Autumn 2021

Virtual Author Event with Tracey Corderoy
Ford loved sending questions to Tracey Corderoy, the children's author. She shared some of  her latest action-packed Christmas adventure story about Shifty and Sam who are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there’s a Christmas crisis – it's up to Shifty and Sam to race across the snowy slopes and save Christmas for everyone! The children also loved drawing Christmas elves along with Tracey.
What's Cooking?
Ford class has been cooking up a storm every Monday as they join Cherie at the Cookery Club.
Savoury and sweet creations have been a hit at home and school. The children are kitchen wizards when it comes to cleaning too!

Beach School Day
Ford had their first beach day for over a year on October 21st. The sun shone as the children deepened their understanding of the Aztec Empire and their relationship to the cocoa bean as well as the history and geography of the culture. In groups, the children  built amazing 3D models of the ancient Aztec capital. Later, the children used their knowledge of the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to develop a mini screen play of their favourite scene, then acted it out for the class. In the afternoon the children discussed the water cycle and made models  in the sand to represent it. They also created spooky Halloween surprises on the beach including pumpkins and skeletons made from found, natural objects. Finally we had fun at the park before heading home.
We can not wait until the next one in December!

Happy Birthday Hipsburn!
Ford were groovy guys and girls to celebrate Hipsburn Primary School's 50th birthday! To great  amusement, the children explored 70's fashion, graphics and music, as well as footballers's haircuts! 

And relax.....
Hipsburn had a special visit in September from Catherine. a local yoga teacher. She took classes from years 1-6 for a well being and mindful session on the field. The children learnt about the importance of breathing to help  focus, relax, reduce anxiety and stay calm. We then followed a guided meditation. We hope to see Catherine again soon for further sessions.