On Tuesday 5 March (Shrove Tuesday, “Mardi Gras”), Reception to Year 6 pupils had a very busy French Morning!
After an assembly led by Sixth Form pupils on the importance of learning a foreign language, the pupils were divided into groups and took part in 5 different activities led by our Year 8 pupils and some French pupils visiting from Cognac.
They had a French quiz on the weather, practised numbers, months of the year and birthdays, made pet masks for our Carnival and learnt all about the French traditions of “Mardi Gras”.
Our Samba Band accompanied the children to the dining hall where they danced with their masks for our Carnival procession. They then had a French lunch (see menu below) and some crêpes of course!
“I loved playing with the Samba Band for our Carnival procession!” Benjamin.
“J’adore les croissants!” Hugo
“I enjoyed learning about the traditions of French Mardi Gras!” Lucy
“J’ai adoré le matin français!” Elizabeth
“Merci classe 8. J’ai adoré toutes les activités!” Rebecca
“Mardi Gras was wonderful, I loved making the masks and learning about the French traditions.” Skyla et Tina
“We loved the food and singing the Robot Song!” Katherine et Alanna
“It was a pleasure playing in the Samba Band!“, Max
“I hope I am in France next year for Mardi Gras!“. Olly
“Merci aux élèves français de Cognac!“. Yode
We were lucky enough to have the Visit of the author Maz Evans at our Prep School.
After a wonderful assembly where she talked about her life as an author and how one “yes” can be life changing after years of “no”. Keep trying until you get that “yes”!
Pre-Prep used their imagination to work out what was behind the curtain!
Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant workshop and produced some excellent diary entries. They also asked Maz some great questions.
Maz Evans was inspiring. “We love your books!”
“I really enjoyed writing a diary and asking Maz questions!”, Amélie.
“We thought her assembly was really fun and interesting!”. Year 3
“Maz Evans was a real inspiration and really funny as well!”. Grace M
The Reception and Year 1 pupils are looking after two budgies (Snowy and Moose) and two guinea pigs (Gordon and Charlie) this week. They have come for a week holiday and are being well looked after!
“They are so sweet”.
“I love looking after them and feeding them.”
As part of their topic “People who help us”, Reception and Year 1 visited a Dental Practice on Wednesday 23rd of January. They learnt how to brush their teeth efficiently and even got to dress up like real dentists!
“The dentist painted our teeth blue and we brushed our teeth!”.
“We had a timer. We have to brush our teeth for 2 minutes and it is a long time!”.
“It was really fun and exciting!”.
“We got to push the buttons on the dentist chair!“.
Not really a blog post but we’d love you to watch our new school video, out in time for Christmas.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS SOCKS from Warminster School on Vimeo.
Pre-Prep loved their first visit of the year to Clearwood. After a bumpy ride up the farm track, we all found our special keys to enter the wood (a sign of autumn or a perfect leaf) and then we were able to enter our special forest school area. The morning started with a game of ‘1,2,3, where are you?’ and then we separated into groups for activities which included bark rubbing, colour matching and twig writing. We then came back round the campfire for a delicious hot dog lunch with sausages cooked over the open fire. This was definitely the best part of the day for some children! After lunch children could have some free play time or practise whittling with vegetable peelers to make magic wands. We returned to school tired but happy.