The children had an amazing time during STEM week. We were really lucky and had lots of visitors. We had Bill Haley who talked about Engineering and judged our structure competition, Sanders who donated lots of plants and compost and the children had a fabulous time painting plant pots and planting sunflower seeds, teachers from Kings of Wessex school came and did some 'explosive' experiments with the class and Jo Richardson came and talked to the children about the earth's atmosphere and we even did some chromatography! That doesn't even include all the different activities that we did in our classes and around the school! It was such a busy week, but we had so much fun and learnt so many wonderful things.
A lovely warm welcome back. We are looking forward to the Summer Term. This term, we have some amazing activities planned in the classroom as part of our topic 'Digging it', as well as STEM week and our activity week. The children will also have the opportunity to go swimming this term. A big thank you to all the adults that have already volunteered to help. We will also be beginning to meet some of our new children and their families that are due to start in September. Our current children are looking forward to meeting them, and as always, will be amazing role models.
We have attached a curriculum guidance sheet so that you can see what the children will be covering. We always look forward to having lots of visitors in our class, so if you would like to hear some readers, are able to help out at swimming or are happy to help with aspects of our topic, then please come and see us for a chat and we can talk you through the DBS process which will enable you to come and help us. The children love having visitors and adult support!
The Reception children have settled in beautifully this term and we are making lots of new friends.
The Year One children have begun their topic work. Have a look at our curriculum overview to find out what they will be learning about.
This term we have been learning about food in our 'Food Glorious Food' topic. We had lots of fun making things to eat and drink. We made some smoothies and some jam sandwiches. The children learnt how to follow and write instructions.
The children listened to the story of Handa's surprise. We explored the different fruits that were in the story, we retold the story and made up our own stories based on Handa's surprise.
We explored farming in this country and we looked at how people farm in Africa. We even planted our own vegetables in our outside garden. We can't wait to see what grows.
In Ladybird Class we have been learning about 'As cold as ice'. The children have been exploring ice. We looked at it and felt it. We drew pictures of it and we even tried to free some of the toys that were stuck in it! The Foundation Stage children had great fun using warm water to try and free the ice. We even put paint on it. Jessica noticed that the paint was warmer than the ice and it was making the ice melt.
We have been learning about the story 'Lost and found'. The story is about a little penguin who is lost. The children have helped to create a story map and we can now tell the story using actions. The year one children have created their own version of the story. They have made puppets and have told their new version to the Foundation Stage children.
We have all painted pictures of penguins for our role play area. We are now going to learn some facts about penguins.