On Tuesday 25th February, the children of Fir Tree walked down to the square in Wallingford, to watch the annual Pancake Race.
It was exciting to see the runners warming up , especially as some children had come dressed up in this year's fancy dress theme of Toy Story.
All year groups cheered every runner on and especially enjoyed the adult race, which included Mr Wilcox , who came joint First!
On Tuesday 10th December 2019, Pastor Simon led our SMSC assembly on the meaning of the Christmas story. He explained that Christ is our rescuer who came to Earth to bring us peace, hope and joy.
Some children helped him to create new words from the word 'Christmas'
On Tuesday 4th December 2019, Rachel Meyrick, the children and families worker for St Mary's Church, led our Christingle assembly.
The children explored the symbolism of the Christingle orange and how we prepare for the advent of Christmas.
To celebrate Easter, Mrs Sparrey and Gordon came in to do a special assembly. Everyone participated in an Easter quiz and a drama. After the assembly, year 5 got to do an Easter workshop where they were split into three groups. Each group had a focus on one section of the Easter story, for example Good Friday. To showcase their work, they could write and perform a poem, create a painting or a dramatise a piece of the Easter story. One group got to do a Jewish dance.
Here are some pictures of the assembly. Each class participated in the assembly.
Here's our wonderful Harvest table that was donated to the local food bank.
On Tuesday 10th October, we had our Harvest assembly. Reverend Rice kindly attended our school and came to our assembly. Every class contributed to the assembly, we had a variety of work, including:
Here are some pictures:
As a school, we worked together to bring in as much non-perishable food as possible to donate to our local food bank. As you can see, our table was very full!
To acknowledge the Hindu fesitval of Diwali, Ms Khan read the story of Rama and Sita to the whole school. We learnt that Diwali is a festival of light, and this is because they lit Diva lamps in the story of Rama and Sita to help them find their way home. Today, people have fireworks, light candles and spend time with family to celebrate this important festival.
Christmas story drama
Rhonda and Maren (from the Church) hosted an assembly which consisted of a brief drama which introduced aspects of the Christmas story through certain characters. Year 5 were then invited to a workshop which involved exploring the Christmas story through an interactive drama - this included the 'Whoosh' technique. They also took part in a 'role on the wall' activity, which encouraged the children to explore 3 of the characters from the story, by thinking about what they know or imagine of the person on the outside, followed by thinking about the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Here are some pictures of the assembly and workshop: