The children brought in photos of their family members who have died and they wish to remember especially in the month of November. We took the time to talk about about our loved ones and prayed for them. It was an emotional occasion as the children were reflective, respectful and demonstrated a maturity beyond their years. Thank you for sending in pictures of your loved ones, they have made a beautiful collection on our prayer table.
We ended this week by taking a pilgrimage around our school and a 2-minute silence to remember our loved ones who have passed and also all of the soldiers who lost their lives in the war. The children showed great respect and understanding during this special time. They also made some poppy inspired biscuits this afternoon, they looked great and I’m sure tasted even better!
This week the children started their new focus for this half term which is Advent to Christmas. They learnt about the importance of preparing for something and being able to recognise some of the symbols of Advent. The keywords for this week were joy, hope, love and peace and why they are so important at this time of year. The children particularly enjoyed sharing how they prepare for Christmas in their homes and discussed all of the things they are looking forward to about this special time of year.
This week the children went on an Autumn Nature Trail to discover what they could smell, see, feel and hear. The children really tuned into their senses and were able to pick up on all the lovely Autumn surroundings. They also enjoyed discussing their findings and explaining what their favourite part of Autumn is.
Home Learning – Due for Friday
Mathletics – please complete the activities set. Children’s log ins are in the front of their reading record.
Handwriting and number formation – please complete the worksheets sent home. These are practice sheets so they do not need to come back to school.
Reading – 5-10 minutes a day.
Reminder – Trip to Potters Bar Museum on Wednesday 15th November. This is just in the afternoon so children will be back in time for pick up at 3.15pm.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes