Sponsored Post Learn from the experts: Create a successful blog with our brand new courseThe WordPress.com Blog

WordPress.com is excited to announce our newest offering: a course just for beginning bloggers where you’ll learn everything you need to know about blogging from the most trusted experts in the industry. We have helped millions of blogs get up and running, we know what works, and we want you to to know everything we know. This course provides all the fundamental skills and inspiration you need to get your blog started, an interactive community forum, and content updated annually.

Kindness in Clay Project

on Monday 29th March we began our Kindnesses in Clay Project. Brixton and several other local schools have been accepted to take part in the Saltrum Rotary Club Kindness in Clay project. They donate clay for the children to make or build something that can be given to someone who hasn’t shown great kindness during the pandemic.

KS1 are making tiles for the care homes in Brixton and they will be given to the staff once they have been completed. We spent time rolling out the clay, then we created our designs. Some of us drew pictures, wrote words and built up the clay to create a 3D effect.

We will leave them to dry over the Easter break and the next paint them.

Celebrating Red Nose Day!

Today the children have enjoyed celebrating Red Nose Day! We wrote about some funny sandwich fillings to go with our reading of the Giant Jam Sandwich – our favourite was chips, marshmallow and ice cream!

This afternoon we made crazy crowns with feathers, sequins and jewels. We had lots of fun and enjoyed wearing them around the classroom.

Back together again

We were all incredibly happy to be back together again. Rosen class had a brilliant week settling back into school life.

we spent time working on a collaborative piece of artwork, which we all had so much fun completing. Everyone had a turn painting a section and using the water colours.

Rosen class also revised what we had learnt about the 🧠 brain and we discussed how we can feel calm and regulated. Then we practised our calming belly breathing too.

Finally we made mother’s Day cards: we had ago at mono printing using tiles, rollers and printing ink. We were fascinated by the end results and had so much fun!

World Book Day Fun!

Today we have had a lot of fun celebrating World Book Day. We dressed up as out favourite book character, made characters out of vegetables, shared our favourite stories and even managed to log onto a story time with Mr Clements.

In the afternoon, we had a singing meet with the children at home. We read the story ‘Dinosaurs love underpants’ and we designed our own pair of pants. It has been a lovely day celebrating books!

Our first school Christmas lunch

we were very excited about the festivities and we wore our Christmas tree hats that we had decorated especially for the occasion: making a hat for Christmas lunch is a tradition here at St mary’s.

We sat with our friends and sang along to Christmas songs, we thought that Mr Clements looked like an Elf in his special Christmas jumper. We especially enjoyed our turkey and Christmas tree biscuit.

We are already looking forward to next year’s festivities!

Are all leaves the same shape?

We used leaf identifier to help us find different leaves. We went and found leaves in groups and discussed them as a class. What do we notice? Are they the same/different?

We then thought about which trees each leaf belonged to. We used a tree identifier to help us. We realised that the leaves belonged to oak, sycamore and beech trees.

We came to the conclusion that all leaves are different shapes because they belong to different trees.

Christmas is coming!

The children in Rosen are getting very excitedly about Christmas! Mrs Burroughs has put together a wonderful North Pole role play area, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed using to wrap presents, write Christmas letters and sort through the post! Not long now ✨🎄✨

Puzzle Solving

This week we have been thinking about the three little pigs in our independent activities. The children had the challenge of putting together a puzzle. They worked well as a group and found the corners and edges first. They could recognise the characters on each of the pieces and quickly realised they were making a map! Task completed the children used small world animals to play The Three Little Pigs on their very own story map!

Great team work Rosen 🙂

Poppy Pebbles

The whole school took part in a Art afternoon to celebrate Remembrance Day. We chose our poppy Images and decoupaged them onto pebbles. Can

We learnt all about why we wear poppies and about the poppies in Flanders fields. We observed the two minutes silence at 11 o’clock. The children stood beautifully and quietly paying their respects to those who have fallen and those who have served our county