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Upcoming Dates Y1 Severn V&A Trip - Wednesday 29th November 2017 Y4 Yangtze Class Assembly - Friday 1st December 2017
Wind Instrument Concert - Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 11:00 am Violin Concert - Tues 5th Dec 2017 at 9:45 am Reception Parents Coffee Morning - Thurs 9th Dec 2017 Y6 Mississippi Class Assembly - Fri 8th Dec 2017
*Please note that class assemblies start at 9:10am X-MAS HOLIDAYS
Friday 22nd December - Thursday 4th January School closes Thursday 21st at 1:30pm
Last Friday we held a STEM Workshop for the Reception parents. So what is STEM? It is the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It was introduced to inspire the next generation of mathematicians, engineers and scientists. These are the careers of the future and they require individuals who are creative thinkers, problem solvers and experts in their fields. At Welbourne, we are committed to inspiring our children and to prepare them with skills that will ensure they are valuable members of our community in the future.
STEM is promoted across the school and this starts from the Early Years classrooms. Every two weeks the classes take part in a STEM activity to develop their maths, science and technology knowledge as well as develop their problem-solving skills. The aim of this workshop was to show parents what STEM looks like in an Early Years classroom and what they can do to support their child’s learning at home. The parents were shown different simple activities that they could do at home with their child. They were given questions they could ask to support their child’s learning and promote further inquiry. We were extremely lucky to have Cyril Molony B.Eng Hons with us for the session. Cyril or ‘Curious Cyril’ (as he likes to be known) is a STEM ambassador and visits various schools in north London promoting and supporting schools in the teaching and learning of STEM. His own personal story and experience inspired many of the parents and he amazed the children with his demonstrations. The workshop was a great success. Both parents and children enjoyed the session and felt they had a better understanding of STEM and how to support their child's learning of these subjects at home. We hope to have additional sessions later on in the year.
This newsletter, Ms Ejiogu recommends 'The day the crayons quit' by Oliver Jeffers. A hilarious picture book that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
Food Waste Recycling
Welbourne School has started a food waste recycling scheme supported by Veolia, who are Haringey Council's recycling and waste service company. The scheme includes free weekly collections, containers and large food waste bags and was first offered by Veolia following a workshop on food waste, which was attended by Welbourne’s very own Eco-Team (Hannah, Sarah, Corneille, Tyrese, Oliwia, Jia Qi) led by staff member Ms Wszolek. The scheme was introduced by Grace Hull from Veolia at a school assembly immediately after the autumn half term break. In the first week of the scheme, Grace attended school dinner times in the Main hall every day and educated everyone on how we can recycle our food waste. Grace was soon supported by members of the Eco-team and table monitors. The food waste recycling scheme has been introduced across the school to include food waste collection caddies in Key stage 1 classes, staff rooms and in the Play Centre for Breakfast and After School clubs. If the scheme is successful it will reduce the amount of waste our current service provider is sending to landfill sites as well as reducing waste transfer costs. Grace is now working with the Eco- team on a presentation for a school assembly at the beginning of December on how we can all reduce the food that we waste in the first instance.
Well done everyone!
Last week, children were taking part in #AntiBullyingWeek by delivering performances at lunch time. The theme this year is 'All different, all equal'.