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Charlotte Sparrow Day
Every year we celebrate the birthday of the school’s founder, Charlotte Sparrow. This year the children came to school dressed in school uniform from the past. We also held a cake decorating competition and the children enjoyed eating the cakes in the afternoon.
We started the morning by asking the children to bring in flowers as Charlotte Sparrow loved wild flowers. Each class created a flower arrangement which was taken over to the church by Year 5 and 6 and class worship representatives.
This day is a lovely day to celebrate our school and church community.
Times Table Rock Stars!!
Just to let you all know, we launched the brilliant resource ‘Times Table Rock Stars‘ on Wednesday 27th March, providing our children with lots of fun and enjoyable opportunities, to learn their times tables and corresponding division facts.
Here is one child from Class 1, sharing his enthusiasm in recalling his multiplication facts playing a couple of different games available on the Website. (https://ttrockstars.com )
We hope over time, all our children will enjoy gaining in confidence and speed with the recall of their multiplication and corresponding division facts.
Have fun, Colwich Rock Stars!!
We wonder what ‘Rock Star status‘ your child will achieve?
World Maths Day – Wednesday 6th March 2019
Today, the whole school took part in a variety of different activities, linked to our Maths Curriculum, to support World Maths Day. The children and staff throughout the school enjoyed the tasks they carried out, making it a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Well done everyone!
In Reception, the children enjoyed printing with different sized circles, making collage circles with a selection of buttons and milk bottle tops and the children even drew their own spirals with felt tip pens.
In Class 1, the children had fun using cotton buds to create individual tree designs using the idea of pointillism to create a piece of artwork. The children were also challenged to halve and quarter circular pancakes for their fraction work and the made a variety of repeating patterns.
In Class 2, the children designed their own circular patterns, and they worked in teams to create circular patterns in quarters linking their artwork with fractions. The children also worked on the computers to create pictures with circles, using their ICT skills to link with Maths.
In Class 3, the children made repeating patterns inside circles, and they made a selection of different size kites which they arranged in different ways to make patterns linking Maths with Art. The children also discovered how to use the magic Maths Calculator, which involved using their mental maths skills.
In Class 4, the children drew their own symmetrical designs within a circle and identified the different shapes they created within the design linking Maths with Art.
In Class 5, the children found the circumference, diameter and radius of different size circles, creating a piece of artwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.
In Class 6, the children found the surface area of Rich Tea biscuits and doughnuts, and they found the volume of Chocolate Mini Rolls, and then ate them all – yummy!
What a busy, but fun day we had!
Family Group Reading
We have been enjoying Family Group Reading time which gives children from Years 1 to 6 the opportunity to share books together. Time spent in family groups is important to our social development and team spirit. Children from the older year groups share books with children from the younger year groups and favourite authors and books are discussed with much excitement. We are all looking forward to the next session!
As part of our Advent preparation this year, we have decided to include Posada celebrations. ‘Posada’ is a Spanish word which means ‘inn’. Posada celebrations originated in South America where two children were chosen to represent Mary and Joseph. They went from house to house telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus. A modern equivalent is based on this concept but encourages people to give a home to the wooden nativity figures of Mary and Joseph for a night. Each night throughout Advent the figures travel from family to family and this symbolises making room for Jesus in our lives, homes and communities.
Here are a few examples from different children across the school:
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who donated shoe boxes, items to go in the boxes and their time to help wrap the boxes. The children loved learning about why the items were being collected and enjoyed selecting different items to pack in the boxes. We are pleased to tell you that we have donated 48 shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to read more about the charity, please follow the link below.
Mystery and Magic WOW day!
What a fantastic start to our new school year! As part of our new Mystery and Magic theme, the children were whisked into the weird and wonderful world of ‘Dragon’s Den’ winners: Sublime Science, where they took part in a whole day of science-based mystery.
We look forward to our second WOW day this term ~ a whole school trip on The Polar Express!