Year One were so lucky this week to have some very special visitors! To help us with our topic, ‘Enchanted Woodland,’ we had some amazing woodland creatures come to see us. We even got to stroke them and we learnt so much about them. We were all so gentle and kind and listened carefully to instructions to ensure that we did not frighten the animals. Have a look at our blog to find out more.
What a fantastic day Year 2 had yesterday at Conkers. We started the morning off by riding on a train to the woodland. Hidden in the woods were nine fairy tale characters which we had to find by following a map. We have some fantastic map readers in Year 2 who accurately directed their groups around the woods to find the hidden characters. It wasn’t an easy challenge as we crossed wobbly bridges, walked narrow paths and even climbed up some tricky banks! The children were amazing and found most of the hidden characters. Following that, we retold the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs whilst wearing the masks we made and we shared another version of the story with Lottie, our tour guide. She was very impressed! After our lunch, the children enjoyed some free time on the amazing playground followed by time in the Discovery Centre which taught the children lots of scientific facts about our world – very interesting! To finish our day, we enjoyed a movie in the 4D cinema which was great fun. Well done to all of the children for their super behaviour and listening skills during our trip and also a great big thank you to all of our helpers who gave up their spare time to enjoy the day with us.
What a fantastic morning we all had in Year One this morning. We had lots of amazing adults in the classroom to help us and they saw how well we have all settled in. It was great to show everyone what super independent learners we are. Thank you to all of those adults that came and well done to all of the children! I cannot wait to display our wonderful Mr and Mrs Potato Heads. Please look at our blog to see our hard work.
Thank you to all of the family members who joined Year 2 this morning. We had a great time creating some fantastic pieces of artwork linked to our fairy tale topic. We hope you enjoyed spending time with your child in our class and I’m sure you’ll agree they have settled into Year 2 really well. We can’t wait to display the fairy tale setting artwork in our classroom. Well done everyone!
Today Year Three have visited Wild Wood where they became cave men and women for the day! We started our day by using tree branches and leaves to create a shelter…I was very impressed by the children’s building skills so it was impossible to choose a winning shelter! The children were very excited to make and fire their very own bow and arrow made from the branch of a willow tree- just like the Stone Age people would have needed to do when hunting. It was also a lot of fun to warm ourselves up with a hot chocolate by the camp fire. We were then super detectives, foraging for food like crab apples, blackberries and nettles. We were shocked to learn that people a long time ago might have eaten nettles! In the afternoon, we learned how to make fire using flint and the whole class managed to set a piece of cotton wool on fire! Thank you for a lovely day Year Three!
Y3/1 have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team and going back in time to learn about skills needed during the Stone Age. We have collected materials to build a den, foraged for food, stripped willow and decorated it to make an arrow, tried to make a spark to create a fire and we’ve also had a go at shooting arrows.
This week in Reception we are learning about family celebrations and on Friday we are going to have a celebration party with our school family. After writing a shopping list for our party food, we then took a trip to the shop to buy the ingredients. We are now so excited to make jelly and decorate cakes tomorrow ready for our party.
We would like to say a big well done to all the children who were so sensible when walking and crossing the roads.
What a brilliant pirate day we’ve had in Reception and we even had a special pirate picnic! Thank you to all the parents who provided the children with such fantastic costumes, everybody looked amazing!