‘Parents enjoy and share in their children’s lives.’
‘Children will collaborate with others in all context.’
We had great fun at our Christmas Craft afternoon. Our families joined us in our festive celebrations and we set ourselves a challenge making a paper chain that was long enough to be put up across both year 3 and 4 class. Of course we achieved it!
On Monday 10th October, years 3 and 4 learned about World Mental Health Day. The classes looked at the Normal Magic website to watch a video which explained what good mental health is and how the children can look after themselves.
The children then split into small groups to write 10 activites they would do which would allow them time to look after their mental wellbeing by ‘taking 10’.
The children then sat in groups to take 10 by sharing their books with one another.
If you would like any more information about the Take 10 approach or to visit the Normal Magic Webiste follow this link https://www.normalmagic.co.uk/resources/10-a-day-2/
On Tuesday afternoons at 2:45 the children of years 3 and 4 share their reading books with their families. As the children’s grown ups arrive they can hear their child read and often the child’s thoughts about their book. Afterwards the grown ups have 10 mintues with their child’s class teacher to ask any questions about the reading books set, how to support their child’s reading and any other questions which spring to mind.
The children love to share their books with their grown ups and the excitiment beforehand is amazing.
Please feel welcome to come and spend time with your child and their reading book on Tuesdays at 2:45.
Here are some photographs from Tuesday 27th September.
On 13th September years 3 and 4 celebrated the life and work of Roald Dahl. The children looked at authors who write their books in carefully designed garden sheds. The classes spent time designing their ideal creative shed spaces to inspire their writing. The children watched videos of Roald Dahl and Cressida Cowell talking about their creative writing sheds. The links for these videos are available at the bottom of this post.
Here are some of the amazing creative writing sheds the children designed.
For more information about Roald Dahl Day please use this link https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/roald-dahl-story-day-2022/
The children of years 3 and 4 celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8th. They collaborated to create book covers using computer software Purple Mash, the children spent time considering how to illustrate their ideas and to agree on a book title.
For more information about International Literacy Day please use this link https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-literacy-day-2022/
On Thursday, the year 4 children worked alongside Monica-Shanta from Daisi. They were exploring ‘Drawing Conversations – Expressing Emotions through Art’. The children learnt how drawings can communicate emotions. Monica took the children through different approaches to drawing in a series of exercises which explored how we use our bodies to draw and how mark-making expresses and communicates emotion. After individual activities, the children worked in pairs and in groups to create collaborative ‘Drawing Conversations’ – an exercise which became a powerfully focused and bonding experience of visual talking and listening. The children had a great day and really enjoyed themselves – especially using the charcoal!
Thank you to the Helen Foundation who funded the project which enabled out children to take part. The Helen Foundation is a an artist based charity which supports and motivates young people in all branches of the arts in Teignbridge and South Devon. The Foundation provide school awards, workshops, bursaries and support young people to develop their talents and pursue their ambitions.
For more information about the work and support provided by The Helen Foundation please follow this link to view their website:
All of our year 4 children took part in the ‘Year 4 Mini Olympic Day’ at Newton Abbot College. The children were teamed up with children from other primary schools and participated in a range of activities. The event was led by Mr Patchett and supported by the PE teachers and students from the college. There were even a few familiar faces who use to attend our school, helping out. We all had a great time!
“I really enjoyed the football.”
“I enjoyed the Tug of War.”
“Climbing the rope in gymnastics.”
“ I really enjoyed the vault.”
“I enjoyed being part of all the sports.”
“I enjoyed the football.”
“ I made lots of new friends.”
Our history topic this half term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We have been learning about ancient Egyptian times, the River Nile, Egyptian Gods, mummification and Canopic Jars.
As part of the children’s art learning, they have been designing and making their own Canopic jars. The children used clay to make these and will be painting them over the coming weeks.
To celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022, Mr Patchett, from Newton Abbott College, came into school and held a Commonwealth Games experience for our Key Stage 2 children. The children took part in lots of different activities demonstrating great sportsmanship when competing.
“I enjoyed the different games, especially batting the ball into the barrels.”
“I enjoyed the running track.”
“I really liked the game with the tennis ball and running.”
“I learnt a lot about throwing the javelins.”
“I enjoyed working with year 3 and 5.”
We had a fantastic family picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Family and friends were invited and we all dressed up in red, blue and white!
“It was really fun because we got to play with our family and spend some time together.”
“I loved it because we got eat with our family and still sit next to our friends.”
“It was fun being part of the celebration.”
“I enjoyed getting to spend time with my family in school.”