Welcome to our Summer Term
Our School Trip to:
The children had a super time at Uncle Henry's from exploring how to make sausages to going on forest walks.
The children have been very busy creating their very own versions of Matisse's Snail out of 2D shapes.
Whole school music afternoon
The Children were treated to an afternoon of Jazz Music!
Plant Life Cycle
A Royal Wedding Celebration (High Tea)
The children were initially exploring the life cycle of cress but this soon turned into something more! A Royal High Tea affair! The children wanted to join in with the Royal Wedding celebrations, so they decided they wanted to create a menu of 'Cucumber and Cress' and 'Egg and Cress' sandwiches...with the crust cut off and presented in triangles! They were all very vocal and loved their class gathering.
Enhanced Provision opportunities
What a great start to the new term! The children have enjoyed the visiting lambs, embraced child initiated time, investigated living things: planting seeds and explored Shape, Space and Measure activities.
Exploring traditional tales
This week the children have been extremely busy in their play!
They have especially enjoyed Goldilocks' Porridge making and tasting!
This afternoon the children have loved playing in the sand, making potions and exploring some new equipment.
Spring Term 2018
The children have worked really hard this term and have had lots of fun exploring
their environment, new concepts and their imaginations!
World Book Day
Today the children took part in the World Book Day celebrations. The children’s costumes were amazing!
The children have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced all aspects of the Easter preparations. This included learning about the meaning of Easter, creating Easter Cards, making Easter treats, tasting hot cross buns to taking part in the Easter assembly and the Easter bonnet parade.
During our Science week, the children were very intrigued to investigate which area would melt their ‘Ice sparkly potions’ the quickest (inside, outside or in the fridge). They were very methodical in preparing their ice potions, predicting and analysing their results.
The Great Bread Bake Off
The children’s baking skills are coming on a treat! There were lots of discussions about why the bread buns rose. They also loved tasting their baked bread buns after they had cooled!
Mother’s Day card creations
For this special occasion, the children loved getting messy and creating their cards
and handprint poems/photos.
Inside & Outside Learning
Literacy and Mathematical Development
Through a combination of Child Initiated and Adult led activities the children have enjoyed lots of opportunities to practise their Literacy Skills (Writing) and Mathematical Development skills (Number/Shape Space and Measure).
Today the children worked together to bake the ultimate ‘Fairy Cake.’
They learnt how to weigh, make comparisons, mix ingredients, sieve flour, fill fairy cake cases and decorate their cakes...oh and they learnt to use their senses to help them judge their cakes!
This morning the children were eager to explore their environment to find evidence of spring!
They were especially excited to discover young shoots peeping out of the ground.
They were also intrigued to find mini beasts under leaves and twigs. There was a lot of enthusiasm to explore their discoveries further.
Indian Dance Experience
During the day we were very privileged to experience authentic Indian dancing.
The children thought it was wonderful as they experimented with the different actions and moves.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
The Year Of The Dog
The children have been extremely busy having fun during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
To celebrate the children created Chinese Lanterns, Chinese food plates, turned our home corner into a Chinese restaurant, watched clips of firework displays and created a Chinese dragon dance to name but a few activities!
The children also wanted to carryout a Chinese food tasting investigation. They used their senses to make judgements about each dish. The children especially liked the noodles!
There was a lot of interesting expressions being displayed!
Snow Day Fun!
We all awoke to find a blanket of soft fluffy snow and of course at break time there was only one thing to do…have FUN!
Some children were very inventive in their snow play! The Hummingbirds thought it was great fun to make snowmen, tracks, snow faces on trees…some even found different ways of travelling along the snow.
The children's imaginations have taken them on many adventures.
In the afternoon the children showed off their Yoga techniques to the school and parents which they had learnt in Janey's Jivers.
An alien landing?
This morning something very mysterious happened...Mrs Smith went out to the shed and spotted some very strange things lying around on the ground and in the trees. The children concluded that maybe aliens had crash landed, leaving a trail of items all over the place! We are keeping our eyes and ears peeled for anything else that may happen...
After the alien crash landing investigations there was only one thing to do…imagine what the aliens looked like!
The children had fun creating their own aliens and even named them.
Many imagined that the aliens had come from the moon!