WOTWC & top tips for keeping cool

This week’s WOTWC (Word of the Week Challenge!) is…excruciating. This is an adjective that means extremely painful. For example: I broke my toe and the pain was excruciating! Can you use this word in another sentence? Leave a comment below.

In assembly we discussed top tips for keeping cool in this hot, sunny weather. The children had some great ideas including:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Take breaks in the shade.
  • Put suncream on in the morning.
  • Don’t wear jumpers or coats but do wear a sunhat.

Can you leave a comment with any more top tips below. ..?

Mr Poyton

Word of the Week Challenge: illusion

No new word of the week this week as I didn’t blog about the last one! So, you have an extra week to use illusion in conversation and your writing. Can you leave a comment below with an example sentence?

An illusion (noun) is something that is not what it seems to be. Illusions happen when a person’s eyes, ears, or sense of touch are deceived, or tricked, in some way.

For example: Mr Poyton’s wizard hat created the illusion that he was much taller than he really was!

Find out more about the word illusion here:https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/illusion/477170

Facing fears…with FUN!

In our assemblies today we talked about how we can face our fears by showing our school value of passion. If we are having fun, we forget our worries! Of course, we also have trusted adults around us to help us and keep us safe. At Grangewaters, children in Year 5 & 6 felt confident and brave enough to do daring things like climbing because they had expert adults helping them and because they were so busy enjoying themselves!

When we feel worried about making mistakes in our learning we can remember there is always help close by. But if you enjoy your learning, it gives you the confidence to take risks and overcome a challenge.

In Key Stage 2 ‘s assembly we also watched a video about an amazing 95 year old man who parachuted into battle on D Day in World War II, 75 years ago. This week he is going to parachute on to that beach in France again! This time he won’t be scared. He will enjoy it as it is important to him that we honour the memory of his friends who sadly died in battle.

What fear will you face this week or this term? How will you overcome your worries and succeed? What can you do to help others?