Monthly Archives: October 2018

Buddy and friendship benches

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Thank you

Thank you Ellie Jones for refurbishing and painting these wonderful benches for our playground.

Ryan Thickett and June Carter for the donation of the benches.

Adam Thickett, Carla and Ben Wells, Frida Livermore and Jody Gilbert for transporting the benches.

Discount home and garden centre, Wilton Road for the paint.

Year 3 Drumming!

This half term we have been learning how to play the djembe drums. Over the half term we have learnt that djembe drums originate from West Africa and were used to communicate between tribes over long distances.

To help us remember the different rhythms we have used familiar phrases and sentences like ‘eggs and bacon’ and ‘yum yum tastes like chicken’. You might have heard us singing these at home.

Next half term we will be learning how to play the samba drums. We are very excited! What do you think of our final djembe performance?

During the week commencing 15th October, we will be celebrating Harvest Festival within school. This year we will be asking the children to think of others who are perhaps less fortunate than us. This year we would like to help the Daily Bread Food Larder (CARE) who hand out emergency food parcels to local people […]

via Harvest Festival — Signhills News

Halloween Disco – Tuesday 30th October

Our new Friends of Signhills Infants (FOSI) have organised their first event – a Halloween disco to raise funds for projects in the Infants.

Due to limited space, tickets are available from the office on a first come basis.  Tickets are £3 per child and are available for Infant children only.

All children are the responsibility of an adult however if you are unable to come, you are welcome to ask a friend to be responsible for your child. The disco is on Tuesday 30th October 5.30pm to 7.00pm.   Fancy dress is optional.

We hope to see as many of you as possible to support our first PTA event.

Building Earthquake Proof Shelters 

As part of our year 3 topic work on Tremors, we have been learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes. We have learnt how scientists use the Richter scale to measure earthquakes and we know the difference between active, dormant and extinct volcanoes. We have also looked at how the structure of a building can help it withstand an earthquake. 

On Tuesday we used our knowledge and worked in groups to plan our own earthquake proof buildings. Yesterday we constructed the buildings we planned. We had lots of fun and we can’t wait for next Tuesday when we are allowed to paint them. We hope our buildings can withstand the final earthquake test!