Friday, 17 July 2015

Goodbye and Thank You!


We have had a wonderful year! It was very sad to see you all leave, but it has been a fantastic year and I am very happy to have been one of your teachers. Mrs Herrera, Mrs Cook and I have loved teaching you all this year. I'm looking forward to joining you in Year 5!

I would like to say a huge thank you to you all and your parents and families for the beautiful cards, lovely messages and very generous gifts I have received from you this week. Thank you so much, I am very grateful.

Please do come back and check the blog over the summer (and feel free to keep visiting and commenting next year!)- I will be adding some games and fun bits and pieces over the summer to keep you busy!

Thank you all for being a super class- stay safe this summer; have fun and come back in one piece!!

Goodbye and thank you,

Mrs Parrott xx

Monday, 13 July 2015

A Busy Week Ahead!

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Today we had a fantastic trip to the new Picturehouse cinema on Lordship Lane, in a building that used to house our school! We watched a lovely film called 'Home'- we all enjoyed ourselves!
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On Wednesday, we will be watching the Year 6 play in the morning. In the afternoon we will be having our Summer Class Party. If you have kindly agreed to bring in something for our party, please bring it into school on Wednesday morning. Leavers' Evening will be celebrated on Wednesday at 7pm.

On Thursday, we will have our End of Year Mass at school at 2:15pm. Thursday will also be Toy Day in St. George's. You can bring in a toy from home, but it must not be valuable, electronic or require batteries. Do not bring in anything that you are not happy to share! Cards, board games and soft toys are ideal!

On Friday, we will celebrate the ACE Awards assembly at 9am. School will close for the summer holidays at 2pm.

This year, we will not be sending exercise books and folders home until Christmas. However, please still bring in a carrier bag, as there will be some artwork to come home.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

A Visit from Monsieur Davi


This half term we have been enjoying learning about Togo, so we were absolutely delighted when we were able to welcome a special Togolese visitor to our classroom. Monsieur Davi was a fantastic guest, who taught us lots about life in Togo and about the many languages spoken there. As a linguist and former teacher, he was able to share lots of knowledge about Africa with us.

Monsieur Davi also brought some Togolese foods to show us and even set us the challenge of designing some posters to advertise Togolese food such as cassava, cocoa beans, coffee beans, palm nuts, okra and corn.

He was very impressed by the children's knowledge and interest in Togo. Thank you for coming to visit us, Mr. Davi!

Out Of This World Poetry!


We have always known that the children in St. George's Class were out of this world when it came to poetry, but now it has been proven! Some poems written by children in our class have been selected to be published in a book of poetry. Very well done if your poem was chosen!


Togo Art



Last week, we learned about Adinkra cloth- a beautiful textile art from West Africa. We looked at some of the symbols and their meanings, then designed some of our own. We then carved our own stamps from potatoes and printed some Adinkra cloth. What do you think?


We also experimented with watercolour paints last week, and made some lovely reverse silhouettes with a Togolese theme. We designed our stencil and cut it out carefully, then held it in place on the paper while we painted the background around it using watercolours. Then, when we removed the stencil, we were left with these stunning pictures:

New Maths Games!


We have been enjoying playing 'Multiplication Battle' with our playing cards in St. George's this half term. Last week, we developed a new game called 'Spiral Multiplication'. It was great fun! See if you can find some playing cards (take out the picture cards first) and teach someone at home how to play!


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Hot hot hot!

 
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Today has been a very hot day, but tomorrow will be even hotter!

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To make sure we have a happy and safe day at school, please make sure you put on sun cream in the morning, bring in a sun hat, drink lots of water (everyone will need a water bottle tomorrow) and do not wear your jumper to school.

If you have summer uniform, please wear it tomorrow!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A Look Around Our Classroom This Week





This week in St. George's Class, we are continuing our One World focus on Togo. Here is a quick tour of some of the new work on display in our room.

Our One World Pledges- what will we do to protect our planet and all of those who live on it?



Our fantastic information posters about Togo. Our mad scientist was very impressed by them! Can you tell?!

Our beautiful artwork, in the style of Togolese artist Joseph Amedokpo:

Our story maps. We retold the story of 'Akimbo and the Elephants', without any words!

Our focus table for Togo- we are collecting lots of models and books about elephants, as we learn more about elephant conservation and welfare:

The Fire Children

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As we continue to learn about Togo, we have enjoyed a West African story this week. We all enjoyed the simple and positive story of 'The Fire Children' and we particularly loved the beautiful illustrations.

We read about how the sky god Nyame hung a basket in the sky, which he filled with earth and nature and animals. Then he made a trapdoor and holes in the sky to let the light through.

We drew what we imagined this would look like:

Then, we learned about fronted adverbials and how they can be added to the beginning of a sentence to make our writing more interesting. Here are some great examples of using fronted adverbials to write interesting sentences about 'The Fire Children':


Yesterday afternoon, we made our own Fire Children from clay.
Here we are making our sculptures:

 Here are the finished masterpieces:




Delicious Cooking


This week, St. George's cooked some delicious banana and plantain, with Mrs Herrera, Mrs Cook and Miss Robertson. Everyone enjoyed cooking and tasting the scrumptious food- all of the children have been talking about plantain this week!