Friday, 17 July 2015
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
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!
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
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!
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:
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Today has been a very hot day, but tomorrow will be even hotter!
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
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:
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:
Yesterday afternoon, we made our own Fire Children from clay.
Here we are making our sculptures:
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!