In We Believe time, Year 4 read the story ‘Silly Billy’ which is all about Billy who is a worrier. We discussed what people might worry about and how that affects your body. In the story, Billy has worry dolls to share his worries with. We then made our own worry dolls using pegs and material and discussed what we would do if we had a worry.
This week we have been looking at roles and responsibilities and how we fit in to our families, class and group. We created a jigsaw to show we all fit together despite the fact we are unique.
This week we had a visitor from the Gas works to let us know that some important work will be taking place in our area in the next few weeks. We discussed the importance of staying safe at this time, and how we might do this. Our visitor talked through all of the possible dangers and what we must do as members of our community. We listened well and asked some brilliant questions.
Christmas jumper day for ‘Save the Children’ has once again been a great success. We attended school in our festive jumpers and outfits with happy smiles on our faces and collected money for this charity. By doing this, we have reflected carefully on the true meaning of Christmas and raised money to help others. A grand total of £114 was raised; thank you to everyone who contributed and helped a charity at this time of year.
For our RE Christmas unit of work, each class was presented with a challenge by Miss May. We each had a few weeks to prepare some work to showcase in a whole school assembly. Amazing effort and focus has gone into the whole school activities and we shared some brilliant examples of work which were each based around an important question. We found out lots of information about the Christian meaning of Christmas and looked at Christmas with a focus on different questions which we have all explored. It was a great morning of sharing learning.
Mrs Stevens and Miss Trow are visiting Nepal to view a school and see how they learn. 6H have created a booklet consisting of non-chronological reports and badges full of information about CHJ. Written by Raiyan, 6H.
The show boxes have been packed, we loaded the van and we have just found out that our wonderful donation of 45 boxes have landed in Romania for the children to enjoy. We are very proud of our achievements and in our assembly, we watched a video of children receiving their gift; their faces showed happiness and joy which was lovely to see. We are working together in school, reflecting on our Rights Respecting School values, and enjoyed putting together shoe boxes to send away.
This week, the children attending our Games After School Club enjoyed playing Twister, Ker-plunk and What a Performance in small groups. This is a great opportunity for the children to play with others who they may not normally play with and build confidence and self-esteem. Lots of laughter had by all!
EDF energy visited our school to discuss saving energy. It was demonstrated to us, the effect of too much gas around the earth using balloons. We were very shocked to find out how everyday objects are adding to this so as a school we are taking part in ‘Switch off fortnight’. All of us agreed to be more vigilant around school by turning lights, computers and smartboards off when not in use. Some even said they were going to pass on this information to parents and see if this makes a difference to their own energy bills.
Over the previous few sessions, among other activities, children within the group have set themselves a target to achieve which has gone towards creating out beautiful display. As well as thinking of their own target, the children helped create the Nurture Principles that we typed and coloured on to clouds finishing our display nicely. Well done everyone!