We had a fantastic turn out to our Reading Workshop yesterday for KS2. I would like to thank everyone who managed to make it because it really was a lovely way to share the children's learning. We explored the benefits of 'Positive Screen Time', how reading a range of texts improves vocabulary, and how technology can be utilised to be a great learning tool (especially for boys). We then had the chance to explore our new e-book reading scheme (E-Platform) together. The children were very tech savvy at this point and were eager to share what they already knew.
A letter has gone home today with details of our World Book Day competition. You can find the information below:
As you may be aware, World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday March 7th this year. To celebrate sharing stories, we are launching a competition to design a Story Jar. These are small jars with parts of a story inside. It can be a story from a well-loved book or even a tv-show.
In after school club today, one child (pictured below) chose to read but said that it wasn't always his favourite thing to do. However, Lucas decided to impart some lovely words of wisdom:
"When I'm reading books and there's something really interesting in them, I feel like I'm in the books. It takes me to different places... You could be anyone in the world, Adam. A footballer! Anyone!"
This week in Computing and PSHE, Class 1 and Class 2 have been learning about staying safe online. We have learned the following rules. We have been singing a super song to remind us to be alert, secure and brave. The children have worked through scenarios using drama. They have found out the meaning of ICT words and icons. They have played a true or false game. The children were very aware of how to stay safe online whilst playing games. Ask your child to talk about and explain the following rules. It is good to refresh these rules together regularly
This week, Class 1 have had so much fun learning about Chinese New Year. We have been using and exploring a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function to create dragon masks and a giant dragon. We have used our imagination to create music and dance. We have performed a traditional Dragon dance.
This week has been a busy week for some pupils in Y5 and Y6! In the space of two days, we have participated in a football league and a netball league.
Today Class 4 were thrilled to welcome the scientist Mr Scott Walker into our class to lead a session called 'Solar Scrapheap Challenge'. The challenge, which Cl4 willingly accepted, was to create a solar car using a variety of scrap pieces - including wires, aluminium rods and CDs.
Over the past few days, Class 4 have been learning about how to stay safe online. We have explored the theme of consent - the meaning of consent and permission. We have looked at online examples of where people might need to give or consider giving permission.