🎉Happy New Year🎉

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to an exciting new year!

We are all looking forward to getting stuck into: our new topic- The North and South Pole; starting our persuasive writing unit based on Anthony Horowitz’ Stormbreaker and getting stuck into our Francais, Computing and Music learning!

We are also really excited about our Accelerated Reader challenge this term. Points =prizes and we are all aiming for a special end of year treat if we earn 100 or more points! 🎉🎉🎉

Onyx Class are going to smash it in 2022! 💪⭐️

🧝🏃‍♂️Elf Run 🧝🏃‍♂️

Today, Onyx Class had an elftastic time on our charity Elf run! Armed with elf hats and wearing red and green tops, we put our hearts and souls into running around our circuit as many times as possible in 20 minutes. The only things missing were sleigh bells and Santa!

Afterwards, to celebrate our superb achievements, we had a few elfies and sprinkled some extra elf magic!

We loved raising money for St Lukes! ❤️

🎄Tinsel Your Teacher🤶

Last Friday it was Christmas Jumper and dinner day! 🎅

Happy Christmas everyone! 🎄

To start off the festivities, all the children got to ‘Tinsel Their Teachers’! Baubles, tinsel, flashing lights, bells…. no expense was spared! Mrs Cotterell and I had a wail of a time!

At lunch time, we all got into the Christmas spirit with festive table decorations, crackers, candy canes, yummy Christmas Dinner (thank you Mrs Burt and Mrs Owen!) and we even started to watch Nativity! Just for you Jack! 😂

In the afternoon, we looked at what Christmas Jumper Day is truly about. We realised that there are lots of children around the world that do not have the same rights as we do even though charities and Governments are fighting for all children to be treated the same. We looked at the awful tragedy of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and realised that there are children in need right on our door steps.

Finally, we looked at the amazing work ‘Save the Children’ do and we understand now that we can all make a difference!

🎩Victorian Day🎩

Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄

From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on your head!) On returning to the classroom, we showed our respect to Queen Victoria with the National Anthem, learnt our school rules: to stand when answering questions; to address your elders with Sir, Miss or Mrs etc etc It was clear the phrase “children are to be seen and not heard” was going to be a key part of the day! Then, it was on to handwriting practice. We found it really difficult writing with chalk, especially because all Victorian children had to write with their right hand! Sorry lefties!

Next it was arithmetic time. Real life money problems were the focus and we learnt how to convert between all the different units of money. We repeated key facts out loud and realised that money was very complicated back in the Victorian era.

During playtime, the children had a go at playing typical Victorian games, such as blind man’s buff, hide and seek, hoop and stick, skipping and hop scotch. It was such fun!

Once another full hand and cleanliness inspection had been performed, it was on to drill practise. We learnt that Victorian PE lessons were very boring and very army like!

Up next was prayer and bible learning time. The children had 10 minutes to learn a passage from ‘Luke’ and then recite it to the class. We found out it was really hard to memorise something so quickly and realised that a lot of Victorian schooling was based on repeating information over and over again.

Before lunch break we learnt how to play more games, such as marbles and spinning tops. We even made our own! We tried these out outside along with having more tries at our playtime games…

The afternoon was where the girls completed some cross stitch sewing and the boys had a go at nature and technical drawing. It was so strange splitting into genders, but was also fun doing different things!

Finally, it was time to come out of role and listen to some of our wonderful Homework presentations. We learnt about Victorian jelly babies, fashion and pets from Florence, Elsie, George V, Evie, Katherine and Louisa and can’t wait to hear more tomorrow!

Overall, we learnt so much about Victorian schooling:- we realised they were so strict, children had to be seen and not heard, boys and girls were treated unequally, the Queen, Christianity and bibles featured heavily, punishments were harsh, the work was very repetitive and PE was boring!

