Year 1/1 Visit Hanley Museum

Year 1/1 had a brilliant time at Hanley museum this morning taking part in a toys from the past workshop. We looked at old dolls, some of which were over 100 years old, old teddies and spinning tops. We also had a play with a Jacob’s ladder toy and an acrobatic monkey toy. We discussed how toys have changed over time and even made our own cup and ball craft.
We would like to say a big thank you to Amanda who ran the workshop and also well done to all the children who behaved impeccably and enthusiastically throughout.

Nursery’s Space Adventures

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Following the story ‘Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy the children have created some fabulous works of art. The bears they have painted are brilliant! Super space bottle rockets have been zoomed around the classroom. Boxes and cardboard tubes were joined together to create more super rockets and on Thursday the children used shapes to print aeroplanes.
You have all worked so hard, we are very proud of you!
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Year 2 Nature Club

Despite only venturing down to the woodlands once due to the wet weather, we have still had a brilliant time in nature club making bird feeders and painting Christmas themed stones. Thank you Year 2 for making it so enjoyable and a big thank you to Mrs Moss for her help too.

Gardening Club

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For our last Gardening Club of the year, Mrs Carney created a set of cards with items written on. We had to decide which could be composted and which couldn’t. It was a great discussion about why we compost and the reasons why we don’t compost some things. We hope to encourage children in school to put their fruit leftovers in our compost bins which are on the key stage 2 yards. 🍎🍐🍌

Toys

Year 1 have been very excited to start their Toys topic this week. We started by listening and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in our music lesson with Mrs Brian and Miss Ford before looking at our favourite modern toys from home. We discussed what materials our toys are made from and how they work. We also discussed how some toys have always been popular e.g. dolls but looked at how they have changed over time.
We are looking forward to our trip to Hanley museum next week where we will take part in a ‘Toys from the Past’ workshop.