The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!
Thank you to all the school community who donated food for our collection this Autumn term. The Mini Vinnies have been collecting all the food and making a note of the items donated from each class. The winning class was Year 3 with 52 items donated who will now receive an extra break in the final week of term. Well done! The Mini Vinnies met Frances on Friday morning who collects food for Stanley Food Bank. We brought all the food over to Church where we helped Frances count and move the food into her car to drop off. This will make a real difference to lots of families this Christmas.
Well, that’s a wrap on our Christmas Celebration Concert 2017. Well done to all the children, who have represented our school so beautifully today, and have worked their socks off over the past few weeks in order to prepare our Advent concert for friends, families and parish alike.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Advent with us. Sacred Heart, as a staff, hope that you have enjoyed the event, which some Governors and parents have kindly called our best concert yet. A huge thank you to Miss Cook for all her hard work with the graphics, and congratulations are due to every single child for braving the season’s coughs and sneezes to perform with their hearts and souls.
The children of Y1 performed wonderfully as our Nativity characters and our Y5/6 soloists did an excellent job. What fantastic voices!
Well done everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Absolutely massive thank you to the two parents that came to help us plant some more of our trees today, even in the pouring rain. Katie (REC), Grace (REC) and Daisy (Little Hearts) have each been given 5 dojos for their parents hard work. Thanks again to everyone that has been involved, whether that was by digging holes or my donating bulbs. It’s great to have such a supportive family community.
Lots of thanks,
This week, we have been inspired by the children’s favourite ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’
Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work and to see what happened next in the crazy little town of Chew and Swallow…
Today was our eco council plant-a-thon! We were prepared with our forks and trowels to tackle the soil and grass to make way for our new trees.
We had 3 very helpful and enthusiastic volunteers who brought their own tools to help us complete our mission.
Although we planted a lot of the trees, we still have lots left! Since we had so much fun today, Mr Naughton said it would be great if we could do it again to see if we can plant all of the trees that we have! Our parent helpers were sent by Oskar (rec), Eliza (Y2), Matthew O (Y2) and Kate (Y5), who have each been awarded 5 dojo points!
Our next plant-a-thon will be held next Thursday 23rd November from 11am. Please come and help!
This week, our work has been inspired by the frustrations and excitement of Gervase Phinn’s poem ‘My Story’. The children have devised original scenes set in classrooms, and shouts, giggles and play-acting ensued.
Visit our school facebook page to watch a video of our work.
My Story by Gervase Phinn
“My story on Monday began:
Mountainous seas crashed on the cliffs,
And the desolate land grew wetter …
The teacher wrote a little note: Remember the capital letter!
My poem on Tuesday began:
Red tongues of fire,
Licked higher and higher
From smoking Etna’s top …
The teacher wrote a little note: Where is your full stop?
My story on Wednesday began:
Through the lonely, pine-scented wood
There twists a hidden path …
The teacher wrote a little note: Start a paragraph!
My poem on Thursday began:
The trembling child,
Eyes dark and wild,
Frozen midst the fighting …
The teacher wrote a little note: Take care – untidy writing!
My story on Friday began:
The boxer bruised and bloody lay,
His eye half closed and swollen …
The teacher wrote a little note: Use a semi-colon!
Next Monday my story will begin:
Once upon a time…”
Are you green fingered? Love being outdoors? Free next Thursday from 11am? Then come along to our Plant-a-thon!
Along with our school Eco council, we need willing volunteers to help plant some of the many bulbs and trees that have been generously donated by our amazing school families. All you need is a spade, pair of gloves and a wheelbarrow full of determination!
We hope to see you there!