On our first day back at school, the whole school dressed as a rainbow. Each class had a themed colour and word including red for love and blue for trust. We spent the whole day doing lovely activities linked to our colour and rainbows. We spent the day enjoying time with our friends which we had missed a lot.
Have a look at the photos to see the activities we took part in.
Black History Month
In October, we took part in learning about Black History Month.
In England class, we learnt about the origin of steel pan music. We found out that the slaves in Trinidad loved music and found any metal items they could to make music including bins and car parts. The children then found steel items around the classroom and made their own music.
In Spain class, we learnt about Rosa Parks and thought about what is right and fair. We then created posters to encourage people to treat others fairly. We also explored steel pan music and enjoyed playing a variety of instruments.
In India class, we thought about what it means to treat people fairly. We then looked at a variety of black people and learnt about their lives. We then used drama and hot seating to explore the lives of these people.
In Brazil class, we learnt about what racism is. We also found out about Harriet Tubman who was a slave who escaped and helped others do the same.
In China class, we learnt about different black people and presented our findings to the class in different ways. We found out about Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman.
This is the furniture that your school has helped us to purchase in Uganda for the new classrooms at Makonge Primary School in Kiyindi. They have been locally produced so have also benefited a local company at this difficult time. These are excellent quality and the students will be so excited to use them when they return to school as they are so beautiful. They are the best in the school!
Thank you so much to every single teacher, student and parent who donated to make this possible. Whether it was £3 pocket money or £30 from a parent. Together, your school has helped us equip this school and make a much better learning environment, thank you.
All of the children in the school have worked really hard on creating a piece of art work.
Reception children decorated a kite, Year 1 children created a heart using tissue paper and Year 2 children splattered paper with paint and then cut out hearts. The children then added a photo of themselves to the picture.
Year 3 children took a picture of themselves and splattered it with paint. Year 4 children created a water colour background and cut out tree silhouettes. Year 5 children created a sunset background and added African animal silhouettes. Year 6 created a coloured background and added a photo of themselves sitting by a tree.
The art work was then framed and displayed in the school hall. The children enjoyed looking at their framed masterpieces.
Year 5 and 6 were very lucky to have a visit from an author on Wednesday. Ralph Timberlake had written a book all about space called Blast off to the Moon. He told the children all about the history of space and answered lots of interesting questions. The children who had purchased the book then got it signed by Ralph.
Two of our Year 5 and 6 children were featured on BBC Radio Lancashire. They were interviewed about their opinions on the book and they got chance to share their knowledge about space with the listeners.
On Wednesday, we had a special international day in school. Each class had focused on a country for the past two weeks and we celebrated and shared this learning.
The children were split into eight groups and travelled around the school to the different countries to take part in activities linked to that country.
In England, the children took part in an African dance whilst in Spain, the children worked on their footballing skills. In New Zealand the children learnt the tricky art of origami and in Egypt, the children took part in running races. They were nearly as fast as Usain Bolt.
In India, the children had a competition of mummifying one person in their group whilst in Canada, the children had a chopstick challenge! In Brazil, the children made and decorated cuckoo clocks whilst in China the children decorated 'Day of the Dead' masks.
The parents then came into school to see all of the children's hard work.
Online Safety Day
On Tuesday 5th February, the whole school took part in Online Safety Day. We thought about how to keep our personal information secret and how to create strong passwords.
Years 4, 5 and 6 had a special workshop from Life Education called bCyberwise. The children had to think about how to make the correct choices when using the internet.
Our Well with Aqua Aid
We are really please that our well has been built in partnership with Aqua Aid.
Take a look at the picture below of our well with our school name and mission statement on it.
World Book Day
We had lots of fun on World Book Day dressing up as our favourite character from a book. All of the children (and teachers) looked amazing! Thank you for the effort you put in.
We talked about our favourite books and read extracts from them to our friends. Later in the day, the teachers switched classrooms and read their favourite book (or part of it) to a different class.
The children then planned and wrote their own short story and had some fantastic ideas!
Thank you to everyone who donated a book they no longer read at home. Our school library is now full with new and exciting books for the children to read.
Have a look at the fantastic outfits below.
The children had a fantastic day on Friday performing something special for Grandparents and special friends.
Some classes played fantastic songs on the glockenspiel whilst other classes shared a song or a story.
The Year 6 children provided tea and cakes for the special guests and sat with them during the performances.
We hope the grandparents and special guests enjoyed watching.