Welcome to Herons!
We are Year 4/5 children. Our teacher is Mrs Cairns and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Langham.
This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 22nd February:
Today we had a wonderful, surprise visit from an Irish author,Sinead Hart. She was truly inspirational as she described her childhood and her road to becoming an author. She wanted to cultivate a creative brain; her advice was ABC-always be curious.
'Stories are like seeds; they can lie in darkness inside you for years, just waiting for the right time to sprout.'
This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 15th February:
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Spellings this week Friday 25th January - to be tested Friday 1st February
heel / heal / he'll
knot / not
mail / male
ball / bawl
medal / meddle
seen / scene
Spellings this week...(Friday 18th January to be tested Friday 25th January)
Primary Pounds- our year 5/6 enterprise project.
Today we launched a project to raise funds for Craft Aid. A locally run charity working here and in Equador, with people who are differently abled. Students from St Aidan's, helped us to understand the work of Craft Aid, who would benefit from funds raised and how to effectively plan a successful fundraising. The students were inspiring and brilliantly prepared.
We know from reading the Parable of the Talents, that God calls us to actively use our skills and abilities to make a difference in the world; not to be nervous but to have faith that he has given us what we need to achieve more for Him.
So watch this space...our 'primary pounds' will grow to support God's work.
Exciting news! Zawadi are coming! Tuesday 29th January.
Our year 5s and year 6s are going to have the opportunity to be involved in an enterprise project, 'Primary Pounds'. This project will be led by students at St Aidan's CE High School who are part of a charitable group, Zawadi.
Zawadi support two projects: Neema Crafts, a craft centre in Tanzania which was set up by a Harrogate couple Andy and Susie Hart, and Craft Aid International. This is a Harrogate based charity run by Susie. Both projects support people who are 'differently abled'.
Please take time to look at the awesome work of these two charities.
If you would like to support your child/ren in their understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG), I would like to recommend downloading the 'SPaG Gold' app. They may practise wherever you go- such fun!
It can be bought from the Apple store from £3.99 and is published by Pearson.
SPaG Gold is aimed at year 6 and lower KS3
SPaG Silver- years 3,4,5
SPaG Bronze KS1
Other Apps. are available too! Try the Educational App Store.
Our awesome author visit
Today, Edward Traynor whose pen name is Billy Bob Button, delivered a fascinating workshop on how to write a best selling book. He described how the reader is his starting point; that each of his books have 5 sections and that he uses adjectives, verbs and adverbs to give music to his writing.
Amy wanted to know who his idol was- a left handed tennis player! Molly wanted to know which was his first book- Wizards Bookshop. We also learned about his many notebooks in which he keeps lists and drawings of hats, doors and monsters.
People’s Book Prize Winner Visits School
The award-winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons, will be visiting this school on the AFTERNOON of Tuesday 4th December.
He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize.
Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops. Throughout the afternoon, he will be delivering the workshops to the Herons and the Eagles focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters.
There are a selection of his books in our library right now!