Today is a sad day in Totara 2 and 3. Our favourite Teacher Aide Ellie is leaving us. Thank you for all the hard work you have done for us Ellie. We will miss the fun, laughter and hugs you gave us. All the very best for your new venture and don't worry, we will all come and visit. Love you x
Ellie with Summer and Nic and the awesome picture she gave us for our new space.
Grey Main's Got Talent has been going for the last few weeks and today in assembly the winner was announced. 4 children showcased their exceptional talent! Kyle started off by playing the piano, Alyssa sang Skinny Love, Kyra danced to People Help the People and Jessie sang If I Ain't Got You. The competition was fierce but our very own Jessie took out the title of the Winner of Grey Main's Got Talent 2017. Jessie we are SO proud of you!!
Toady the Totara Hub was invited to the High School to participate in a workshop they had set up called 'The Maze'. During our time there we learnt how barcodes work, we got to experiment with coding and playing 3-D games, use motion sensors and we even witnessed a 3-D printer in action! This was a really good opportunity for us to think about the new digital curriculum and what we will be able to do when we head to High School.
Manners are one of the most important things we need to have in life. As well as following the Grey Main Way, we need to remember that Manners Matter. This week in Totara 2, we are really focusing on using our manners. It is really important that we use our manners towards all adults in the school as well as each other.
Spring has sprung! Yesterday afternoon we went out to the garden with Mr B and he showed us how to plant potatoes so the Year 8's can eat them at their Year 8 leavers dinner. We found it really interesting learning about how potatoes go to seed and how the grow off each other. We decided that they might need a helping hand so we sprinkled potato fertiliser on them too (but don't tell Kevin!) We are going to keep an eye on them and our next project is planting corn into pots and letting it grow in the greenhouses until we can plant them in our very own corn patch.
We have also decided that a part of the garden needs a really good tidy so we are going to do that too! Watch this space!
Last week was Maths Week and at Grey Main we had a number of activities that were organised and run by Miss Power. We really enjoyed completing these activities and in particular the West-a-maths competition that we had on Friday. We were randomly split into teams of 3 or 4 and as teams we had to solve maths problems. In order for us to get to the next questions we had to answer the question correctly or we could pass on the question. Congratulations to the winning team who scored 100 points in under 30 minutes. (100 points means they got all of the questions correct and didn't pass a question)!