Recycled Art Day

Recycled Art Day

What a fantastic start to the term and what a wonderfully creative way to use what would have been rubbish!

All day long the Jellyfish Class were busy creating artwork. Children individually created: a pencil pot using tins and wrapping paper; a framed piece of artwork using cereal boxes and sweet/chocolate wrappers and a whole class combined rainbow collage with the colours coming from magazines.

Thank you to those that supported the children with their artwork and came along to view it on Friday.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

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Eco Guardians – The 12Rs for our planet

Eco Guardians – The 12Rs for our planet

 

The Eco Guardians would like to share some information with you that they presented to the whole school in a special worship last week…

Please watch this short video to understand why our message is so important.

My wish for you 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qzS4L5BiTM

Like Grandad in the film we all wish for a world with clean air, soil and water for everyone.

We also wish for a fair world with plenty for all.

However, everything we buy or use has a cost to our environment because all resources come from our planet.

We would like to invite you to reflect about your actions and the actions of the people around you.

How do they impact on our environment?

What can we all do to help?

Here are the Eco Guardian’s 12 Rs for our planet…

REFUSE

Say NO to things you don’t need!

REDUCE

Reduce food waste by only buying the food you need to eat.
Look at your wardrobe before asking for new clothes and see if you really need them.
Switch off electrical appliances when not using them.
Turn off your tap while brushing your teeth.
Reduce use of petrol by walking, cycling or sharing rides.

RETHINK

What is the impact of your actions?
Do you really need to use disposable things?
Is your family taking recycling seriously?
Can you choose to use things that don’t harm the environment?

REACT

If you see things that are wrong, what can you do?
How can you make a difference?
Could you write letters?
Who could you speak to?

RESPECT

Respect all that we have: nature, animals, air, soil, water.
Think about the people who work to produce cheap products that we might keep for a short time and throw in the bin.
Some of it can’t be recycled.

REFLECT

Am I doing all I can?
Is there anything else I can do to reduce my carbon footprint?

REUSE

Re-use plastic bags, plastic cups and plates when you can.
Re-use scrap paper.

Remember
You can always use both sides of a sheet of paper to draw on!

REFILL

Refill your printer cartridge; refill your disposable cup, etc.

RECHARGE

Recharge your batteries instead of buying non-rechargeable ones.

REPAIR

When something is broken, see if you can mend it instead of throwing it away!
If it can’t be mended, see if you can find a new use for it!
Give unwanted items to charity!

ROT

Make sure that all left over food goes in the composting bin as it turns into soil full of nutrients.

RECYCLE

Learn how to separate items in the right recycling bins at home and at school.
Recycling creates less pollution than starting from scratch.
For example, if we recycle old bottles we can cut pollution by a fifth and halve the demand for water!
Did you know that you can make fleeces and shoelaces from old plastic bottles, and that all newspapers are today printed on recycled paper?

 

Recycling Art day

To reflect about recycling and enjoy creating things out of waste material, we are going to have a recycled art day on 5thJanuary 2018.

Parents and carers are invited to come in at 3 o’clock to visit the classes and see the wonderful art work that the children have created.

 

Pantomime!

Pantomime!

We’ve all had a super time at the Marlowe Theatre today where we watched the Peter Pan Pantomime!

After an early lunch, we headed off to Canterbury rather excited. Once we arrived, we had a pleasant walk to the theatre and then sat in our seats in anticipation!

The show certainly didn’t disappoint and in fact it was brilliant! Someone even got pointed out and had to shout, ‘I do believe in fairies! I do I do!’

In the end, some children even managed to sneak in a snooze on the way home!

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Leaflets

Leaflets

Over the next two weeks, children will be learning about leaflets as part of their non-fiction learning in English.

Children were given a range of different leaflets and were discussing and understanding the typical features included. Such as: a big bold title, subheadings, pictures and photos, captions, text boxes and persuasive language.

Children then worked in small groups and focused on one particular leaflet, which they then presented the information from it to the rest of the class.

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NSPCC Danceathon!

NSPCC Danceathon!

To raise money for charity, children engaged in a ‘Danceathon’ all day!
Every hour on the hour, and the occasional random time dance, children had to dance as crazily and energetically as they could! There were some rather outstanding dance moves on display!

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MAF

MAF

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF are a Christian charity organisation who bring hope to isolated people.

Seabrook School were very fortunate to host MAF in their school. We all learnt and understood what the charity does and why. We engaged in an assembly where we were shown videos and demonstrations.

What happened next really was…amazing! There was an aeroplane in Seabrook School’s back playground! Children were able to investigate the plane and sit in the pilot’s seat!

Your child has been given an advent calendar to continue their support, further understand the work of MAF and also have the opportunity to win prizes. Please visit www.mafadvent.org regularly to find out more information.

If you’d like to learn more about the charity and what it does then please visit www.maf.org

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Ancient Egypt Day

Ancient Egypt Day

What a truly amazing day the Jellyfish Class had today. It really was so much fun and the effort every child went to for their costume was also truly fantastic. There were a range of pharaohs, mummies and even the great river Nile!

Children were greeted into Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb and undertook a variety of activities in preparation for his mummification and funeral.

To begin with the young Egyptian folk created canopic jars ready for Khufu’s stomach, liver, lungs and intestines. Children then created amulets to give Khufu good luck in the afterlife.

After a break from the tomb, children then created papyrus paper and Egyptian art to further decorate the tomb. Soon after that children went around the tomb and explored the artefacts, books and Egyptian games – children had an excellent time learning the ancient game Mancala, which originated in Ancient Egypt. To conclude the morning session children then learnt a brilliant song all about mummies!

In the afternoon, children finally got to mummify Pharaoh Khufu and understood the process of mummification – there is certainly a lot to it! Finally, we all celebrated the life of Khufu by feasting in his honour. Children tried a range of food that the Ancient Egyptians would have had such as: plums, dates, raisins, leeks and flatbread.

A massive thank you to everyone involved and in particular those parents and grandparents who shared their artefacts and brought them into school to make the children’s day a special and memorable one.

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