We have been absolutely blessed with sunshine for most of this week – it has been lovely feeling the warmth of the sun on our skin – Spring is definitely here! We’ve had a very dramatic week in Birch Class, writing, practicing and performing our own versions of ‘Life doesn’t Frighten Me’ – a poem by Maya Angelou. I hope you’ll agree the children’s writing and art work look amazing!
We’ve now completed our 15th consecutive daily mile! We’re over half-way to running a full marathon and earning that illustrious medal – they have all been amazing this week completing their laps and supporting their classmates. One of the loveliest moments of my day is watching those that have finished, run-off and complete even more laps with a classmate who is still going. There’s a really lovely, supportive atmosphere on our daily runs and everyone feels good at the end.
We’ve also been enjoying our class story – The Wizards of Once – it’s a fantastic story full of magic, Warrior and… spoons. Crusher the Giant has just been captured and the main character, Xar, may or may not turn into a Werewolf, a Rogrebreath of a Witch… we’ll have to see!
Mr Finch has popped –in to say ‘Hello’ and delivered an assembly on Wednesday. Birch Class are taking all of the change in their stride and were keen to make Mr Finch feel welcome at our school.
Have a great weekend everyone! Mr B
Here comes the Sun...
It’s been another lovely week in Birch class. Can you believe these children have now run 10 miles altogether as part of their mile-a-day! They all tell me they can feel themselves getting fitter and it’s getting a lot easier now. Great stuff!
We’ve also been busily reflecting on our fears and discussing strategies we can use to help us cope. In English, we’ve been learning about the life of poet Maya Angelou and we learned and performed one of her poems – Life doesn’t frighten me.
As we look forward to sunnier and cheerier (actually and metaphorically) times, the children have been learning Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Look up at our classroom window to see a beautiful display of spring flowers and lyrics from the song. Hopefully, it will make Chagford smile and give us all hope.
We’ve also finished our World Book Day boxes AND our reflection candles. This week we made holders for the candles and had a talk about fire safety before they brought them home.
Have a lovely weekend, Mr B
Wow! What a week!
It’s been an incredible week in Birch Class! The children have all really impressed me with how they’ve come back to school and got along with one another so well after spending such a long time apart.
Our school value is Kindness this half-term, and I challenged the class to write on post-its an random acts of kindness they spotted and put them up on our kindness cupboard. I was expecting to see a few go up over the week… the cupboard door ended up being completely covered! Amazing!
We’ve not only been extremely kind to one another this week, but we’ve also been busy making and creating….
Have a great weekend everyone! Mr B
When you come back on Monday...
Ease in to the week gently,
Look forward to new opportunities, and
Others might be feeling
Maybe shy, anxious,
Believe in yourself,
Achieve great things
Care for one another and show
P.S If you have a shoe box at home, bring it in! We'll need it for a Chagford (World) Book Day project :)
Remember, it's screen free Friday tomorrow!
Draw, play, create, laugh, cook, (clean?) and have fun!
Well done for being amazing during this period of remote/blended/at-school learning. You have been amazing in so many different ways; from learning to use a new digital classroom, to GoogleMeet assemblies, sharing spaces, computers and the internet at home, staying positive and being engaged with your learning. You have been fantastic.
I know you might be feeling a little bit nervous about coming back to school, I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm feeling that way a little bit too. I'm also really excited. Excited to see you all again, as well as some new faces for the first time (Phineas and Amelia! Welcome!) Excited for the build up to Easter and the Summer Term which we deserve to be full of sunshine and the outdoors. Hopefully, life will slowly begin to feel a little more normal and we have a summer full of reconnection ahead of us.
The school, our playtimes and lunch have not changed much since the Autumn term - all of the familiar routines and faces are all still here with some minor tweaks which we'll discuss on Monday morning.
Have a lovely weekend, I hope it's as sunny as the last one!
Welcome to the class blog for Year 5 - Birch Class at Chagford Primary School