A letter to Bangabandhu School in words and photos.
Some of Foxglove's favourite outside places...
Powerful inspiration from Jim Cole today. Going outside for a run is great! It's good for your fitness, your mental health, your confidence, your well-being, your learning... And you never know what you might see... A shy kingfisher... A playful fox... A proud stag... Or even some wild pigs or an alligator!
Some of our animal print traps worked! It seems we have visitors in our school grounds when we go home! See if you can guess which animals visited us over night...
On Monday, we made some bird feeders from stale bread, seeds and fat. Almost as soon as we put them out, we saw the crows arriving to devour them! Our wildlife film director did a great job filming these birds. The only problem is that Foxglove's windows need a jolly good clean!
Seed Bombs, Animal Print Traps and Bumble Bee Homes
Day 1 of Focus Week - snow day....ish...!
Three more fabulous helpers go to lunch club!
World Book Day - at last!!
Foxglove went to Bristol to visit two places of worship on Tuesday this week. For most children, going to the mosque was a new experience. Sometimes, it can be difficult going somewhere new, not knowing what to expect. I can tell you that Foxglove were brilliant ambassadors for our school! They were polite, respectful, knowledgeable and curious. Rizwan at the mosque was impressed by how much the children know and understand about Islam. He was especially impressed by their thoughtful and profound questions.
Sarah at the church had this to say:
It was great to have you all in church this afternoon. Your class is delightful. They were responsive, interested and brilliantly well behaved. [...]
I hope you see you or any other teachers from your school here again.
Well done, Foxglove! Give yourselves a well-earned pat on the back!
January 2018 - Lunch Club. Once again, Foxglove children helped out at the lunch club at St John's Church Hall. They worked really hard and barely had anything to eat...! Apparently, "It was exhausting!"
Foxglove go to the lunch club - their singing and music was much appreciated. Foxglove were "the cream on the cake!" Well done, Mrs Tyler for singing lessons and well done Foxglove for doing such a great job! You should all be very proud of yourselves!
We received some letters from the childrne in Year 5 at Bangabandhu Schoool! It's so nice to get a real letter!
Some more helpers at the Lunch Club. As usual, they were highly praised for their good manners, helpfulness and kindness. When children from Foxglove help at the Lunch Club, they really do help to make someone's day. For the Christmas Lunch Club, the whole class has been asked to go and entertain the diners with songs and music!
Here are some pictures from my time in London visiting Bangabandhu school. Year 5 Red and Year 5 Blue loved the film of all our school and children reading lines of their own poems. They are VERY excited about our link! I've got more photos to show you in class. Can you guess which London train station I arrived at? Can you spot a modern version of some Kente cloth made by an artist from Ghana? What do you think of the two sculptures? I saw all the art work at the British Museum on Saturday...perhaps Foxglove class can go there when we go on our London trip...
And they're off...! Foxglove's first letters, on their way to Bangabandhu School in London!
Some photos from Foxglove's gallery. Thank you to everyone who came. See if you can spot your painting here!
We interviewed lots of members of our community. Once again, Foxglove were praised for their good manners, their interesting questions and for being warm and welcoming. Well done, Foxglove! The cakes were lovely too!!
After the harvest service, we sent some intrepid reporters to Fosse House to deliver a questionnaire. We look forward to getting the answers back.
Our short village walk. We went to look at the view from the old railway line and to think about our surroundings, our history and how the village is changing.
Foxglove children help at the lunch club in St John's Church Hall. They were praised for their lovely manners and confidence speaking to lots of new people. They were also a great help! Well done, Ava, Kieran and Oscar. The next lunch club is on Thursday 19th October. Please let me know if you can help with transport.
Here's Foxglove's class chicken! After much discussion and voting, we called her Nightshade. She has a black ankle tag for identification!
Welcome to Foxglove - September 2017
On day 1 in Foxglove, we talked about our journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School. We watched a film made by another school - a mannequin challenge! We decided we could make a film in the same style and we all worked together in small teams to do the best we could. What a great start to our year together! Here is our short film showing some of the rights that are important to us.