Thursday and Friday were all about Sports. Scooting, Zumba, Sport's day, we met an Olympic Judo athlete too!. We had perfect weather and it was great to go to the Junior School to run our races. Thank you to all parents who came to watch and support the children.
Wednesday - Science Day!
We learned to be super heroes and eco warriors with the help of Super Sam to thwart the baddie Boomer who constantly loves to party and he wastes energy and electricity!
Do watch the trailer ...
Hurrah! It is Activities Week and we are halfway through an enriching curriculum of new and creative learning.
Monday saw the arrival of Robin Hood and his troop of Merry Men courtesy of the Image Musical Group. They chose children from the various year groups to take part in the final performance. The rest of the children joined in too as part of the chorus including a few 'hey nonny nonnys'. It was brilliant to see the enthusiasm of all the children and how their attention was absorbed by the drama group.
Tuesday was Art & Design day in which we all made a mask for the afternoon's Masquerade Ball. There were prizes to be had and we all endeavoured to design and create the best mask we could. Well done to Rocco and Emily in Cherry Class for being voted Best in Class and also to Emily and Julian in Apple Class - also Best in Class. Emily Ray did even better in the whole school competition bagging third place whilst William Jesse from Maple received second place and finally Harriet from Oak Class claimed first place with her beautiful plant themed mask. Amazing ideas!
The Week That Was...
What a busy old week we have had. We have begun sport's day practice ready for next Friday 22nd at the Junior School. It has been fun with Mr Woodall helping us to sort out the groups. We are hoping that we can run in a straight line and not lose our plimsolls on the way! Do remember we need to come to school in our PE kits on Sport's Day.
We have explored our Space topic a bit more and we watched a video about Tim Peake, the astronaut and watched him do all sorts of amazing things in the space station! We are beginning to write sentences now and we have made so much progress since we first started.
We are also becoming quite adept at using the iPads as we are learning to make videos of each other. Learning to hold the screen steadily and use our loud voices to talk about things.
Next week is going to be so much fun with Activities Week - we can wear our own clothes all week and sports kits on Thursday and Friday.
The year is flying by and we are now in our final half term. The weather is improving and we have already been at school for a week. Our new theme is Prestwood and Beyond in which we will be exploring our local area and the wider world beyond...
We have already been on a walk around the village which was fun and enlightening, we spotted birds and curiously shaped chimneys, different types of homes and buildings, interesting gardens and road signs. The children took photos and videos of the walk which you can see below. This week we are looking more at space, what is out there and who might be out there....!
Here comes the sun...
Our Magical Minibeasts topic is fluttering along splendidly and now that our butterflies have emerged and been set free, the arrival of the duck eggs are most opportune.
Last week we looked at different fruits and vegetables and learned all about doubling and halving in maths. We used different fruits to actually cut in half to make our fruit salad. Mmm it was delicious and sticky! Some of us had never tried plums before so it was a new experience.
Our College Lake trip
We had enormous fun on the trip to College Lake. We took along our teddies as it was a Teddy Bear's Picnic and we learned lots of things along the way.
We used our senses in the beautiful sensory garden finding plants and herbs with all types of strange and delightful aromas, we heard the Nature's Orchestra and it is amazing what you can hear when you are very quiet and still. We found colours to match the broken rainbow and learned what SWAF is. Please ask us if you don't know either!
We had a fabulous picnic with our teddies then built shelters for our teddies; we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Phew! ZZZzzz...
Our new topic this summer half term is Magical Mini-beasts and we have already been on a bug hunt around the school grounds. We saw an amazing array of creatures ranging from bumble bees to woodlice. We are looking forwards to learning all about different types of mini beasts and we know some things already.
In school we have been donated some caterpillars which are already wrapping themselves up into their chrysalis shells awaiting transformation. We are fascinated!
This week we are reading the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and we are amazed at what he ate. We have mapped out the story so that we can remember it.
Bring on the Clowns ....and the Magicians!
This has been a rather fun week because we have been looking at clowns and magicians. We have been clowning around with our rhyming skills and each class came up with a poem about clowns. We put some actions with the words and performed it for the other class.
The poems are here for you to look at. We hope you enjoy them.
We are also writing story plans on a clown and magician theme. Watch this space or ask the children to tell you the story at the end of the week.
Science Week in Reception
Last week was Science Week and EYFS children had a great time exploring all the different areas on the different days.
Have a look at the posters to find out about the things we did.
Welcome to Reception!
Roll up! Roll up! Come to the circus. Apple and Cherry Classes have started their new topic learning all about Circuses. Our role play area has been transformed into a Big Top and the children have been dressing up as circus performers and learning new tricks. They have written and presented information about the different jobs in a circus and written sentences in their books; some have even used capital letters and full stops! In maths some children have been measuring length, height and weight and others have started learning about adding and number bonds.
It was lovely to meet some of you last night at the first Parents' Evening and we are looking forward to catching up with the rest of you next week. Don't forget we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday and everyone will be dressing up as a favourite book character. Celebrations will continue on Friday with our Story Telling Day.
We are enjoying our lovely new website and urge you to check out the photos of all the Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses who joined the Royal Banquet on our Castles WOW Day last half term.