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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term B

Week 5

Christmas has definitely arrived in school and so has that naughty elf on the shelf Elfie. He's only been here a couple of days and he's already up to mischief!

In our English we have continued reading Moon Man and have worked hard to develop our skills to write a diary entry imagining we were Moon Man travelling to Earth on the tail of a comet. We used our excellent skills to make our writing build up powerful images for the reader.

We have also begun practising our Christmas song for our virtual Christmas concert which we are all very excited about. We have had a vote and decided we would like to wear a Christmas jumper for this years performance which we are going to record next Thursday morning.

Week 4

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas in school this week. We have been out in the bushcraft area making our snowmen from the wood we cut last week using the bow saw. To reward ourselves for all of our hard work we had sausage sandwiches cooked on the open fire on Thursday morning and they were delicious. We've also started to learn Carols ready for our virtual performance this year which we are all very excited about!

Week 3

This week has been non-stop we have been real busy bees! In the bushcraft area we have been learning about how to prepare a fire. Part of the task was to collect different sizes starting with mice tails, rats tails, cats tails to dogs tails. I'm sure your children will be able to explain this if you are a little confused. We also prepared and cook delicious pizzas and ate them in the bushcraft. They were absoulutely scrumptious!

We have also continued to learn about the Ancient Romans. We have been really creative, designing and creating our own mosaic tiles using different sized and shaped pieces of smooth glass. They are really effective!

Week 2

This week our children have been learning how to use a bow saw safely and have been practising their new skill.  They have also been making pictures out of loose parts, as well as working in our allotments.

Week 1

Our children have been so busy today, they have been working towards their Life Skills Challenge Award.  As part of ‘Service to Others’ they have been using a spade, buckets and wheel barrows to move bark chippings to the bushcraft to make the paths safe for the winter months.  Then they built dens, explored and created their own games. We learn't how to use a bow saw and how to set up and use a kellie kettle - more valuable life skills.  Finally, they enjoyed their hot chocolate and biscuit.