The Colour Monster
We have been reading and listening to the story ‘The Colour Monster’ to learn about feelings and emotions. 💛💙❤️💚🖤💗
Here’s a link to the story https://youtu.be/Ih0iu80u04Y
This week the children have shown an interest and excitement for Halloween, so we set up lots of spooky activities for them to explore. We have had some amazing spooky chalk pictures, lots of ‘ewwws’ and ‘yucks’ as they explored the slime, we’ve listened to spooky stories, threaded spider webs, cast pretend spells on each other, mixed potions, ridden on broomsticks and more!
Black History Month: Alma Woodsey Thomas
During our carpet session the children learnt about an artist named Alma Woodsey Thomas, as part of Black History Month. The children then created some wonderful pieces of artwork inspired by Alma during their discovery time.
Lest we forget
At 11am the school bells were rung and children and staff observed the two minute silence to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict. Over the last week, the children have been busy creating memorial wreaths which are now proudly on display. They have also been undertaking Remembrance Day activities, learning more about the meaning behind the poppy.
Year R worked in virtual collaboration with Rainbow and created the poppies which are displayed on the school gate. We hope you enjoyed seeing them.
We will remember.
To all our families celebrating this weekend, we’d like to wish you a Diwali that brings joy, prosperity and happiness to you and your family.
We have been learning about Diwali and how it is celebrated. The children used special tools on scratch paper to create these fantastic Mehndi designs.
Our Elves have arrived!
The children were very excited to meet Eli and Edna this morning! The elves brought the Christmas tree and lights with them, along with a letter asking the children to help them decorate the tree! So the children set about making lots of Christmas paper chains and baubles! We are looking forward to seeing what funny and exciting antics they get up to during the lead up to the Christmas break!
Unfortunately this year we have been unable to invite parents in to help us with some lovely Christmas crafts like we usually would but we have made sure that the children still had lots of opportunities to develop different skills and make lots of Christmas masterpieces! Here are a couple!
Learning in a different way
We are so proud of how our youngest children in the school have adapted to a new way of learning. Some children are coming to school but getting used to a much smaller class and others are learning from home.
We are so grateful to our amazing parents who are supporting their child’s learning during these unusual times. The children have been trying so hard with their learning, virtually through Teams meetings, independently at times on activities and with their families for play based learning. Well done Year R!
What will I be?
In year R the children have been learning about different types of jobs and careers. They are considering what they would like to be when they grow up!
We were so lucky to be able to invite a real life police officer, PC Payne to one of our Teams meetings. Before the meeting the children sent questions to Mrs Doherty who sent them onto PC Payne, and during the meeting he answered all of these. He also showed the children his uniform, different hats, body armour and even handcuffs! The children drew PC Payne pictures to say thank you for taking time to talk to us.
All about mass!
In maths, we have been learning about mass and weight. The children have been finding out which objects are heavy and which are light and comparing them to see which is the heaviest and lightest.
We are so impressed with all the home made balance scales they have created!
After meeting PC Payne last week, we were very lucky to receive a fascinating video from firefighter Steve and his team this week. The children were shown around the fire station by Steve, the firefighter!🔥 Steve and his team talked us through the equipment they used, the uniform they wear and showed us around the fire station. The children really enjoyed watching the video and they were fascinated watching the firefighters use the cutting tool to remove a car door. After watching the video, we thought of questions to ask firefighter Steve. By the end of the week, we knew a lot of interesting facts and information. A very big thank you to firefighter Steve and his team!