We had another visit from Tom Bates from Yorkshire Cricket this week. He worked with teachers last week, sharing coaching tips for us to use in lessons. He shared an assembly with us this week, talking to the children about cricket, upcoming coaching and competitions we will be entering.
Science with sweets!
Our science lessons this week involved children peforming a simple test.
What effect will water have on Skittles?
The children had lots of ideas about what might happen and why.
It might go soggy.
The colour might come off.
The shell will disintegrate.
The shell will vapourise.
The colour will make a pattern in the water.
The water will be coloured.
The colour will come off.
There were gasps as we watched what happened. Why not have a go at home?
Living and Learning : Community week with Scholes in Bloom
Scholes in Bloom came to talk to us about their fabulous achievements this year. They work so hard to make our village look beautiful and have been recognised for their wonderful work!
Living and Learning : ‘out and about in the community’ competition winners
Living and Learning : Takeover Day
Living and Learning: Community Week
This week our Living and Learning statement was I respect my community and other communities.
As part of our community week, we have learned more about the World Peace Flame being in Scholes village and have helped raise funds to keep the flame burning by producing cards that could be sold in the village.
We all read The Rainbow Fish By Marcus Pfister. We thought about our identity in the community and how it is important to always be kind. We learned that by sharing we can be part of the community and not feel sad and lonely like The Rainbow Fish.
Finally, today we let the children take over parts of our school day. Some children did a wonderful job of leading dancing in our PE lesson. Others led the assembly to read out who had earned a certificate in golden assembly.
It was lovely to see all the children dressed in clothes that represented their identity today. We saw outfits ranging from go-kart racers to princesses.
Living and Learning: School Charity
Thank you to our Cancer research representative who came to accept our cheque for a staggering £1986.24 this week.
A huge “Well done!” to everybody who helped fund raise the money last year, whether it was buying an ice-pop, baking buns or donating to sponsored events.
We are very proud of our achievements! We look forward to finding out who will be our new school charity for this year.
Trip to the theatre : Sleeping Beauty
What a fantastic day out we had today! The children represented school brilliantly and had a whale of a time. Oh yes we did! We will be using our experiences to do lots of writing. Thank you to all the adults who volunteered to help – we can’t do things like this without you.
Living and Learning : I know who I am (identity)
As part of our themed Community Week, we have been thinking about our own identity. We wrote acrostic poems (where the title starts each line) about ourselves. There was some insightful self observation and reflection.