In Year 3 and 4 we have been connecting with other cultures. We found out that some Spanish customs and traditions at Christmas time are similar to our own. Then we made cards and baubles to reflect what our local area can look like in Winter. We will be exchanging these with a school in Spain we have connections with.
Mr Donnelly visited Wellbeing Club this week and taught the group some greetings in Spanish. Pupils played a game to reinforce the language. They will use these new skills to communicate with Spanish pupils.
We have welcomed so many fantastic visitors and coaches to support us during our Health and Wellbeing/ Anti-bullying Week 2018.
Elizabeth Wright shared her wisdom and inspirational life with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during a number of presentations and workshops this week. She told us about the nature of her disability, and that it had not stopped her from achieving her goal of participating in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. In fact, despite some setbacks, she persevered and against the odds, took the Silver Medal! All of our pupils listened respectfully to Elizabeth’s story and message, asking some great questions and completing some fantastic follow up work about aiming high.
We have been raising money for Children in Need. Thanks go to our talented staff for making us delicious Pudsey cakes and biscuits. There’s something for everyone here!
Mr Robson and Mr Lumley from NWL started off our Health and Wellbeing Week with a Water Talk. We discovered all of the many health benefits of water. There are lots of shops now that will fill up your refillable water bottle for free, which will hopefully encourage people to stop buying single use plastic bottles.
We are showing how much we support Odd Socks Day and Anti-bullying Week by wearing our wrist bands, and by donating the proceeds to the Anti-Bullying Alliance charity.
Year 1 and 2 thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the work their local dentists do and how to keep their teeth healthy and happy. They found out about good sugars versus bad sugars, and how long we should brush our teeth for.