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  • 19
    May

    Freddie's Birthday

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Yesterday was Freddie's birthday! I've heard that he has a very exciting party planned at none other than cattle country, so enjoy that! Fred was given the birthday hat to wear which lasted for a good 30 minutes or so.
  • 19
    May

    Letters to Kenya.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Yesterday, we consolidated all of our learning on Kenya this week. We reviewed land-use and applied this to BPS and to Esiteti School in Kenya. We thought about letters and how we write them. Mine and Miss Franklin's literacy class have only recently reviewed these so knowledge was pretty fresh. We thought about what we would want to include in our letters and then we wrote a rough version which would be transferred onto a neat version later on. All of the children were incredibly enthusiastic and it was amazing to see them all apply themselves into these letters.
  • 19
    May

    Letters

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    When the children were happy with their letter and we had checked grammar, punctuation and spelling the children were tasked with writing up their letters in their best handwriting. All children were tasked with adding colour and decoration. They all turned out amazingly and I honestly cannot wait to receive letters back. I think the purpose of writing letters and learning all about Kenya will give a greater meaning when they actually receive one back. As I've said before, exciting times are ahead!
  • 19
    May

    Art Gallery

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Invitations should have gone home by now, or maybe they are hiding in a bag. If you did not receive your invitation then here are the details. On Monday 21st May (this Monday coming) the art gallery will be held in the school hall. The pieces have all been created by the children within the school and they have all been professionally mounted and framed. Pop along between 3:15 and 6:00pm for some refreshments, a natter and a wander around the gallery. If you do decide to buy a piece of art then prices are 1 for £10, 2 for £18 and 3 for £24. Cash Only Please! All artwork is available to take home that day and would make for a great gift for yourselves or a family member. All money goes to the school.
  • 16
    May

    Pen Pals in Kenya!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Exciting times are ahead for Year Four. After weeks of searching I finally found a school in Kenya who would love to receive pictures and letters from our children! The school is called Esiteti Primary School and is on the Kenya/Tanzania Border with Mount Kilimanjaro as a view - it's alright for some! This week with there being no groups we have begun looking at the school - looking at their website - and we collaborated our thoughts together to get ideas for what we may want to include into our letters. Every child will send out a letter and on Monday's art lesson the children will have the opportunity to create a piece to send along with their letter.
  • 16
    May

    Continuous Provision

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The children have again carried on with their continuous provision theme for art. This is a concept where they are given the equipment, tools and an inspiration for them to do what they please. With Africa being the theme the inspiration we are using is African Animals. However the children do not need to create images of African Animals. This week we focused on an artist called Katy Lipscomb who only uses colouring pencils and felt-tips to create her images. A lot of the girls appreciated her work and I saw many imitating what she had drawn just using a different medium!
  • 16
    May

    Commitments

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This term in RE we are looking at Judaism. We have been investigating ways that Jews show their commitment to God from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to going to a Synagogue to pray and in some Jewish homes having separate kitchens for milk and meat products. Today we thought about how Jews show commitment - praying daily, following the Torah and its lessons, doing good things and looking after the environment. Based on this we thought about things that we are committed to in our lives from musical instruments and sports to the environment and life goals. We certainly did have a range. The children discussed how they show their commitment to their chosen aspect and thought about why its important to them, we then linked this back to why Jews do things that help them show their commitment.
  • 13
    May

    Art Competition Deadlines Coming Up!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have two exciting art competitions coming up! The first is being run by Berkeley Hunt Agricultural Society, who will provide the school with a wheelbarrow and 2 bags of compost. Using the theme "Follow the Yellow Brick Road – At the end of the road you will find good things,” the children need to design a garden to go in the wheelbarrow with vegetables or flowers. How you interpret the theme is entirely up to you. We will then use the winning design and create the wheelbarrow by appealing to local suppliers to help with the contents. The wheelbarrow will be judged at Berkeley Show on Sunday 24th June. A prize fund of £500 will be awarded to the winning school. We would like the children, on a rota basis, to stay with their wheelbarrows to answer any questions from the general public, so we will be asking for volunteers who will be given free child entry tickets to the show by The Show Committee. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18. The second competition is to design a wooden castle to be carved into the top of the large wooden stump in the courtyard near Year 1 and fairy doors to go at the bottom. The winning design will see their creation carved by a real wood artist who will be working with the school. The design could be based on Berkeley Castle, a fairy tale/ book or completely from your imagination. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18.
  • 12
    May

    Art Gallery

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    It is just over a week to go until our Art Gallery. We hope to see you there! Held on Monday 21st May, 3:15pm until 6pm. Refreshments will be available. Cash only please. 1 picture will cost £10, 2 will cost £18 and 3 will cost £24.
  • 11
    May

    Sports Day Circuit

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in PE with Mr. O the children again practised the events for the imminent sports day. Only two weeks left to go. We used our sprinting skills and transferred this to the hurdles - we had many dramatic jumps and falls, - the children also practised the shot put, rockets (in place of javelins) and the discus. All the children were very enthusiastic and enjoyed practising their skills which are developing week on week.