Smile!

https://youtu.be/fvdivB5kTUU

Today we have looked at how social media can have a positive impact on a person’s life and how important it is to make people smile.

The attached video shows an American man, called Matt Harding, making people feel good by dancing. Matt posted some silly dancing whilst travelling the world with his friend and became an internet hit. Following this, an American company called Cadbury Adams paid for him to travel the world making people feel happy.

Watch the video and then write a paragraph giving me the following information:

– If you could choose one place to dance in the world where would it be and why?

– If you could choose five people to take with you who would you take and why?

I will be choosing three winners for the most creative blogs and sending them to Matt!

 


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DETERMINATION!

In our assembly today we looked at being determined and never giving up. In our next assembly we want to read some examples, from our school family, where success has been achieved by being determined.

Can you share your examples to inspire our children?

We watched the following video to help us understand what really being determined means.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts8F6dV_0uM


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A busy two weeks!

Hello all,

Firstly, congratulations to Abigail Blackburn in Year 5 who won my competition to design the lunchtime rules. These are now displayed in both our halls.

Over the last two weeks we have had lots of activities running throughout school. Last week we had our careers and aspirations week where Mrs Goodison arranged a variety of visitors to work with the children. This was a fantastic week which has inspired many pupils.

This week we have participated in “No pen Wednesday.” This was a National day aimed at promoting speaking and listening activities in schools. We also held our Coffee morning, which raised a large amount of money for charity and we visited St Lawrence’s church for our Harvest festival. The children behaved fantastically at church and myself and Reverend Pope were blown away by the amount of donations made by our families.

A couple of weeks which have shown just how fantastic our school family is.

Mr Cooper

Very Proud Headteacher

My two questions for the children are:

  1. Who was your favourite visitor to school and why?
  2. Which job would you like to do when you leave school and why?

Please remember to check your spellings and to punctuate your sentences correctly.

 


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We are asking the children to develop our dinner hall rules. The winning blogger will receive a prize and their dinner hall rules will be made into a sign and used in both our halls.

What should our dinner hall rules be?

What should our Dinner hall be called?

Do you have any other ideas which will help our lunch hall be the best that it can be?

Example

The Greswell Diner

– Walk quietly and sensibly

– Use your manners

– Talk quietly to the people sitting near you
GOOD LUCK!

 

Key stage 2 assembly – Growth Mindset

Hello everybody.

Our key stage 2 assembly this morning was all about having a growth mindset.

I realised over the weekend that I had a fixed mindset when I told my daughter that I can not juggle with three balls. In today’s assembly I asked for a volunteer who will learn how to juggle with me. We will show everybody that we can do anything we want as long as we work hard.

Harry Davies from year 4 was the chosen volunteer. Harry has assured me he will work hard at home and in school.

In 8 weeks we will be holding another assembly where Harry and myself will show off our new skills.

If anybody other children would like to learn the link we are using is below.

A question for the children – which qualities did we discuss in the assembly and do you have any advice to help us succeed?


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Key Stage 1 Assembly

During our assembly this morning  we discussed our one week holiday and some of the things the children (and staff) got up to.

Mrs Jackson enjoyed fish and chips in Whitby which made Mr Cooper very jealous as she went to his favourite chip shop. Some of the children shared their experiences during the assembly but, unfortunately, we did not have chance to speak to all the children. If you would like to share any exciting news please comment on this blog and we can share these in our next assembly.

Thank you


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National Story telling Week

This week is National Story Telling Weekbook

I have two children (Jessie who is 6 and Finlay who is 4). They both absolutely love having stories read to them and Jessie likes to read Finlay stories and show him the actions. In our assembly today we shared the book that Jessie enjoyed most when she was younger, which is called “Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball” and the authors are Vicky Churchill and Charles Fudge.

There are two questions for the children (and parents) to answer:

1) Which people do you like to read to you and why?

2) If you could read Jessie and Finlay one story which one would it be and why?

On Friday, Jessie and Finlay will choose their favourite blogger. There will be a prize for the winner.


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An exciting week for Mr Cooper

Good evening everybody.

It has been a busy week at Greswell with many exciting events taking place.

Year 6 visited the Manchester Islamic High School for Girls and had two wonderful days. They enjoyed it so much that two of the boys asked the Headteacher if they could join them next year! I attended with 6M on Thursday and it was a wonderful day. We learnt a lot about Islamic beliefs and tasted some delicious food. The students of the high school also led some fantastic activities for the Greswell children. Everybody who attended behaved impeccably and our hosts were very impressed with out behaviour, manners and positivity. A huge well done to year 6.

This evening I attended the athletics competition. Mr Donohue, Mr Noble, Miss Butt and Mrs Goodison have worked very hard to prepare the children. Greswell won the heat and will now take part in the finals on Thursday 4th February. All the children tried their best but the key to success was team work. Well done to all the staff and team and good luck in the finals.

On Monday we will welcome the poet Ian Bland to Greswell. He will be leading a whole school assembly then working with the year 1 children and parents and  I guarantee it will be a wonderful day.

After such a fantastic week I am, as always, a very proud headteacher. Well done team Greswell.

Mr Cooper