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Mrs. D. Allen

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Week Commencing Monday 9th December 2019

Monday 9th December

Clubs

Kip McGrath Tutor Club 15.30-16.30 ICT Suite

 Brass Concert 14.30 Oaks Hall

Year 4 Brass Lessons

 Individual Brass Lessons

 Individual Cello Lessons

Tuesday 10th December

Clubs

Street Cheer KS1 & KS2 Lunchtime

AVFC Oaks Hall KS1 & KS2 15.30-16.30

Guitar Lessons

15.45 HHC Christmas Party

 

 

Wednesday 11th December
Clubs

Martial Arts 15.30-16.30 Acorns Hall

4AF Swim 11.30-12.30

2JE Swim 13.15-14.45

Thursday 12th December

Clubs

Tennis Sutton Tennis Yrs 1-3 Acorns Hall 15.30-16.30

Tennis Sutton United KS2 Oaks Hall 

4MG Swim 11:30 - 12:30
2JE swim 1:15 - 2:45

 Election Day - School remains open-

Christmas Meal Meal

 

Friday 13th December

Clubs

Singing Club Acorns Hall KS1 & KS2 15.30-16.30

Violin Lessons

9.10 Violin, Woodwind, Cello, Piano Music Concert. Oaks Hall

Year 3 & 4 Production for visitors 14.15-15.15

Year 5 & 6 walking to St Chads for a rehearsal am

Excellent Work (Week Beginning 2/12/19)

Erasmus+ logo competition - winner announced!

Prior to the project meeting in Spain, pupils at all five schools were invited to some create a logo for the project. Each school then had to choose 5 from which to choose their winner. Each school's winner went forward to the final that took place during the project meeting to decide the ultimate winner that will appear on all the project publicity and documentation. 

We had lots of brilliant entries from our pupils, many using the flags of the countries as their theme. The brief was to celebrate the culture of the five participating countries and there were entries that did this by identifying iconic buildings, people and other indicators of culture and incorporating those into their design. Some were incredibly intricate and detailed, others bold and bright. As many designs as we can will be displayed on the Erasmus+ noticeboard, but below is a video that showcases all of them. 

All those who participated will receive a certificate and 5 house points! The top five received a special pen and the winner, a gift from Spain!

To help Señora Stevens in the task of choosing, 6AB gave their opinion, and then the Language Leaders had a secret vote that narrowed it down to the top 5 (below).

5 logo

Some of the staff including Mrs Edwards then decided on a winner: congratulations to Jesnu whose design went forward to the final. 

Jesnu

 

 

The five finalists are featured below, representing Austria (top left) Greece (top right) Spain (centre) UK (bottom left) and Turkey (bottom right). 

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Some really lovely ideas including the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall clock on the Greek entry! Señora Stevens particularly liked the Spanish entry with a Spanish sevillanas dress, Austrian leiderhosen, a Greek toga, an English monocle and a Turkish fez - but ti wasn't just up to her!  After a tight vote by all the project partners attending the meeting, the final choice was...

Austria!

And, after a little edit, here's the final logo!

final logo

PS a couple of logo designs didn't quite fit the brief for the Erasmus+ project but caught Señora Stevens' eye so will be used in future for our international projects. Watch out for them in future posts!

 

Excellent Work (Week Beginning 25/11/19)

Newsletter 29th November

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Excellent Work (Week Beginning 18/11/19)

The "Hello" Song - Erasmus+ project song

One of the Greek teachers at the Erasmus+ "Let's Get Cultural" Spanish meeting was their music specialist. Teacher Dimitris Andronis wrote a song for the project, and children from 5th and 6th grade at the Greek school, 10th Primary School of Elefsina, sang it to send a message of love to their classmates in Spain, Turkey, Austria and England.

It's very catchy (Señora Stevens can't stop singing it!) and has a very special message. It has been sung on several bus journeys, on a landtrain, multiple times at CEP Antonio de Ulloa, in restaurants and even down a mine. The 'official' version has just been released on Youtube so here it is! Other versions may well follow...

 

 

Day 5 Erasmus+ project meeting - Spain

The last day of the first project meeting for Let's Go Cultural!IMG 8133

It was 5A's go to consider British symbols this morning which they did with enthusiasm. Señora Stevens and Mrs Harding enthused about our country and hope that the children learned a bit more about England and Great Britain beyond London!

There wasn't much time this morning as we were going on a trip but Señora Stevens sneaked into 1B to see the youngest children working and concentrating hard on their work. It was a privilege to see their brilliant teacher working with them, carefully guiding them in their learning.

And then the trip! 5A and 5B accompanied the teachers to the Agrupa Vicenta Mine in La Unión whereeveryone climbed aboard the land train to take us up the hill. As on all good excusrsions, there was singing on the way, with Mrs Harding and Señora Stevens leading The Wheels on the Train go round and round. There may even be video evidence...

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Before entering the mine everyone had to don a paper cap and a safety helmet - very stylish! Everyone then headed underground and learned about pyrite mining. It was a little claustrophobic at first but the tunnel soon widened and the guide was excellent explaining well in English how the mine worked. Towards the end we all sat down for a photo and then sang the project song underground which was very special.

Then it was time to return to school. Sadly all the children had already gone home but that did spare everyone the pain of saying goodbye.

Mrs Harding and Señora Stevens are going to miss being celebrities but will be glad to come home to our families.

They have had a wonderful albeit very busy time and have lots to share when they get back. And we have lots of planning to do as the next meeting is at Whitehouse Common!

¡Hasta la semana que viene!

Sra S and Mrs H xx

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Day 4 Erasmus+ project meeting - Spain

Thursday in Cartagena started with class 5B and Teacher Lola, talking about what they considered to be symbols of being British. They worked in pairs to find 32 symbols in a picture that they then discussed as a class, then they sorted some symbol cards to decide on the 5 that they felt typified British to them. There were lots of votes for the Union Flag, the Royal Family and tea, but very few for bad weather which was a relief!

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After that, 5A and B tried to talk via Skype with children in Elefsina in Greece. The connection wasn't very good but they managed to talk to each other and we could see each other. At breaktime Señora Stevens and Mrs Harding went out into the playground to see the children playing traditional games including El Pañuelo. And after break, Señora Stevens sneaked into 2B to see them playing some clapping games which she videoed. She'll share them when she gets back to the UK. And Mrs harding had a go at using a potter's wheel.

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All the teachers shared something about their school after that. Señora Stevens talked about how defining being British is tricky as we all have different ideas of what it means and feels like, shared how we have no outsiders at our school, valuing diversity and explained that whilst we talk about 'British values' they shouldreally be universal values. Mrs Harding talked about how we do this using examples from our Class Learning Journeys which really interested the other teachers.

After a teachers' meeting at which the teachers planned the next phase of the project, they all went to Murcia where they looked around the town, attended a concert in an amazingly opulent room, then had dinner in the very exclusive, very stylish and very posh Real Casino. It was a very full day and a very late night!

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