Our second ever passport day was just as much fun as the first. Everyone visited a completely different country to last time, and found out so much.
I was particularly pleased to see lots of independent learning, and lots of children who came up with their own ideas of different kinds of work and activities which would help them show their learning.
Assembly at the end of the day was great – lovely to see so many different pieces of work, and so many happy faces showing that passport day was a real success!
Welcome to Café Scientifique? Did you visit? What was your favourite part?
This week in Reception class we have had a focus on Easter, which has led to lots and lots and lots of maths in our classroom. The children have been counting eggs, sequencing numbered eggs and making up their own counting games.
We undertook a maths investigation to find out which Easter egg was the most popular in our class. We introduced tallying to the children and collated the information onto a graph. The children really enjoyed learning a new skill and took it into their own play outside, using a tally chart to count how many times they ran up and down, how many jumps they could do and how many times they could catch a ball.
The Year One children were both very excited and a little bit nervous about their class assembly today. The children had planned the assembly with a little bit of help from Miss Vincent and wanted to share everything that they had found out during our ‘Famous People’ topic. The assembly included information from Charlie Chaplin; Spike Milligan; Allan Ahlberg; Edith Cavell; Florence Nightingale; Andy Warhol; Queen Elizabeth II; One Direction; Valentino Rossi and a very special performance from Michael Jackson and some zombies! We were so proud that so many of our family members could share our assembly with us.
I am hoping that everyone is fit and well this week so that their class gets 100% attendance.
I am spending the week with Mr Ogle up at the High School. We are having lots of important meetings. I really hope to be back in one of your classrooms after Easter as it is much more fun than being in the office.
Year 6 have been very busy making cards for their lovely mums. We stepped right out of our comfort zones and tried some cross stitch! A huge effort was made to make these super cards.
We thank all our mums for everything they do and hope they have a great Mother’s Day!
I just wanted to remind everyone that I’m really hoping to visit a classroom next week, so please try your hardest to get into school on time every day! Mrs Lavender does her best to look after me, but it’s just not as much fun in her office…
Key Stage 2 – don’t miss the chance to visit the fantastic Café Scientifique, with exciting activities, cool experiments and delicious refreshments, all provided in partnership with the Alderman Peel Science department.
Places are limited, and you’ll need to bring an adult along. It’s in the Crusty Crab Café on Thursday the 3rd of April from 3:30 to 4:30. Be sure to return your booking slip to school!
There’s some brilliant artwork in the corridor at the moment – Ashlyn, Cameron, Ronnie, Anthony, Keeley-Haydn, Joshua, Connor, Tia and Harvey have all worked together as a team to make and paint the characters from The Gruffalo. Great job!
It’s all go at Gardening Club as we start preparing the soil for our new seeds. While some of us were harvesting leeks, the rest of us put our backs into it and got the soil turned over. We even found one or two stray potatoes that had been hiding underground since last year.
Some lettuce seeds had snuck off by themselves, too, and we found a little clump of baby lettuce plants happily growing under a tree. We’re going to leave them to grow up big and strong to make a delicious salad.
Dear Parent / Carer
You may be aware that one of the Teaching Unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has a day of industrial action planned for Wednesday 26th March 2014.
I am writing to inform you that while there may be some disruption both Wells Primary & Nursery School and Alderman Peel High School will remain open for all children.
This term Year Six have been learning about World War 2. We have linked the war into our art work. Learning how to draw with one point perspective, we created streets that disappeared into the sunset with Spitfires on patrol or a German Luftwaffe swooping in to attack from above.
The Year One children were delighted to discover that Attendance Bear was going to be spending another week in our class. We have kept Attendance Bear busy in the classroom, helping us in Maths with using money and helping to build famous buildings from around the world in Geography. We think that Attendance Bear’s favourite place in the classroom was our famous chef’s restaurant because he spent quite a lot of his time in there!
Last week the Year One children had a visit from the local celebrity, Dick Hutchinson from North Norfolk Radio. Dick spent some time with the children in class and we had a class photo taken with him. Dick then asked 20 of the children his question of the week and their answers will be played on North Norfolk radio during the week beginning 24th March at around 08:20am. Please tune in and find out where the children would be going if they had a time machine.
What did Queen Elizabeth do during the war? Who invented the television? What was Mary Anning’s famous find? Who received an award from Queen Victoria for her bravery when she rescued people from a sinking ship?
All of these questions (and more!) were answered in our assembly this morning, and we proudly displayed our wonderful art work, too. Thanks to everyone who came!