Week two – a proper five day week – is over!!
The biggest thing this week was Cross-Curricular Day on Thursday, always eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable. Lots of different activities going on through the day: the Year 8’s were re-enacting the famous football match of the first world war and making propaganda posters; the Year 7’s got to burn food to check for calories; the Year 6’s made cous cous; and the Year 5’s did an orienteering course cunningly devised by Mrs Brown.
Our Year 8’s have certainly had a busy week what with taking part in the National School’s Maths Challenge and making muffins of their own recipe as part of their Food Technology assessment. Some of the recipes/flavours were interesting, both sweet and savory choices and I know Miss Lumsden was impressed with both the ideas and their culinary skills. The most intriguing came from Calwyn Bluemental with his recipe. Sadly, even after being promised many tasters by many pupils, I didn’t get to try any – so they must have been good!!
Assemblies this week focused on May Day and the British traditions surrounding it on Wednesday; whilst today I introduced the children to some independent learning ideas based around what to do if they are stuck or ‘don’t get it’! Mrs O-D sparked the idea by showing a video [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrSUe_m19FY[/youtube] which all the children found hilarious, until we compared it to them in class. So today I introduced the 5Bs to help you when you are stuck; the fifth is asking the ‘Boss’ who could be the teacher in school or a parent with homework, try asking your children what the other 4 B’s are.
Next week has lots of important events, beginning with Standon’s May Day celebrations on Monday; the General Election, which we will be discussing with the children this week; Bikeability for some Year 5’s; and of course the most importantly of all – Star Wars Day!! If you are still a floating voter or just generally interested in which political party is ‘right’ for you, the the website – who should you vote for – might be of interest.
Finally, please remember that there is no school on Monday, so please enjoy the long weekend and if you are off to Standon May Day then don’t forget to visit the RSA stall.
Have a great weekend…and May the Fourth be with you!!