‘Together we grow: Together we give’. Ezekiel 47:2
We are a school community and we are a family. We learn together, we support each other, we give our time, our kindness, our love and our compassion to those around us in our school and wider community. We help each other to be ourselves and to be proud of it and to grow in to the unique individuals we are, and as a result, we grow into the respectful and accepting community we all value so much- we are there for each other on each step of our journey.
Celebrating our Remote Education Curriculum
Here you will find our Spring Term 1 and Spring Term 2 newspaper dedicated to celebrating some of the fantastic home learning that has been taking place during lockdown 3!
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Thank you to Adam (Y3) for sending his timeline home video
Upper Key Stage 2
We look forward to showcasing work from Spring 2 in our next edition.
Past, Present and Future
Thank you to George, Robin and Ole (EYFS, Y2 and Y4) for sending their home video focussing on past, present and future. We LOVE it!
Daffodils - Year 6
Lockdown World Book Day
Today we’ve looked at Tiny Little Rocket by David Fickling and wrote a descriptive paragraph based on what our own rocket would look like! We then looked at the illustrations in the book, and worked together to begin our own version! We used a large cotton wheel to create the meteor shape, and stop the paint from spreading to that part, and used straws to blow the paint around the page.
We had great fun yesterday in school reading 'Supertato' and watching other books in the series online. We then made our own Supertato characters.
Children working remotely enjoyed her own world book day activities at home focusing on the book 'Corduroy'. They read and talked about the book, acted it out, made button friendship bracelets, button bowls, wrote little books about his next adventures and endangered bears and had a teddy themed party to celebrate him finding a home.
Here are a few examples of book bunting showing the children's favourite book cover or character.
Lily sent in photos of her booky bunting and also used an old jar to show her book 'Lily Saves the Oceans' and stuck the title of the book on the outside. The book is about waste in the oceans and how to help stop it.
In Year 3, we LOVE reading.
For World Book Day we wanted to celebrate our love for reading! We completed a range of different jobs surrounding the elements that create a book such as illustrations, empathy, character development and imagination.
We took part in a book tasting activity using Little People Big Dreams books- identifying what barriers each person had to overcome- race, gender, poverty. Then, we learnt all about the barriers Sierra Leone has had to overcome over the years as a country- slave trade, civil war and how Fair Trade is helping small families and communities to overcome and overpower unfairness and inequality to improve their lives and the lives of the animals and nature they live with. Then, we created our own Little People Big Dreams book but about Sierra Leone’s people. We painted in the style of a famous painter from Sierra Leone on our front covers and filled the insides with their story of courage, bravery and determination.
For world book day today in Y6 we looked at the book 'My name is not Refugee'. We carefully discussed what the word 'Refugee' means and why children and families are sometimes forced to flee their homes. We talked about the harsh realities of war and poverty and discussed the possible thoughts and feelings of children living in dangerous places.
We talked about the most important things we would take with us if we were forced to flee our homes. We then went on to create some brilliant artwork inspired by 'Lubna Felo'. We used acrylic paints and tried different techniques with both a brush and a sponge to create the background. We then watched a step-by-step YouTube tutorial on how to draw a person walking from side on and used this to create our silhouettes.
Lockdown Fairtrade Fortnight
We are extremely proud of all of our children and the fantastic behaviours and attitudes to learning they are demonstrating in engaging with the curriculum during lockdown.