ‘shoebox’ for someone less fortunate than you.
Remember our assembly, it was only Tuesday and I did try to keep it short (ha ha)! But if you forgot please click on the link below and watch out at school for more details.