Friday 21st October 2022
We have had a busy few weeks in Chestnut Class and we are all ready for a well-deserved half term break!
Last week, we enjoyed celebrating harvest at the church with Sue Ives and our families. It was nice to be able to all come together again for this. We enjoyed performing the song we had been rehearsing for the harvest festival service, and loved being able to share this with our families, who came to watch.
We have also enjoyed a robotics workshop this week. As always, we enjoyed learning how to build and programme. It was fabulous to see the children building on skills they developed when the robotics team were last in school with us.
On Tuesday afternoon, we participated in a sports festival at Sharnbrook Academy. Some of us took part in a Tag Rugby tournament and some of us took part in Problem-Solving and Orienteering. It was great to see the children working together, trying their best, and showing our school values as they represented the school at this event. Miss Calvert was very proud of them all
This week, we also held elections for School Council in our class. We talked about what our school council does and we then thought about the characteristics of a good school council representative. The children, who wished to be considered, then had an opportunity to share why they felt they would be good for the role. As a class, we then voted for two children from each year group to represent our class this year. We are excited to announce that Arthur, Clara, Emilia and Evie Backhurst will be representing Chestnut Class in School Council this year. We are confident they will do a fabulous job and Miss Calvert is looking forward to working with them to make Thurleigh Primary School the best it can be.
This month has also been Black History Month and we have been enjoying reading texts surrounding this topic in our Whole Class Guided Reading sessions. Through this, we have learnt about lots of significant individuals from Black History. We have also researched important individuals from black history and made posters about these.
This week has also been parents' evening. Miss Calvert really enjoyed meeting with our parents to share how we have settled into the academic year.
You have worked so incredibly hard this half-term and I am very proud of you all for your learning and progress so early in the school year. Enjoy a very well-deserved week off, stay safe and come back ready to continue learning!