As the weather gets colder and rainier, Class 4 have moved into their P.E. unit on gymnastics. We’ve been looking at a range of balances and poses, utilizing different muscle groups to perform them with stability and control. Most recently, we’ve been working on balances with a partner – take a look at some of them below!
Nursery and Reception have been observing the signs that winter is on its way! After noticing the frost last week, we decided to make some of our own ice decorations using natural materials. We collected leaves, conkers and twigs to create them and then hung them on our apple tree to watch what happened as they began to melt. The results were beautiful!
We enjoyed an amazing day raising money for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for taking part on the day and to School Council for organising a super raffle!
For anti-bullying week, class 4 have been working on some anti-bullying poetry. We have been inspired by spoken-word poets from around the world, listening closely to the ways in which they take their poems and perform them with passion, rhythm and emphasis.
Using the starter of “To this day….”, we generated ideas about how bullying might make a person feel. What would they think about looking back? How would it affect their lives? Using this, we constructed a poem with the ability to swap and change lines around to ensure we included rhythm and impact. We also made sure to finish our poems on a high note, celebrating the wonderful things that make us all special and unique.
Everyone has had an opportunity to perform their poem to an audience, but you might like to request a private performance of your own at home!
In School this week, we have all been talking about ‘One Kind Word’ which has been the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021. The week began with an assembly exploring the kind words that we can use in our daily interactions that can make the biggest difference to someone’s day; their life and their mental wellbeing.
We should all make a stand by challenging any unkind behaviour that we witness and each class has completed activities during the week about how to respond to different situations; how to seek help and how to support others who may need our help.
Our ‘Odd Socks Day’ was embraced by everyone on Monday too……
In assembly today we celebrated the wonderful pupils and families of Levens CE School who have made Boxes of Hope. Our grand total this year is 40! This is an amazing achievement and fantastic testament to the empathy and support that pupils want to offer to others this Christmas time. A huge thank you to all who put a box together this year. Your gifts will really make a difference to a child and family who do not have as much as you.
Last week we were super busy in our Maths lessons. Year One were using different representations to help deepen their understanding of addition including number bonds. Year Two were using mathematical vocabulary and symbols to compare numbers and number sentences.
In addition to our daily Maths lessons we also started our new Mastering Number lessons. These are three to four short lessons per week that focus on strengthening our understanding of number and improve our fluency with number facts.
Work has begun on our fabulous mural in the dining room!! Make sure you keep an eye on how it develops over the next few days and weeks!
Thank you once again to the Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust and to our artist, Sophie Martin!
Thank you everyone for your wonderful Harvest gifts that were distributed to Kings Foodbank last Tuesday morning.
Before leaving for the foodbank, School Councillors had been busy sorting through all the donations. They arranged them into groups according to the type of food e.g. beans, cereals, pasta, vegetables. Then we used marker pens to clearly label each tin with the expiry date before putting all the produce inside boxes and bags to carry. By doing this we were really helping reduce the work involved by all the volunteers at the foodbank.
After carrying very heavy bags though the wet streets of Kendal, we finally arrived at the Foodbank where we were met by the manager. We were extremely fortunate to be able to take a peek inside where we learnt about how the food is stocked, organised and how it benefits our community. We were also able to gather together a food package for one person to last 5 days!
Some of the School Councillors were also making enquiries about opportunities to volunteer there in the future.
Well done and thank you to our School Council for taking these donations to the Foodbank. This year, your gifts were shared between Milnthorpe and Kendal Foodbank.
Children from all across our school have been involved in planting bulbs and winter plants in our outdoor shelter, Bowfell’s outdoor area and around our school.
Our Eco Team are responsible for making sure they are regularly watered and all the children in EYFS are busy sweeping all the autumn leaves away to keep our environment looking tidy.