SUNFLOWER: Class 4
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Sunflower Class: September 2020 - July 2021
Black History Month
Inspired by the work of Stormzy, Banksy & the BLM movement
In class today, we really focused our learning for Black History month. We started off the morning by discussing equality and what racism is. Using Stormzy as our well-known figure in modern day society, we discussed and debated whether we believe he should be Prime Minister. Would his experience with racism and inequality help our country become a better place? Or could he continue to use his platform to educate the world about the importance of fairness and kindness to all.
We then wanted to show our thoughts and beliefs about equality through art. Investigating the British artist Banksy, we have created some of our own pieces of art commenting on equality using his style as our inspiration.
Quotes from children:
'Today was really good, we learnt a lot about why black lives matter and how people should be treated. We've also found out ways to stop people being unkind to each other. We are all the same.'
'I've really enjoyed today. It's been interesting to get an insight to understand how people have felt in the past due to racism and to now look at how we can stop this.'
A guide for Parents: September Arrangements
Welcome Back to The Endowed
Upper School Remote Learning
(March - Aug 2020)
Scroll down to discover fun learning activities, teachers messages, children's pictures, resources and lots more!
We really enjoy looking at your home learning exercises, artwork and all the activities you do.
Oxford Owl: Free ebooks
Miss Braid has set up an account on the Oxford Owl website. The company that made this site are the people who publish all the "scheme" books we have at school so it will be particularly helpful for those of you that are on stage books. That said, the "e-books" on offer in their "e-library" are appropriate for those up to age 11 so you 'free readers' will find it useful too!
Get onto website using this link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ then click on "My class login" at the top of the page.
Log in using the username: Endowed Hedgehogs and the password: missbraid (Miss Braid originally set this up for her class before realising how many others may need this too!). You can browse the e-books by age range, series or theme. You can turn the pages just like in a real book, and even have a narrator read along with you! Such a great resource, I hope you get lots from it.
Term 5 TT Rockstars Results
Hello all of you Times Tables Rockstars!
It's been four weeks since our TTRockstars Championship winners were announced and we've been keeping count of all the coins that you've earned since.
This term's class winners are Lynx Class with an impressive 96,361 coins.
A massive well done and thank you from all of the Lynx Class goes to Lily who earned 45,712 coins on her own! An amazing achievement, beating some of the other classes' combined scores! This means that Lily is our TTRockstars Queen for Term 5. Congratulations Lily!
Kurt in Year 3 put in a valiant effort, earning over 18,000 coins for 2nd place and Stuart in Year 6 finished 3rd with over 12,000 coins.
Well done to everyone who took part this term and don't forget to keep practising over the next few weeks! Perhaps the TTRockstar trophy can move from Lynx Class next term - it's becoming part of the furniture in there! Mr Leone
We are extremely proud of our Brown Bears George and Stuart (Y6).
On Saturday 1 February the 1st Whitstable Scouts and Explorers participated in a 10-mile sponsored walk to raise money for the Australian Red Cross. We started at Faversham Train Station and ended at the East Kent pub in Whitstable. During the 5-hour journey we map read, ate some sweets and got very muddy feet! So far, we have raised $1,084 Australian dollars which meant that our leaders Skip and Nick had to wear tutus on the walk.
By George and Stuart
Book Sale for Haven
Well done to Maddy and Phoebe for the book sale they organised for Haven. They raised a grand total of £62.68.
Many thanks for all your kind donations of books and well done to the girls for organising the sale.
Soft Toy Sale
Well done to Phoebe in Morpurgo Class for holding a sale of donated soft toys with her mum on Tuesday. The sale raised a grand total of £70.06 which will be shared between Catching Lives and Tree Tops Animal Sanctuary.
Thank you to everyone for your support, Mrs Massey for her top selling skills and Mr Leone for the Christmas Music.