In readiness for today’s General Election, the children had wide ranging discussions and activities to learn about how our democracy works. The children:
1) Had a quiz on the current political leaders in our country.
2) Took part in smaller group debates, where each person took it in turns to say what their two main priorities would be if they were Prime Minister. The rest of the group could then ask them questions, just like a real press conference!
3) Had a mock General Election, where the children voted for one of three candidates who had different priorities for leading the country.
The children also saw how different methods of voting can create different results. They were superstars throughout the morning, speaking passionately about the economy, education, health, defence, social care and the environment. They listened attentively to each other and asked thoughtful and insightful questions of each other, and they learnt plenty about our democracy.
I think that we could definitely have the Prime Minister of the future in our midst! Super work Year 4!
Yesterday in Reception we learnt about Chinese New Year. We made our own Chinese lanterns and dragons, and wrote messages to put inside a fortune cookie. There were mixed feelings when it came to the sweet and sour stir fry!
We would love to hear what the children learnt about New Year. Can you remember why red is a special colour?
Can you remember which animal in the zodiac it is this year?
Well our Nursery children certainly know how to party!
We have had a fabulous afternoon, we danced our socks off where we saw some brilliant dance moves, then we had a game of pass the parcel. The children carefully peeled off one layer of paper once the music had stopped and the winner received a pot of bubbles. We had a phone call saying we had a very special visitor and it was Santa himself! The children each took their turn to receive a gift from him and all used their manners beautifully! Well done! Finally we returned to the classroom to have our party food and drinks.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all of your support during this very busy first term.
What a brilliant Christmas party we have had this afternoon! We did lots of dancing (there were some very cool dance moves), played pass the parcel and even visited Santa’s grotto! Thank you Santa for our early present! We finished the afternoon we lots of yummy party food. We feel even more Christmassy now (if that’s possible).
We had a fabulous response to our Christmas Cake Off competition. We were absolutely bowled over by the standard of entries which clearly show what amazingly talented children and what wonderfully supportive parents we have here at Sandford Hill. The judging of the entries proved to be too much of a challenge for our celebrity judging team of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (a.k.a. Mrs Wildgoose and Mrs Browne) so we decided to award certificates to all of the children who entered the competition and then drew names out of a hat to see who would take the ‘Cake Off’ crown within each age group category. Everyone was a winner! Thank you so much for entering…..and if you’re not feeling hungry yet, just watch these few snaps below….they’re guaranteed to whet your appetite!
As requested, a slower version of yesterdays Santa Visit video.