From farmyard visits, though to trips and roadshows, there is never a dull moment at Glenesk.
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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.
The Reception children were very excited about their first school trip. They went to the British Wildlife Centre to support their learning of British Animals and their habitats. They got to see a whole variety of animals including red deer, fallow deer, otters, hedgehog, foxes, voles ,polecats and owls. Flo the fox was a particular favourite. They enjoyed every minute of the trip, including the
Reception let their imaginations run wild this week and set up an animal hospital in their outdoor area. They made a list of all the things they would need and Miss Thomas made an impressive new door to their animal hospital classroom. Their first patient was brought in by Judith—her poorly Lion had fallen off the shelf and needing looking after!
It is National Anti Bullying week so at Glenesk we have been celebrating friendships. As one of our activities all the children have helped to plant a circle of daffodil bulbs in the school garden that will grow and blossom into a friendship maze for the children to enjoy with their friends
This week is national Anti-Bullying week, and because our children are only small we have celebrated this week as friendship week. We have had a friendship assembly, discussing all the ingredients that go into being a good friend, we stuck friendship leaves on a tree, we planted daffodil bulbs to make a friendship circle and Year 2 made friendship cake for the whole school.
The whole school enjoyed a visit from Graham Cornick and his amazing woodland animals. He explained to us all how he had rescued the injured animals and helped them recover. Some of the stars of the show were Aggie the Barn Owl and Charles Chinchilla! The children also learnt about not dropping letter to help the wildlife.
A big thank you to our very special FOGS mums for transforming our Stay and Play room into a Spooktacular Spider and Pumpkin cavern where each class took part in a creative activity. There were other seasonal activities in the classrooms. In Rising Reception they practised their fine motor skills in exciting ways with foam, jelly and pumpkins