Wednesday, 17 January 2018

A little trip to the Art Gallery...

Cam admiring the art
Last Friday 3LB walked up to the art gallery to have a little look at the art and to have a hot chocolate. We noticed some art about Greek Mythology which is what the boys are looking at in English at the moment.

Greek mythology

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is an important date in the  calendar, marking the coming of Epiphany on January 6th.
The Collins Dictionary says Twelfth Night is: “The evening of Jan 5th, the eve of Twelfth Day, formerly observed with various festal celebrations". Western Christians believe it was the date the three kings, or three wise men, visited the baby Jesus in a Bethlehem stable. They have been celebrating the date since the 4th century and January 5th is officially recognised as Twelfth Night by the Church of England.
One its website, the Church of England states: “The season of Christmas lasts for twelve days, culminating in another feast - that of the Epiphany on 6th January, when we recall how Jesus was first revealed to the wider world in the visit of the Magi (or Wise Men).” However, some other Christian groups say Twelfth Night happens on January 6 because it is the 12th day after Christmas. Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, according to Eastern Christians.
A modern-day custom in English-speaking countries is that all festive decorations must come down on Epiphany Eve, classed as Twelfth Night, so many people think displaying Christmas decorations after January 5th is unlucky. According to the superstition, tree spirits live in Christmas trees and other greenery such as holly and ivy. They must then be released into the open otherwise it would lead to agricultural problems and food shortages.
Are your decorations still up or did you take them down before the Twelfth Night?

Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Day

The fifth candle represents the birth of Christ. The flame of this candle remind us that He is the light of the world and that if we follow Him, we will never walk in darkness, but will have the true light of life.

Merry Christmas everyone.

4th Sunday in Advent

The fourth candle represents Mary, the mother of Jesus - The Candle of Joy

Joy is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at this candle we celebrate the joy that can be found in Christ.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas at The Polygon

This week at The Polygon we have been very lucky and had a week of fun  activities and treats!
We started last week with a "Round Robin" where all the boys went into different classes all do and did a variety of Xmas activities in each room. 
We had trip day on Monday and all classes chose where they wanted to go and were excellently behaved. Yesterday was The Polygon Xmas lunch-100 people came to celebrate with us and Santa made his usual appearance and handed out gifts to every boy. Deacon Chant and Sheldon Glasspool were also awarded trophies during the lunch for their excellent fishing this term.
Today we are off to the Panto to see Snow White and the seven Dwarfs which i am personally really looking forward to! (It has the Chuckle Bothers in it!).
Dylan icing his Yule Log
We are all very proud of you this term boys and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Sean preparing his butter icing

Yule Logs and Xmas cookies

Patryk was amazing with the modelling clay!!

Wreath making

Making decorations in the CDT room

Dylan made this fantastic wreath! It was so much better than mine! Well done Dylan!

Our Head boy Arron helping set up for Xmas lunch

Mrs Hendon-John, Mr Penfold and Liam-looking lovely and Christmassy and getting everyone in the spirit!



Selfie time with Cieran and Miss Long

Miss Harrop, Ben and Lukas


The hall

Mrs Hendon-John dishing up


Santa has arrived!

Is that Lewis?!

Jake and Cam reading all their cards

3CM with their cards

Santa handing out gifts

Deacon receiving his fishing award-well done Deacon-an expert fisherman!

Shelon also received an award for Fishing-well done Shelders!

Sunday, 17 December 2017

3rd Sunday in Advent

The 3rd Sunday of Advent rememers John the Baptist - The Candle of love.

Love is like a candle shining in a dark place. As we look at the light of this candle we celebrate the love that is to be found in Christ.

Some churches use a pink candle for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, what colour is the candle in your church?

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dynamic Movement Skills and Boxfit

The Polygon school have the opportunity to work in partnership with Solent University delivering Dynamic Movement Skills in school. DMS is a cutting edge movement methodology for children & adults that helps develop, refine & improve gross motor skills, coordination, agility & quickness.

The first session today was a great success, with the boys combining DMS with their boxfit skills. We hope the boys will continue to engage as successfully in the future! Well done boys! :)
Set 1

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Great Agility George

Ryan returning to the 'home square'

The DMS Mat

Boys starting one of their combinations

Great example boys -Well done!

Solent students helping out!

Go Owen!