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Well done to all of our Achievement Assembly winners. You have all been recognised by your teachers for your hard work and effort in Mathematics over the last two weeks. Also, a special well done to our Year 6 pupils for their hard work, effort and positive attitude during SATs week this week. For this, you earned the Headteacher's Award this week!
We found out today that it was Poppy's birthday soon, so some of the children decided to make her a lovely cake...out of mud!
Before this, we played hide and seek before moving on to a team version of the game - we focused in on the rules and discussed why having rules was important.
After this, aside from the cake making, we had a group looking at safe fire construction, with other groups commencing their James Brunt themed art creations.
We started with a challenge which had us standing on the benches, getting into birth-date order...without using our voices. We needed skilful non-verbal Communication and oodles of Collaboration.
After this, we experimented with paint, producing large pieces with the paint being applied in creative ways - my favourite was paint-laden string being whipped across the paper...very effective. Great Collaboration and Inquisitiveness here.
To finish, we had tool use, craft, rope work and construction. Congratulations to Ashton and Harvey who finished their chair today.
After our yoga, nature, story starter, we explored printing using paint. We used body parts along with things from around the wood to make different prints on paper. The children were very Inquisitive, Collaborative and Creative, and the finished collages looked amazing.
Following this, some undertook tool work while others continued craft activities or built and decorated a stage.
Top find of the day was a beautiful little robin egg, indicating we have a robin nesting somewhere in the wood - maybe in one of the bird boxes made by the children last year!
Here are the spelling lists and games for our spelling test next Friday (17th May). Have fun learning your words and good luck!
Wow! An amazing day at Shipley was had by all. Led by volunteers from the Woodland Trust, members of Team Endeavour participated in the launch event for The Young People's Forest. Children gathered materials to make their own dream-catchers before Tallulah and Josh confidently acted as newshounds, interviewing guests in front of a 200 strong audience!
Ellie-Rose and Autumn planted one of the first trees with our friends from Smalley and proudly christened it, The Federation Tree. Finally, Alfie displayed his wonderful fractions knowledge by cutting the ceremonial cake into the exact number of required pieces. It tasted good too!
We started with a sit round the fire in TBHQ where we discussed our first challenge - a nature hunt. In teams, children found ten items and put them in a bag...they then swapped bags with another team and had to find matching items! The children were very Inquisitive and Determined and most found all of their treasure!
After this, we had a hot chocky and story in TBHQ, followed by mud cup-cake making, fire skills and a look at the artwork of James Brunt.
We finished with a look at Tutan-fish-moon - the mummy from our Egyptian burial - the children were curious to see how he would look now, two months after his mummification. Turns out he still looks and smells great!
We started with a nature treasure hunt - eight items to see, remember and find in the woods in the quickest time...Precision and Collaboration were the order of the day and team Jobe / Alfie just managed to squeese a victory after two girls collected the wrong species of catkin! Nail biting stuff!
We then pursued our own interests - tree planting, fire making, craft, tool work and nature hunting.