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Dia de los muertas workshop January 2022
As part of our Dia de los muertas 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 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. We placed flowers in the ofrenda.
Did de los muertas (Day of the dead). Today we had a workshop with Matthew Bellwood, where we learned all about the Mexican tradition- Day of the Dead. Every year, Mexican people celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones they have lost. 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)
Last week Thomas got a ‘special reward’ certificate for being our Class 14’s Star of the Week! His attitude to learning was fantastic and it was so lovely to see his hand shooting up in lessons eager to answer questions. Well done Thomas 😊
DT- strengthening bridges. We made circular pillars and triangles to strengthen our bridges.
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!
DT- we used newspaper to build chairs to hold 3 of our TSU books. We can't wait to find out on Monday if our chairs are strong enough!
Friday 19th November- Children in Need 2021!
Today we celebrated Children in Need. We raised lots of money. Children came in dressed in sports kits, yellow, spots, stripes, pyjamas, or non uniform.
We had a football tournament at lunch time, which was great fun! We didn't win, but we had a great time!
Lots of children entered the colouring competition. They were all beautiful but Zarah's had added sparkle!
Zarah, Lilly May and Harry all baked cakes for the 'Beechwood Bake Off'. Their cakes looked delicious! We finished the day with a cake sale and all left with smiles on our faces and yummy cakes in our hands.
Thank you to the student council for planning a fab day :)