World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Did you know that spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success?
As well as promoting reading and sharing stories yesterday, we also took the opportunity to dress up. You will spot lots of Mr Men and Little Miss characters. Fabulous!
Happy World Book Day
This morning in assembly, Junior School pupils took part in Mr Men Disco Dough with Miss Nisan and Senior School pupils turned a potato into a fictional character with Mrs Thornton! It’s great to see so many children (and teachers) dressed up for the occasion today. We will post a selection of photographs for you tomorrow so make sure to send them in to your child’s class teacher.
In Computing with Mr Dilger, pupils in Year 5 have been learning how to use Microsoft Office. Today we looked at the structure of formal versus informal letters and wrote a letter to Mrs Hutley using Microsoft Word about what we like about Hollygirt.
We agree, Lexi! While learning at home has been fun, we can’t wait to be back in the classroom on Monday.
In Year 3, we have been continuing our work on the Romans and this week we looked at what the Romans ate. We found out that the rich Romans used to eat live parrots, fish guts, camel feet and bees! We didn’t fancy trying these foods () but we did make our own version of a Roman banquet and even baked our own bread to go with it.
Did you see the video of Nasa’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars last week? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUqsH5y1j1M
In Music, pupils in Year 1 and 2 listened to ‘Mars’ by Gustav Holst. Mrs Heatlie explained that composers often tell a story through music and asked us a series of questions to think about what this piece could be telling us about the planet Mars. We then drew something related to the music we heard.
It’s Pancake Day! So, why did people in France eat their pancakes 2 weeks ago?
Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world but in France, pancakes and crepês are not served today. Instead, they’re eaten as part of La Chandeleur (Candlemas) celebrations, 40 days after Christmas on 2nd February. Mrs Brimblecombe asked pupils to have a go at making their own crêpes. We love Ffion’s French flag inspired crêpe!
Last week in school, pupils in Nursery enjoyed trying pancakes with lots of different toppings.