On Thursday after school (14th March), the PTFA held an extremely successful cake sale raising £191! The sale ran alongside our Eco Week ‘eco bricks’ activity. The PTFA also sold beeswax wraps so our school community can cut down on plastic waste. Watch out for more green ideas as Sea Mills work towards it’s Bronze Eco Schools Award.
Sophia won GOLD in a dance competition last week! Well done Sophia!
Last week our new amazing playground equipment was delivered!
This week the children have all been playing with our new Snug playground kit which will transform our playground further into a creative, social space for play and learning.
Have a look at what the children have already been up to using the new kit!
Yesterday Mrs Randall, Mr Kinnear, Mrs Swords and Mrs Phillips took a group of children on a wild adventure to Tyntesfield. They learned about what it would have been like to be a servant during the Victorian era and had a massive explore around the grounds. They discovered sculptures, dens and Mrs Randall made them walk miles – almost 6 in total and there were some bug hills!
Sea Mills staff dressed in the fashion of 1920s to launch English Week. What do you think of their togs?
Guitar Club performing in the last celebration assembly of 2018
Snack, Chat and Reminisce
Year 6 interviewed older Sea Mills residents on 28th November who were attending the ‘Snack, Chat and Reminisce’ event at St Edyth’s Church. They found out some amazing local stories which they are going to report about online. Watch this space for a link to read them. The children’s attitude and interest was fantastic – we have some great budding journalists!
Parents found our SPAG help station really informative during parents evening.
Maths and Science Week
Year 6 were challenged to collect as much water as possible from the water collection points around the school. They had five minutes. We discussed difficulties then related that to the village of Turkana in Kenya where children have to walk up to 10km to collect drinking water. The children represented data in charts to show how much water they collected then designed a water pump for the children of Turkana.
Day 1 of The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Year 3 Children start to design a method to transport tomatoes down a Himalayan hillside.
Day 3 of The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Today the children are making transportation devices to safely deliver their tomatoes to the market without squashing them.
Museum in a Phone Box
On Wednesday 7th November, Sea Mills School Learning Council helped launch an exciting new history project which will see our local telephone box turned into a mini-museum. Sea Mills 100 will be holding a number of events with the Sea Mills community over the coming year, the first of which will be a chat and reminisce session in St Edyths Church. Year 6 are soon to be trained in interview techniques and about local history for this event. The stories they learn from older local people will be written up and shared online – watch this space for more!
‘Celebrating Our Diverse World’ dress up day
Meeting some Axolotls
Today all children at Sea Mills Primary School got to meet some Axolotls. The amphibians originate from Mexico but are sadly now extinct in the wild. Soon Sea Mills will be getting their very own Axolotl as the own school pet. Why not ask your child about Axoltls as they learned many many facts!
Y5 treated Mrs Randall and Y2 to an amazing concert. The children were conducted by Mr Kinnear who has been taking them for music over the past few weeks.
This morning the whole school had a really informative assembly on Sikhism led by Balbir. Balbir shared key beliefs from Sikhism and brought in several artefacts which she shared with the children.
Miss Thompson played a variety of wind instruments to the children today. She played the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and recorder. The children loved listening to the music a the various sounds the wind instruments make.
After half term she will be offering lessons to children. Please look out for the letter.
Lamchen, a Buddhist nun, visited Sea Mills as part of Diversity Month. She led the school in a meditation, shared a Buddhist ‘Tanka Tale’ and explained some Buddhist Beliefs. She visited each class to show some artefacts and was very impressed with the range of questions the children asked.
A Capoeira group came to show the whole school their amazing Brazilian gymnastic and rhythmic skills this week. Year 3 and 4 followed up with workshops learning new music and dance skills.
Mr Randall came and did some Caribbean cooking with children from Y3-Y6 as part of Diversity Month. They spent the afternoon making Jamaican patties. Mr Randall taught them two different cutting methods, the bridge and the claw. He also taught them how to make short crust turmeric pastry which is slightly yellow due to the spice turmeric.
Meet Sea Mills’ new pupil our yet to be named Axolotl
World Record Attempt
On 10th November 2017, we attempted to break the world record for the most amount of people (in one space) dressed as an astronaut.
Last week, we were amazed to find out that we did in fact break the record with 256 adults and children taking part!! The staff at Sea Mills worked tirelessly in order to prepare for the event and it would not have been possible without them. Well done everyone! Thank you also to all the parents who heled and provided costume bits! We are record breakers!!!