November 2018




We had lots of fun learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali! We used ICT and books to find out about how and why Diwali is celebrated and tried out some special festival dancing! We decorated the classroom with firework paintings, paper lanterns and Rangoli patterns created on the computer then we acted out the story of Rama and Sita, a special story remembered during this festival.






In Year One, we transformed into Fairy-tale characters and retold our class storybook ‘The Jolly Postman’ to our families and the whole school for our class assembly. We were very brave! We all stood up to say a line on our own or in a small group.






This month was our class enterprise day. We created a seaside fair in the hall for parents, friends and family. The children had a great time and raised over £124. Now all we have to do is decide what we would like to spend our profit on! We also joined the other infant classes to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Paddington Bear. We wrote letters, made marmalade sandwiches and had a teddy bears’ picnic in the hall.




It’s been a busy few weeks back since half term in Year 4! We have had our class assembly, where the children acted, sang and talked to tell different stories from the Viking era. They wore amazing costumes and all got into character really well. Everyone worked so hard to learn their lines and the songs, as well as making all the props that we used. Well done Woodpeckers, you should all be so proud of yourselves!



This month the Kingfishers held their Enterprise Afternoon – an opportunity to show case their work on a Day of the Dead theme. Throughout the term, the children have been learning about the customs and traditions about this Mexican festival. They have created Ofrendas, clay skulls, mindfulness colouring books and typical Mexican food such as chilli and tacos and guacamole and nachos. There was also a story telling session and an opportunity to have a photograph taken in front of a green screen.

The afternoon was rounded off with a dance to ‘Speedy Gonzales’ and a rendition of Remember Me from the film Coco. The parents and children had a great time judging by the lovely buzzy atmosphere in the hall. Kingfishers raised a fantastic profit of £143 which they will enjoy spending!



This month, the Skylarks worked tirelessly to put on a fantastic VE Day inspired Enterprise Day for their families. We designed, baked and decorated our own cupcakes to sell; wrote, directed and starred in our own documentaries all about how to stay safe during the Blitz; recorded ourselves reading Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator and wrote our own, modernized versions; created a World War 2 themed quiz; learnt 40’s style dance moves and sequenced our own dance to a famous Glen Miller song; and used green screen technology to transport ourselves and our families back in time to recognisable scenes In WW2 history. It has been a great month!