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Primary - Forest School Transformation
The Early Years team have been very busy the last couple of days transforming our new forest school area. We walked across to visit them and were amazed by how fantastic it looked! So far they had created a den area, a mud kitchen, a shelter area and secret paths. We were very excited to see how different it looked and can’t wait until it has finished so we can use it on a weekly basis.
Primary - Traffic
As we are learning about vehicles this week, we designed our own traffic survey sheet and wrote ourselves what vehicles we wanted to see on the road. We recorded all the vehicles we could see and we even got some waves and beeps off the big lorries!’. We also went to visit the building site of the new skateboard park. We looked at the cranes and what vehicles they were using to build it, spoke to the man in charge about how he was making the park and he told us about the different parts of the cranes and how they were used. We are looking forward to our trip next week to learn more about vehicles.
Primary - Maths Workshop Afternoon
We enjoyed our maths workshop afternoon, playing a range of maths games and activities and teaching the adults about how we learn maths and showing off what we can already do! Thank you to all parents who were able to make it.
Primary - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
We have really enjoyed our ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ topic this half term. We made porridge just like the three bears had and we tried it with different toppings – sugar, honey and jam. We talked about what each one tasted like and which one we liked the best. We also planned how we would make a new chair for baby bear and then made one for him in groups in our Forest School session. Goldilocks visited our classroom and made a mess in it and then stole our bears, we had to go into the woods to find them and then think of different ways we could rescue them as Goldilocks had left them in the trees. When we rescued the bears we listened to what they said and then wrote and drew where they had been and all the questions we wanted to ask Goldilocks. We have been keeping a look out for Goldilocks ever since!
Primary - Nativity
Our first Nativity in the Primary Phase was a brilliant success! The children were all fantastic, remembered all their lines and sung beautifully. They were fantastic in both the dress rehearsal and the main performance, we are very proud of all the children!
Primary - Santa is Coming
We have been very busy preparing for Christmas. We have written letters to Santa and posted them to him, we are looking forward to a reply! We have been practising our Nativity and have been learning about why we have nativities and Christmas. We have been very busy making calendars, Christmas cards, bauble decorations, baking and preparing Christmas activities for our Christmas craft evening.
Primary - Forest Schools
We have forest school sessions every Friday morning…whatever the weather! We take part in a range of activities, exploring what we can do in the forest and what we can learn from it. The children love our forest school sessions and enjoy the team games we play, having the opportunity to explore, be creative and use their imagination and of course being outside in an open space with fresh air!
Primary - Phonic Workshop
We had our first phonic workshop this week. Thank you to all the parents that could attend, the children had a lovely time teaching their parents about how we learn phonics and playing with all the different phonic activities.
Primary - Library Visits
We visit the library on a fortnightly basis on a Friday afternoon. The children are read a couple of stories, sing some songs and then can read a book of their own choice. The children can then take a book out of the library, they are learning to use the machines independently.
Primary - Football
We have weekly football sessions on a Wednesday afternoon. We have been learning team games, how to throw and catch a ball like a goal keeper, how to stop the ball like a defender and which part of our foot to use to kick the ball. It has been great fun!
Primary - Diwali
We have been learning about Diwali for the last fortnight. We have had different people come in and talk to us about Diwali and how it is celebrated, we have tasted Diwali food, designed and had henna patterns, made a Diwali lamp out of clay and decorated it, listened to Diwali music and made up a Diwali dance and looked at Diwali pictures, lamps, puppets and lights. We have really enjoyed learning about Diwali!