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Science - Chicks - April 2021

Year 5 have welcomed 10 chicks to the DBJS family. They arrived on Monday as eggs and the pupils have been able to observe them hatching and growing. They are currently in an incubator outside the year 5 classroom, so that the children can keep a close eye them. The chicks are helping the children to learn about lifecycles first hand.

  

Walking the way of the cross activity - 27th March

St Peter’s invites you to walk the way of the cross through their churchyard. From the 27th March till Easter there will be 15 pictures placed in the churchyard for you to find. Each image has a QR code for you to scan which will take you to a page of readings, reflections, prayers and questions to help you ponder the Hope of Easter. Click here for more information.

Whole school Church visits - Wednesday 31st March

Keeping within the COVID restrictions, we were delighted to be able to take all the children to St Peter's Church to hold our annual Easter service. Jenny, from year 6, played her violin beautifully at each service and the children listened to Rev. Pat and Steve talk. Children from each year group did reading to tell the Easter story.

Welcome Back - 8th March

We are delighted to have all the children back in school this morning. I was greeted by a sea of smiling facing and children skipping back through the doors. We understand that some children are feeling nervous about returning but we have lots of activities in place to help settle them back in.

World Book Day - Thursday 4th March

 This year, following a school vote, we based our WBD activities around the picture book Tuesday by David Wiesner. Children complete a range activities including art and writing.

       

 

School Sports Partnership - A-Z Challenge

The School Sports Partnership are launching the A-Z challenge again, linked to the alphabet of School Games.This was created collaboratively by SGOs in line with the national initiative #StayInWorkOut #StayHomeGetActive in the first national lockdown. 
The pdf’s contain challenges, links to videos and where possible links to signpost people to find clubs in their area. 
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M Multiskills (60 seconds) - Day 13                                        N Netball (passing skills) - Day 14
O OAA (trust test) - Day 15                                                     P Personal challenge (you vs. you) - Day 16 
U Ultimate Frisbee (target disc) - Day 21                                    V Volleyball (keepie uppie) - Day 22   
W Windsurfing (circuit) - Day 23                                             X-fit (the 2.6)- Day 24                      

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January - Year 6 RE - Strong Foundations

Year 6 spent an RE lesson exploring the importance of Foundations for Christians after reading Matthew 7:24-27 'The Wise and Foolish Builders'. Children in school tried to construct the tallest towers with classroom objects. It was great to see children joining in from home as well.

 

Hearts for Homes

Throughout December children across the school spent time writing messages and decorating heart shaped cards for residents in a local care home. The messages, designed to bring cheer following a difficult year, were delivered to Thurlaston Care Home just before Christmas. We hope that this is a community link we can continue to develop in the future.
 

 

Virtual Christmas Dinner - Wednesday 16th December

Children in school enjoyed a Christmas dinner with a twist this year. Instead of the traditional turkey Christmas dinner, they tucked into a pigs in blanket hot dog! We were very sad that some children and staff in year 3 were isolating, but luckily many of them joined in the festivities from home.

 

Church visits on 16/12/20 and 17/12/20

 Thank you to Mrs Fairbrother, Mrs Broderick and Reverend Pat for organising our church service.  Although, we could not sing, it was a special time for everyone.  Thank you to all the readers and Jenny for playing the violin.  Also, a big thank you to those parents who helped.

   

Visit from Santa
On Friday 4th December, the children had a surprise visit from Santa.  Thank you to Mrs. Hayward for arranging this.  Any donations would be greatly received by Rugby Rokeby Lions on   #RugbyRokebyLionsClub.
Thank you to our wonderful P.T.A. who gave the children a gift too.
 
Hunts Bookshop/ School Scheme
We are pleased to announce a scheme we are running alongside Hunts Bookshop of Rugby. From time-to-time we host a book fair where children and parents can purchase books. This is not possible at the moment because of COVID, so we are doing things a little differently. Teachers from nursery to year 6 have selected their favourite books for different ages (see below, with details of how to order). If you are looking for a Christmas present for your child or a niece of nephew, you can order though us and Hunts. The school gets paid a commission, so it helps our budget and we will reinvest this money into more books for school. The children receiving the books will get high quality and enjoyable books which will help to enthuse them about reading. By purchasing books through the scheme you will also be supporting a local independent business at a challenging time for high street shops. Books will be delivered to the school and distributed to children before the end of term. In the event that your child is not in school, Hunts will deliver to your house. Please support the scheme if you can.
 
Recommended reading lists/ ordering details
 
18th November - Charity News - Shorts and Hoodie Day
Today children and staff attended school wearing shorts and hoodies in memory of a former pupil Fred Bennett who sadly passed away earlier this year. Children and staff have been invited to make a donation to a fund set up in his memory.

Here is the link to donate money. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shortsandhoodies

 

November 6th 2020- Midsummer Night's Dream performance

Year 5 have worked very hard to put on a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare today outside.  The children have worked hard to learn lines and stage directions.  In music, they have added some motifs to compliment the drama.  Mrs. Miller really enjoyed watching part of this today.  Well done to all the children and teachers who prepared this.  

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