Be a buddy not a bully

November 15, 2019

This week we have been focusing on the power of kindness and how it can be the best tool to prevent bullying and promote friendship. On Tuesday, both children and staff wore odd socks and creatively designed an anti-bullying poster to raise awareness for anti-bullying week.

We discussed the difference between bullying, conflict and kindness and how we can all work together to make our school an even happier place.

In English, we delved into descriptive language and began building a bank of powerful and interesting vocabulary to use in our writing next week.

In P.E, the children have choregraphed and performed survival dances. They have been working collaboratively to produce a fun and exciting dance which involves movements and actions they might use if surviving in the wilderness.

We were very lucky this week to have some parents join us in a songwriting workshop. The children came up with some wonderful lyrics and we can’t wait to hear their ideas put together. Thank you for embracing our creative curriculum.

In Maths, we have been learning place value in a 4 digit number and practicing our multiplications. Here are some useful websites and a multiplication dice game you can enjoy at home Multiplication Tables Learning and Games

 Thank you to those who were able to participate in our fun filled and energetic workout this morning for Children in Need. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and were soon worn out thanks to Mr Jackson. If you would still like to donate, you can do so through wise pay.

Next week

During Guided Reading next week, we will be continuing the David Attenborough text BBC Wildlife Nov19

Universal Children’s Day – Wednesday 20th November

This year to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on the 20th of November we will be understanding our rights and thinking about children’s rights all over the world. We will be starting our day with an assembly where we will have a guest, Jacob Warn, who will share with us his experiences of leading an education project and working with children in refugee camps in Greece. Jacob created the charity https://www.actionforeducation.co.uk/ and he currently coordinates the projects on the island of Samos. These include ‘The Banana House’ an education Centre for young refugees and ‘The Nest’ a specialised learning environment for 2 – 7 year olds. On this day, Jacob will be collecting any kind donations to bring back to Greece. These will go towards helping children and young people have better and more creative access to education.

On Thursday, some of the children will be participating in a local cross country competition. We wish them all the best.

A reminder that on Friday the school will be closed.