This week has been a busy one for the Swallows as we have done bike ability, had people come in from the village to tell us what it was like when they were kids and made our time machines. In bike ability we learnt a lot about junctions, the things we did were:
Stopping a journey, starting a journey, right in, right out, left in, left out, controlling position, sharing position, stopping u turn and u turn. We were taught by Gary and Pete. We have also made time machines, the time machines are to do with our topic time travelling.When the people came in for the coffee morning they brought pictures and books and they told us lots of interesting things the layout of the school is a lot different to when they were at school. There used to be a canteen in the Wrens playground and behind that was a garden where they grew the food for the dinners. The chapel use to be a classroom and the head teacher was Mr Ellis. It was really interesting to learn about
Written by Toby Pickering
We have had a very busy start to the term, last week we had an election that determined the school council. The people who were elected in Swallows class were Polly, Toby, Lily-Mae and Elsie. This week we had our first meeting Toby is the Secretary and Polly is the Chairman.Today(22/09/2017) some year 6s took their 11+ test so fingers crossed, I’m sure they did amazing. Last Tuesday we had a dress up from the past day, some people dressed up as an evacuee, David Beckham at a presentation, a chimney sweep, a Viking, a Victorian and themselves from the past. We also discovered a guided reading website called read theory that we can do at home as well as at school.
Written by Polly Spink
Hummingbirds First Walk
Hummingbirds went for their first walk around the village to collect all things Autumn. We took Mrs Wright with us, Mrs Smith and Ellie came too.
We found lots of conkers, acorns and lovely, Autumn coloured leaves. We collected everything in our carrier bags and took them back to school to put on our nature table and to draw and make into 'flower arrangements' using oasis as a base.
Whilst we were on our walk we went across to the Church and had a look around in the Churchyard. We also had a peek inside the church but because we had muddy boots on we decided to go back another day to have a really good look inside.
Ellie climbed a tree and got stuck!
Some children were able to find the letters 'a' and 's' on a road sign!
We had a lovely time and can't wait to go again.
Mr Bent from JB Sport has started a 6 week course with the Hummingbirds Class doing Balanceability. The pictures below show what an amazing opportunity this has given our children to learn new skills and also it was immensely good fun, enjoyed by us all.
Our topic this Term is 'Do you want to the Friends?'
This is a carefully chosen topic to help the children settle into school life and to make friends and value and respect the friendships that they make.
One of our activities last week was to make a Friendship Web. We passed a ball of wool from person to person, paying a compliment as we did so, and then the children could see the positive reaction that compliments make on each other. We could then see visually how they helped us connect together and make a Friendship Web.
New intake for Hummingbirds Class this year 2017/2018.
On Tuesday 27th June 2017, Donington on Bain Primary School was treated to a vibrant and fun-filled performance from the ‘Boom’ Club. Participating pupils are treated to a weekly hour of drama, dancing and singing practise in preparation for the group’s big end-of-term production. This time, the audience were transported to a world of recycled materials, transformed into creative and fun outfits in a colourful catwalk. Among those inspiring us all to recycle and reuse were a team of beautifully decorated sea creatures, a band of cardboard wild animals, a gaggle of ragamuffin zombies, a crew of tin-foil aliens, a gang of sugar paper eagles plus binbag, doggy bag and newspaper dresses modelled by the Year Sixes. A fitting end to the year, both for the pupils and the people responsible for Boom’s success – Mrs Glover, Mrs Butcher and Mrs Conibear – their latest unique project was a ‘booming’ success!
by Jess, Y6