From farmyard visits, through to trips and roadshows, there is never a dull moment at Glenesk.
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A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Swift and FOGS for arranging the Easter Egg Hunt for the whole school. The children loved bringing in their soft toys and searching for them in the classroom and being rewarded with an Easter Egg for their efforts. There were lots of smiles and excitement and the children showed amazing will power at saving their eggs to
Last Friday it was Year 1’s turn to invite their Grandparents (and a few parents) to school. This time the challenge was to build a castle to support Year 1’s history topic of Castles. Everyone worked very hard and after a lot of sticking and painting the children were very proud of the finished results
Fun in the snow The children had lots of fun in the snow, but also enjoyed making the most of it in their lessons as well. Reception measure the snow As part of their Maths lesson on capacity Reception enjoyed filling up their pots with scoops of snow, counting how many scoops it took to fill their pots. Year 1 are inspired to write snow
Year 1 loved their trip to Abinger Hammer stream. This term they have been studying Oceans and Seas, they therefore donned their waterproofs and wellies and enjoyed wading through the stream catching and examining fresh water shrimps, snails and tiny sticklebacks. In science, they have been exploring materials, so they designed and built boats and tested the materials by racing the boats on the stream
It’s half term next week, so pancake day celebrations have been in full swing this week – Nonie and Miss Powell gave an assembly telling us about the history of Shrove Tuesday with a live cooking and pancake flipping demonstration! We all then enjoyed pancakes for lunch and Reception also made the French version – crepes – in their french lesson. Hopefully there is still
This term in our school assemblies we are learning about Resilience. Each week, we cover a different aspect. In Mrs Smyth’s Assembly this week, the children learnt how to develop their resilience skills so they can learn to overcome difficulties. After listening to a story about a little girl who showed great resilience, the children were invited to volunteer to engage in a range of
Today we all enjoyed a magical morning travelling to Jamaica and other countries with Winston Nzinga. He wowed the children with his stories from the Caribbean, and they loved joining in and learning some Jamaican Patois, singing songs and playing instruments whilst Winston accompanied them on the guitar.
Reception were very excited to invite their Grandparents in to have a look at their favourite toy from when they grew up. They were very surprised and pleased to find out that, even though it was a little while ago, lots of their favourite activities like playing with puzzles, kites and jack in the boxes, reading, sailing and fishing are still some of the Reception
There was much excitement today seeing which jumpers everyone had worn! Year 2 added to the fun by dressing up their friends as snowmen using only toilet roll! We also said a very fond farewell to Mrs Pain in Assembly today. She has done a sterling job covering maternity leave in Rising Reception. The children and everyone will miss her very much and we wish
Following making their Christingle oranges last Friday, the children enjoyed a Christingle service this week with Reverend Pittarides from St Martins and Ed Cope, the Children’s Minister from St Mary’s. There was a magical atmosphere when the lights were turned off and the children enjoyed singing by candlelight accompanied by Reverend Pittarides on the guitar. Mrs Tod even gave us a real life demo!
What a wonderful Christmas show—a big well done to Nursery, Rising Reception and Reception. We were so impressed how confidently everyone performed on stage and how well everyone had learnt their lines. Such beautiful singing voices and every line could be heard so clearly. A lovely start to Christmas for all of us in the audience. Thank you very much to all parents for the
Year 2 travelled back in time this week to bring Florence Nightingale back to life with the help of the Perform Theatre Company. They had a hands-on recreation of the Crimean War re-enacting scenes between injured soldiers and nurses, and learnt about Britain’s most famous carer, her methods and her impact on modern day care. .
As part of Year One’s dinosaur topic, the children enjoyed becoming palaeontologists and there was much excitement when they discovered samples of dinosaur bones in the classroom that they had made from salt dough. They have also been using the bones as part of our Maths lesson to measure and sort the dinosaur bones according to their size.