Wednesday, 19 July 2017

'Dragons' Den'

This week, the children pitched their final products to a panel of 'buyers' from Tesco, Sainsburys, Hamleys and Argos! All of the children did exceptionally well and the men were very impressed with the amount of work they put in.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Week beginning 10.07.17

In Literacy the children have been working in groups to design and make a product based on a children's book, which they will pitch to a panel of 'investors' next week. I have been amazed with the creativity the children have shown, and they have made some superb products from top trumps to board games to role-play kits!

Their creativity was put to the test once again this week, when they designed some beautiful brooches as part of their Art topic.

We are looking forward to a busy final week in school next week. I hope to see some of you for afternoon tea on Thursday afternoon to celebrate Mrs O'Brien's retirement!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Knex workshop

On Monday the children took part in a Knex workshop. They worked in pairs to construct a strong a stable bridge. Congratulations to Seamus and Eddie who were the class winners. Their entry will be submitted to a national competition-good luck boys! 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Hindu Temple

5D had a wonderful day on Thursday 22nd June, visiting Bhaktivedanta Manor Hindu Temple near Watford. They spent the day deepening their understanding of the Hindu faith. When they first arrived, after a very excitable coach ride, they had a presentation explaining the foundation of the Hindu faith, the Trimurti and about other hindu Gods. They also heard stories from the Hindu holy books and some children were dressed as certain Gods and Goddesses.  They listened attentively and shared their knowledge and asked excellent questions.

They spent the rest of the day visiting the farm and learned about why the cow is sacred to a Hindu. They loved the cart ride and feeding the cows and then had the opportunity to walk around the beautiful gardens and visit certain shrines. The children were also treated to a special facepainting session and they dressed as Hindu warriors or goddesses and visited the main temple shrine during a prayer session. They were very respectful and we were very proud of them!

We all sat down to a delicious lunch of basmati rice and pea and paneer curry with indian crackers and chips, before having  final facepainting and souvenir shop sessions. It was then sadly time to make our way home!