This week we had some Japanese visitors who kindly shared their culture with us. We learned about origami and got a chance to write our name in Japanese characters with an ink brush. We really enjoyed asking each other questions and bonding over food and pets - apparently fish and chips are a universal favourite!
Lark Rise Farm: Here are some photos from our much-enjoyed trip to Lark Rise Farm this week. We spotted rabbits, hares, partridge and swallows, but no owls, although we did see their nest box. The farmer kindly took us round on a tour in his tractor and trailer, which was bumpy but lots of fun, and we all got a chance to walk around and draw a sketch map of our journey.
Singfest: On Monday 21st March, we headed into Cambridge to take part in a concert where we sang alongside three other schools and a troupe of opera singers. In the first half we sang a range of songs such as 'Bridge over Troubled Water', 'I've got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts' and 'Walking on Sunshine' to our parents. Then, after the interval, we were part of the mini opera 'Carmen', singing a tricky French habanera and several rousing choruses of 'Toreador', among other well-known tunes. We really enjoyed the experience, especially getting to be part of the story.
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus: Today we visited the Church of the Good Shepherd to listen to stories about Jesus' life and reflect on them creatively. We worked together to produce a large, colourful butterfly for the classroom to remind us how Spring and Jesus are linked to new life. Hopefully, our school chicks will soon be hatching too!
DT day - designing and making a wheeled toy - February 2016
Space centre visit - February 2016
Collages inspired by the environment around us and the art of Jeannie Baker
Snapshots from the O2... Thank you for the parent photographs!
Footprints of Faith Walk: All the children went on a specially designed walk for primary age children, organised by the “Church Schools of Cambridge”, and these are some of the photos from the KS2 walk. We learnt about Christians in Cambridge who have made a huge contribution to science, and how Christians have been inspired by their faith to appreciate and seek to understand the workings of the created world.
Chickens! Swallow Class went to visit the chickens that live next door to the school.
Following on from Shed for Lent earlier this year, Class 3 took part in the Advent Experience at St Giles' and St Peter's Churches on Castle Hill, organised by the Church Schools of Cambridge Trust. The children moved between a series of contemplative activities in different parts of the church building, centred around the Jesse Tree (which you can see in the photos) and ending with a reflection which used the objects from the different activities.