And so a new term begins at home, it has been lovely to see children's photos of activities they have done over the Easter break and for the past week. There have been some fantastic photos of lovely scenic walks, lots of baking, colouring, painting and of course school work. Remember there is a facebook group called 'GSP - Connect' that everyone is welcome to join. Keep the photos and resources coming!! Stay safe everyone.
EASTER BREAK CHALLENGES
For the next two weeks over the Easter break Mrs Hughes will be setting a daily challenge. The answer will be revealed the following morning. Have fun!
17th April 2020 Daily Challenge
16th April 2020 Daily Challenge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tCW--uU8GM&feature=youtu.be
15th April 2020 Daily Challenge - https://youtu.be/U1581rPqYVc
15th April 2020 - https://www.origamiway.com/easy-origami.shtml
6-4-2020 - Daily Challenge - https://youtu.be/pf7184IMVVg
7-4-2020 - Yesterday's answer & today's challenge - https://youtu.be/tT4g4QtxPAY
8-4-2020 - Daily Challenge & 'something else to do' https://youtu.be/bCwzzJ7B_m4
9-4-2020 - Daily Challenge - https://youtu.be/Hcu8hdhMxVg
HOME LEARNING - MARCH 2020
There has been some fantastic home learning going on - it is so lovely to see the children busy creating, exercising, doing PE along with google drive learning. We are so proud of you all, keep the photos coming. To remind you there is a facebook group called GSP - Connect, where parents are posting photos and sharing learning resources. We are loving all the rainbow pictures in your windows, they definitely brighten the place up during such a difficult time. Well done everyone!
IDEAS AND RESOURCES - MARCH 2020
Below are a few ideas and daily resources for your child
AESOPS THEATRE VISIT - 3RD FEB 2020
The children were lucky enough to experience a journey through time today with Aesops Theatre company. The production explores the major episodes in history; highlighting important events and characters in chronological order. We had a wonderful morning, adding new knowledge to our previous learning.
Today at George street school some of the children were treated to a spectacular experience of a rainforest animal expert that brought in animals from around the world.
At the start of the day the children had a look at some different animals such as a dart frog, a spider, a Gecko and a dung beetle with wings!
When they were shown the animals such as the dung beetle they were given facts like the dung beetle can lift 10x its body weight and eats animal poo.
In the afternoon the children were show a snake. Each child got to hold the snake and see how it moves around in different habitat.
After that, they got to hold anaconda skin and see what poachers do to alligators.
Finally the children got to watch a video on what amphibians do in their homes.
Report written by Joshua Reeve.
Able Writers' Day
We were very lucky to be visited by Nick Cooke, an amazing author and former games creator. Nick has written a range of books which focus on weather - Cloud Riders and Breaking Storm - are two of his books.
About Cloud Riders:
Dom lives with his mum in Tornado Alley, where twisters used to be a way of life. After a year long drought, the family diner is about to go bust and Dom feels trapped, torn between supporting his mother and the urge to escape. Even his relationship with best friend Jules is beginning to prickle with feelings he doesn't want.
When the first twister in moths appears from nowhere and an airship emerges from the spout, Dom's world is turned upside down. Its pilots are explorers who make Dom an offer beyond his imagination. But the pilots are hiding a terrible secret. Can Dom uncover the truth and make the right decision before everything he cares for is destroyed?
Nick led some amazing activities across the day, including showing the children how to make their own news report using a green-screen and iPads. The children who partook really enjoyed their session and learned so much, congratulations to the 6 year 6 children and 6 year 5's who took part. They were excellent ambassadors for the school, and worked brilliantly as part of a team with children from lots of other Hemel Hempstead primary schools.
Annual Award Winners
This morning we had our annual award giving assembly marking the achievements of our pupils. We were really pleased that so many children received attendance awards and some even had 100% attendance for the year and were giving Amazon vouchers to spend.
The annual awards were also given, so a huge well done to the following children:
Mr Miller Monitor of the Year- Rebecca Whorwood
The Lamb Award for Outstanding Contribution to school community - Grace Rivers
Balkam Cup, for music- Samuel Hawes
Sports Person of the Year- Elena Earey & Maiyu Mutio
And finally the new trophy……
Helsey’s Young Leader Hero- Niki Marandos
They are all such worthy winners and we are very proud of them all.
Gadebridge Park Trip
Today all of KS1 and KS2 headed down to Gadebridge Park for a morning of fun! They went on scavenger hunts, completed art work , played games and played at the park. Lots of fun was had by all.
Year 6 Easter Cake Decorating Competition
Thank you for all the fantastic cakes made for our competition. It was so difficult to decide who should win! There were so many wonderful creations.
Well done to our winners.