Ready, Steady, Read! 📕

Over half term the children took part in a sponsored reading event in partnership with Usborne Books. Their challenge was to read as much as possible and in an unusual or exciting place. We have loved sharing their photographs and Miss Tunney chose Pippa Evans as the winning entry. How exciting to read in the cockpit of a plane!

We feel extremely grateful to the children and their families for raising a phenomenal £3303!

This money will be used to buy new library books for our schools. Thank you so much!

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

This week the children in Reception have been exploring the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley. In the story Mr Wolf made lots of delicious pancakes that his neighbours wanted to share with him.

The children then used their skills to create their own pancakes. They loved flipping them in the play dough area!

The children then learned the instructions of how to make a pancake. They thought of their own actions and then performed this in their crews.

Next the children ordered the instructions in their books and created some beautiful writing to annotate their work. Well done Class Two!

D. I. S. C. O. ❤️

Tonight the children in Reception enjoyed their first Valentine’s Disco organised by the Friends of Norton Campus Association. There was dancing, games and prizes in the hall as well as juice and treats for everyone. A huge thank you to the organisers for creating such a happy event for our children.

RE in Reception: Where is your special place?

This week in RE the children in Reception learned that different religions have special places such as churches, mosques and synagogues. We then went on to think about the places that are special to them where they feel safe, happy or have fun. The children gave some really interesting answers and responded to each others answers with further questions. Well done Class 2 🙂

Making Someone Smile at Christmas 🎄EYFS Final Product…

This term the EYFS children completed an expedition titled ‘Exploring Our World’. We were hooked into our learning with a visit from an expert and his feathery friends. This piqued an interest in wild birds and their habitats. The children have worked together to assemble and decorate bird boxes that are placed around our school and community.

We decided that we were going to give the residents at The Laurels Care Home some of the bird boxes that we made. We wanted to enhance their garden area and thought they would enjoy watching the local wildlife from their windows. Some of our Year Two children kindly delivered them for us and they are now sitting under their Christmas tree. We hope that it brings a smile to their faces.

While the year two children were there, we sang some Christmas songs for the residents too. It was truly a beautiful, heart warming moment that both the children and residents enjoyed.

We would like to wish all the staff and residents at The Laurels a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you all again very soon 🎄 xx


A Truly Magical Time of the Year…

We were super excited this morning to take part in our very special assembly. Mr West visited our school again and this time he taught us about the Christmas celebrations. We enjoyed acting out the Christmas story, singing Christmas songs and discussing the meaning of Christmas. We loved learning about this special festival and we are looking forward to exploring it further in our RE lessons. Thank you Mr West for making this time of year even more magical for our school!