After a quick vote, 4G chose to read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes this half term. So far, The Iron Man has almost put himself back together but he is missing one of his ears!
Science - plants and living things
4G have just begun their new science topic! We’ve discussed the parts of a plant and we have now planted several types of herbs in tiny pots. Let’s hope they grow.
Update: We have growth! A few tiny sprouts of cress and rosemary have appeared over the weekend.
Congratulations to Georgia and Anthony! You are both a credit to Snow Leopards as well as the school!
Culture morning house event
What a lovely morning! In Snow Leopards’ classroom, we made Hawaiian flower leis. There were flowers of all colours and sizes, headbands, bobbles and necklaces made. The children and I had a lovely time making these crafts while listening to some Hawaiian music. Leis are presented to others as a sign of affection and it was lovely to see some of the children give their leis to others.
Decorated egg competition
What an eggcellent turn out! I was so impressed and interested by all the eggs that Snow Leopards brought in. The eggs ranged from ‘eggmojis’ to ‘Elvis Preggsley.’ I have to say, I had a good giggle at all the puns. Well done to Emmie Fox for winning first prize in year 4 for her ‘eggshausted’ egg!
The Snow Leopards also enjoyed an afternoon of making Easter cards for all the important people in their life. We were also lucky enough to have some children from 3/4K join us!
Congratulations to Snow Leopards, who raised £28.53 during enterprise afternoon. There were some great games going on in our classroom and certainly lots of snacks being sold as the snack stall made the largest profit out of the groups! Well done again, everyone.
Creating study drawings and clay maquettes for our Pollen project. See Key Information - Arts at OJS- Arts Week, for further information and photos of what we have been taking part in.
Snow Leopards have been busy putting together their class Christmas display. Each class has a different Christmas subject and, for Snow Leopards, this is the Christmas Wreath. The children created the wreathes by drawing around their hands on different shades of green paper. The decorative baubles each contain a Christmas message written by the children, their Christmas hopes and wishes for the future. Emmie hopes that 'people are more eco-friendly in the future'. Joseph B hopes that 'in the future, there are no more wars'. Ciara hopes that 'everyone in the future has homes and food to eat'.
The central Advent Wreath shows the five Advent candles that are a popular tradition in the Christian religion. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. The wreath candles are lit on the four Sundays during Advent and the white candle is lit on Christmas day.
Snow Leopards are really looking forward to all the Christmas celebrations in the coming weeks!
Last Friday was Children In Need Day - Spotacular! The children made a super effort coming to school dressed in spots and we raised lots of money for Children In Need. We also collected round pounds.
Last week was also Anti-Bullying Week. This year the theme for Anti-Bullying week was ‘All Different, All Equal’. We explored the different kinds of bullying, the verbal, emotional and physical types of bullying and what to do if your or someone you know is being bullied.
We created a colourful class display of our hands which celebrated our talents and individuality. We then tried to decipher which hand belonged to which child!