In the Nursery this week…

The children have been exploring the topic ‘Get well soon’ this week and were very sad to hear that class mascot Tubby Bear was very poorly. They were quick to try and make him better in their own ‘doctor’s surgery’ role-play area and even made him some lovely get well soon cards which sparked lots of enthusiasm for mark-making and writing.

We will be continuing with this topic next week and look forward to seeing you then!

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Yellow Class Art Workshop with Pam Smyth

On Friday we were able to spend the whole morning exploring animals and landscape in Antarctica through art work. The wonderful creations that we have made will be put together onto a Gonfalon to represent the value “responsibility”.

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First we learned how to draw a ‘Skua’ bird with special pens and fabric…

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… Next we had to paste MILK onto squares of fabric….

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…Which we then drew on using oil pastels to create our ‘Ice fish’ pictures…

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We used fabric to create a ‘Albatrosses’

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We printed icy pictures!

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We learned how to make penguins using news paper and duck tape!

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And painted penguins too..

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Thank you very much to Pam and the art team, From Yellow Class!

We’re Safe in the Hands of Year 6

On Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th April, the Year 6 children had an excellent opportunity to take part in First Aid training.  They were taught lifesaving skills, such as how to respond to someone who is unconscious, injured, choking or bleeding and who to contact for help.  These skills are extremely valuable for the children to learn and may, one day, help them save someone’s life.  The training was provided by Gary Currier from NMA Training and kindly funded by the Tubbenden Friends’ Association.

 A big thank you to Gary and the TFA from all in Year 6!

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“Off to Neverland!” with Tubbenden Nursery

It has been magical in the Nursery this week exploring a Literacy Focus on the story of ‘Peter Pan’ following children’s interest in pirates, mermaids and fairies. The children have enjoyed fairy dust mark-making, discussing what makes a character a goody or a baddy and making fairy houses from natural materials. Following a child’s request for a ‘cinema’ event, we paid a visit to the Nursery ‘Tuck Shop’ and had to match coins to numbered bags of popcorn before enjoying ‘Disney’s Peter Pan’ on the SMART board.

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Making tickets for our friends, visiting the ‘Tuck Shop’ and completing simple sums in order to put sweets in bags ready for the ‘cinema’ event.

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Tracing our friend’s shadows after watching a clip from ‘Disney’s Peter Pan’, fairy dust mark-making and using London landmarks as inspiration for construction as it is the setting for the story.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

Bronze Medal Winners

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Congratulations to the three children who took part in the Primary Maths Challenge and were awarded bronze medals. Along with 72,000 other children across the country, they entered the first stage in November 2015. 1,554 children scored 21 or more out of 25 and were selected to take part in the bonus round. In order to gain a bronze medal, 18 or more marks, out of a possible 25, were required.

This is a tremendous achievement. The questions were quite challenging at times, especially when given only forty-five minutes to answer them all. We look forward to hearing about their continued mathematical success as they move to secondary school.

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Cycling Galahads

 Cycle 7A group of five Year 6 Galahad boys successfully completed their Charity Bike Ride on Sunday 17th April at the Cyclopark. The weather was perfect for them and Cyclopark was a fantastic venue. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and each completed the 10.5km without a break.

They have been overwhelmed with the amount of support they have received for their event and we are very proud of them for choosing to do it.  So far the boys have raised a phenomenal £2384 between them. Well done boys!

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Our New MUGA!

DSC_0325The children are very excited about their new MUGA, and I am very grateful to the TFA who’ve worked so hard to turn an idea into reality. The MUGA is not only a great resource for break-time play – we also want to use it to support sports development at the school, providing opportunities for all children to improve their skills in a range of sports.

 James Turvey (Headteacher)

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Aha me hearties! Jump aboard for a Nursery Pirate adventure!

The Nursery children embarked on a Pirate adventure this week through the topic of ‘Shiver me timbers!’ and enjoyed a variety of activities including drawing treasure maps, role-play and learning sea-shanties.

The week started off with a visit from ‘Captain Prangnell’ a swashbuckling buccaneer who had shipwrecked in Tubbenden Primary School where her treasure had been pinched by cheeky pirates! The children were quick to come to the Captain’s rescue and participated in a treasure hunt around the school to find the stolen treasure.

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Once the children found the treasure chest it was filled with lots of pirate goodies and was a real communication starter when explored at group time.

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The Nursery pirate crew enjoyed lots of pirate role play opportunities and even made telescopes to use on the school ship in the outdoor area.

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Other activities included pirate small-world play, counting and adding pirate treasure and drawing treasure maps.