World Book Day 2019

It was lovely to see the children so excited to wear their World Book Day costumes today. Straight after registration, the whole school congregated in the hall to admire each others’ costumes and posed for photos.
In class the children wrote book reviews for their favourite story books and planned and started to write stories of their own. The children loved being in role today, playing the parts of their characters, and this continued through break times too.

Local authors came to visit us too! The children were amazed to meet Mark, who owns The Sea Garden on Bexhill seafront. Mark and Barbara read part of their book, The Sea Elf and the Happy Stone, to the children and signed books. The atmospheric storytelling held the children captivated, especially since their story is set in Bexhill.

Thank you to Mark and Barbara for a magical storytelling session and thank you also to all the parents for making such an effort with the children’s costumes!
Year 2, what was your favourite part of the day?

Pancake Day Celebrations

The children were very excited about pancake day this year! We decided to celebrate the occasion by holding a pancake race. After watching Key Stage 2 at break time, Key Stage 1 and Reception held their own inter-house pancake day race. This week, we have learned about the Christian story behind Shrove Tuesday and in our assembly this week, St E’s told us all about pancake day traditions around the world. This afternoon, in science, I thought cooking pancakes would be the ideal opportunity to learn about states of matter. We started off melting a chocolate button and then discussed how solids can change into liquids and how liquids can change into solids. We thought about water in its three states then mixed up the pancake batter and watched it cook. The children used the terms solid, liquid and gas whilst describing the making of our pancakes and then they ate them! Happy Shrove Tuesday, everyone. I’m glad you had such a lovely day.

 

Young Musicians

Today, the children that take additional music lessons had the opportunity to perform to the rest of the class. It is lovely to see the children so confident at the very beginning of their musical journey and to celebrate in their ongoing progress. Whilst we were downstairs, using the grand piano, we took the opportunity to discuss how the piano works and take a look inside. Obviously, everyone wanted to have a go on the piano too, so the children took it in turns to find out what sorts of sounds are possible. Later on, Year 2 all performed their own ocarina compositions that they have been working on this term. Thank you to all the Key Stage One children that performed a prepared piece of music to us today.