This week in the nursery we have been continuing our focus on the topic of Space as well as learning about Easter. We also participated in Wear a Hat day in aid of Brain Tumour Research alongside the rest of the school and raised an impressive £720 so far!
The children made planets by rolling marbles in paint across circular paper. They later drew aliens which they added to their planets to complete their artwork!
We looked at constellations and talked about the different names given to groups of stars. We then created our own constellations with white chalk and sticky stars.
The children went on an imaginary space adventure in the hall, pretending they were rockets and astronauts walking on the moon. They even saw an alien!
After a trip to the Wildlife Garden, we were lucky enough to bring some frogspawn back to the classroom. They will be observing its transformation in to frogs when they return after the Easter break.
The morning children enjoyed making cakes in cooking club this week and are very much enjoying using the food tech kitchen.
With one of the class members of the afternoon session looking forward to a trip to Italy over the Easter break, the children engaged in a discussion about the country and the yummy traditional Italian food we all enjoy. They went on to make mini-pizzas in the cooking club which we think looked delicious!
With Easter very nearly here the children made Easter bunny hats and Easter cards to take home.
The afternoon children were able to attend an Easter show provided by a local Christian group. They were taught the story of Easter and really enjoyed joining in with some Easter songs.
Thank you again for your generous contributions to the Brain Tumour Research charity which you gave for Wear a Hat day. Don’t the children look fab!
As part of Book Week, the children were asked where their favourite place to read is and to send in photographs of themselves in that place. Here are some of the pictures:
Report by Mrs van Selm who kindly arranged TPS’s attendance at the event. Thank you Mrs van Selm
On Saturday 14th March, pupils of Tubbenden Primary School attended the Crystal Palace Cross Country event. It was a cold and exciting day. All of the children (who came along to participate) did phenomenally, all giving 100%.
The girls and boys in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 did extremely well achieving good positions in a large field of runners. Our biggest success came in the Year 5 and 6 boys’ race where Tom came 3rd, Eddie 4th and Teddy 14th.
Everybody did brilliantly.
We would like to thank Mrs Mercer, Miss Tanner, Miss Allison and Miss Davison.
we are all very proud of the talent this school has produced and we cannot wait for the next event.
Report by Tom and Eddie
Photographs courtesy of Mrs Hemming
To launch our new topic, Rivers, Year 6 headed out to the playground to learn about shallow, deep and profound questions involving rivers, to up our work another level!
Using our knowledge from previous lessons (we are so resourceful!), we used chalk to draw three multi-coloured rivers and filled them with interesting questions, to challenge our end of the term knowledge. Also we identified where the mouth and source of the rivers were going to be.
A shallow question tends to be a right or wrong answer, whereas a deep question involves thinking outside of the box and explaining thinking. Therefore a profound question needs an opinionated answer. Despite using a box full of chalk, this was a brilliant and fun way to introduce our Rivers topic!
Charlotte, Ben and Aidan
Throughout the last few days there have been sights reported around school of Dragons roaming the school grounds. They have been spotted everywhere from the playground to Mr Turvey’s office!
Year 5 spent a week creating these dragons in line with their topic of “Myths and Legends”. The workshop was excellent and it was incredible to see the boxes they started off with, transform into beasts. Each monster had its own personality that was unique and terrifying!