After the long weekend, the children had a busy day in school today. The morning stared with a group of children from Elm taking part in an ‘AOK Club’ mission which saw them venture out of school in order to help make ‘Southend Sparkle’ with representatives from the council by cleaning the beach. The group used special litter pickers and, accompanied by Mrs Smoothy and Mrs Fry, cleaned a strip of the beach alongside the Sealife Centre. The children all worked hard and will be presented with their special badges in recognition of their kindness in the morning. Well done children, we are proud of you!
The theme of kindness continued in the KS2 assembly where the lovely Mrs Barker read the story ‘How Full is Your Bucket?” which was about a boy who learnt that acts of kindness benefited both himself and those he helped. The children discussed individual acts of kindness that they could do both in school and at home.
Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Year One enjoyed a fantastic ‘Forest Friends’ session where they took part in a number of challenges in teams. the children made their own activity trails which they guided each other along, created their own shelters and rope swings and made a series of water tracks using guttering.
In Dormice the children used the creative area to make their own animal houses which they then wrote words and sentences about. Other children investigated how to tell the time on the hour using an analogue clock or took care of the plants in the Early Years garden.
Upstairs, in Year Five, the children researched Rainforest creatures and drew sketches and diagrams of them using coloured pencils.