Thursday, 26 November 2015

Well done to 1W and 5T who won the Walk On Wednesday Odean tickets this week!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Road Safety Week- "Drive Less, Live More"

23rd-29th November

The theme for 2015 is "Drive less, live more". 


SustainablethumbRemember skipping happily to school, without a care in the world?
Remember cycling to the park with friends, laughing and chatting, without noisy traffic speeding past?
Remember walking down your street, bumping into your neighbour, and stopping for a good catch-up?
We are not sure we do either: maybe it used to be like this, or maybe these are just scenes from an old TV programme. These days, the reality for many of us is that we step out our front door, go a few metres to the car, and drive, even if we’re only going round the corner. Those of us who walk or cycle usually have to brave busy, noisy streets, full of pollution, fast traffic and risky drivers. Is this the way we want it?
At Brake, we think road safety isn’t just about driving safely and legally or using the green cross code (although they’re important). It’s about making our streets safe and pleasant for everyone to use freely, and it’s about us all doing what we can to protect ourselves, people around us and the planet we depend on. A big part of that is driving less, as little as possible, or not at all if you can: it can make a huge difference to road safety and your health, wallet, community, and the planet.
That is why this Road Safety Week, we are encouraging everyone to consider how they use roads, and if they can ditch some driving, and instead walk, cycle or use public transport as much as possible. Work out how much money you’ll save, calories you’ll burn, and pollution you won’t create, and build it into your routine. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Science Workshop for Year 1 and 2 with Zoo Lab.

   
A look at the effect lowered light and nocturnal living have on our animals and their behaviour.What benefits does it have? 
ZooLab visited Year 1 and 2 today offering a fascinating animal handling experiences. The ZooLab ranger helped the children to get up close and personal with real animals. Today they got the chance to see, touch and handle animals, and to understand more.  

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Year 5 Assembly To Parents- Diwali


Diwali was celebrated on the 11th November. It is celebrated by Hindus in India and all around the world in October or November. It is the Hindu New Year and is either a 3-day or 5-day holiday depending on where you come from.
It is a very exciting and colourful holiday. Homes are cleaned to welcome the New Year and windows are opened so that the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, can enter. It is believed that she cannot enter a house which is not lit up, so every household burns special Diwali clay lamps (diyas) to light the way for the goddess, which is why the holiday is also known as the Festival of Lights.
 

 


Monday, 9 November 2015

Well done to Libby and Holly!

They both attended the Latin Ballroom National Dance competition on Sunday 8th November. Libby achieved 3rd pace and podium position in the Ballroom and Waltz and Holly achieved the finals in Latin. Both have now been offered a place at Blackpool sequence dance festival  in October.

Watch out Strictly Come Dancing!


KS1 Attendance Winners- Dolphin Tale 2

 

 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Bonfire Night!

On 5 November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes' Night). We light bonfires and enjoy firework displays. On top of the fire is a guy (a homemade model of a man, like a scarecrow).


We do this to remember when the King of England, James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up with gunpowder. 

Keep safe!

Fireworks can be great fun. Unfortunately, every year, people get hurt because they fool around with fireworks. Last year over 900 people required hospital treatment from accidents involving fireworks.

Make sure you are not one of them by following these few simple rules.


Never play with fireworks - They are explosives and can hurt you.
Only adults should light or hold fireworks.
When you are watching fireworks stand well back.
Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode.
Fireworks will frighten your pets, so keep your petsa safely indoors.
If you are given a sparkler: 

Always wear glovesHold it at arm’s length. When your sparkler goes out, DON’T TOUCH IT. It could still burn you, so put it in a bucket of water.

West End in Schools - 5th November

Shakespeare Today - MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Today, Wrotham Road Primary School hosted a brilliant troop of west end actors. They were here for the whole day and worked with students from every year group to foster a love of theatre, dance and Shakespeare. The day was filled with a variety of interactive activities and students were able to work with acting professionals.