Nursery are going from strength to strength. This week has been another successful week filled with music, transient art, writing, counting and so much more!
Today Mr Watson led a group of children to create faces on trees. Using a natural playdough recipe, the children worked in mixed year group pairs to create everything from funny to scary faces. Watch out when you next visit the woods!
This week group 1 and 5 worked collaboratively to create a new den. After reading the book Home by Carson Ellis we were inspired to build a shelter that would offer both practical and aesthetic appeal. The real challenge was making it strong enough to hold me!
I was blown away with the team work and sharing of ideas. All the children offered ideas and supported each other with the build.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, all joined forces this afternoon to kick off a new year of maple cross explorers. Group 4 greatly enjoyed creating their own nature necklaces. Working collaboratively and using problem solving skills to help them both collect and piece together their necklaces. Another fun afternoon of outdoor learning adventures!
Today Reception had a dance session with Miss Emily and Miss Chloe. We learnt about the farm and had to move like a tractor. We also met some puppets and moved like them too. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and we are already looking forward to next week.
On Friday afternoon, Year 6 children presented their speeches with great confidence and enthusiasm to the younger years in order to persuade them to vote so they could become a part of the school council.
It was an extremely close election this year, with only a few votes in it. A big well done to all of Year 6 for their well-written speeches and for lots of you, taking a risk and presenting the speech to the whole school.
Today we welcomed Nursery to the beginning of their school journey. The morning was packed with learning and we look forward to this continuing over the year. We created a number track so we can count how many children are in Nursery each day.
Today Nursery had a wonderful morning learning to sail. We left school, travelled by public transport and walked through the Aqaudrome. We spotted berries growing and listened to the crickets and grass hoppers in the long, dry grass.
The children were fantastic and it was repeatedly commented on how polite, well mannered and focused they were. Nursery embraced new challenges and obstacles with a “YES we can” attitude. It is great to see them putting all we have learnt to use.
To quote Oli, “This is the best day of my whole life!”
This morning Nursery selected some of their favourite stories we have read over the year. These books are from our core book box and the children hear them read again and again and again. When we read them as a whole class the children join in, adding expression and rhythm.
Today the children selected a favourite and read it to a friend or themselves. It was wonderful to hear them become such fantastic story tellers.