Our Value for April: Peace!

We will be thinking about the value of Peace throughout the month of April. 

We will be finding out about:

- living together peacefully

- being a peacemaker

- knowing how to have a peaceful mind

Today in assembly, we looked at a variety of pictures and tried work out what they told us about peace. 

We then created a set of 'Peace Rules' for the summer term, to help us work together peacefully at school. 

We are sharing our love of books with famous authors!

The children continue to visit and enjoy our new library. Following World Book Day, our visiting author, Alice Hemming, donated some of her books! We now have her complete ‘Dark Unicorn’ series. There are four books in this series, and the first one has already been snapped up by one eager reader in Year 5! Alice also donated her book ‘Rickety Rocket’.  

We hope that everyone enjoyed the virtual sessions that Alice shared with us on World Book Day. Following the KS2 workshop, Alice even left some feedback for some budding authors from year 6. Here is the feedback for one child from Walnut Class.  

“You’ve written a beautifully detailed story plan here. I love your characters and the way the conflict between the siblings helps drive the story forward. It’s very realistic to have a brother and sister who don’t always agree! The MC Hunters work well as villains, keeping the characters on their toes. And what a great twist at the end; I didn’t see that one coming. I hope that one day you have time to write this in full with all the dialogue and description. I can just imagine a striking phoenix on the cover.” 

We have a wide variety of books in our library, from novels to comics, non-fiction and picture books. Ask your child which books they have recently borrowed from our library. 

If you would like to donate a book to our library, here is our wish list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1VOANTCSTPCJ5?ref_=wl_share 

Our value for March: Confidence!

Throughout the month of March, we will be thinking about the value of Confidence!

We will talk about: 

- Knowing and showing our strengths

- Being prepared to try something new or different

- Having ‘self-confidence’ - having trust in yourself

- Standing up for yourself and what you believe in

Now Key Stage 1 needs more books!

Before Christmas, we set up an Amazon Wishlist for parents & carers to donate books for our Key Stage 2 children - we were overwhelmed by the response and want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who donated a book to the school!

Now our attention is turning to Key Stage 1! We really want to build our collection of books which celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community.

If you are able, please use the link below to donate a book for our Year 1 and Year 2 children. There are lots to choose from, including some for just a few pounds - every single donation will be hugely appreciated!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE A BOOK!

Values Assembly - Monday 8th February

This week, we look at the story of Captain Sir Tom Moore and his 100 Steps.

What does his story tell us about our Value for February - Positivity?

https://vimeo.com/509721519/f7dd72e1be

Children's Mental Health Week Activities - Day Five

I can't believe that today is the last day of Children's Mental Health week! It has been a super week and it has been so lovely to hear from the teachers about all of the fantastic things you have been doing to complete your jigsaw pieces. Well done to you all for having such a POSITIVE week. Please remember that looking after your mental health is something you should do EVERY DAY and not just this week. It is incredibly important that we all look after ourselves and each other. Here are my activities for Friday:

Physical - I went for a great walk in the fresh air with my friend (we were very sensible and were socially distanced). I'm sure lots of you recognise this lovely smiling face, it's Mrs Lewis from Year 5.

Give Back - I have decided to write a letter to my Nan who lives a long way away from me. She is very old and by herself and (even though I call her lots) I know she will appreciate a letter telling her about everything I am getting up to.

Self-care - Tonight has been declared reading night for me. I have already got my most comfortable cushions on an armchair and have warned the rest of my family not to disturb me because it will be time for just me and my book. Bliss! I know that the other Year 6 teachers are also doing the same this weekend as we are huge fans of reading and can't get enough of it!

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend full of positivity!