Children in Diamond Class (Year Receoption and 1) made a special box for letters, decorated with glitter to match the Winter Wonderland. Overnight there was a visitor to the classroom who nibbled the carrot and left a letter for the children!
Children in Sapphire class designed and made a Christmas hoop for the cathedral.They discussed their ideas of what represents Christmas, agreeing on important symbols and words. They decided on angels, because angels brought messages to Mary and the shepherds; they watched over the infant Jesus and in carols there are often ‘choirs of angels’. The […]
Some of the most popular fundraising events held by the the Trottiscliffe School Asociation are the cake and biscuit competitions. This last one was the best yet, making it very difficult to judge! We raised £117 for the school. At the recent cake sale to support the MacMillan cancer appeal, the amount raised was £192.
Last year our prayer activity days focussed on the main events in the church year – Harvest, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. This year we have deepened the themes and our vicar, Reverend Dr Linda Shuker, works with the children from the Worship Committee to plan the activities. The Jesse Tree shows 4 aspects […]
We had a whole school DT week at the beginning of December. Sapphire Class (Year 5 and 6) made periscopes and kaleidoscopes.
What a difference in perspective! Our initial seats were right at the very top of the O2, but we were then invited to sit in another place, to fill up empty seats, and had the best view of all – right next to the stage! Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 had a fabulous […]
Year R and 1 have been reading “Owl Babies” and wondering where all the babies are. Kindly villagers have spotted them in different places and written to the class but the children had the biggest surprise of all when “Mummy Owl” appeared at school!
All the reading and book related activities of the day culminated in a whole school assembly to create a “Book tree” with labels from the children and staff showing their favourite book and explaining why it was chosen.
From children’s questionnaires about the curriculum, we could see how popular this topic had been. One of the highlights was the Bhangra dancing, and those children who went to the Festival of Light in October, practised their moves with the Bhangra dancers there. Sampling different types of Indian food was another highlight!
This topic really came to life in Diamond Class with children writing and receiving letters from the reindeer. Children rushed to the role play area in the morning to read the latest letter and see how many carrots the reindeer had eaten overnight! The topic ended with a trip to the winter pantomime “Aladdin” in […]