16/02/2015 at 11:59 AM
Today we have visited our ‘Connecting Classrooms’ project school, G.A.V. Senior Secondary School. In Kangra. Pupils in the school are aged from 4 yrs to 18 yrs and we were able to tour their school and met many of the students. The Internet is still fairly weak, so I can not upload many pictures, but have created a postcard for today. Thank you for the comments on yesterday’s posting.
Tomorrow is a the festival of MahaShivarti and schools are closed so we will visit a Temple and return to Tong Leng in the afternoon.
15/02/2015 at 1:51 PM
We are having an amazing time in India. The journey was long, but absolutely worth it. The wifi is very weak, so this is just a short posting of the postcards for day 1&2. We have lots of amazing photographs and will share these with you when we get back home.
Today we visited Tong Len and met Jamyang, the Buddhist monk who started the charity. We also met all the wonderful children there; they were so welcoming and greeted us with huge smiles. Thank you to everyone at school who has helped us to raise £3000 for this inspirational place. We are returning to Tong Len on Tuesday and tomorrow we go to Kangra to visit our Primary School connection.
When ever we stop and have enough signal, I will update you with postcards and news from our trip. Hope you are all having a brilliant half Term. 🙂
12/02/2015 at 10:49 PM
What another incredibly busy week we have had!
In Maths this week the children have been working on subtraction ladders and everyone has made brilliant progress. After Half Term we will continue our work on Learning Ladders in Maths and I shall write some blog posts that will explain them in more detail.
In Art we learned about a famous Pop Artist from the 1960s and 70s, Andy Warhol. We looked at different examples of his work, but particularly focused on a set of pictures he did about endangered animals.
We all focused on the picture of the zebra. Together we used dry wipe boards and pens to draw pictures of zebras. We then stopped and gave each other some feedback on our work. We listened to the advice we were given and tried to improve our work. When we were finally happy with our work, it was photocopied and we were able to colour in 2 different versions of our pictures.
Here is an example of a first attempt and a final version.
Here are some of the finished pictures.
Today has been the open day of our 1960s and 70s Museum!
What a fabulous day we have all had. 1GJ and RC came to visit in the morning, and then after lunch 6W, 5/6T and 5H came over. We also welcomed parents before school and then for a session at the end of the day. The children were able to present lots of facts they had learned to our guests and then they spent some time showing their visitors all the different artifacts we had collected. We also taught each group of visitors how to do the ‘Hand Jive!’
Tomorrow we say ‘Goodbye,’ to Miss Lemont and Mr Walker, who have been doing their teaching practice with us this Half Term and first started to visit us during the Christmas term. We have all really enjoyed having them with us and we wish them both a successful career as teachers. We hope very much that they will stay in touch with us.
Tomorrow in Special Mention we will be awarding Gold Mathletics Certificates to Evie, Phoebe, Ryan, Rosemary, Ben, Elliot and Ollie. Charlie, Amelia, and Leah have also already been awarded their Gold Awards. It is brilliant to see so many children aiming to achieve weekly certificates. Well done 🙂
Special Mention is going to Bradley and Lauren this week. Bradley always does his very best and has particularly impressed Mrs Hodgson with his determination and positive attitude towards all his learning. Lauren has worked especially hard in Maths – on both her Addition and Subtraction Ladders she has progressed up 4 steps and again has shown ‘grit’ and resilience. Well done to you both. Be a Great Learner.
Mrs Fisher is off on her exciting expedition to India early in the morning. If I get wifi while I am away, I will blog some pictures for you.
Have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 23rd February.
12/02/2015 at 10:04 PM
Thank for to everyone for handing in their Learning Log homework about telling the time. Learning Logs will be returned after the Half Term break, but while you at home, please try to keep reading every day and try to get your weekly Mathletics Certificate.
I’m sure you will all agree that the video below is a brilliant way to show how much you have learned about telling the time.
10/02/2015 at 3:42 PM
09/02/2015 at 5:28 AM
Just discovered this online version of Spirograph and wanted to share it with you all. http://nathanfriend.io/inspirograph/
It was lovely to hear that Miles really enjoyed using this program. Here is the picture which he created and saved.