mardi 4 février 2020

Christmas 2019

This Christmas the English class worked very hard to put on a play about a lonely snowman called Sammy. Over a c ouple of months the pupils rehearsed their lines and learnt the songs so that on the night the show was a great success.
Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, teachers and the headmaster came to the Amphitheatre at NDLR's Lycee to watch the show, they were all blown away by our  very talented children!

September's Art project

New school year and another art project for the CE2, CM1, CM2 English class. This term we are working on prehistoric man during our history lessons, and so the pupils are getting creative imitating prehistoric art with copies of animals  and hand prints found in cave art.

Father's Day

The CE2,CM1, CM2 English class made beautiful galaxy dishes to give as gifts for this years Fathers Day, as well as making a card with a little poem about a 'star dad'.

mardi 28 mai 2019

Mothers Day Crafts

For this mothers day we linked our craft projects to our previous science topic, animal and plant lifecycles, and created cards and gifts on the theme of butterflys and flowers.

We upcycled plastic bottleds and turned them into beautiful butterfly magnets, and upcycled large cans into flower pots which the students painted to their own designs before planting a pretty flower to offer to their mums.
As well as this, the class put their painting skills to the test to create a flower garden themed card with a poem on the inside.

I think you'll agree, the students did a great job!

Next project, fathers day gifts!

lundi 21 janvier 2019

Cookie baking

As promised, after returning to school from the Christmas holidays the big English class had fun making cookies. The class was divided into three groups, each group was given the recipe and equipment and were in charge of correctly following the recipe and measuring the ingredients.
It was an activity that invloved both reading and comprehension, as well as maths skills but also team work, cooperation and compromise. The class learned that it is not always easy to work together as a group, and had to resolve conflicts that arose between them in a fair manner.

lundi 12 novembre 2018

Remeberance Day and World War One

With Remberance Day just a few days after our return to school, we have been dedicating art and history class to World War 1 in the big English class.
As have of course discussed the most important information about the Great War; the dates, the countries involved and the events which led up to the outbreak of war.
In order to make this topic more relateable to our pupils we have also been talking about the lives of everyday people during this war. How it affected the women and children left behind, the jobs children did to help their country fight, and also how animals, even pet dogs, were important and did their bit for the war effort.
In conjunction with our work in History class, we are reading the Childrens classic 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo.
In Art class we have been busy creating Poppys to make a Rememberance Day display, as well as looking at the poem  In Flanders Field by John McCrae.

Chocolate week 15th -19th October

The week leading up to the October half term holiday the English classes celebrated chocolate week.
As well as reading Roald Dahls book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', we had fun with some other chocolate based activities.
First up, the two English classes joined up for a chocolate making and decorating workshop. Each pupil had 5 chocolate 'rounds' to decorate however they wished. The children then got to take their creations home to show and share with their families.
Later on in the week we did an experiement with chocolate. We discussed the differences between dark, milk and white chocolate and talked about which we thought would melt the fastest. The children spent 1 minute rubbing their hands together to warm them up, then place a chocoate in their palm. We then timed how long it took for the chocolate to melt and recorded our findings. We did this three times, once for each type of chocolate. At the end we discusedd the results, and why the chocolates did not take the same amount of time to melt.
At the end of the week the children watched the original 1971 film with Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory'.