STEM awards 2019
We want to congratulate Aidan and Jessie who won a prestigious South Gloucestershire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) award, the first time this has been given to primary aged pupils in the county. They were awarded this for excellence shown in school in all of these areas. We spent a lovely Friday evening sat under the wings of concord in Aerospace Bristol in what was a very impressive even-ing – really well done Aidan and Jessie and well deserved.
It was amazing to see so many family members at our Harvest Service last week; thank you to everyone who came along and for all the donations which were gratefully received by the East Bristol Foodbank. The children, as always, were brilliant – well done to all of them!
European Languages Day
Last Thursday, the whole school took part in a European Languages Day event. It was a fantas-tic, fun day for all the children who thoroughly enjoyed having a taster of the various languages and finding out about France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany and Poland. It was a very colourful day with the children dressing up in different colours to represent the country they were learning about.
The children took part in lots of different activities relating to their different chosen coun-tries. Year 6 became engineers for the day and built the Eiffel Tower out of straws as well as having a serious debate and subsequent vote on whether to remain or exit the European Union. After doing some map work and locating Russia and looking at the capital and major cities, Year 5 made Russian dolls out of card and learnt greetings in Russian. Year 4 began their experience by tasting and evaluating food from Italy. Italian Christmas cake (Pandoro) turned out to be a firm favourite. They then located the main cities of Italy and learnt about its famous landmarks, bor-dering countries, mountains and rivers. They learnt numbers 1-20 applying their knowledge to basic maths and completed the day by making flags after learning about the significance of the colours of the Italian flag. Year 3, had a Spanish speaking parent volunteer, Miss Stevens, to teach the children lots of useful phrases and they learnt about the cultural differences between Spain and England. To round off the day, they took to the dance floor to learn and perform the Flamenco and Chotis dance. Year 2, after learning all about the country of Austria and basic language phrases and tasting and evaluating food, had music lessons in yodelling and gave a lovely performance in our assembly on Friday. Year 1 located Germany on the globe, made comparisons between Germany and England, counted to ten and learnt greetings. Reception had another par-ent helper, Mrs Mallard, in to talk about Poland and teach the children to count in Polish as well as learning how to sing ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’. They made the polish flag using lots of different mediums and painted the national flower of Poland – poppies – using bottle-top printing.