World Book Day

March 5th, 2015  Tagged , ,

I know a lot of fantastic activities happened today as part of World Book Day, but I really wanted to share something I will remember for a very long time. 5 children from Year 5 and 6 came down to FS1 this morning, not really knowing what was going to be expected of them other than that they were going to share a book with the children.

Even more impressive was how much better the older children were at this when they arrived again at 1.15 to do the same activity with the afternoon children. They had learned from their previous mistakes, chosen different books if appropriate, adjusted their delivery of the story and their interactions with the children and were just generally amazing! It was a real moment of ‘Wow’ when I looked at the learning that was happening for all the children involved and I am very grateful to those 5 children and hope they enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed watching them.

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Foundation Stage Christmas

December 12th, 2014

What a fantastic time we are having this Christmas in Foundation Stage.

Have you seen the sleigh in Nursery? (Check out the F1 blog page!)

Have you looked at the chimney in all the FS classrooms? (Check out the F1 blog page!)

Some of you have seen the great performances of the youngest children in the school in their Christmas concerts. We all enjoyed those thoroughly. Weren’t they great?

But do you know the best thing about it all?

The excited smiling faces of all the children in Foundation Stage, who are really enjoying all the imaginative learning activities they are doing – and making the most of them too.

What a great start to their life long learning journey.

Do you make as much of the opportunities offered to you?

Remembrance Day

October 12th, 2014

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Do you remember the poppy we created by wearing different colours last year?

It is 100 years since World War 1 began, so it is very important that we once again mark this very important occasion.

Does anyone have any poppy related ideas as to how we might commemorate Remembrance Day this year?

Wildflower Meadow Planting

June 5th, 2014  Tagged , , , , , ,

Yesterday a child from each of the classes in Year 1 to 6 went on a trip down to Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Field, Bracebridge to take part in the planting of a wildflower meadow to commemorate the Centenary of 100 years since the start of WW1.

We met the Shire horse, Big Lad, and watched him farrow the field before scattering our seeds over the ground.

The meadow should start to flower by the Summer holidays and will be in full bloom by the end, hopefully. Why not go down to take a look and take a moment to remember all those who fought for us during the First World War and every conflict since.

 

Very proud

May 16th, 2014  Tagged

As a sit here at home reflecting on the week which has just passed, one word comes to mind. Proud. I feel very proud to be part of such a fantastic school as St Augustine’s.

Firstly, our Year 6 class have made me very proud with the way they have coped with this very testing (in more ways than one) week. They have had smiles on their faces and have approached the week with maturity at every step. Well done Year 6. I am very proud of you!

Secondly, we have had a very busy day joining in with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day Rainbow Wrap making. Lots of fun was had and the children enjoyed making and trying the wrap, which included ingredients many of them are not used to. I love that we take part in such events and create learning experiences and memories the children will take with them for many years to come.

Finally, the School Council has, yet again, made myself and Mrs Gee extremely proud. They went to the Town Hall this afternoon to present their findings about the state of the war graves in Worksop Cemetery to a whole host of people; including John Mann MP, a serving British Forceman, a range of veterans, the person in charge of the Commonwealth war graves in the UK, a representative of HRH The Queen… to name but a few. They took this mammoth task in their stride and presented beautifully, earning themselves an interview from a journalist from one of the National newspapers.

All this on top of the usual day to day occurrences that happen in school to make me proud. Go Augustine’s!

What are we going to do next week to feel proud of?

 

Maths puzzle

March 21st, 2014

Last week was maths week, so here is a puzzle that you can solve using maths. It is a little hard though, so good luck!

blue cube

A solid, four centimetre cube of wood is coated with blue paint on all six sides.

Then the cube is cut into smaller one centimetre cubes.

These new one-inch cubes will have either three blue sides, two blue sides, one blue side, or no blue sides. How many of each will there be?

Who will be the first to answer? 20 house points for that person.

Anti-bullying week

November 13th, 2013  Tagged

aba-2013-bannerNext week is a very important week in the school calendar – Anti-bullying week. It is a time for us all to remind ourselves of how important it is for all of us to take responsibility to make sure that bullying doesn’t happen to people in our school, or if it does, that it is stopped quickly. I am looking forward to hearing from you about what you will be learning and your thoughts about it.

Who’s up for making a few mistakes?

September 9th, 2013  Tagged

Well, another school year has arrived and already we are in full swing and school is an exciting place to be. All the staff went on a very thought provoking training day last Wednesday, which made me think of something someone once said to me.

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Who doesn’t like making mistakes? what do you think this saying means? What could you take from it as we begin a new school year?

Miss Baldwin

Writing

June 7th, 2013

There has been some fantastic writing around school and on the blog recently. I wonder if we could get some more.

Have a look at the picture below:

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Where does this tunnel go? What might be at the other end? Who, or what, lives in the tunnel? Why is there a lamppost outside the tunnel? What might happen if you went down the tunnel?

 

Have a go at writing a story or a descriptive piece based around this. I’m looking for some great phrases and descriptive words. Who can write the best one?

Rowdy Robots

March 26th, 2013

This morning lots of our children were joined by their dads, mums or grandparents to enjoy a morning of working together to make a battery powered robot, which we decorated and then raced in the hall. Take a look at the slideshow and decide for yourself who you think was having more fun…the children or the parents.

Miss Baldwin

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