Darkness and Light

In Science we have been continuing our exploration of Light. We have investigated the relationship between the object and light source and the size of shadow it created. We used our shadow puppet theatre to cast our shadows onto the translucent screen. We made it a fair test by using masking tape to mark where we would be measuring to and from, and keeping as many variables as possible the same. Thanks to all of the children who brought in their torches for us to use!

 

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The Trinity

In our Religious Education class we have been learning about the Trinity and baptism. The children have thought deeply about each element of the Trinity and the differences between them. We have searched for symbols of the Trinity in baptism and have discussed how different aspects feature in our everyday lives. Here we are writing our kenning verses for each element of the Trinity and yesterday we even created our own song verses-inspired by the song ‘God Beside, God Behind, God Ahead’. The children have shared some beautiful, thoughtful ideas and have developed a deeper understanding of the Trinity.

Investigating Light

Not the most captivating of titles, I admit, but….Wow! What interesting afternoons we’ve been having!

We have been investigating how light travels and how white light can be created. We have shone our torches through holes in boxes and recorded our findings, we have created white light through spinning rainbow wheels, blown bubbles into water to see how light behaves and looked at the beautiful, kaleidoscopic colours on old CDs.

We’ve just begun to create the stage for our shadow puppet theatre that we are beginning to design and create. A huge thank you to all those who brought in boxes and torches! They were so helpful!

We have had a few lessons of wonder where the children have become lost in discovering how, if they move nearer to the window/strong colours, this impacts the colours reflected on the CDs/bubbles.

A huge well done to the creative pupils who designed and made their own lanterns. They are currently proudly on display and we had fun sharing them will the whole class. Great dedication to Science!

Next week we shall be delving deeper into this beautiful and ‘enlightening’ subject….

New books in memory of Mrs Howe

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If you were lucky enough to have been in Mrs Howe’s class when you were in the infants, then you will remember just how much she loved her books!  She loved reading to her class; she shared good books with her colleagues; she even dressed up as the occasional ‘bad-tempered ladybird’ just to give her students the same passion for stories as she had! And of course, we will never forget her popular bedtime stories, when we would all troop back to school with our pyjamas on and our teddies under our arm!

So it is with great gratitude that we are receiving a very generous gift from her husband, Mr Howe, who has raised and donated money to buy new books for our school in her memory.

With this in mind, Mrs Edgley and I visited Harry’s bookshop clutching a list of book requests from the children (plus a few of our own favourites and some new titles). The children were very excited to receive our bundle this morning.

Thank you, Mr Howe – we know Mrs Howe would have loved seeing the children enjoying their new books! Here are the ones we chose for our class:

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We have also had donations of good quality, pre-loved books given to us by some of the children in our class.  Thank you to those who have donated, and helped us to re-vamp our bookshelves.  Its not too late to bring some in if you still have some at home.

Happy reading, everyone!

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Our Harvest Festival

We had a wonderful time today performing out Harvest Festival performance to parents and the rest of the school. It was interesting to hear how different countries celebrate Harvest and we learnt a lot about how it is celebrated in Argentina.

A huge well done to all of the children that participated and thank you to the parents that could come along and those who sent food in as contributions.

We hope you all have a lovely, safe and joy filled break.