Recently, Year 5 had the opportunity of becoming curators, as part of a workshop run by the Bata Heritage Centre, during which pupils restored artefacts that were damaged during the devastating fire of the local library (January 2017). We also had to catalogue each item: writing a short description; recording the catalogue number; using ICT skills to take photographs before and after the cleaning process. As part of the workshop 5NM - the lucky ones - were filmed; the footage will be streamed later in the year. Fortunately, the library is being rebuilt and we are hoping to visit it in the summer term.
Children in Year 4 and Year 5 will be performing in their Spring Production on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Monday 26th March. Check below to see the performance times.
The performance times are:
Thursday 22nd: 9.30am and 1.45pm
Friday 23rd: 9.30am and 1.45pm
Monday 26th: 9.30am
Complete the form below to book a seat on the production. Please read and follow the instructions carefully to ensure you book for the correct event.
Each family may have two seats for each of their child’s performance. When you register you will receive a confirmation email. If you register for more than two seats or the names of the persons registered are not known to us as parents/carers, the booking will be removed. If there are special circumstances that require more than two seats i.e. parents have new partners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the office team will contact you to discuss your requirements. You must bring either a print out of the email you receive or show the email on your phone when you attend for the performance. There is a maximum number of one hundred and sixty seats per performance, once we reach this capacity it will not be possible for you to register for the performance.
On Friday 22nd May, the last day of the half term, the entire community of East Tilbury Primary School & Nursery celebrated an Alice in Wonderland Equity Action in the glorious sunshine! Children had been enquiring into a number of ideas, using Lewis Carroll's famous story as a vehicle, as well as looking into local heritage through the Bata estates. Friday's event was a Hatter's Tea Party, with performances from children across the school, party food, games and work from the half term on display for parents, carers and other visitors to enjoy. Guests at the event included the Mayor Cllr Liddiard and his Deputy Mayor, MP Stephen Metcalfe, some of our Governors past and present, and representatives from local community groups. Children raised hundreds of pounds through this event to support the work of the Bata Reminiscence Resource Centre, making another positive contribution to the local community as active young citizens. Staff rallied round as usual to support the event and make all of our visitors feel welcome. Well done everybody!
Some people are calling for there to be a prize for the best displays on the day, so watch this space, if they can get us some more evidence, there might just be another prize giving coming up…
As part of their Unit of Enquiry looking at how people work together to achieve a common purpose in a workplace, Year 5 have written some information posters, following their visit to the Bata Reminiscence Resource Centre Open Day. The actual Bata factories are just across the road from our school and it has been great for the children to focus again on local history, with so many sources of evidence readily available to us.
We are really grateful to the BRRC for their support during this unit of work, they have provided us with so much information and so many interesting artefacts.
This week, Miss Clark did a presentation for Year 5, providing information about her visit to China in the Easter holidays. The focus of the visit was to learn about Chinese culture and education.
Kacey Baker from 5DC commented, “I thought Miss Clark’s presentation was amazing. I learned that China is very different to England in many different ways. For example, the traffic system and the marketplaces that sell fresh fruit and vegetables.
Education is different in China. There are more children in the classes and they learn in a different way.
I found the presentation informative. At first, I did not know a lot about China, but now I have learned new facts about the country.”
On Friday 20th March 2015, Year 5 joined the whole School as we prepared to witness the solar eclipse. We made pinhole cameras out of card to help us view the eclipse outside safely. Many people use pinholes to project an image of the Sun onto the ground and we had expected that the projected image would show the crescent of the Sun as the Moon gobbled up its disc. Unfortunately, the cloudy skies made it tricky to see the eclipse, however, we watched the eclipse live through the BBC Stargazing news.