You might want to check out this BBC news article about the awesome lunar eclipse which is happening over night. Apparently the best time to see it will be about 5:30am tomorrow morning, so if you fancied waking up for it, you’ll get to watch something that doesn’t come around very often!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. See you bright and early tomorrow morning.
This term in PE we are trying our hand at New Age Kurling – a sport which can be played on any hard surface.
Last term, a badminton coach came in to teach us some new skills, which we all really enjoyed it.
Before the Christmas break, the children in Osprey class were given the opportunity to design an item to give to a friend or family member as a gift. The item had to be a pouch of some kind, such as a mobile phone case or a small purse or wallet. The children then designed the gift accordingly (after secretly measuring mobile phones and other potential items at home) and created a bespoke present for their person of choice.
The children created some beautiful felt pouches, sewn together neatly with blanket stitching and finished off with a button and decoration. They then wrapped their gift, ready to give out on Christmas Day. If you were one of the lucky people to receive one of these parcels, we hope you are finding it useful!
Just a reminder about the meeting tomorrow to hear about Doodle Maths: a new maths program we will be using in school and for use at home too.
Please come to the school hall for 2:45, if you can make it, to find out more.
The Y5s had a fun day out in Churchill this week at the Mendip Snowsport Centre’s dry-ski slope. The rain didn’t dampen their spirits and they all had a really good go at learning a new skill. Take a look at them in action:
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:
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!
The children really enjoyed making a Greek salad, despite some declaring their dislike for some of the ingredients! They peeled and deseeded, chopped and sliced, using cucumber, tomatoes, onions, black olives, feta cheese and olive oil. They all tried it, and the feedback was very positive!
Why don’t you try it at home?