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Christmas Week

We have had a fantastic week this week. We began the week with some Christmas crafts, we then watched Jack and the Beanstalk for our Christmas Pantomime. The children then enjoyed getting snuggled up with their blankets for our film night. We also finished off the week with a Christmas party playing Christmas games. 


During our English we had an exciting introduction to our new book Escape from Pompeii. Here, the children made predictions on what we thought was happening on certain pages of the book and made our own theatre masks. 

Remembrance Day


Today the children came in dressed in their Halloween costumes. We made instructions to create a spooky potion, completed some Halloween problem solving and created lots of Halloween related crafts. 


Class 10 finished their topic on Ancient Greece with a mini Olympics. They did short runs, long runs, relays, long jump and javelin.

World Mental Health Day

This week, we have been celebrating Yellow Day. The children came to school dressed in yellow to support the cause. We had lots of discussion about the topic and the children were able to develop an awareness of how to discuss their feelings. The children decorated the corridor with some positive messages to spread the kindness. 


Class 10 have been doing lots of practical lessons to understand place value. During this lesson, they used their place value knowledge to solve some subtraction problems using base 10. I was super impressed as they could also demonstrate how to exchange using the base 10!


During our Art lessons, we have been learning about Ancient Greek pottery. In this lesson, Class 10 were looking at the 'red figure technique' used by the Ancient Greeks to create patterns on their pots using oil pastels and black paint. 


During our art lessons we have been designing and planning to make our own Greek pots out of clay. The children then sculpted patterns that we have been learning into their pots. 


In RE we have been learning about Hinduism and in particular Diwali. During this lesson we learnt that Diwali is the Festival of Light which symbolize victory of light over darkness, good over evil.