Red Nose Day Competition 🔴

We have been so impressed with the t-shirt designs around school today. Below are the winners from the different classes, voted for by the children. Our overall winner, picked by Mrs Ponsonby is . . . Brooke!

We will make sure all of our winners get their prizes on Monday morning – well done everyone!

Thank you to everyone who wore red, designed a shirt or made a contribution to Comic Relief.

Mrs Parsons xx

Stay and Investigate

As part of our celebrations for Science Week, we invited our adults to investigate with us! We followed instructions to make slime, planted our own sunflower seeds to take care of, made and tested cup phones and recreated the life cycle of a butterfly.

Thank you to all of the grown ups who joined us to become scientists for the morning.

Mrs Parsons xx

International Women’s Day 2023

Each year, March 8th is observed as International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all around the world

Today in Crew Parsons, we talked about women who have been influential in our lives and women we have learned about during our expedition and crew such as Rosa Parks, Greta Thunberg and Professor Sarah Gilbert.

The children generated words which are qualities we think these women all have. They then decided who they know who show them these qualities everyday. We made our word cloud into cards to show the people at home and school how much we appreciate them – so if you received a card today – thank you for being influential to the children in my crew 💛

Mrs Parsons xx

Muffin Research!

This morning in class 5 we have been preparing for our next recipe. We have decided to make muffins – but with a healthy twist!

We started by researching lots of different muffin recipes and decided what the main ingredients were, what we could change and made an anchor chart of imperative verbs came across to help us with our recipes.

We then did a tally chart of our favourite types of muffins to decide which we wanted to bake. I was really impressed at how confident we were counting in 5’s.

Next we got busy generating our shopping lists ready for our baking. We thought about prices, using commas in a list and some of us even completed Mrs Parsons’ Asda order ready for tomorrow!

Awesome job class 5.

Tranquil Tuesday meets origami . . .

We decided to put our reading skills to good use this morning and revamp our bookmarks!

We read instructions carefully and followed the directions to make some new cool bookmarks.

It was lovely to see everyone supporting each other with the reading, cutting or folding. It meant the whole of Crew Parsons left with a completed book mark.

Well done guys ❤️

Mindfullness Techniques

This morning in crew we have been trying out some different calming techniques to help us. We tried out three different ones.

The first was finger breathing. This is where you use the outline of your hand to help you breathe in and out. One round gave you five, big relaxing breaths.

The next was called settling thoughts. This one was where you focussed on the sounds you could hear around you like birds tweeting, mindful music or the wind in the trees.

The final strategy was the listening game We heard the sound of a bell and we had to activate our listening to see how long we could hear the bell for.

Elizabeth enjoyed the listening game because it was really calming. Jack agreed! Katya liked the finger breathing strategy because she hadn’t seen anything like that before. Lottie enjoyed the finger breathing too because she was able to close her eyes and really focus.

I wonder when we could use these strategies outside of crew sessions.

Great start to the week Crew Parsons xx

Following Instructions

This week, class five have been working really hard writing instructions for a Greek style salad. Today we have tested out the instructions using our new design technology skills. We were really proud of the results – it tasted delicious!

Mrs Parsons xx

Future Chefs in Class Five

This morning we have been using different skills and equipment in a safe way to chop, grate and peel.

We are going to use these skills over the coming weeks to follow some delicious recipes.

Awesome job Class Five.

Mrs Parsons xx