Planet Earth – Intrepid Explorers – experience day

We arrived back to Earth from space, and have been exploring planet Earth. Last week, the children came to school dressed up as an intrepid explorer. In assembly, we learnt about the 7 different continents on planet Earth. We discussed how we were going to focus on 4 continents (as we only had 4 teachers) – Asia, Africa, the Poles and America. The children then experienced some African dance with Miss Peter to warm us up for the day ahead.

Miss Peter – Africa – the children had great fun learning about Africa – Dancing to African music and drumming to African music too

Miss Horrell – America – the children had great fun baking, tasting and eating American foods; making badges and flags too

Mr Huxtable – the Poles – the children had great fun experimenting with balloon cars

Mrs Lake  – Asia – the children had great fun drawing and building famous buildings from countries in Asia; and mark making letters and words in Chinese and Japanese.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their intrepid explorers ration boxes at lunch time. Thank you to the kitchen staff and lunch time staff for an extra special themed lunch too!! A great success!

All staff and children had a great day experiencing aspects of learning from the different continents and their countries on planet Earth.

 

NSPCC workshop

On Monday 13th January, the key stage 1 and 2 children took part in an NSPCC workshop. The children learnt about how to speak out on how to stay safe at school and at home. The children learnt how and who to talk to when they had a problem, if they were scared, they had experienced something that worried or upset them, or something had happened to them. The children learnt about ChildLine and how to contact them and why. The children enjoyed taking part in the factual workshop. Key stage 1 children made posters to help remind them of the jnfkrmationag home  (if ever needed).

Budding artists – WEEK 1

So today was the day we started our art club at our wonderfully creative school. The little artists were very eager to explore art through developing a range of skills; and using a range of mediums and materials.

The children mark made the 9 pre-writing shapes using a range of mediums eg pens, highlighters, crayons, and pencils on paper. The children had to think carefully about how they used the whole sheet of paper too. The children also mark made the 9 pre-writing shapes using paint on various materials i.e. black paper, newspaper, tin foil, and kitchen paper. The children had to use a paintbrush effectively to develop the brush strokes accurately.

All children had great fun learning about art and exploring mediums and materials today, great work. Let the projects begin!

 

Christmas party day

Class 2 had a great Christmas party day. The children spent the day cooking and decorating melted snowman biscuits, watching a Christmas movie and having fun at the Christmas party. The party involved lots of games and party food. Thank you to all parents who brought in party food. I think the children especially enjoyed coming to school dressed in their pyjamas!!

Christmas learning

It’s that time of year again when we have started to learn about Christmas. We have had a jolly busy week with Aladdin performances, and taking part in the first week of our Christmas learning. Look at the learning we have explored this week!

Next week will be busy with Christmas dinner, carol concert rehearsals and more busy learning about Christmas.

Class 2 Christmas cards

Our school council have been discussing ways in which we can be more Eco-friendly this year and have had some fantastic ideas. This year we are trying to use our resources more creatively, and not to create as much waste. With this way of thinking, we are going to be sending  Christmas E-cards instead.

Firstly, the school council requested that we created our Christmas art (Christmas card front cover) using our talented art skills as part of our learning about Christmas. Then, we were requested to blog the Christmas art to all parents so they could see our wonderful creations. Finally, it was requested that parents would be able to send a card using their child’s amazing Christmas art by printing their child’s art at home. If you would like your child’s Christmas artwork, then please message Mrs Lake through dojo or email the school admin and we will e-mail your child’s art to you.

Merry Christmas

Many thanks for working with us as eco-warriors!

Class 1 team

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….let’s learn about space

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….let’s learn about space

The children have been busy transforming their knowledge about space. The children have been developing and applying their knowledge and skills through various space activities in the classroom. From write dance planets, forming planets using playdough; and constructing rockets and space ships through loose parts, art, design and technology, and construction. Plus many other exciting learning opportunities like forming numbers correctly, reading high frequency words at the carpark, and driving moon buggies on sand.

Space Day!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off!

What an amazing ‘Space Day’ we had yesterday. The children had great fun taking part in our ‘Space Day’, and thoroughly enjoyed the various space activities in their house groups too. You all looked great as little astronauts and aliens!!

The children explored the phases of the moon with Mrs Lake and Miss Isaac (student teacher). We learnt how the phases of the moon were made and created using playdough, Jaffa cakes; and through drawing with pens too. Well done little astronauts and aliens for helping to keep the moon spinning and phasing through the month!