Today is Monday. Sorry but I don’t know the exact date. It was so cool! We went on a educational visit to the Centre of the Cell. I love organs for some reason so I was so excited. don’t you think that they are super cool too? Well I don’t think many of my other class mates are as obsessed. But any way, I saw some real organs. Yes real ones that humans had donated when they died. There was half a brain, some kidneys, a liver, some skin and a nee cap. See, I’m obsessed. This look like fun? It was. No doubt about it. If you’re planning to go visit sorry to say it’s only for schools.
Last Thursday we went to a Hindu temple in Lewisham. In RE we have been doing Hinduism. Before we entered we took our shoes off because Hindus believe that if you come inside somewhere with your shoes on it brings in dirt from the street. Hindus do not eat meat and a cow in particular because they believe Vishnu’s wife is inside a cow. We saw a statue of Ganesh he was holding a mango a coconut was in front of him. There was a statue of Shiva’s army. When you come into a temple you always worship Ganesh first.
You can find out what a child from each year group has been learning as part of their new topic, along with other important information about our school community on our weekly newsletter here.
At Edmund Waller, we are passionate about the children developing a lifelong love of reading. Children who enjoy reading are happier, healthier; they are more empathetic, do better academically and do better in life generally. In school, teachers read to their classes every day. You will find the books they are currently enjoying displayed on classroom doors. In the fifth edition of our bi-annual Reading Newsletter, children from every year group talk about the power of reading with someone at home.
On the reverse of the Reading Newsletter, you will find: Why Read Aloud? a powerful infographic summarising the benefits of reading aloud. It is one of the practical resources created by the Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign.
At Edmund Waller, we strongly agree with their message about reading: “Every child. Every parent. Every day”, encouraging 15 minutes of daily reading aloud.
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