What a super day Chaffinches and Robins had yesterday at Snozone, Xscape. The children spent time in ‘extreme’ conditions, similar to the ones we have been learning about last half term. See for yourselves, from the photos, as to how much fun we had!
We absolutely love this season, as there is just so much you can do at this time of year outside and inside. We got busy using all of the lovely leaves that had fallen from the trees.
We made leaf crowns to wear for our autumn sing-song.
We created autumn place mats, clay leaves and tea lights.
We also stuck with the autumn theme for our biscuits. Here are our squirrel and leaf biscuits. Yum, Yum!
We learnt some new autumn songs, which we confidently sang in front of all our parents and carers.
We then worked with our parents and carers at some autumn activities.
We held a scarecrow competition with a twist. They all had to be linked to a book character. Take a look at the entries…
The winners were chosen by Mr Wirth (The Headteacher) and Mrs Bower (The Literacy Co-ordinator)
George Pig – from Peppa Pig & The Witch – from Room on the Broom
Mrs Marriott & Mrs Briggs were blown away with our amazing hard work and effort. Bring on the next season!
Next week is National Anti-Bullying week.
Our Anti-Bullying Champions have sent a letter to all of the children in school, asking them to come in odd socks on Tuesday for National Odd Socks Day. It’s an opportunity to encourage everyone to express themselves, and to celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
All children have also been invited to take part in a competition to design a pair of odd socks – entries should be sent to either the Golden Eagles or the Snowy Owls classroom.
There will be no charge for either of these events.
The Anti-Bullying Champions will be running an assembly on Wednesday, during which the competition winners will be announced.
Robins have had a super half term and we finished it off with a very busy final week. On Monday, we had an ‘Autumn Day’. The weather was kind to us as we walked through the woods and around the park looking for signs of Autumn. We spotted conkers, squirrels, and a variety of different coloured leaves which we collected for our art activities that we carried out later in the day. Back at school there were delicious smells coming from our classroom as Robins baked gingerbread biscuits too. The following day, we were very excited to receive a very special phone call from a scientist who is working in Antarctica. She answered lots of our questions that we had prepared and sent us some amazing photos too.
Robins have also been learning about solids, liquids and gases and the processes of melting and freezing. Of course this had to be done in a fun way…so chocolate was involved!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Here are some photos to give you a flavour of our week.
On Wednesday 16th October, children across school took part in activities linked to national Restart A Heart Day. Year 6 were particularly lucky to benefit from the expertise of players and staff from Rotherham Titans Rugby Club. As you can see, the children had plenty of hands-on opportunities to try out CPR on Rescue Annie Mannequins. It was an extremely useful, important morning.
The Snowy Owls had a fantastic, packed day at Crucial Crew in Hellaby on Wednesday 9th October. In the morning, Y6 pupils took part in a First Aid workshop, having a go at putting each other in the recovery position. They also learnt about knife crime and hate crime and had a go at spotting the signs of Child Criminal Exploitation. Additionally, the children took part in a courtroom scenario (with a rather scary trip to a prison cell).
Over the afternoon, the Snowy Owls found out about responsible public transport use and how to stay safe when crossing the road, as well as the consequences of arson and what to do in the event of a house fire.
The pupils threw themselves into each activity with enthusiasm. Their contributions to the discussions and scenarios were superb. Adults from school were very proud of the children’s excellent knowledge and their fabulous performance skills. Throughout the day, pupils were very lucky to work with a wide range of knowledgeable professionals from a variety of backgrounds. In particular, the children enjoyed the role-playing scenarios, such as the court room.
Ospreys took advantage of Wednesday’s good weather and created some Marvel and DC natural art. Can you work out which logo is for which superhero?
Our first P.E lesson was finally here.
We warmed our bodies up first by playing the ‘Bean Game’.
We then talked about space and spatial awareness. Then played ‘Rabbits and Burrows’.
We then used hoops and pretended that these were cars. We had to listen to instructions given and then carry these out. For example, Mrs Marriott said, ’roundabouts’ and we had to sit and spin in our cars.
We then continued to work on our listening skills, and played ‘Teacups and Saucers’.
We then worked in our teams, and did a little bit of running.
Mrs Marriott was so pleased with how quick we got ready for PE.