Class 4 showing Compassion, Courage and Justice in abundance!
Class 4 have had a super week this week. They have shown lots of compassion, courage and justice, especially when taking part in the LIVE SAFEGUARDING LESSON. As a result of their learning, they decided to create posters that could be stuck up in every classes Safeguarding Zone to tell children what to do if they don't feel safe.
The children this week have also written some fantastic short stories using their knowledge of WW2 and The Blitz - I can't wait to read them although they've written so much, it's going to take me ages!
Active Learning! It's the way we 'do' learning!
Here at Monkton, we ensure children are learning by 'doing' - this is called Active Learning where every second counts.
In the pics below, Class 4 have been learning co-ordinates by playing Battleships and then joining up the 'hits' to make pentagons. It's fun and engaging and the children are learning all of the time.
Forest School is BACK!!!!
Religious Education in Class 2 - Friendship Stones
This week, the children in Years 1 and 2 have been learning about why they think Christians going to church is 'Good News'. The children started off by going on a tour of the school and thinking about where in the school they feel the most friendliness. They then went back to the classroom and created these beautiful friendship stones which they are going to place around the school in the hope that when children see them, they'll see the good news they bring and feel happier and friendlier. Great work Years 1 and 2!
Today, we have introduced the children to using these 'Step-Fun' pedal wheels. They are designed to help the children improve their balance and spatial awareness. They are also great for helping children take responsibility for their own risk management.
Celebrating our Learning Environment
I was walking through the school this morning and I'm so proud of the beautiful displays that the children and staff have created here at Monkton Church of England Primary School. We have an ethos where we want to celebrate what the children achieve and I think these displays encapsulate that ethos wonderfully.
Great learning this week!!
We've had Science minibeast hunts, computer programming, chocolate melting and gingerbread making - a whole lot of fun!! Take a look at the pictures below to see what we've been up to!
Class 2 this week
Class 2 have focused a lot on minibeasts this week - In Maths we have made symmetrical butterflies, in English we read non-fiction books and in DT when we started to decorate luggage labels many used minibeasts as their theme.
Showcasing Fantastic Art and DT work!
During our worship, all classes shared some great Art or Design and Technology work they had completed or are in the middle of doing. The children really are showing their learning values whilst producing fab work.
They're being: Positive, Resourceful, Innovative, Determined and Engaged - PRIDE!!
Trailblazer Art - Year 5 and 6
I was walking down the main school corridor earlier today and I stopped to take a look at these wonderful pictures created by the Year 5 and 6 children as part of their Trailblazers topic. They're brilliant and just go to show how hard working and creative our pupils are here at Monkton Church of England Primary School.
PTA Film Night - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Remembrance Day 2022
Today, for Remembrance Day, we thought about the heroes who had served for our country and other countries who had either been injured or killed in conflict. We held a 2 minute silence and prayed for past and current troops who put their lives on the line every single hour of every single day just to help people they don't know. After the 2 minute silence, we went back to the classroom and wrote letters, posters and notes to our Armed Forces. We have posted them so current serving members of our Armed Forces will get to read them. Hopefully, we can put a smile on their faces and make them realise how loved they are.
Some pics of our learning from this week (Term 2 - week 2)
Numbots and Times Tables Rock Stars Relaunch!
What a great, rocking day we all had. Everyone dressed up in some superb robot and rock star costumes and then spent much of the day putting their Maths skills to the test. Brilliant - we love days like these!!
Black History Week
This week, all the children in school have been learning about Black History and the struggles and equality black people. The children have created some fabulous pieces of work from art to poetry to djembe drumming - they've learnt lots!
This week's Award Winners!
SPACE DAY POETRY
Here are some brilliant poems the children created as part of our Space Day themed learning. They are out of this world!
SPACE DAY 2022!
The day started with Mr Marston leading an assembly about why he loves space, with reasons such as: Buzz Lightyear, Stargazing, Moon Landings, Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' and then some mind-bending space facts!
Afterwards, we took part in some space maths, creating data and statistics that we interpreted into a bar chart, pictogram or pie chart. We asked, 'Who believes in aliens?'
Once the maths was over, we took one giant leap and designed a rocket using exploded diagrams and annotated sketches. Class 2 designed and made aliens that could stand up! The rest of us made rockets that could launch to the moon!
Live long and prosper!
Last Thursday, we celebrated our 150th anniversary as Monkton Church of England Primary School. To celebrate, we had a very special guest visit us, The Right Reverend Bishop Rose Hudson - Wilkin. She helped with our Collective Worship, went on a school tour and also opened our brand new Tom's Garden. It was a very special day indeed!
We've seen some great learning this week! Indoors/outdoor learning, Roald Dahl day with tasks linked to his books, story sequencing and writing, maths problem solving - you name it, we've done it (well, the children have!)
Today (14.9.22), we picked our first, ripe tomatoes from Tom's Garden and gave them away to parents. We'll be picking more very soon so keep an eye out for our super duper Market Traders on the playground!
What a great start to the 2022-2023 academic year!
A window into our learning, here at Monkton Church of England Primary School