Year 5 have produced some very impressive sketches in response to their topic about Gaudi. They have shown great use of line, tone and shade that are worthy of the man himself. Trip to Barcelona anyone? (We wish!)
Year 3 came to school dressed as evacuees as part of their World War 2 topic. During the day, year 3 had to march to times tables, do SPAG using chalk and write letters home as if they had been evacuated from London. Year 3 learnt all about rationing during the war, as well as the purpose of Anderson Shelters and why children were evacuated. Well done year 3, what a lovely day!
The girls played against St Thomas this week and even though they didn’t win they showed they had the hearts of lionesses with their bravery and team work. We are very proud of what they achieved and many thanks to Mr Smith and Mr Collett for taking them.
Year 3, are learning about the war this term and they spent today immersed in their topic. We have been thinking about conflict, remembrance and peace across the school this week. It has made us really value home and family. And so it should. We still have poppies for sale if anyone wants to make a contribution to this very valuable cause too.
The building work on the new Science Centre is speeding up every day. The foundations are there and very soon the structure of the building will take shape before our very eyes! We are really fortunate as well that we have been given a time lapse camera so we can see it all happen in slow motion which is really fascinating. Exciting times!
Reception made some delicious soup last week. They had been reading the book Pumpkin Soup so we couldn’t not! We grew the pumpkins and harvested them. Chopped and mashed and smushed then to make tasty, filling soup. From our garden to our table – fresh, homemade and yummy.
We are very lucky to be working with the wonderful Voices Foundation again this year, and the staff and pupils have been getting to grips with rhythm, pitch and intonation over the past term. Singing is such a powerful tool and helps pupils with not only music, but confidence, development of language and phonetical awareness. Thank you to our generous donor who made this project possible.
The top corridor sounded like an Indonesian temple all week as Year 6 got to grips with our new Gamelan instruments. This musical learning supports their Rainforest topic and was made possible with a generous grant from Restore the Music. Head over to Twitter to hear this enchanting musical tradition in action…
We are incredibly proud to say that we are a Mind Up School and that we have really been enjoying adopting a Mind Up approach to all we do at Bevington. Mind Up is a charity that was created by the well-known actress Goldie Hawn back in 2001. Since then the organisation has helped millions of young people to adopt a mental health and emotional well-being approach to all they do. Since beginning Mind Up at Bevington, the pupils have understood the importance and value of ‘Brain Breaks’, which we now do three times a day. In addition to this the pupils have been learning about their brain and how it functions, with particular focus on three parts: the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the hippocampus and the amygdala. We can’t wait to continue learning more about our brains and the Mind Up programme in second half of the Autumn term.