Cooking club

The key stage two children have really enjoyed cooking club this half term. The children have been learning to cook and bake receipes that originate from Britain. The children have read receipes, measured and weighed ingredients, and used a range of cooking and baking skills to create their very own cooking and baking creations. Well done to you all, the treats were yummy!

Key stage one, it’s your turn after half term 🙂

Learning mathematical and language concepts

Each week in class 1 we are learning 2 different concepts. These concepts are aimed at developing and using language through play, and developing mathematical understanding too. This week we have been learning the words ‘on’ and ‘off’. The children have learnt the words and actions for each word. The adults have been busy supporting children to learn these concept words through their independent learning time in continuous provision and through their learning in focused activities with an adult too.

  

Science Photographic Competition

Many thanks to everyone for a wonderful exhibition; the staff were blown away by the entries. The children’s images touched a diverse range of science concepts. We had an amazing turn out, helped along by our super PTA and a visit from Dogs helping Kids. What a lovely way to end the half term. Competition winners will be revealed , after half term. Have a peaceful and relaxing break and see you all in a week. Mrs F

Special Visitor

As part of our topic ‘Wonder Me’, we invited a parent in to school to talk about her job as a physiotherapist. Accompanying her was a very special guest: Fred. Together they helped the children to understand, first-hand, the structure of the body, how muscles work and what we need to do to look after them. Thank you so much. The children had a fantastic time.

Class 1: So much learning!

These boys had lots of fun on the farm this week, working together to get all the jobs done.  They played really well together showing good turn taking and sharing and they showed their excellent conversational skills.

The children showed great interest in the weather and the changes to the sky this week.  We talked about why it was getting darker, which direction we thought the storm was going and why.  They really enjoyed learning about their natural environment and showed great enthusiasm.

Continuing with our theme of Wonderful Me, we made biscuits in the shape of ourselves.   The children learnt about following instructions to find out how to make biscuits and how to use scales and read the numbers to measure out the correct ingredients.  They also enjoyed eating the biscuits of course!

We also took the time to enjoy lots of stories…

…practice using our newly learnt sounds to read some simple words and match them up with the pictures…

…we also practiced our drawing and writing skills…

…and enjoyed a good sing along of some of our old favourite Nursery Rhymes with Mrs Yates.  Another very full and productive week!

Autumn learning in Class 1

The children have been busy learning the theme of ‘Autumn’ as part of our ‘Wonderful Me’ topic.

The children sang beautifully in their harvest festival, using actions and props to support. Well done Class 1!

The children loved exploring the outdoors. We collected leaves, exploring colours, size and shape. We took the leaves back to the classroom and used them as part of our learning.

The children created autumn leaf and tree paintings using skills learnt from their write dance and from what they had seen on their autumn walks. The children painted their tree, starting at the bottom; and then finger painted or painted leaves using a paintbrush on their tree using autumn colours.

The children have been busy creating their own little hedgehogs. The children looked at images of hedgehogs and created a hedgehog body, and then added sticks to create their own hedgehog. The children will paint their hedgehogs this week and add details such as eyes.

What a great start we have made to our ‘Autumn’ theme week. We will continue to explore this theme this week as part of our ‘Wonderful Me’ topic.

 

Harvest Service

Thank you very much to all of the many families, who joined us in our harvest celebrations this week. And thank you to our wonderful children, whose performance I was immensely proud of. There was a lovely sense of community, as we all gathered together on a beautiful (most-unlike-Autumn) day. I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks, as we head towards Christmas, when I am sure we will be treated to more singing delights.