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The debate over the wearing of poppies on international team shirts will not have escaped your notice. At Weston Green, we certainly believe it is right to mark this significant day and so today at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month we held our Act of Remembrance, as we always do. It is a day which carries both immense sadness and deep thankfulness. Whilst much of the significance may escape many of the children at this age, there is no doubt in my mind that doing so builds that sense of importance and increased awareness as each year passes. The children approach the time of Remembrance with a quiet respect and a determination to remain still and silent long enough to mark the occasion as a genuine time to think and reflect. May it ever be thus.

 



Mr Harrison, Headteacher
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Reception’s Work: Our Favourite Toys
 
This half term, Reception’s topic is Toys and Play. The children all brought in one of their favourite toys and discussed it with the class. They then enjoyed painting or drawing their toy and labelling them. View some examples of their work.
 
 
 
Video: Cookery in Kindergarten
 

As part of their afternoon activities programme, Kindergarten can enjoy cookery on Monday afternoons. The children recently created their own delicious vegetable wraps, making faces out of the ingredients.
 
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And now over to Year 6
 

As Year 6 up the momentum in anticipation of the next round of 11+ exams in January, Lacksha and Evie in Year 6 give an insight into what it is like to prepare for and take your first exams….

Evie comments: Preparing for examinations is hard work and although I have already had an exam (and an acceptance – hurray!) I have to remind myself to ‘keep charging up the mountain and not come back down until it’s over!’. 

 
 
 
Year 1 will remember
 

With Remembrance Day approaching, all the children in Year 1 have been learning about why we have this day to remember all those who died in wars and how the poppy is the symbol we all wear to help us remember.

We have combined our RE and Art lessons to allow the children to share thoughts on Remembrance Day, what it means and how long we have celebrated it.  Pupils used collage techniques to create their own individual poppies, which are currently on display in the classroom.

Why not click the link to see what they have been up to?

 
 
 
 
 
 
The power of computers
 

This term Year 6 have been learning how to use SketchUp.  It is a 3D modelling program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architecture, interior design and landscape. It helps to visualise geometry and other mathematical concepts easily. Pupils have created a 3D castle using various tools and were instructed to focus on geometric principles and basic physics. Pupils were fascinated when their 2D drawing turned into a 3D model which is done by using the push or pull button. 

 
 
 
Food, glorious food!
 

The Food Committee have been busy planning some future events.

Next Wednesday (16th November) is Taste It Day where we will be sampling some Portuguese cuisine. In the run up to Christmas we are organising a Christmas Cafe where the Food Committee members will be offering biscuits that they have decorated. In January we will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a Chinese Day, where we will have the chance to try some delicious dishes.

We look forward to sharing more of our plans throughout the year.

 
 
 
 
  Election fever!  
 
 
  In between preparing for exams and interviews, Year 6 has been very busy debating and discussing the forthcoming American Election.  As part of their 11+ preparation, the class is used to having informal discussions on current affairs but the fervour surrounding the Trump v Clinton election has certainly dominated many of these sessions!



 
 
 
 
 

                     
 
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Message from the office
 
KS2 Sport switches to Hockey on Tuesday 22nd November

All KS2 children MUST have a gum shield and shin pads for each games session and match. Failure to have either of these items means we cannot allow your child to participate. It may be a good idea to have two gum shields in case one goes missing. These items are reasonably priced and can be purchased from AlleyCatz, local sports shops or Sports Direct. The gum shield will need to be moulded to ensure it fits securely in your son's or daughter's mouth so please do this prior to Tuesday 22nd November to ensure it is safe and your child is used to wearing it.
 
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