Created on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:07
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Created on Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:23
Yesterday we bid a very fond farewell to Mrs Hawksworth, who has worked at Whitehouse Common for 26 years. She leaves with amazing memories of the school, however a restful retirement awaits her.
She will continue keep in touch with school and tend to our beautiful school grounds occassionally.
The children celebrated many memories of this wonderful woman in a whole school assembly at the end of the day.
We wish her all the best for the future.
Created on Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:14
Following our visit for Year 2 - 6 pupils from Alan Stott (a newly published author with his first book "Those Kids Next Door!") came to deliver signed copies of this book today, to the children who purchased these after Alan's visit.
The children were excited to receive their personalised, signed copies -before the book goes on sale in shops in October this year. They are looking forward to reading these over the summer. Alan is keen to know what the children thought of his first book and welcomes feedback. Let your teacher know what you thought in September!
Created on Sunday, 17 July 2016 21:27
This year Whitehouse Common has been participating in an eTwinning project called The eTwinning Tree. The main activity was for schools across Europe to visit a special tree, imagine what the tree would say if it could talk, and write stories and poems and draw pictures for a special book that would travel between the schools. We welcomed the actual book in March - you can find out about it here.
The book didn't manage to visit all 33 schools this year but it will continue next year. However, materials from the project are being uploaded to a special website for us all to see here - http://etwinningtreeproject.blogspot.co.uk.
There's an electronic version of The eTwinning Book stories available here and you can see the actual book in electronic form here. You can't take the postcards out of the envelopes or touch the leaves etc but you can see the beautiful illustrations.
Created on Saturday, 16 July 2016 14:47
Another busy week of Spanish learning at Whitehouse Common amidst all the end of term assemblies, celebrations and concerts.
Year 1 continued to work on contrasting delicious and disgusting things to eat, this week using dictionaries, glossaries and word lists to make their own ¡Qué rico! ¡Qué asco! posters. Looking at all the new words was very exciting and some found it hard to choose which to use on their posters. Others were fascinated by the Spanish script in one of the dictionaries.
Year 4 and 5 completed their owrk on the weather this week by presenting El pronóstico complete with wigs, glasses and foam microphone. Señora Stevens took so many photographs and videos that she had to keep downloading them to make space for more. Below are some of the photographs. Special mention to Millie, Mya, Aaliyah and Laila for their very expressive and demonstrative 'pop up' weather presenting!
In the last week of term, we will review our learning over the year and Señora Stevens will be asking people for their highlights of the past year in language learning. If you want your memory or reflection to be shared, be sure to find her next week!
Created on Monday, 11 July 2016 20:44
'In the light of the moon.'
Our Bookbench is ready to be displayed as part of The Big Read's Bookbench Trail. On Thursday, The Big Read launches at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The Big Read is also part of this weekend's 'CBBC Awesome Authors' event at Birmingham Library, where our bench may also be on display. After the initial launch, from July 16th, our bench will reside withiin the children's department of Waterstones in Sutton Coldfield. Well done to all the children that submitted a design for this creation and to our overall winner Roma!
Created on Monday, 11 July 2016 15:19
Miss Greenwood attended a science conference last week in the Cotswalds. The Ogden Trust (who gave us funding for our Phiz Lab) ran the conference. We enjoyed taking part in an 'instant challenge' provided by Destination Imagination UK, in which each group worked together to build a paper plate & cup tower capable of carrying water.
We took part in many exciting workshops including a practical 'light fantastic' session and a rocket building and launching sessions. You can read more about the conference on the link below.