A report from Kitty... "Myah has been really nice to me and she made me feel really good." We learn about PSHE, and we do activities about things such as kindness, today. Our Family Groups have all different ages of kids in them, they're really happy, and everyone comes together to talk about different things and we help each other. [...]
(Photo gallery at the bottom.) I still can't quite believe that Blue Peter came to the school yesterday! It all started a few years ago when the school became a 'Beach Rep' for the Surfers Against Sewage - the first and only School Rep with our School Council / Eco Council being the representatives. The charity soon developed a program [...]
Class 3 and 4 spent the morning outside playing the Taiko drums. We had a brilliant workshop led by Gillian Ashcroft. Adults and children worked hard to remember the rhythm and movement, we even counted to 8 in Japanese. We ended the session with the traditional Taiko 'thank you' by saying 'otsukaresama deshita' which means "Thank you, you must be [...]
Essex Dance Theatre (exactly what it says on the tin) tours down this way every year to show what they've been up to and run a workshop. After a delayed start, we arrived to see several of their dances. We then had a go ourselves and were put through our paces by the dancers! Yes, we adults also [...]
Today was our mini sports' day... called Sports Challenge Day. Based on Athletic Union standards, distances and timings, Yr2 and older children challenged their personal results to try to beat or improve upon them. A great day! Remember sun cream and water for Thursday please.
Class 3 enjoyed a great day with our Roman workshop last Wednesday. We traveled 2,000 years back in time to the year 49CE. We became part of the proud tribe of Britons who lived in Devon at this time called the Dumnonii (dum-no-nie-ee). It was a great way to find out what life was like in Britain during the Roman [...]
Some of our children moved up a classroom this afternoon, and some became 'the professionals' in the room, welcoming the newer children in to their classroom. We had teamwork going on, communication and rules being spoken about, laying down children's expectations of us (as well as ours of them), some playing together and also finding out about each others strengths, [...]
We had great fun this morning, finding out about old fossils. (Respectful comments only please!) Mold fossils - where something has landed and sediment has shaped around it, like the playdough on Mr Thomas's nose (!) and the Lego brick under the plaster. Cast fossils - the infill, once the animal is gone. Trace fossils - showing where plant life [...]