Year 2 Visit Leeds Castle

Leeds1On Wednesday, Year 2 visited Leeds Castle as part of their “Castles” topic. Despite the artic weather, a fantastic time was had. We explored the history of the castle and the various characters that had lived there. The children took part in a workshop and had a fantastic time wearing different costumes and acting small parts to bring the characters to life. We met Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine of Aragon, William the Conqueror and his evil half brother, Bishop Odo, right up to the last owner of Leeds Castle, Lady Baille.

The children explored the castle itself, looking at the features of the building as well as how it had changed since it first appeared in the 10th Century.  They saw the original portcullis, the moat, as well as the fireplaces installed by Henry VIII.

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World Book Day in Percival Class

Percival class celebrated World Book Day by dressing as their favourite book character. In assembly, children paraded to show off their costumes and retold the traditional Chinese story of the Magic Paintbrush. Percival used  used art to portray an alternative ending to the story.

 

Once upon a time in the Nursery…

Once upon a time in the Nursery there were some children who loved reading stories so they were very excited to find out it was ‘World Book Day’ and they were all going to dress up as their favourite book characters. There was even a competition to see who had the best costume and a ‘Book Swap’ event so every child got to take home a new book to share with their families.

 

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The children and Tubbenden Nursery Team wearing their ‘World Book Day’ costumes.

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The morning and afternoon competition winners.

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Sharing stories at the ‘Book Swap’ event.

 

It was a lovely day and all the children had a great time!

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Out Of This World Genius Hour Projects!

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Yesterday, the Year 5 classrooms were buzzing with excitement as the children showcased their fantastic learning in their Genius Hour projects. There were space-themed cakes, hand-built rockets, solar system models, pieces of art and interesting PowerPoint presentations on display.  Parents were invited in and thoroughly enjoyed discussing the projects with the children.   As usual, Tubbenden’s pupils demonstrated they are building learning power through their independent projects and left their teachers beaming with pride.

Well done to everyone in Avalon, Dagonet and Ector!

 

Miss Wollaston, Mrs Mercer and Mr Lundy