Year 6 PGL are on their way home! The coach will be back around 4pm today. Please pass on the message to other parents as School Gateway is currently down.
The caterpillars that arrived last week have grown so much. Now that they are bigger we can see more detail. The children have noticed that they look ‘spikey’ and there is a green line running all along their sides. With half term fast approaching, we hope they’ll wait until we get back to turn into butterflies. We’ll keep you posted on their developments.
This week in nursery we have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The caterpillar in the story eats through lots of fruit and today nursery decided to make their own fruit salad. We used apples, plums, apricots, melon, banana, mango and papaya.
Nursery have been inspired by the arrival of the caterpillars and during group work have made salt dough caterpillar models, looked at the life cycle of a caterpillar, cut out pictures of it, placing them in the right order and decorated a butterfly picture making sure each side matched. Look at just some of their amazing work!
Following on from the visits we had from chicks and snails, we now have some caterpillars in EYFS.
They’re really small at the moment but we’re going to watch them grow. We’ll keep you posted on how much they change.
The Governing Body met this evening in the glorious sunshine! Reports were received from staff on Reading, RE and Ms Trickett gave the head teachers report. Ms Edwards informed the Governing body about the recent staff INSET training she had attended, on Heartsmart our new PSHE curriculum. There was a discussion on PE and sports provision for children and the budget for next year was discussed.
Minutes from the last Governing Body Meeting were received and approved and matters arising were addressed. Governor visit reports were received and the forthcoming Governor Day was discussed. Governors were made aware of forthcoming training opportunities including eLearning.
Dates for FGB meetings for the next academic year were shared.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 8th July 2019.
This morning Year 1 have become authors and are writing their own stories. The classroom is a full of children fully focused on their learning and I am so excited to read their stories later today!
What a fascinating couple of weeks Reception and Nursery have had seeing 13 chicks hatch and grow…
The children have loved observing the chicks and how they have been changing in appearance and developing new skills such as jumping. They also had the opportunity to hold a chick and describe how that felt. Sadly today we had to say good bye to the chicks today. If you would like to talk more to your child about how they will look when they are fully grown please look up the breed Cream Legbar Chicken.