Monthly Archives: February 2016

Andalucia Day

Andalucia mapFebruary 28th is El Día de Andalucía, a holiday where we celebrate what it is to be Andaluz.  In school, we celebrated the day on Thursday.  Everyone was invited to come in typical Andalucian dress or in the colours of the Andalucian flag – white and green.

Andalucia flag

We ate a typical Andalucian breakfast, pan con aceite y azucar (bread with olive oil and sugar), learned a lot about some of the important Andalucian cities (Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Granada) and learned to dance Sevillanas with Miss Mora.

Here are some photos of the day.

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Here is a video we watched, showing some of the wonderful things about living in Andalucia.  Music is by Chambao, a band from Malaga.

And click here to see Miss Mora teaching us how to dance a Sevillana.

Thank you to Miss Toro, Mr Toro, Miss Mora and all the members of the Spanish department whose hard work resulted in such a great learning experience!

What do you like best about living in Andalucia?
What was your favourite part of our Andalucia Day?
What festivals are celebrated in your country and how are they celebrated?

Ancient Egypt in Year 3

In Year 3 this term, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt.  Last week in Assembly, we shared our learning with the whole school.

Click here to see some photos from the day and then read on to find out more!

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Sophie report1

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What do you enjoy most about the assembly?
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about Ancient Egypt?
If an Ancient Egyptian time traveller arrived in our school tomorrow, what would would surprise him/her most?

 

It’s Book Week at BSM!

Yes, it’s that time of the year when we have a whole week of celebrating books at BSM! Thank you, Mrs Griffiths, for making our classroom look so inviting with the cover from one of my favourite books, ‘The Cat in the Hat’ by Dr Seuss.

The Cat in the Hat

We’ve been doing some shared reading with children from the younger years this week.  Nursery paid a visit to us in our classroom and we went to Year 1 to read to them in theirs.  We all agreed that sharing a book is a great way to make new friends and enjoy a good story at the same time!

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One of Mrs Ower’s favourite children’s books is called Silverwing and is by Kenneth Oppel.  It’s a really exciting adventure story whose main character is a Silverwing bat.  He gets lost on a long journey and the book is all about how he finds his way back to his family.   Mrs Ower read it to her daughter when she was in Year 3 and they both enjoyed it so much that they read the other two books in the series, too.

What’s your favourite book?  What’s it about?  Why do you like it so much?

Parents & Carers, we’d love to hear about your favourite children’s book, too!