to Southfield Care Home in Stroud to sing our nativity songs to the residents. It was a great success -well done to the whole cast!
We know it’s nearly Christmas and we had a surprise delivery this afternoon. We heard some bells ringing outside on The Deck and when we went to have a look Santa had left a great big sack full of presents for everyone in Sunshine Class. We were delighted when we opened them to find a lovely new book for every child. We then spent the rest of the afternoon with eyes glued to the skies trying to spot Rudolf and his sleigh! Many thanks to our lovely PTFA and the “elf wrappers” who made sure Santa knew exactly where to come . . .
Today was our 1st ever Stroud Valley Christmas lunch. To get us in the right spirit we thought we’d make some elf inspired hats complete with googly eyes and a pompom for the elf’s hat! We all sat together and enjoyed a yummy lunch.
What a great fun we had today when we had a visit from Chase from “Paw Patrol”. . .
Today we have an inspiring visit from Cotswold School’s Big Band. There was a piano, some drums, an electric guitar and lots of saxophones. We asked some interesting questions about what materials the different instruments were made of and how to play the different notes. They made a great sound and we just couldn’t resist dancing! Thank you very much for playing for us.
After spending time learning lots of new songs, dances and words we were finally ready to put on our star and angel costumes and perform our nativity. Our dress rehearsal on Monday delighted the whole school and we had lots of lovely comments from our Year 6 Book Buddies. There were 2 performances for our families to enjoy and next week we’re taking the show on the road when we visit Southfields Care Home to perform our songs for the residents there. We hope it will make them feel really Christmassy!
Today we visited St Laurence Church in Stroud to see an amazing display of Christmas trees decorated by lots of organisations in our community. The vicar, Simon, retold the Christmas story and we enjoyed singing and hearing some traditional carols. We then had a tour of the trees. We spotted a very special giraffe, a snowman and Stroud Valley Primary School’s own tree decorated this year by Amethyst and Amber classes. We found it very hard to decide which tree we like best!
This week we have been practising our cutting and sticking skills by making poppy lanterns for Remembrance Day. We also held a 2 minute silence to mark the 11th of November. Mrs Fathers and Miss Mac were very impressed that we stayed totally silent for the whole time – this has never happened before!
This week we have been finding out about the story of Bonfire Night and created some super sparkly firework paintings. It’s been lots of sparkly fun – please come and have a look at our work on display in Sunshine classroom!
We’ve had lots of fun exploring our new maths resource. Each number has a coloured piece with holes relating to a number – the orange piece has 1 hole, the light blue has 2 holes and so on. The challenge was set to find different pieces from the “feely bag” using only touch and then make a “sandwich” with a peg for the filling.
We’ve had lots of fun making shakers and guitars this week. We experimented with filling our yoghurt pots different materials including rice and pasta to see what sounds they make. Using elastic bands on plastic tubs we made our very own guitars. Then we used our instruments to accompany our Harvest songs – we made quite a noise!
" It's a Baby! " goes on tour ...
We're busy building . .
22 September 2017
Every Friday afternoon Sunshine boys and girls get out the wooden bricks to see what we can build. Some of us choose to work independently and others work with a friend or in a group to share ideas and build together.