On Tuesday, the whole school had assemblies and workshops from the NSPCC about speaking out and staying safe. The children learnt about the different types of abuse and all they different adults they can tell if something has happened. The children were all very engaged in the workshop and presented sensible ideas.
For Remembrance Day, Olive Class listened to the story of the Christmas truce that happened on Christmas Day in 1914 in no-man’s land . We learned about why it is important that we remember all the fallen soldiers and we talked about how brave they all were for giving their lives. We talked about the significance of the red poppy and why we still wear them today. The children asked some really interesting questions and learnt a lot about the importance of Remembrance Day.
Today, in our English lesson we were thinking about a woodland setting and the current season of Autumn. The children then made these amazing collages, thinking about the animals and the leaves and about where in a woodland setting they would go and they look amazing!
Celebrating all the different cultures our school represents is one of our favourite things to do!
On Wednesday we had a day full of dress up, learning about different places and eating delicious food!
Each class did a country-focus study and created fact files about the culture; they also created beautiful art work that the children were able to take home for their parents!
Elm looked at India, Cedar looked at Jamaica, Pine looked at Ghana, Willow looked at Australia, Olive looked at Japan and Oaks and Acorns looked at England.
After school, we all had so much fun eating foods from other countries, putting on a fashion show and dancing with our friends and family.
Thank you to all the parents that brought in food and joined us after school, we really appreciate it!
This week the whole of St Anne’s have had lots of fun taking part in Art Week!
This years artist that all classes have been learning about is Romero Britto. Each class have been researching the artist and creating their own pieces of artwork in the style of his work!
Sewing has been our key skill focus for Art Week, each class has been taking part in their own sewing activity. Sewing has proven to be very popular and many children have asked if we can do more sewing! Elm Class are now planning to make some purses now they have mastered the running stitch!
Here are the winners from the artist at home competition, it was so tricky choosing the winners as there were so many amazing creations in each class. Well done to everyone who created a piece of artwork linked to their cultural heritage!
Acorn Class Oak Class
Olive Class Willow Class
Pine Class Cedar Class
Today was our wonderful Harvest service in the St.Anne’s church; a lovely service that is completely pupil led. Well done to all the children who read or shared art work, they did a fantastic job.
This year, as we have supported for many years now, our Harvest donations will be going to the Ace of Clubs- thank you to all the parents who donated!
The order of service:
Joseph, from year 6, did a reading on Thankfulness
Oak, Olive and Willow did a presentation on Sharing
Pine did a presentation on Generosity
The choir sang “Harvest for the World” beautifully
Elm did a presentation on Responsibility
And we finished with Father Gordon receiving our gifts and a blessing.
As a treat for the final week of term, Miss Steward put on a fantastic story time based on the story of Snow White for the whole school. We all enjoyed getting involved, acting the story out and seeing the amazing scene that had been created!
This week, St.Anne’s was lucky enough to have visitors all the way from China. We did an assembly presentation on our value of Perseverance and gave the gifts to remember St.Anne’s by.
Olive Class had so much fun at the school disco today!
We loved dancing and playing musical statues and doing the limbo and there were even bubbles and foam!!
This term our topic in Geography and History has been Around the World!
This week we were learning about different countries around the world and we thought the about the similarities and differences between countries.
Each child was asked to bring in an object, photograph or item from a country that they had visited, a country their family was from or just a country they thought was interesting.
We shared these objects with the class and children were even able to share some words in different languages as well!
We had some amazing items! From money, to musical instruments and even some dolls!