On Tuesday 20th December 2016, we hosted our first ‘Grandparents’ Day’ at MICS. This special day was linked to the ‘World Around Us’ topic – My History.
Firstly, we had a panel of grandparents answering questions about their childhoods, which KS1 pupils had composed previously. These ranged from school life, toys, Christmas celebrations to transportation. We would like to thank the grandparents for their informative, insightful (and sometimes humorous!) responses; the pupils and their teacher were engaged thoroughly!
Following this, the grandparents and pupils collaborated on two Christmas crafts: moulding salt-dough Christmas/family trees and painting Christmas baubles with glass-paints.
Finally, we had a unique school lunch time, as both grandparents and pupils ate at the school desks.
We would like to say a HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ to the grandparents who sacrificed the time to share their childhood stories and participate creatively in crafts, making 20th December a very memorable day. One pupil stated enthusiastically, ‘It was the best day ever!’
Psalm 78:4 ~ We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.