Miss Green, Mrs Chalk and Mrs Hawkins welcome you to Swallow Class
🎄🎅🏼 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in Swallow Class 🎄🎅🏼
Swallow Class have been busy getting creative and making some great Christmas cards. We used our thumb and index finger it make the snowmen and drew the arms and accessories ourselves. Here are just a few of the finished results! ⛄️
Swallow Class had lots of fun eating their Christmas dinner on Thursday. The children enjoyed a yummy roast dinner and enjoyed pulling crackers with each other!
On Wednesday, Mrs Scott led a Christingle service where she told us all about what it represents. We got to make our very own Christingles too!
Swallows got to use their knowledge of everything they have learnt during their enquiry to make their own musical instruments.
We had to design our instruments and then got to make them . We had a great time doing this and had lots of fun!
What is the difference between noise and sound?
During our enquiry this term we have become scientists! We are looking at the question 'what is the difference between noise and sound?' So far we have experimented making sounds with instruments; discussed high and low pitch and looked at the what the sound waves look like for loud, quiet, low and high sounds.
Wolf on the Rampage at Local School
The children came into school wondering to find that the hall had been closed off. We all wondered what had happened but then we had a newspaper delivery. The news article told us that yesterday evening, a wolf had been spotted at our school! We were all shocked at this news and decided to go out look for clues that the wolf had been at school. We had lots of fun becoming detectives and collecting evidence!
Swallow Class have made a great start to their maths lessons this year . On Monday, we had lots of fun using the Base 10 equipment to create as many numbers as possible. The children worked well in pairs and it was great to see how many numbers they could make!
Peace Garden Opening
On Friday, we had the opening of brand new peace garden. Mrs Scott invited some special guests for the occasion such as governors, PTA and the parish council. We are very grateful for these and everyone else’s contributions to the garden. It was an exciting event and the whole school were invited to see the opening along with our special guests. Mrs Scott gave a speech to thank everyone and then the ribbon was cut and the garden was officially declared open!
We also had the schools 50th Birthday to celebrate. In order to do this , we buried a time capsule filled with lots of items from all the classes. Some of the items included the Bishop Henderson tea towel and our special mug . Swallow Class had previously prepared a letter to the children of the future together and we painted an extra Swallow Class pebble to go inside. Alexandra and Lenny went to the front to place these items in the capsule on our behalf.
Once the capsule was buried we all got to go in the brand new peace garden and place our pebbles in .
Peace Garden Pebbles
We are very lucky to have a new peace garden built by the pond. It has been designed to be an area we can go to which is quiet and calming. It also has a water feature in the middle of the seating area which also helps us to feel calm.
Each child in the school designed their very own pebble for the garden so that it looks colourful and inviting. We decided to paint ours in light colours and we added some nice, positive phrases on them. Swallows worked really hard and we were really impressed with the end result.
Welcome back Swallow Class
We have had a great first week back at school and it has been lovely getting to know everybody in our new class. We have spent the first week doing lots of lovely activities such as ‘all about me’ posters, jigsaw pieces and times table bingo. We also talked about our school and the things that make it special. Have a look at our wonderful display all about Bishop Henderson and what makes it special.
During our English lesson, we wrote some fantastic poems all about the summer. The children were great and had some fantastic ideas.