Easter celebrations in Reception Swallows…

This week we have been busy learning all about the Easter story and our classroom has been full of eggciting activities!! We have read and followed instructions to make chocolate Easter nests, designed our own symmetrical Easter eggs and mixed different shades of paint to paint our class daffodils. We even went outside today in the lovely spring sunshine for our PE lesson with Miss Jancy.

Click here to see some of the photos from the week!

Have a fantastic break 🙂

Reception Amazons – Easter celebrations!

This week in Reception we have been learning about Easter and why it is celebrated. We have read the Easter story, discussed what this festival means to Christians and talked about the different symbols we may come across at this time of year e.g. egg, cross.

We have taken part in lots of Easter-themed activities – reading instructions to make chocolate Easter nests, using tweezers to count mini eggs, writing Easter cards, creating patterns and making observational drawings of our class daffodils! Take a look at what we have been up to here….

Also I wanted to say a huge well done to all of Amazons for their performance in the POP UK concert this week. Mrs Whitley and I were extremely proud of you!

Have a lovely break 🙂

Choir perform at MAPAS Carols and Choirs

The Ellenbrook Junior Choir did a fantastic job representing the school at the annual MAPAS Carols and Choir service at St Luke’s RC Church.

The group joined in with three mass pieces; Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Starlight and Love Shone Down.

They then took centre stage performing their own piece “Do you hear what I hear?” They were brilliant and both the staff and parents were very proud!

The choir which attended was made up of;

Poppy, Sylvia, Sofia, Olivia, Bosco, Sofia, Milly, Yasmine, Natalia and Betsy from key stage 2.

 

Well done choir!

 

Y4 Bells Last Week of Half Term!

Wow, what a busy final week of half term we’ve had in Bells!

We’ve stormed through our work on subtraction and have been busy reporting the mysterious disappearance of Rose Blanche in Wurder too! The children have written some fantastic newspaper reports and I can’t wait for parents to see these soon at parents evening!

We were also really lucky to go and visit the Jewish Museum on Wednesday afternoon and learned loads about the Jewish faith. A special thank you to our lovely parent helpers who came with us on our trip. Take a look at our pictures from the day here…

And finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the children for working so hard on their Harvest performance- I was so proud of each and every one of you in church this morning (and I’m sure parents and family were too!) What a super way to end our first half term in Year 4 🙂

Wishing all of you a super break- have a brilliant week, Bells!

Miss Weatherley x

Year 3 visit St Mary’s Church

Year 3 had a fabulous morning at St. Mary’s Church today. In class we have been learning about how Christians show their beliefs in a church so we visited St. Mary’s to learn about what happens there. Our Vicar, Mrs Owen was so kind and welcoming. Even though she is a very busy lady, she found time to show us around the church and told us all about what happens there. The children also learnt the names of all the Christian objects/features in our church and they even got to try on the special robes that the Vicar wears. Why don’t you ask your child what they learnt today on our special visit? We can’t wait to visit the church again for our Harvest festival next week. See the pictures from our morning here.

Mrs Singh visits Year 3

In Year 3 we have been learning about Sikhism in our Religious Education work and last week the children had a very special treat when they were given the opportunity to meet a real Sikh. Mrs Singh (Avneet and Jasleen’s mum) very kindly offered to come into school for a whole morning and talk to us about Sikhism. It was a fantastic experience for the children where they learnt lots of information about Sikh beliefs and practices, what objects Sikh’s wear and what happens at the Gurdwara. The children were also given lots of opportunities to ask questions about Sikhism, (and they had lots) dress up in traditional Sikh clothing and even eat some traditional Indian food. The children had lots of fun and learnt so much, We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Singh for visiting us in Year 3.

You can view the pictures from our Sikh morning here. 

EYFS Chinese New Year Celebrations!

Nursery and Reception came into school wearing red today! The colour red is seen in Chinese culture as a lucky colour. They started their day in the school hall where they heard about different Chinese traditions for celebrating New Year. They learnt and sang a Happy New Year song and took part in their own dragon dance! This assembly was just the beginning and the children will spend the week immersed in different activities to learn about the traditions and customs associated this Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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