What a wonderful first full week Nursery have had. Exploring the outside, autumn walks, art focus day, PE, cooking in the home corner. Phew!- need the weekend to recharge so we can do it all again next week!
Today the children have spent their day focusing on different art skills and techniques. They found out information about the artist Van Gogh and his painting, Sunflowers and then used their new learnt skills to produce their own version of the famous painting.
Don’t forget to keep reading during the school holiday. For an extra reading challenge, take on this year’s Wild World Heroes challenge in connection with Hertfordshire libraries. We would love to see who has completed the challenge and hear about your favourite books when we return to school in September!
Year 1s have been reading Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris as our final text this year. We have been so inspired by the illustrations in the book that we have created and painted our own dragon illustrations today. On Monday we will write poems about our dragons on these “book pages” and present them to the class.
Nursery have been staying for lunch this week to get a taster for what it will be like in September. Macaroni Cheese has been a particular favourite for the main course, followed by water melon.
Year 1s learned and applied new skills today in joining textiles. They explored gluing, stapling, safety pinning and finally sewing together pieces of fabric. They designed their puppet characters from the Gingerbread Man and threaded their needles to do basic stitching. Some found it very tricky to persevere with the sewing and we were impressed with their resilience and willingness to try new things. Superb effort Year 1s!
At their Forest School session this afternoon the Year 1s enjoyed a campfire! First they hunted down appropriate sticks to prepare for marshmallow roasting. Then after a couple of listening games the fire were lit and the marshmallow roasting began. The children showed great listening skills and fire safety and had a really lovely time.