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Monday 17th January - Día de los Muertos Workshop

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition where people celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones they have lost. We learned all about this celebration in a workshop with Matthew Bellwood. We created sugar skulls, made colourful masks and designed our own alebrijes (these are often considered as spirit guides or animals that watch over you and keep you safe).

 

 

At the end of the workshop, we created our own ofrenda. An ofrenda is where you place photos of loved ones you have lost and special items that remind you of them - favourite foods, drinks, perfumes, flowers and anything that brings back their memory.  We wrote dedications to people we have lost or famous celebrities who have passed away with memories and things we miss the most about them.

 

The workshop helped us learn about this Mexican celebration while also giving us time to reflect positively on the memories we have of people who are no longer with us.

 

    

 

    

Friday 19th November - Children in Need

 

Today we celebrated Children in Need. We raised lots of money. Children came dressed in sports kits, yellow, spots, stripes or pyjamas.

 

 

We had a football tournament at lunchtime which Class 13 won!! It was lots of fun!

 

There was a drawing competition that we entered and Ellie won with a lovely bandana design!

 

 

We also had a baking competition which Jessica and Kaiiron entered. Their cakes both looked amazing and you could tell they had put a lot of hard work into them! We couldn't decide between the two so they were both winners.

 

       

 

 

We finished the day off with a cake sale and all left with smiles on our faces and tasty treats in our hands.

 

Thank you to the school council for planning a brilliant day!

 

Friday 19th November - DT Building Structures

 

Today in DT, we used our prior knowledge of building structures to attempt to build a chair out of newspaper. It was very tricky but we were resilient and some of the structures managed to stand up. We remembered things from previous years and found out new techniques that we can use during this topic. Next, we will be looking at how to strengthen structures so our future builds will have a better chance of holding things up!

 

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Maths- this week we went out to the playground to practice multiplying and dividing by 10. We made a human place value chart and moved people (digits) in the right direction, to the right if we were dividing and to the left if we were multiplying.

Fractions and cake! We have been learning about fractions this week so we used cakes to work with equivalent fractions. It really helped our understanding for our next lesson and the cakes were yummy too!

Certificate Winners Week Beginning 8th November

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