Continuing with our theme of people who help us – Nursery and Reception had a fire crew visit us today. The children were able to climb inside the fire truck and squirt the hoses.
This week in Nursery, just like the rest of the school, has been all about sports. We have had some amazing support from the rest of the school. Each day we have sampled different activities. On Monday we tried running skills on the playground, Tuesday we sampled ballet, Year 1 on Wednesday led a ball skills session and today, Year 6 organised and delivered different activities for the Nursery and Reception children on the field. Thank you everyone for your support, we’ve learnt new things and had lots of fun!
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.
This morning we received a special delivery of eggs. They will be kept in an incubator until they have hatched, both Nursery and Reception will have the opportunity to watch them hatch and develop over the next 2 weeks. Through this we will learn more about the life cycle of a chicken. It looks as though one may hatch later this afternoon. How exciting!
For world Book Day Reception spent the day exploring activities around the book ‘Shark in the Dark’ by Nick Sharratt. The small world area had sharks and other sea creatures and non fiction books. In the creative area the class all had the opportunity to make their own telescope like Timothy Pope from the story. They also supported their class mates who performed the story to the rest of the school by joining in with the repeated refrain ‘Could it be a Great White Shark?’ This afternoon we also had the pleasure of being joined by Year 4 to share stories and read to each other.
We have enjoyed a wonderful day of reading! From reading detective activities to performance reading in assembly, active reading sessions to shared reading with parents. Thank you to all the children for being so motivated and eager to share their love of reading. It has been a pleasure to visit each class today and share in the excitement. Remember that reading opens many doors and the readers of today…are the leaders of tomorrow.
Pop into the hall tomorrow at 2.15 to hear a story read to you by one of our Maple Cross pupils.
Our children have been preparing special stories to share with you to celebrate World Book Day!
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?