If we rewind to last February, you may remember your child joining in with a whole school project during Art week. We asked for donations of recycling & any plastic materials you no longer needed. Thank you very much for your donations as they were all put to good use and the children have created something pretty magical!
Our topic was 'Plastic Pollution.' Over the week, the children learnt about the sad truths of plastic pollution and why it is so important to put a stop to it. There was a particular focus on our oceans & seas and the adverse affects of plastic pollution towards the sea creatures & coral reefs.
As a school, each year group collaborated to create one huge art installation. (Where we had hoped to showcase at Parents Evening in March, however due to obvious reasons this was put on hold.) I am still pleased to say, we are able to share this wonderful installation with you through the power of photos & video. Also the installation will stay up until the children have had the chance to experience it in real life.
The entire installation is made up of recycled materials & things that would otherwise end up in the bin. Please enjoy looking through the photos & video. See which sea creatures you can notice & which materials have been used. I hope you agree that the children have done a marvellous job and should be very proud of the outcome. Well done WLS, both to the children & the staff!
Finally, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Amanda Silk & Anne-Marie Abbate. Both artists supported and inspired many of the creations within the installation. The children thoroughly enjoyed having the artists in to work with them.
Enjoy viewing our 'Plastic Pollution' installation. Video available to watch on Wotton Lower School Facebook page,
Mrs Maguire's Magical Story Time this week is 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis. A wonderful story about two sisters who go on an adventure and find a magical creature.
I hope you enjoy!
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Welcome to week 1 of Mrs Maguire's Magical Story Time. Each week I will be sharing a new text for a family story time session. The texts will be suitable for all children in school to listen to and there will also be opportunity for family discussion of some key questions too. The text for this week is 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright. I hope you enjoy!
The Daily Mile UK have created a New Year Challenge.
This requires 15 minutes of walking, jogging or running each time. Children are challenged to see how many boxes they can tick off on the bingo sheet (attached).
Can the children challenge themselves to do the Four corners, Four in a row (or even a Full house if you do it over a longer period of time)
The Oak National Academy is the online school portal set up in March to provide learning opportunities for children during the period of school closure. This is a resource that is free to use and still has lots of ideas being updated now. A recent initiative is a collaboration with the Literacy Trust to provide a 'school online library'. The site will publish an 'author of the week' and children will be able to access a story, some information on the author and some follow up activities to complete if they so wish. I would stress that this is a resource for both Primary and Secondary students so please ensure you check the story is suitable for your child's age range before they access it. However, this weeks story is a Tracey Beaker novel by Jaqueline Wilson which I am sure will interest some of our KS2 children.
The link for the website is https://library.thenational.academy and I would encourage you to check in each week and see if it is an author your child would be interested in.
We are delighted to have signed up to Bug Club to provide access to hundreds of online titles at home.
Please read the attached letter from Mrs Grove explaining how to login.
Well done for completing another week of online learning. Remote learning is new to all of us so we wanted to share some short videos to share the expectations from each year group.
Now our remote learning provision has had a little time to settle in, we have listened to parent feedback and made some tweaks which should hopefully make life easier for everyone. (Click on the images to enlarge)
1. Assignment Organisation
2. Editable Documents
In addition to these, please see the "Top Tips" document below for a couple of quick ways to speed up using the remote learning platform.