Maths Week 2017!

Thank you to all the staff, parents and children who helped to make Maths Week 2017 a brilliant week! We hope you enjoyed the workshops, dress up day and competitions!

Miss Macleod and Ms Galeri

Children In Need

On Friday 18th November we at St Elizabeth raised money for Children in Need.

BBC Children In Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The money raised is used to support projects working with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Children In Need are currently supporting around 2,400 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages. The children and staff at St Elizabeth were encouraged to come to school  wearing the colour yellow or spots. Each year we help to raise money for Children In Need and we aim to raise yet another generous amount this year and were asked to make a donation on the day.

Lamis and Kiko two of our School Parliament members went round on the day to take pictures. Check them out:

 

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Black History Celebration!!

Hi Everyone… This is Selin and Victoria. We are the Ministers of Events in the School Parliament. Here is what we thought about the Black History…

On Thursday 20th October we celebrated Black History. We celebrate this because of the important Black people who made a difference in our world. First we saw dancing in the KS2 Hall, after we went to the KS1 Hall, where kind parents brought in delicious food from different African/Caribbean countries. There was interesting music. People were dressed in different African or Caribbean clothing.

We learned about famous African American people like: Elizabeth Colman, Mo Farah, Malorie Blackman, George Washington Carver, Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. We had a workshops with Mrs Fire and an African drummer.

It was brilliant!

 

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Autumn Term in Reception 2015

Welcome to Reception

We have two Reception classes; RS and RK.

Our Classroom Displays

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calssroom 3                   Literacy display

 

Religious Education

We have a class prayer book, the children write prayers at home with their families. We say the prayers together in class.

re display  act of worship

 

The children help to plan our class acts of worship by suggesting bible stories and themes they would like to know more about.

We will be inviting parents to join us during our class acts of worship in the coming weeks.

Investigation Area

We have an investigation area in our classrooms. This term the pupils brought in leaves and conkers. We talked about the different colours and textures. We also used our senses to investigate some vegetables.

Investigation table leaves  cherry investigation

Role Play

We have a vet role play area in RS classroom. The children pretend to be vets and enjoy looking after the animals.

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Mathematics

This term we have been learning about 2D shapes.

drawing shapes  maths display

We went on a shape hunt around the school.

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V&A-Museum of Childhood

Reception went on a trip to the Museum of Childhood. We looked at the old teddy bears and explored all the different parts of the museum.

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In PSED children have been learning to play together. They have also been learning how to build good relationships with their peers and adults. 

PD 1 psed 2

Black History Month

For Black History Month children were invited to dress up in their traditional clothes. In Reception we listened to African music and played African drums outside.

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Some Ideas for the Holiday

During the summer holiday, you may want some ideas to keep your children exploring and learning. Here are some sites which may prove useful.

BBC Bitesize give activities for children to do to continue their learning in English, maths and science.

Newsround will help your child keep up to date with current issues and news. The programme is designed for children and makes new accessible to them.

Woodlands Junior School as some resources you can access for different curriculum areas.

Topmarks has some resources for different subjects arranged by year group.

www.kidinfo.com is another site with interactive resources and games as well as reference materials.

Barclays Bank have developed a site where children can explore coding, an important part of the computing curriculum.

For the budding scientists out there, explore the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.

And for the historians? Try the British Museum.

Don’t forget to visit your local Idea Store to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.

For maths, don’t forget to use your Sumdog and Mathletics logins to practise your mathematical skills.

Have a restful and safe summer.

St. George’s Day

On Thursday, St. Elizabeth celebrated St. George’s Day. The children dressed in red or white clothes and we had an afternoon full of fun activities!

The whole school began their afternoon with an assembly, where the children from 6M helped to re-enact the different stories we know about St. George. There was an English Tea Party in the KS1 Playground, English games on the KS2 Playground and in-class activities; where the children learnt about the factual and fictional stories of our Patron Saint. I was happy to see so many parents turn up to join our celebrations as well – with the Year 6’s helping to serve the delicious sandwiches and cakes!

Thank you to all parents who donated such lovely food and decorations and to all the staff and children for making the day a huge success!

Miss Macleod

George is trying to save the princess!

George is trying to save the princess!

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