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.

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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….

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.

Drama with SPLATS!

We have had a fabulous time this week working with the Splats Drama company, creating our Ancient Olympic Show! We worked on preparing props, researching different Olympic athletes, learning our lines and performing in front of an audience. Both Year 4 and Year 5 used their initiative, creativity and energy to bring the performances alive. There was a lot to learn and remember but the performances were delivered fantastically with lots of laughs!

Celebrating Shabbat!

Today we learnt about the Jewish day of rest called Shabbat. We learnt about the special rituals and routines that occur on a Friday evening for those of the Jewish faith. We washed our hands, lit some candles and tried some ‘Challah’. After this we had quiet time, without technology or work, where we played games, read and took time to spend talking with one another. We discussed the benefits, in an open discussion, of having some time in the week that is technology/work free and solely dedicated to spending time with close family and friends. We didn’t all agree but the discussion was mature and reflective. We all agreed time together as a family without technology is enjoyable and important and for those of the Jewish faith Shabbat is a great way to start the weekend.

We are Petrologists!

Today in science, we have been petrologists! Learning all about rocks…how they form, how to identify what type of rock they are and where they might have come from. We conducted three experiments on our rocks-testing them for strength, permeability and even with acid to see how they would react! The children enjoyed observing them closely through magnifying lenses and detecting the strata, crystals and even fossils that could be found. We tried to make our testing fair and came up with some great variables so that our results would be most accurate. We are creating a little rock display in the classroom so it would be great to have a few more rocks to share…