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents for the fantastic costumes! The children looked wonderful! 🙏

🎩Victorian Day🎩

Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄

From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on your head!) On returning to the classroom, we showed our respect to Queen Victoria with the National Anthem, learnt our school rules: to stand when answering questions; to address your elders with Sir, Miss or Mrs etc etc It was clear the phrase “children are to be seen and not heard” was going to be a key part of the day! Then, it was on to handwriting practice. We found it really difficult writing with chalk, especially because all Victorian children had to write with their right hand! Sorry lefties!

Next it was arithmetic time. Real life money problems were the focus and we learnt how to convert between all the different units of money. We repeated key facts out loud and realised that money was very complicated back in the Victorian era.

During playtime, the children had a go at playing typical Victorian games, such as blind man’s buff, hide and seek, hoop and stick, skipping and hop scotch. It was such fun!

Once another full hand and cleanliness inspection had been performed, it was on to drill practise. We learnt that Victorian PE lessons were very boring and very army like!

Up next was prayer and bible learning time. The children had 10 minutes to learn a passage from ‘Luke’ and then recite it to the class. We found out it was really hard to memorise something so quickly and realised that a lot of Victorian schooling was based on repeating information over and over again.

Before lunch break we learnt how to play more games, such as marbles and spinning tops. We even made our own! We tried these out outside along with having more tries at our playtime games…

The afternoon was where the girls completed some cross stitch sewing and the boys had a go at nature and technical drawing. It was so strange splitting into genders, but was also fun doing different things!

Finally, it was time to come out of role and listen to some of our wonderful Homework presentations. We learnt about Victorian jelly babies, fashion and pets from Florence, Elsie, George V, Evie, Katherine and Louisa and can’t wait to hear more tomorrow!

Overall, we learnt so much about Victorian schooling:- we realised they were so strict, children had to be seen and not heard, boys and girls were treated unequally, the Queen, Christianity and bibles featured heavily, punishments were harsh, the work was very repetitive and PE was boring!

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents for the fantastic costumes! The children looked wonderful! 🙏

🎩Victorian Day🎩

Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄

From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on your head!) On returning to the classroom, we showed our respect to Queen Victoria with the National Anthem, learnt our school rules: to stand when answering questions; to address your elders with Sir, Miss or Mrs etc etc It was clear the phrase “children are to be seen and not heard” was going to be a key part of the day! Then, it was on to handwriting practice. We found it really difficult writing with chalk, especially because all Victorian children had to write with their right hand! Sorry lefties!

Next it was arithmetic time. Real life money problems were the focus and we learnt how to convert between all the different units of money. We repeated key facts out loud and realised that money was very complicated back in the Victorian era.

During playtime, the children had a go at playing typical Victorian games, such as blind man’s buff, hide and seek, hoop and stick, skipping and hop scotch. It was such fun!

Once another full hand and cleanliness inspection had been performed, it was on to drill practise. We learnt that Victorian PE lessons were very boring and very army like!

Up next was prayer and bible learning time. The children had 10 minutes to learn a passage from ‘Luke’ and then recite it to the class. We found out it was really hard to memorise something so quickly and realised that a lot of Victorian schooling was based on repeating information over and over again.

Before lunch break we learnt how to play more games, such as marbles and spinning tops. We even made our own! We tried these out outside along with having more tries at our playtime games…

The afternoon was where the girls completed some cross stitch sewing and the boys had a go at nature and technical drawing. It was so strange splitting into genders, but was also fun doing different things!

Finally, it was time to come out of role and listen to some of our wonderful Homework presentations. We learnt about Victorian jelly babies, fashion and pets from Florence, Elsie, George V, Evie, Katherine and Louisa and can’t wait to hear more tomorrow!

Overall, we learnt so much about Victorian schooling:- we realised they were so strict, children had to be seen and not heard, boys and girls were treated unequally, the Queen, Christianity and bibles featured heavily, punishments were harsh, the work was very repetitive and PE was boring!

