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Year 5 and 6 at the Peace Service

On Wednesday 19th October, children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in the Peace Service at St Augustine’s Church, alongside children from several other local school.  The service was built around the theme of refugees.  The children put on a performance called Children of Two Worlds, which compared the lives of western children and children who are refugees.  Father David made references to their words when he spoke to the congregation.  As always, the children were a credit to the school.p1070533 p1070529

Year 1 and 2 Trip to the Adventure Farm

On 7th October Year 1 and Year 2 had a fantastic day out at the National Forest Adventure Farm.  After a tractor ride, the children went on a Bear Hunt around the forest, and made their own bear-scarers.  There was also chance to feed the farm animals.  The goats were the greediest as they even ate the pots the food came in!  After lunch they had a great time on the indoor and outdoor play equipment.  We knew it had been a good day as so many of the children fell fast asleep on the bus on the way home!  Throughout the day the children were a credit to the school and it was wonderful to see them having such fun.

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Year 5 and 6 Thanks from the Queen

Another letter which we are really proud to receive. Well done to all of our great writers in Year 5 and 6.

Tree planting
iPad music from Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 have completed 10 sessions where they have been taught how to compose music using iPads. They wrote their own music and lyrics which they really enjoyed performing to their families and friends.

Our Wonderful Harvest for Early Years and Key Stage One
RRSA Transition Day

The Rights Respecting Schools Award focuses on children’s rights in schools and takes a whole-school approach to child rights and human rights education. Child Rights Education (CRE) can be defined as learning aboutrights, learning through rights and learning for rights within an overall context of education as a right. It aims to build the capacity of children and young people as rights-holders to claim their rights and the capacity of adults as duty-bearers to fulfil their obligations. Child rights education helps adults, children and young people to work together, providing the space and encouragement for the meaningful participation and sustained civic engagement of children and young people.

As part of the RRSA the children discuss articles that protect them and help them become well-rounded members of the society.

Article 28 says that “State Parties recognise the right of children to education” and “should take all appropriate measures to ensure that school discipline is administered in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity.”

Transition day was used to discuss this article with the children and in Reception and Year 2 the children created handprints using paint to show their pledge to help each other have the right to a good education when discussing the class charter.

In Year 3 the children looked at their own identity and family groups. This links with Article 8 of the UNCRC which is about a child or young person’s name, nationality and family relationships.

Father’s Morning EYFS

This morning, Reception and Nursery welcomed father’s and other male relatives into school to take part in a range of activities. We made certificates, posters, boats and our dads helped us to build some dens. The children really enjoyed the session and we hope that our visitors did too.

Nursery

This week in nursery we have started our phonics the children have had lots of fun learning new sounds and looking for them in the environment. The children have been enjoying getting to know their new environment and learning the routine in nursery, children all are helping themselves to snack and remembering to put their own aprons on to make sure they don’t get too messy! In nursery we have been doing some work with numbers and everyone had a go at writing the number 3 as they identified that this was how old they were. A big thank-you too all the parents who came in to our open day, the children really enjoyed showing you around their environment.

Little Scholars Lovely, Little Garden

Little Scholars have caught the gardening bug this week. They have developed their own little plot for growing a range of flowers and vegetables. The team in Little Scholars and the children have really enjoyed the experience. They were able to explain really clearly how they planted the seeds and how they will need to care for them as they grow over the next few months.

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