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Anti-Bullying Week 2018

 

Last week, it was Anti-Bullying week and we spent the whole week celebrating our differences, starting with our odd socks on Monday! We identified what makes us and each other special and wrote messages for each other to share our favourite things about them. We learnt to understand what it means to be a 'perpetrator', 'victim' and 'bystander' and learnt that bullying behaviour is about an imbalance of power. We made and shared our posters with anti-bullying messages, using our spelling words. During the week, KS2 also took part in rewriting the anti-bullying policy with Mrs. Thomas. We finished be writing a class story called "Odd Panda Out", inspired by our class book "Odd Dog Out".

 

I was really proud and impressed with the mature attitudes shown in Class 3 during the week. 

In RE, we are studying Hinduism and on Wednesday 7th November, we celebrated Diwali! We learnt that it is a five day festival, known as the Festival of Lights and celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good versus evil. We watched the story of Rama and Sita and performed some of the rituals Hindus do during the festival. First, we cleaned and tidied the classroom to prepare for our new beginnings. We listened to a Diwali prayer to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. Outside, we designed Rangoli patterns to guide her into our "home" (unfortunately it was raining outside!). We lit candles to remember how the villages guided Rama and Sita home and lastly, we shared sweets and small gifts. 

Posting Letters to Anthony Browne!

We have spent a lovely half term studying Anthony Browne as our author study. As well as reading some of his books, we have used his illustrations for Art and even in our Maths lessons! The children have all loved his books so much that we wrote letters to tell him! Last week, we typed these up in ICT and today we actually posted them.  

Posting our letters to Anthony Browne!!

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Posting the letter!

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After several attempts to fit the letter into the post box, we posted our letters to Anthony Browne. We were all very excited!
Class 3 spent a lovely sunny afternoon in St. Margaret's church yard, sketching pictures of the church, ready for our final piece of Anthony Browne inspired artwork...watch this space!! 

Sketching in the churchyard

We were so lucky in Class 3 today to have both Sally Croft and Rev. Liz show us around our church. In our topic Here, There and Everywhere, we have been focussing on the local area and have linked this with our RE work on Christianity. Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about the features of a church and the children were armed with their questions today as we headed to find out more.

 

 Sally had designed a really fun activity which had involved labelling the parts of the church with their correct names (this even involved labeling Liz as the 'priest'!) Then we talked further about all the parts and their role in the church. The children knew lots and asked some fantastic questions, eager to learn more!

 

After the visit, Class 3 led the assembly at school, teaching the other children about what they'd learnt. They did a supper job and were complimented on their enthusiasm, behaviour and their confidence in talking to the rest of the school. I was very proud of them all!

 

Class 3, I wonder if you can remember what a "hassock" is?

In Class 3, we have been doing an author study on Anthony Browne. As well as using his books for our literacy work, we have also been looking at his wonderful illustrations for our artwork. We used his book "Willy the Dreamer" to help us sketch facial expressions. His characters are always so full of personality - we think ours are too!!

 

Ask your child for a lesson on how to draw a chimp, step-by-step! 

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