As part of our topic, ‘Can I have a dog yet?‘ we visited the zoo. Children spent time looking at all the different animals and exploring the zoo.We had lot’s of fun and were very tired when we got back to school.
To celebrate international day we were welcomed to school by dohl players. We dressed in traditional clothes and learnt facts about India. We made flags, tasted traditional foods, listened to and danced to bangra music. We then had a dohl session where we learnt how to play the drums.
To celebrate eid children dressed up in party clothes and some traditional clothes. We danced and played lots of outdoor games. We then had a picnic, tasting some traditional food and party food.
As part of our Why do spiders eat flies? topic we went on trip to the butterfly farm. On the trip we saw lots of different types of butterfly’s, we learnt more about the butterfly lifecycle and we had a chance to see different types of caterpillars and learnt about how they adapt. As well as butterfly’s we saw other minibeasts such as ants, millipedes and tranchulars.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding, children came to school dressed in the Union Jack flag colours, red, blue and white. We had lots of different activities, crowns, invitation cards, flags and colouring. We then had a party, dancing, play games and finishing with a street style party on the play ground.
We had a visit from famous children’s author Ian Billings. He read us his own version of Little Red Riding Hood, which was very exciting. Together we created a character and then we drew our own characters. We then got together and talked about them.
We had a day of science based activities. We explored, speed and how different surfaces can help speed up or slow down a car. We explored and made predictions as to which surface would be better for planting speeds on. We experimented with magnetic and non-magnetic materials and we also tested mixing colours.
Children celebrated world book day by taking part in lots of different activities. The book we celebrated was Hansel and Gretel. We dressed up as book characters, we had a story read to us by a fair godmother, built houses, did writing and subtraction based on Hansel Gretel. We finished the day with drawing and writing about what we had dressed up as.
Parents joined us for a Christmas craft afternoon. There was lots of creativitiy to be seen, we made reindeers, Christmas tree decorations, decorated a snowman, Christmas lights and made cone Santa’s and Christmas trees.
Thank you parents for joining us.
In EYFS we had a visit from the farm on wheels!
Children were told the Christmas story and saw and asked questions about the animals. They touched and stroked animals which are apart of the nativity such as, the donkey, a turkey, a rat and chickens.
‘No Pens Wednesday’
Children had a fantastic time dressing up as a word. We had some very imaginative costumes and children enjoyed their learning in many creative ways without using a pen. Some staff were put into detention after they were caught using a writing tool!
‘Freshwater Theatre Company ‘Ourselves’
5th October 2017
“We’re going on a story hunt, we are going to find a good one. We’re not scared, we’re not scared.”
Reception children went on an exciting adventure exploring their five senses. They began by meeting a character called ‘Big Bird’ and searched for clues to create a story.
World Fitness Day!
27th September 2017
Children had a fantastic action packed day, promoting health and well being.
Our Early Years staff organised a range of activities for the children!
‘Daily Fitness Challenge’
‘Exploring a range of physical equipment’
‘Making a healthy pizza’
‘making a body using fruit ‘ ‘fruit printing’
A huge thank you to our early years staff.
To start off our topic with a wow moment, we had an autumn fire! We sat in a circle of fire and toasted marshmallows. We sang some autumn songs and discussed the signs of Autumn