We have had volunteers in school to do an ‘Open The Book’ Assembly where they read Bible stories – this was led by Rev. Jane Cook. This is going to be a regular event, and they gave school a children’s Bible.
We visited Souter Lighthouse to find out more about what Grace Darling’s life might have been like. The children looked around the lighthouse keeper’s cottage and found out what various items such as a carpet beater would have been used for. The children were extremely brave and climbed to the very top of the lighthouse to find out how the light works. They finished the day by making their own miniature lighthouses with a circuit to make it light up.
Last week year five had the pleasure of working with John Kefala-Kerr , a composer. We used a range of resources to make music that could accompany detective fiction; having the focus word ‘mystery’ helped a lot. Some of the resources we used included: cornflakes, bubble wrap and plastic bags. We thought about the tone, pitch and pace of the sounds that we made and worked in groups to compose a range of sounds. Some of our sounds will be sued in the new exhibition at The Word. We can’t wait to visit to see if we can recognise our sounds.
Whitburn Village Primary School is a READING school. We LOVE reading! In fact, we read wherever we are and whatever we’re doing.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Extreme Reading display.
In autumn term the whole school studied Flotsam by David Wiesner. We used the text as inspiration for a range of reading and writing opportunities. The reading and writing skills of the children are clearly evident in the whole school display.
This week,we have been looking at Inspirational Maths. We have looked at numbers in different ways, studied famous mathematicians, investigated patterns and we all took part in a fantastic puzzle day. During the puzzle day, we worked in teams to attempt several different puzzles. Some of them weren’t as easy as they looked and really made us think.
Our school choir have been very busy recently. They visited the Barnes Institute to sing and all sang beautifully.
The choir also went on the bus to Tesco’s where we were singing some of our favourite Christmas songs. We were all a bit nervous at first but once we started singing we relaxed. Our behaviour was impeccable and the customers were very generous. We even sang songs on the bus home and raised even more money. Well done everyone we made £120.