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Weekly Update - 01/03/19

In the nursery this week there has been a lot of interest in rainbows. The children explored how to mix colours using a variety of different media including foam, water colours and tissue paper. There was a Book Big session on Wednesday morning held by Mrs Bruce. This was very well attended by parents and children. More dates will be released soon. As there has been a huge interest in shows and performing some children went to watch the P6/7 show rehearsals. They found this extremely interesting and were straight back to performing ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the nursery stage.

Our expressive arts theme for this term is in full swing. The P6s and P7s have been polishing the school show with a dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school. The P5s have been learning to edit movies and had a go at creating their own ‘Rockbottom’ trailer. 
P3/2 and P4/3 have been exploring play scripts and doing drama related to these. 
The P2s have been looking at the circus and all that goes on there. They have been creating pictures of clowns and making big tops (circus tents). 
P5b have been learning to play a melody. They have used the tuned percussion to play ‘The Bear Necessities’. P5a are about to start a moving image art project where they will watch a short movie and learn about cinematography. Mr Horne said that the film was top secret to keep it a surprise.
P1s are creating their own dance - I’m sure there will be some interesting shapes thrown at the next school disco. 

With World Book Day round the corner we’ve had lots of creative writing on this week. P3 have been writing their own traditional tales using a mountain plan to help them build up to a problem and then solve it. 
P5 have also been working hard to write  stories to read to the P1s on World Book Day.

P1s have been planting seeds and learning about the life cycle of plants. I wonder what the seeds will grow into? Maybe a beanstalk and they could climb it and find a giant! ... or possibly cress. 

In maths, P3/2 have been learning written strategies for adding. P3 have been exploring symmetry using mirrors. 

Miss Porter has sadly had her last week at Eastern. She is a fantastic teacher and will be missed all! We wish her all the best as she starts her new school and hope she’ll come back to visit. 

Next week there is a parents evening at Grove for the P7 parents. 
On Wednesday and Thursday we have the school show - there are still a few tickets available for both nights. 
We also have a World Book Day event on Friday - we are having a pyjama day. If you do not wish to wear pyjamas you are asked to wear school uniform. 

Have a fantastic weekend!