04 Nov 2022
Primary High Notes 4th November 2022
The children have returned from their half term holiday full of stories about adventures, large and small, that they have had over the two week break. I have been so impressed with the work they have all been doing this week in class, where the children have been creative, academically curious and focused.
The weather hasn’t been great this week but spirits have been high in Primary, especially in my assembly on Thursday. Little did we know that International Tongue Twister day is celebrated in some countries on November 13th. We had a go at saying some tongue twisters like red lorry yellow lorry and some more difficult ones. Tongue twisters are great at helping with our pronunciation and language skills but they are also a brilliant way to connect with people and have a laugh. When we feel happy, we work harder and we are more productive. When we share a laugh with someone, we connect with them in a powerful way. So it might be a tongue twister, or a joke or just a bit of a giggle that starts things off, but the result can be powerful.
Hour of Code
This week, Years 1 to 6 have taken part in the ‘Hour of Code’ during their computing lessons. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, using fun tutorials to show that anybody can learn the basics. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. To find more information visit the website, click here, or watch a short two-minute video by clicking here. The children loved the activities and enjoyed learning about the creative ways computer science can be used.
A Busy Week in Reception
Our Reception classes had a very busy first week back after the half term break. The children have been learning about Diwali, practising one more and one less, practising number bonds to 5 and to 10 and also had some pumpkin fun!
Year 2 Fitness Fun at Derby Tennis Club
On Wednesday, Year 2 went to the Derbyshire Tennis Centre to take part in the KS1 Fitness is Fun workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed a mixture of fitness-based activities such as; HITT, Relays and Circuit training. All of the exercises focused on introducing fitness training to children, giving them a fun and enjoyable experience. Although everyone was worn out, Year 2 came back to school with a spring in their step!
What is cyber security?
As well as schools having a good understanding of cyber security, it is really important for parents and children too. Internet Matters have put together a really good, simple article so that parents can learn more about cyber security which you can access by clicking here. There is also Cyber Sprinters for children aged 7-11; you can find further details by clicking here.
Tuesday 8th November – Pre-School and Reception trip to Hero Town.
Thursday 10th November – Primary Tea Time Concert, Junior Hall, 4:30pm.
Friday 11th November – Remembrance Day, a link is included above for parents should they wish to join in our service.