This half term, Year Two have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. Mrs Grin.ing asked the children if they could design and make a new lunch for Mr Grinling because the scavenging seagulls stole his! The children have tested different fruits and sandwiches so they could design a lunch they would like. Today the children made the sandwich and fruit kebabs that they designed. There were lots of happy customers and clean plates!
Year 1 consolidated their learning about how trees change through the four seasons today. They discussed what changes take place during the seasons and how this impacts deciduous trees. The children then painted four fabulous trees to represent seasonal change.
Year 6 have loved celebrating all of their wonderful achievements at Sandford Hill with a fantastic party on the field. The children enjoyed lots of different activities like face paints, an inflatable wipeout game and even karaoke. They then returned to the hall for films and a sleepover. We’ve loved hearing all of the childrens’ favourite memories from their time at Sandford Hill and thankfully the sun has been shining on us. What a fabulous end to the year!
Congratulations to Storm and Blake this weeks proud recipients of the Tony Hughes award. Well done, we are very proud of you both.
Today we had the privilege of performing at the Victoria Hall with lots of other schools and the incredible Halle Orchestra. The children were fantastic playing their brass instruments and clarinets. Each week with Mr Walker they have learned to play two pieces and to sing two songs in preparation for the concert. They did a fantastic job and we were very proud of their maturity, hard work and enthusiasm. Well done!
The Oranges and Apples had a lovely morning meeting the animals from the Farm on Wheels. The children got to feed a lamb and feed the chicks too. Everyone had a stroke of the goats, bunnies, chicks and even a rat named Star.
In preparation for Year 2 the current Year 1 children completed another transition session into their new classroom. We looked at the characters of Alice in Wonderland and collaged a hat perfect for the ‘Mad Hatter.’ Thank you to all the adults who joined us this morning.
All of the children from Year 5 showed that they are definitely ready for Year 6 this morning. The adults were so impressed by the childrens’ enthusiasm and creativity as they decorated their plant pots, ready for their flower-growing challenge over summer. We can’t wait to see all of the impressive flowers returning in September!
Miss Gerard and Mrs Carney really enjoyed meeting their new class and their grown ups this morning. The children produced some fantastic art work and some of the parents had a go too. Fantastic work everyone – we are already looking forward to September.
Yesterday was the turn of Miss Jones’ class to visit the Manifold Valley and – despite the morning rain – we had a fantastic day! We saw Thor’s Cave, a range of creatures (including some VERY friendly ducks and an ENORMOUS rat!) and enjoyed a long hike and picnic lunch. They were fantastic role models for Sandford Hill.