Moors Valley Trip
We had a lot of fun on our trip to Moors Valley! It was very hot and we did a lot of exploring but we all really enjoyed ourselves together! We first did the Highway rat trail. We had to follow the signs and look out for different characters from the story hidden in the forest. We also had to find posts and rub the pictures of different forest foods with our crayons. We learnt facts about different forest animals along the way. We then had lunch with RL. We sat among some beautiful wooden statues from characters from the Gruffalo story. After lunch we went on the play trail. We had lots of fun climbing and exploring all the different parts of the play trail.
This week, we have been exploring the story " Detective Dog" by Julia Donaldson. It is the story of a listening dog who loves book that hears children read at a school. One day the school library books go missing! He has to solve the mystery of who stole the books from the school. The thief just loves books and wants to read. He says sorry and the children teach him how you can borrow books from a library and that is much better than stealing! To enhance the children's learning we had our library trip on Tuesday to learn how to use the library and look at all the lovely books. We then spent time meeting caring canines dogs who come to our school to hear older children read each week. The children all gave the dogs a stroke and cuddle. We are also hiding books in the playground then writing clues for another child to read so they can find the missing books!
It was lovely to see so many Dads at the Father's Day liturgy on Monday. We hope you enjoyed the liturgy and the children's prayers and thoughts about their Dads. We all enjoyed the dads and doughnuts session back in class. Some amazing spaghetti and marshmallow towers were made and yummy doughnuts eaten!
Sports Week 2018
Wow! What a fun , busy sports week we have had in school! We started the week by doing yoga as a class. We listened really carefully to the yoga teacher and did very well with all the tricky balances! On Wednesday, we had a super morning on Sports Day ! The sun shone and we all had a great time! We enjoyed the tug of war, tyre run, parachute games and many other activities. Well done to the children for all doing their races in such good spirits and for all trying their very best! On Thursday we had a fantastic afternoon at Activate trampoline park with our prayer buddies! We had so much fun on the trampolines and jumping pillow! The children have behaved fantastically, all been great sports and shared special sporting moments with their friends . What a great week!
Our Trip to Beaulieu
We had a brilliant time on our first school trip to Beaulieu motor museum! We really enjoyed the coach ride through the New Forest on the way there and we saw horses, donkeys and cows out of the windows! We all enjoyed a ride in a car called Gumdrop who is 90 years old! We then all sat on the top of an open top vintage bus. We enjoyed our tour of the motor museum and learnt about lots of different vehicles old and new including the Penny Farthing bike, Formula one racing cars, the fasted car in the world-Bluebird, a London bus, a caravan made from Lego and many more! We all really enjoyed our ride on the monorail around the whole of Beaulieu. We were all brilliantly behaved and all had great fun with our friends! We hope you enjoy the photos!
Spring Treat Day
We all had great fun on Spring treat day! We had some time in the morning playing games in the playground such as egg and spoon race, an Easter egg hunt, relay race and all had a turn on the bouncy castle! We were very lucky to also have a visit from the Easter bunny who gave us a chocolate treat! Our prayer buddies from year 6 then came and helped us decorate our Easter bonnets ready for our parade. We enjoyed showing everyone the Easter bonnets we had made and were especially pleased that some of our friends from the Nursing home came along to watch too! It was a fun day!
Visit from Fire officers and Firefighters
We had a really interesting visit from a Fire safety officer who told us all about how to stay safe if there is a fire and reminded us of the important message to " Get out, stay out and call 999." We talked about keeping safe at home and also how important fire practices are at school. We also had a turn at dressing up in firefighter outfits and tried to be the quickest team to get ready! We also learnt how to crawl low to the floor if there is smoke and how to " Stop, drop and roll" to put out a fire on clothes. We learnt lots of interesting things! We then had a very exciting visit from some fire fighters and their fire engine! They showed us around the vehicle and told us what jobs different parts do. We also had a turn at going inside the fire engine and shooting water from the giant hose! It was so much fun!!
World Book Day 2018
We all had great fun dressing up as our favourite characters for world book day! We enjoyed sharing our books with our friends and writing about the character we were dressed up as. We were extra excited as it was also snowing! So we got out in the snow and had lots of fun with our friends!
We have had lots of fun learning about the Chinese New Year festival! We have enjoyed using the Chinese restaurant/take away role play area and making meals for our friends! We learnt the Chinese Zodiac story and told the story with masks and puppets. We have made lots of wonderful arts and crafts in this topic- dragon puppets, fish sun catchers, dragon masks, Chinese Lanterns and tangram pictures. We have also enjoyed using rice to explore capacity. We researched about Chinese New Year using information books and ipads. We have enjoyed using instruments to make songs about the festival and also followed a music and movement program about Chinese New Year. As a fabulous finish to this topic we had our Chinese New Year party- we all looked great in our red clothes! We had great fun cleaning our classroom in preparation of the celebrations! We played some traditional Chinese party games and ate lots of yummy Chinese food like rice, noodles and crackers. We also had a go at a dragon dance using a huge dragon puppet! We enjoyed performing our Chinese New Year song for our adults and showing them all the work we have done on this topic.
We had so much fun preparing for Christmas and celebrating it together in reception! We hope you liked all the arts and crafts we brought home! We worked very hard in preparing our Nativity show and really enjoyed performing it to our families and others in school! It was a great way to learn the important story of Jesus' birth. We also had great fun on Christmas party day! We played games in class, had a special Christmas lunch, had a visit from Santa and the saw Krazy Kev in the afternoon! We all enjoyed the Christmas story telling event and hope all who attended did too! We also all looked fab in our Christmas jumpers and enjoyed our treat of popcorn, squash and watching Arthur Christmas- it made us feel very Christmassy!
We had a great time learning about Africa! We did lots of exciting activities related to Africa and a story called Handa's Surprise. We enjoyed telling the story of Handa's surprise using masks and toys and had fun tasting the fruit from the story. We also had a fruit and vegetable shop and loved pretending to be shop keepers and customers. We did lots of arts and crafts including weaving, tie dye, printing and making necklaces. One of our favourite activities was going on safari with our prayer buddies in the junior playground! We made our own binoculars and searched for cuddly jungle animals hiding in the trees! We really enjoyed showing our parents all that we had been learning about and also showing our Jambo Bwana dance! We were really proud to start off the Bring and share supper with our Jambo dance too and wear our tie dye t-shirts!