Class R have done some super super learning during Diversity week. We’ve read Elmer and talked about how we are all different and very special. We even did some food tasting and we tried a variety of Elmer patchwork coloured foods. Lemon tasting produced some interesting faces…
Reception and Classes 1 and 2 enjoyed a morning of challenges to finish Diversity week. The children worked collaboratively to build Inuit houses. They produced new characters in a transient art activity and devised their own games in the hall. We were very impressed with the children’s creativity , team work and problem solving skills.
What a fantastic fundraising day we have had! Everyone had a marvellous time coming in none uniform and there were lots of Pudsey outfits and accessories worn throughout school (look at the website again next week when we will be showing you a selection of photos).
At close of school today the total raised so far is in the region of £600!!!! (We will update you with the exact amount next week). This includes donations for arriving in none uniform, the sale of buns and last weeks sale of Pudsey badges, key rings and wrist bands. This record amount beats the total on any previous year.
You are all amazing for your generous donations of money and all the wonderful yummy buns and cakes you sent in for today’s bun sale (a very popular and successful event). A very BIG THANK YOU to everyone.
As part of Diversity week, Classes 3 & 4 enjoyed an afternoon of wheelchair basketball. We were lucky enough to have 2 members of the Sheffield Steelers Basketball Team come to visit us and share their knowledge and expertise about the sport. They brought along 10 wheelchairs for the children to try. The children had chance to move around the hall in the chairs, learn how to pass and dribble and then have a game of basketball! The children really enjoyed the experience and had such a rewarding afternoon. Many thanks to Maurice and Steve.
If you are interested in learning more skills or attending wheelchair basketball training (including for able bodied children) then the team run sessions on a Tuesday 4.30 to 6pm and on a Saturday morning 10am to 12pm. See link below.
He was well valued in the community for his enthusiasm towards the welfare of our school and the education of our children.
He could always be relied on, when needed, to cover any class at a moments notice making the lack of disruption to children’s learning his priority.
Mr Fleming loved making the school a warm and welcoming place especially at times such as Christmas and Harvest when he helped to decorate the hall and would personally add extra finishing touches to make it a special and wonderful time for everyone attending our events. He was also a strong support for the PTA and was actively involved in all their fundraising activities.
We have started our topic about the Polar Regions in class two this week. As part of Diversity week in school we will be exploring the differences between ourselves and the Inuit people. Today we had some mystery objects left in the snow which had fallen in our classroom. We were brilliant Polar Explorers and tried to find out what the objects were and where they came from. We watched some traditional Inuit dances and created our own to the beat of the drums and tambourines. We will be making our own igloos this week, looking at Inuit art work and using some Inuit recipes.
We all had a great time at the Spooky Disco. Everyone went to such a great effort with their costumes and you all looked extremely spooky! Thank you to the PTA for organising such a fantastic event We raised more than enough money to fund our new Purple Mash software which will be used in school this term. Thank you to parents for cake donations and to school staff that stayed to help with the disco.
FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER
It is that time of year again when we support Children in Need in school. This year children can come in non-uniform (anything goes!!) for the day and we are suggesting a £1.00 donation for this. If children have a ‘Children in Need’ t-shirt they can wear this too. We are also planning to have a bun sale in school. We are therefore asking for baking donations to be brought into school on the morning of Friday 17th November and be taken straight to Class 4. Children in all classes can then bring money to buy a bun during their own playtimes. Buns/ baking will be priced at 20p and 50p.
I hope you will support us in this worthwhile fundraising event in school
Class 4 Teacher