Early morning, on Monday 9th November, the Home Front Bus arrived in the school car park, ready to entertain and educate the Year 6 children. The bus focuses on the impact of World War 2 on life in Great Britain and allows the children to immerse themselves in the experiences and events of the time. Inside the bus is a living room, a shop and a bombed street, complete with an Anderson Shelter, which we all filed into when an air raid occurred! The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the chance to share their incredible learning on World War 2.
Year 6 respected Armistice Day, on Wednesday 11th November, with a series of work to honour those who have lost their lives fighting for our country. After discussing the significance of the poppy as a symbol, we created our own poppies on which we wrote reasons that we are thankful. The poppies are currently on display in the Junior Hall.
In English, we empathised with the lives of soldiers, considering their emotions and experience, before creating poems about a Lone Soldier. The poetry produced was heartfelt, moving and an outstanding demonstration of their learning so far this term.
It’s been an exciting week in the Nursery celebrating the festival of ‘Diwali’. The children have enjoyed lots of activities including Bollywood dancing, making diva lamps and listening to the story of Rama and Sita.
Thank you Jinita’s mum for sharing the story of Diwali with the Nursery class and telling us all about how you celebrate Diwali with your friends and family.
We tried some Indian food including rice, poppadoms and mango chutney. It was delicious!
We tried some traditional Indian dancing.
After watching a video of children in India making Rangoli patterns, we made our own using lots of coloured chalk on the playground floor.
Thank you Neelima Routho for lending the Nursery some traditional Indian dress. We had great fun dressing-up in the colourful saris.
On Tuesday 10th November, four of our budding Year 6 mathematicians took part in the first round of the National Young Mathematicians’ Award. The children worked fantastically as a team to solve a series of puzzling problems. There are several stages of the competition, with the winning team getting to go to Cambridge University. So, please keep your fingers crossed for our super team and wish them the best of luck!
In the Nursery this week we have been exploring the topic of ‘Bonfire Night and Fire-Safety’ and the children have enjoyed making lots of firework pictures, singing Bonfire Night songs and dressing-up as fire-fighters in our ‘Fire Station’ role-play area.
We used lots of paint, glitter and black paper to make lots of firework pictures. Fire-fighter role-play in the ‘Fire Station’ role-play area.
Dancing to firework songs using ribbon sticks.
This week, the Tubbenden Tuck Shop opened. During assembly time Year 5 children carefully organised the healthy snacks to entice buyers! Many children queued up sensibly and challenged the Year 5 children to give them the correct change after buying a tempting treat.
The Tuck Shop will be open each day (weather permitting) at play time by the end of the Year 3 corridor. Thank you to those children who had the correct money, this helped speed along the queue.
The School Council would like to say a very big THANK YOU to the TFA who have supported the setting up of the Tuck shop.
Miss Tidbury and School Council