Diwali

On Wednesday, we had some special visitors join us in school to teach us how to do some Bhangra dancing.  We have been learning about Diwali in class, so to celebrate this special occasion we had a go at Bhangra dancing with Year 2 and ARP 1. 

Yesterday, we made some diva lamps out of air dry clay.  It was quite tricky to begin with, but we kept on trying and our diva lamps so far look quite good.  We will  until  they are dry before we paint them to look bright and colourful. 

Remembrance day Celebrations

Today, we finished off our week with a very special Remembrance Day Assembly.  We talked about why this year was an extra special year and how we celebrate it.  We heard some special memories of soldiers in the war from two children in our school whose family members were brave and courageous during the war. The whole school learnt a new song specially for the assembly – It’s a long way to Tipperary’. We also performed our ‘Knees up Mother Brown’ dance with Year 5. 

We decorated our classroom with beautiful poppies. 

After the assembly, the judges were ready to start sampling the whole schools delights in the ‘Bake Off Challenge’. The entries all looked delicious. 

Year 1 joined, Year 5, Year 3, Nursery and ARP for a lovely Tea Dance. We had some war time nibbles and danced to war time songs.  A great time was had by all. 

Bake Off Time

As part of our Remembrance week, we have been invited to take part in the whole school ‘Bake Off Challenge’. We needed to produce an entry that would have been made during the wartime. 

We had special visitors who were invited to attend the celebration so they could judge the competition. Judges scored creations based on (out of 10 for each area):

  • Taste (No soggy bottoms please!!)
  • Aesthetics (how it looks)
  • Authenticity ( e.g. use of rationing/ traditional recipe, etc)
  • Originality (any thing goes 😁)

Year 1 decided to make’Grandma’s Orange Drop Cookies’. We worked together this afternoon to do our best for the judging panel. 

Here are some of the photos of us making our cookies. 

Here is our’Showstopper’. 

What do you think?  Mary Berry would be amazed! Well done Year 1 for working so well as a team.