Connecting Classrooms - Our Kenyan Partnership
We have received a grant from the British Council to take part in the 'Connecting Classrooms' project. As part of this project, two members of staff are funded to work with a school in Kenya. Mrs Woods and Mrs Wenden will be travelling out to Kenya with 16 other schools at half term to meet and work alongside Kiburu Primary School. As part of our project, children in KS2 looked at the issue of hunger and wondered if world hunger could ever end. Children in FS and KS1 looked at the problems different countries face in terms of access to clean water. Please visit the class pages and ''Recent Events' to see some photographs of their learning.
Children in Years 3 and 4 recently visited the archaeological investigations that are taking place on land adjacent to the school, prior to planned building works.
The children met one of archaeologists carrying out the investigations and were interested to see pieces of pottery and areas showing evidence of fire/cooking that have been discovered.
Further investigations will take place over the next few years as work progresses and we hope to have the opportunity to visit again later in the process.
Phonics Evening for Parents
On Tuesday 10th October Mrs Beard led an evening for parents to support their knowledge of how we teach phonics at school. Hopefully our parents went away knowing a little bit more about phonemes, digraphs and slit digraphs. Whilst being competent at phonics is essential for reading, we reiterated the fact that sharing or reading a book to your child is the most valuable activity parents can do together to encourage the love of reading.
Our fantastic team of Y6 spellers scored an amazing 70 points to win both their heat and the overall competition at the Spelling Bee at East Bergholt High School.
BBC Suffolk were in attendance at the morning event and recorded a video. It is featured on their Facebook page, here.
There is also a link to a piece on BBC Suffolk radio here.