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents for the fantastic costumes! The children looked wonderful! 🙏

🎩Victorian Day🎩

Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄

From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on your head!) On returning to the classroom, we showed our respect to Queen Victoria with the National Anthem, learnt our school rules: to stand when answering questions; to address your elders with Sir, Miss or Mrs etc etc It was clear the phrase “children are to be seen and not heard” was going to be a key part of the day! Then, it was on to handwriting practice. We found it really difficult writing with chalk, especially because all Victorian children had to write with their right hand! Sorry lefties!

Next it was arithmetic time. Real life money problems were the focus and we learnt how to convert between all the different units of money. We repeated key facts out loud and realised that money was very complicated back in the Victorian era.

During playtime, the children had a go at playing typical Victorian games, such as blind man’s buff, hide and seek, hoop and stick, skipping and hop scotch. It was such fun!

Once another full hand and cleanliness inspection had been performed, it was on to drill practise. We learnt that Victorian PE lessons were very boring and very army like!

Up next was prayer and bible learning time. The children had 10 minutes to learn a passage from ‘Luke’ and then recite it to the class. We found out it was really hard to memorise something so quickly and realised that a lot of Victorian schooling was based on repeating information over and over again.

Before lunch break we learnt how to play more games, such as marbles and spinning tops. We even made our own! We tried these out outside along with having more tries at our playtime games…

The afternoon was where the girls completed some cross stitch sewing and the boys had a go at nature and technical drawing. It was so strange splitting into genders, but was also fun doing different things!

Finally, it was time to come out of role and listen to some of our wonderful Homework presentations. We learnt about Victorian jelly babies, fashion and pets from Florence, Elsie, George V, Evie, Katherine and Louisa and can’t wait to hear more tomorrow!

Overall, we learnt so much about Victorian schooling:- we realised they were so strict, children had to be seen and not heard, boys and girls were treated unequally, the Queen, Christianity and bibles featured heavily, punishments were harsh, the work was very repetitive and PE was boring!

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents for the fantastic costumes! The children looked wonderful! 🙏

🎩Victorian Day🎩

Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄

From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on your head!) On returning to the classroom, we showed our respect to Queen Victoria with the National Anthem, learnt our school rules: to stand when answering questions; to address your elders with Sir, Miss or Mrs etc etc It was clear the phrase “children are to be seen and not heard” was going to be a key part of the day! Then, it was on to handwriting practice. We found it really difficult writing with chalk, especially because all Victorian children had to write with their right hand! Sorry lefties!

Next it was arithmetic time. Real life money problems were the focus and we learnt how to convert between all the different units of money. We repeated key facts out loud and realised that money was very complicated back in the Victorian era.

During playtime, the children had a go at playing typical Victorian games, such as blind man’s buff, hide and seek, hoop and stick, skipping and hop scotch. It was such fun!

Once another full hand and cleanliness inspection had been performed, it was on to drill practise. We learnt that Victorian PE lessons were very boring and very army like!

Up next was prayer and bible learning time. The children had 10 minutes to learn a passage from ‘Luke’ and then recite it to the class. We found out it was really hard to memorise something so quickly and realised that a lot of Victorian schooling was based on repeating information over and over again.

Before lunch break we learnt how to play more games, such as marbles and spinning tops. We even made our own! We tried these out outside along with having more tries at our playtime games…

The afternoon was where the girls completed some cross stitch sewing and the boys had a go at nature and technical drawing. It was so strange splitting into genders, but was also fun doing different things!

Finally, it was time to come out of role and listen to some of our wonderful Homework presentations. We learnt about Victorian jelly babies, fashion and pets from Florence, Elsie, George V, Evie, Katherine and Louisa and can’t wait to hear more tomorrow!

Overall, we learnt so much about Victorian schooling:- we realised they were so strict, children had to be seen and not heard, boys and girls were treated unequally, the Queen, Christianity and bibles featured heavily, punishments were harsh, the work was very repetitive and PE was boring!

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents for the fantastic costumes! The children looked wonderful! 🙏