Some members of our School Council have been writing poems on the theme of diversity. We have entered a competition run by Premier League Primary Stars, and have had some fantastic ideas.
Some beautiful baubles have arrived from St. Anthony’s College in Malaga, Spain. This is the second year we have exchanged cards and baubles made by our some of pupils and some of St. Anthony’s pupils. We really like the mix of English and Spanish Christmas themed vocabulary on the baubles. Feliz Navidad, y prospero ano nuevo – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Year 6 enjoyed learning a new skill of designing and making a cross stitch embroidery for a purpose. It involved a great deal of patience, perseverance and dexterity and was a calm and relaxing activity. The results are definitely worth all of the effort!
In Year 3 and 4 we have been connecting with other cultures. We found out that some Spanish customs and traditions at Christmas time are similar to our own. Then we made cards and baubles to reflect what our local area can look like in Winter. We will be exchanging these with a school in Spain we have connections with.
Mr Donnelly visited Wellbeing Club this week and taught the group some greetings in Spanish. Pupils played a game to reinforce the language. They will use these new skills to communicate with Spanish pupils.
We have been learning about the democratic process in school and put this into practise when voting for this year’s class representatives.
Some of our Year 6 pupils took on the role of clerks and counters and all of our voters enjoyed participating.
Our new School Council members will have their first meeting on Thursday. An announcement will follow on the results of our first meeting.
Wellbeing Club has been meeting once a week. We like to listen to relaxing music while we colour in our mindfulness colouring books. Mrs Napier has been our VIP visitor this half term. She gave all club members a diary to take home to record the day’s events or to record how we have been feeling. We made a group poem this week.
Pupils in Y1R have been reading a lot of books at home throughout year. Many pupils
read over 100 books!
Miss Cook came back to visit us in Year 1 after her month long visit to Kenya. She had been a volunteer teacher at a school there and wanted to share details of her fantastic experience with us. She saw zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions and hippos while on a safari there. At break times, the pupils ate cooked sweet potato or corn on the cob. Miss Cook brought a Kenyan worry doll and a Masai warrior robe to show us. Lots of our pupils seem keen on going on travel adventures just like Miss Cook.