CENTENARY CELEBRATION - 100 YEARS OF MITCHELL BROOK SCHOOL!
On the day of the centenary celebrations we started with the Sycamore class assembly. Then there was a special gathering with the whole school and parents and carers on past present and the future, plus some really inspiring words and music. Then we released 100 balloons - all with special messages. Next came the Disco...
The celebrations are on-going, watch this space!
THE CHOIR - IN PERFORMANCE!
It's been a super-busy time for the school choir and Mr Barbe. On one night the choir took part in the Westfield Centre choir competition, where they were judged in the top three performing choirs, and nearly brought the mall to a standstill! Then on the same night they were performing at the Paddington Arts Centre choir concert.
THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
Sycamore class got us off to a great start to the celebrations with an assembly all about Christmas. We learnt about what Christmas means, when the traditional celebrations started, what people do at Christmas, and even how to say "Happy Christmas" in lots of languages. Plus we had some great Christmas singing and dancing.
Centenary Celebrations Day -
Friday 6 December 2013
The special celebration assembly with music starts at 1.30pm - everybody welcome.
Followed by children releasing balloons in formation.
Then the disco starts at 3.30pm
Come and join us in the celebrations!
Children can wear party clothes all day.
Marvelous Mosaics for Mitchell Brook's Centenary Celebrations!
This week Liz, a mosaic artist has been working with our children to create a spectacular masterpiece for our Centenary Celebrations. Children from each class have been spending time using an array of beautifully coloured tiles and stones to mosaic flowers, stars and the Mitchell Brook tree. They have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this creative project and cannot wait for the mosaic to be completed.
"I enjoyed it because I was doing the stars", Zakariyyah Stanhope-Caliph 1Pine
"We got to stick the stones on the flowers', Chayla Hartigan 1Pine.
Next week, the mosaic will be installed in a special place in our playground for you all to view and celebrate the achievements and inspiring learning opportunities your children have been a part of.
Thinking about Abilities
Children in Years 2-6 took part in a 'Disability Awareness' workshop which was led by John, a disability adviser for schools who came to visit us. Children got an opportunity to learn about some of the types of disabilities and to ask questions to get a better understanding of the word 'disability'. Children took part in different activities, which included using a wheelchair and exploring what it is like to be blind or deaf. It was very interesting are we learnt about thinking in ways that focus on what what each individual person can do.
The Christmas Disco is on Friday 6 Dec 3.30 - 6pm More details
Learning to be Citizens
Year 6 went on a trip to Bridge Park Centre to take part in the Junior Citizenship Scheme. The children had an amazing time learning and developing their life skills as they explored 10 different concepts linked to growing up and staying safe in the outside world. Children got a chance to learn about road safety, safety and conduct on public transport, how to save a life and much much more. It was a valuable lesson for all involved and we cannot wait to take Year 5 next year!
Safe and SMART On-line
We have been sharing our learning about Staying Safe On-line. All year groups will be learning more about E-Safety in their classes this half term. Click on the E-Safety tab to learn more about learning, having fun, and staying safe on-line. And here are some really helpful ideas from Miss Greenwood about e-safety.
Making Things Happen - the Science Club!
In the science club, children have been making lava lamps out of oil, water and food colouring. When you mix an alka seltzer tablet into them, it dissolves and releases bubbles of carbon dioxide which mix together the coloured water and oil, giving the lava lamp effect!
The Ancient Egyptians
Acacia class in year 3 gave us a fact-filled assembly about the Ancient Egyptians. We heard that they built the pyramids 4,000 years ago and it took thousands of people many years.
The school community can see more about this on the Fronter Assemblies Page
On-line School Dinner Payments
From Monday 18 November, there will be a safe and convenient way to pay for school dinners on-line.
To sign up and use the system please go to www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk
For step-by-step instructions see this guide.
GIVING AND WINNING
The first winners of our free raffle for food hampers have received their prizes!
The contributions have been offered by lots of people from the school community and a fine stock has been building up.
This is one of the ways the school is taking part in initiatives which help us all learn to 'give something back' to our communities.
You can see more on the Giving and Growing page.
Courses and Coffee Mornings For Parents and Carers
This term there are courses on Maths and on strengthening families. Plus coffee mornings every week with visitors and information on getting involved and supporting your child's learning. See more on the Parents page.
Great Music Coming to Mitchell Brook
There is some very exciting music coming to the school with our new music teacher Mr Barbe.
Music assemblies, a choir and instrument lessons are starting - and there is a lot more to come!
We had a taste of what is in store at this wonderful Steel Pan impromptu performance!
Everyone can find our more and get involved at special Music Mornings happening this term.
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As well as teaching at the school, Mr Barbe is a professional musician who has played in many different countries. Recently he performed at the Notting Hill Carnival, at the televised festival of tourism in China, and even at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics!
Watch out for lots more soon!
The wonderful Mitchell Brook teaching team has some new members. Here they are: