This week, we held our first Stay and Play session, at ‘Free @ Last Community Building’. All the families that attended had a great time and the children enjoyed exploring, learning and meeting others. St. Clement’s Stay and Play runs every Wednesday, (Term time only) from 9.15am – 10.15am, at Free @ Last. Come along and join the fun!
Year 5’s RE topic this term is Hinduism and we are thinking about commitment. Our ‘big question’ is ‘How far will a Hindu go to show commitment?’
This week, we learnt about artifacts like the puja tray, which contains kum kum powder, incense, diva lamps, prashard (different types of offerings) and fruit or sweets. Did you know that different Murtis (gods or goddesses) like different types of offerings. Hindus do puja at least once a day as part of their daily routine to show commitment to their religion.
In groups, we made puja trays and the artifacts that are used by Hindus in this practice.
This term in Jigsaw Year 6 are looking at setting dreams and goals. We ,as a class,, discussed what led to success and how we could set realistic goals in order to succeed. In our circle we discussed individual successes and moments we felt proud of achieving success.
We shared the video ‘Wonder Goal’ by Michael Foreman. This is a story of a boy who wanted to become a world class footballer. We discussed what he might need to do to achieve this.
Year 5 have created stop motion videos using apps in the iPads. We first made story boards to plan the movements of the subject (the astronaut and space probe) across the landscapes that we had created. We took pictures, moving the subject a little bit at a time. Have a look at the videos that we created! We’re feeling very proud of our learning about Space!
The School Council and Year 6 Pupils have created a ‘child speak’ Anti-Bullying Policy. The policy is currently being checked and agreed by the Academy Governors, but will soon be available to all children.
This half term some children have had the chance to work with the Free@Last team in their new building. Children have experienced using the Climbing Wall and Recording Studio. Sessions will continue to run until the new year.
During the time spent at Free@Last we have been able to see what talented musicians and climbers we have at the academy. Well done to you all.
Our link class is in a school in Jakarta which is in Indonesia. We have already been sent videos and emails from our link class and this week we received a very battered parcel which had taken a few weeks to arrive.
Year 3 were most excited and couldn’t wait to see what was inside. To their surprise, our link class had produced posters telling us more about their school. Year 3 worked collaboratively and helped each with reading and understanding.
Here at St. Clement’s Academy we are lucky to work closely with Louise and Robbie our Police Community Support Officers.
Louise and Robbie come into school regularly and teach the pupils a range of lessons from what equipment Police Officers use to dealing with knife crime. Children are also lucky to get ‘Story Time’ with PCSO Robbie, which is enjoyed by them all. The Officers also help in Policing the streets in the community and manage parking outside of the academy. We would like to say “Thank You Louise and Robbie!”
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