Learning Together

Maths and Learning Heroes Week has officially begun! This morning every child spent time working with children from a different year group.  The children were learning how to be like our Learning Heroes – working together on tricky tasks, listening and sharing ideas and remembering to keep on going. Take a look… Y1 and FS2 working together to build 2D shapes using pasta and marshmallows. FS2 and Year 2 working together to build a strong, stable bridge. FS2 and Year 2 giving directions – “Forwards 3 steps, turn...

The Feelings Box

At Bernards Heath we value talking about feelings and listen to what children say. Children are invited to write about their feelings and post them into the ‘Feelings Box’ (kept in the hall) this is regularly monitored by an adult so we can have a conversation with a child if, for instance, something is making them feel worried or sad. We also enjoy celebrating positive feelings. At school we acknowledge all feelings, no matter how they make us feel  and understand that all feelings are valid and part of being a human. Our PSHE and wider school ethos teaches children what to do when they feel certain things so they can grow into happy and successful members of our community. Some of the things we have found in the Feelings Box include the following: ‘I am happy because I made a new friend’ ‘I am feeling proud because I am good at running now’ I am happy because I ate a strawberry and I am sad because my sister feels poorly’ ‘I like doing maths because I like counting’ ‘I like playing with my friends’ ‘My tummy was hurting but Mrs Banahan’s food made it better’ ‘Today I am feeling tired’ ‘I am feeling excited because it is nearly my birthday’ ‘I feel happy because I like school and I love the lunches’ ‘I love my school because my teacher is very...

Year 2 Castle Dressing Up Day

Dragons, knights, princesses, princes, king and queens descended into school on Year 2 Castle Dressing up Day! All classes started their day by having a fun filled costume parade explaining who they were and showing off their incredible outfits. Children learnt about the meaning of a Coat of Arms and created their own, remembering blue colors for truth, green for joy and red for being regal. The children demonstrated huge enthusiasm when creating their finger puppets from felt. We had some truly magnificent creations. Children engaged happily in role play, getting into character and acting out stories. At playtime Molly in Morpurgo Class said ‘Everyone is playing together in one group!’ Taylor in Ryder Class said ‘It’s been the best day ever!’ Thank you to all the children for making it such a successful day and to the adults at home for all their efforts....

Sunflower Competition

Back in the summer term each class planted a sunflower seed and nurtured it in their classrooms before planting it out in our new Wild Garden. I have just been down to the garden and was surprised by what I saw… Heartwood Class Sunflower Alban Class Sunflower There is quite a big difference in size. I wonder if the sunflowers will keep growing over the last couple of weeks of the holidays, will the Heartwood sunflower grow any petals? We will have to wait and see.  ...

Dressing Up

  What a blast from the past! Everyone impressed us during our 110th birthday week with their fantastic costumes; we saw flat caps, aprons, long skirts, frills and waistcoats. Children got a real taste for what the school might have been like 11o years ago, learning about what the classroom looked like, the activities children might have engaged in and the different toys and resources they would have played with.  During the morning Mrs Rimmer visited each class and carried out a hand inspection and being quite strict!  Teachers stayed in character all day, giving the children a real taste of Edwardian school life.   A big thank you to everyone for organising the costumes, it was a great way to help us in our 110th birthday celebrations. Mrs Greenhalgh...

A Very Healthy Week!

Healthy Living Week – 27 June to 1 July 2016 Wow, what a fantastic range of activities we had the opportunity to engage in! We learnt how to stay safe and to keep healthy, helped by a wide range of visitors.  Year 2 children learned safe scooter skills – how to stop safely and how to negotiate obstacles. Year 1 and Foundation Stage practised their road safety skills. Mr Desborough donned his School Crossing Patrol uniform to help us, and one class discussed how to improve  the safety of the  roads and paths on the approach to school. Year 1 inspected the safety features of a car on the playground and learnt how to be safe around dogs. Foundation Stage 2 welcomed a visit from a Guide Dog Arthur and puppy in training Earl. A parent kindly offered her time to teach us meditation skills. Children rounded off the week by making their own healthy snack. Sports Day 2016 Foundation Stage children took turns to cheer each other on and run their races. The sun was shining, the bunting was flapping and we had lots of enthusiastic spectators. All children tried really hard, we were very proud of their efforts and the way they supported each other. We were very excited about trying out the new KS1 sports day format for 2016. Following feedback from our Pupil Voice questionnaire, we included a blindfolded obstacle course. This enabled the children to demonstrate the key skills of collaboration, cooperation, trust, safe practice and communication. Tennis on the playground with Mr Denyer was great fun, with the children showing real concentration and determination. Finally, in...

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