Over the last few weeks, the fabulous Year Threes have been working hard and enthusiastically to create wonderful and exciting items to sell at our Christmas fair on Monday 10th December (3.15 – 4.15 pm). Year Three planned and coordinated the making of exquisite, rustic Christmas decorations including elves, Christmas trees, reindeer and hanging decorations.
All items will be on sale at the Christmas Fair. In addition to this we have a GIANT reindeer which will be raffled.
All proceeds will go towards the year group in order to facilitate school outings and special resources as needed.
On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Year 4 went to Hastings Mosque.
When we arrived we had to take our shoes and socks off to be respectful, and some of the girls wore headscarves to show respect to the Imam. We had a tour of the Mosque and then we drew pictures of some of the features that we spotted.
We found it really interesting that the carpet in the mosque was designed so that when the Muslims are praying there they are automatically facing towards Mecca. There were also lots of clocks to remind the Muslims when their prayers (they pray 5 times a day!) have to take place.
The Mosque building itself used to be a school, but was bought by the Muslim community in Hastings 30 years ago and converted into a place of worship.
Whilst there we also learned that the men and women pray in separate rooms.
Here are some pictures of Coral class decorating the cookies that we made for the Christmas Enterprise Fair.
The children really hope you enjoyed eating the biscuits as much as they enjoyed decorating them!
We had a brilliant time yesterday at the Jerwood Gallery! The gallery was shut to the public so we had it all to ourselves. We explored the exhibitions and admired many of the wonderful artworks there. Our particular favourite was ‘Quetin Blake’s World of Hats’. Working alongside our local, talented artist and children’s poet Ed Boxall, the children were able to recreate their favourite piece in the style of Quentin Blake. We then set to work in the studio adding colour and planning for our very own exhibition which will be on show at the Jerwood at the end of the academic year!
Many thanks to all of the parent helpers that joined us – we could not have done it without you. We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.
We had a fantastic time at the Christmas Enterprise selling our wonderful woodland craft made by year 3. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us and bought the beautiful crafts helping to raise money for the year 3 fund. The money raised will enable us to explore more extra curricular learning!
In year 5,in maths, we have been learning about fractions.
At the start of term we were in the learning pit, which is a pit and you move up when you improve, but towards now we have got better!
We now know how to add and subtract with fractions and which fraction is smaller and bigger than others.
Eg:1/18 < 1/2
Year 6 spent the morning in St Leonards Gardens, enjoying the range of structural plants and flowers (yes, there were still some despite it being the middle of November!). Here are some photos of them hard at work in their sketch books. Watch this space to see how their drawings will become ‘big art’ this term, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Year 5 will be making stone decorations to sell at the Christmas Enterprise Fair on Monday 10th December 2018 from 3:20pm – 4:45pm.
These will be available to buy on the day for 20p/30p.
We have the opportunity to take pre-orders which can be personalised, and will come individually gift wrapped. These will be 50p each and will be created by your child (in year 5) as a beautiful gift or memory. You are welcome to pre-order or buy as many as you want, but we do ask for payment with the pre-order sheets by Wednesday 28th November. This will enable us to ensure we have plenty of time to create beautiful stones for you to enjoy year after year.
All profits raised from our sales at the Enterprise Fair will go towards future Year 5 trips and school based activities, so please dig deep and help send us on some amazing adventures for the rest of the school year.