On the 13th of January a pupil by the name of Ekansh Singh was acknowledged in an assembly for his outstanding wisdom and skill in the internationally loved game of cricket. Ekansh was not only picked out of the top players in Bromley to trial for the incredible Kent county team and qualified for the Winter squad. Good luck to Ekansh for the future!
Year 2 went to the Fire! Fire! Exhibition to mark the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London, at the Museum of London.
We went on two trains (which was probably the highlight of children’s trip) and explored the exhibition, role-playing using props and reading facts about significant artefacts discovered in the remnants of the fire. Children were able to pack a suitcase of ‘their’ most valuable belongings and recreate the structure of Tudor buildings in London, at the time, with wooden bricks.
On the 26th of January 2017, Reception classes celebrated Chinese New Year. They tried different Chinese foods including Egg fried rice, Prawn crackers, noodles and Sweet and Sour sauce. The children completed a sheet with happy or sad faces next to a list of the foods. The results showed that their favourite food were the noodles. They also completed different pictures, found out about their birth animal and completed many other different fun activities. I’m sure the children absolutely loved it!
Last Friday everyone in Tubbenden Primary School changed their colour to orange, not the most stylish colour but everyone had some orange, from orange socks to orange hair we did the muscular dystrophy team proud. The reason we dressed up in orange is to recognise the physical difficulties that people with muscular dystrophy face. We all donated a pound and hopefully, it will help aid people faced with this disability.
The Nursery children continued to explore the topic ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ with a Literacy Focus on the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ this week. Specifically we explored the different senses the wolf refers to in the story ie. ‘all the better to see you with’ and talked about the different senses we use.
The children enjoyed smelly malleable play, a tasting game and engaged in a game of ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ during PE.
The Nursery children have been focusing on the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ whilst exploring the topic of ‘The Big Bad Wolf’. They have been learning about woodland as the setting of the story through sensory play, creating story-maps to re-tell the traditional tale and adopting the roles of different characters to re-enact the story in our woodland/Grandma’s House role-play area.
One child who participated in the ‘Home Learning Opportunity’ of last week, found a honeycomb which he brought to share with the class. It sparked lots of interest and the children were buzzing with excitement (excuse the cheesy pun) and asked to learn more about bees. As such, we made bee paintings, watched a child-friendly documentary and next week will be tasting honey sandwiches to extend this interest!
The children were very excited to arrive at Nursery today to fields of white snow! We all went out to play and the children enjoyed rolling down the hill, making snowmen and listening to their feet crunching through the snow. We even brought some snow in to the classroom to continue the fun and added food colouring/paint at the children’s request.
After lots of fun playing outdoors we warmed up with a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit in the classroom.
Excitement spread through the corridors of Tubbenden on Friday the 13th of January when we were treated by an unexpected event. IT SNOWED!! Classes throughout the school (including Nursery) ventured off into the winter wonderland of the field to enjoy a precious half an hour outside. The playground was unfortunately like an ice-rink, however the field was fantastic for making snow boulders and snowmen. Children also enjoyed making snow angels and just having fun! Shortly after the children had returned to their classrooms to do some learning snow began to fall again and children crossed their fingers and hoped that their teacher would allow them some more time outside in the snow. However the golden sun eventually appeared, melting the snow and leaving only ice. Hopefully the snow will make another appearance soon before the winter season is over!
Ella and Alyssa
Our Year 3 student, Shlok, continues his success in the chess world by winning the Under 8 section of the London Junior Chess Championships* (LJCC).
LJCC is a historic tournament that began in 1924 and players qualify to play the final through regional competitions. This year’s final was played on 29th and 30th December at Westminster University with 80 players from all over the country participating. Shlok secured the first slot with a perfect score, that is, by winning all his seven games. He also won a trophy for best under 8 player in the country, best London player and won a £110 cash prize. Shlok had previously secured a medal for fifth slot in the European School Championship in 2016 and is looking forward to more international conquests in 2017.