Red Nose Day Competition 🔴

We have been so impressed with the t-shirt designs around school today. Below are the winners from the different classes, voted for by the children. Our overall winner, picked by Mrs Ponsonby is . . . Brooke!

We will make sure all of our winners get their prizes on Monday morning – well done everyone!

Thank you to everyone who wore red, designed a shirt or made a contribution to Comic Relief.

Mrs Parsons xx

Reception’s Celebration of Learning

Today the children in EYFS celebrated all the fantastic learning that has taken place during their latest expedition titled ‘How do things grow and change?’. This was perfectly timed with this week also being National Science Week.

Over the Spring term the children have taken part in three different case studies exploring how humans, plants and animals develop over time. We worked hard learning about what we need to know and do to keep our bodies healthy and how to best care for other living things so that they can grow too.

At our celebration event parents and carers enjoyed creating cress seed plants with the children before moving on to look at the beautiful work in their learning journals.

At the end of the session children were able to take home their final product which is a personalised daffodil plant and a length of ribbon cut to their height at the start of the expedition. It was amazing to investigate whether the children have grown since we created the ribbons during Hook Week.

The Celebration of Learning this afternoon was a wonderful way to close a fantastic expedition and a brilliant opportunity to praise our smart and hard working children.

Reception visit Boston Park Farm

Yesterday we had a brilliant time at Boston Park Farm. There were many different activities for us to do and lots of fun to be had! We saw alpacas, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, ponies, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs!

We enjoyed feeding the animals. Children learned to hold their hands out flat to allow the animals to eat the food without nibbling their fingers.

Farmer David took us for a ride in the trailer pulled along by his huge red tractor. We then had the chance to look at the other farm machinery and have a sit on the other tractors. There was a ginormous combine harvester, the children aren’t even as tall as the front tyre!

We ate our lunch in the dining hall and played together outside.

We also had great time creating some pictures of the lambs using crayons and popcorn!

We were so proud of how polite and well behaved the children were. They were all so sensitive to the animals as they were handling them and fantastic representations of our school.

Well done Reception children!

Fee, Fi, Fo Fum…

I smell the blood of an Englishman! Wow, what an amazing week of learning in Reception this week. We have been reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk and had a great time exploring this further in our play. The children in Class 1 and 2 have been making giants out of play dough and construction materials, moulding magic beans out of clay, measuring leaves, creating their own artwork about the story and producing incredibly detailed story maps. I am so proud of how hard the children are working. Well done Reception!

Celebrating Pancake Day 🥞

Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent in the best way possible… tasting pancakes!

Children in EYFS were able to choose a topping to spread on their pancake. It’s no surprise that the most popular option was chocolate spread. 😋 The children were challenged to use their fine motor skills to control the knife and spread their topping independently.

Today we have also enjoyed listening to the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley and reading more information about why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes. We discussed how tomorrow is the start of Lent and the beginning of the countdown to Easter Sunday. ✝️🐣 We are going to continue learning more about Easter and why it is a special Christian celebration later in the term.

How can we represent the number 10?

In maths today our warm up challenge was to represent the number 10 in lots of different ways. I was so impressed with how the children used their existing knowledge and understanding of number to create their representations. We used number fans, numicon, ten frames, multilink and paper. We also sorted visual representations into two groups, those that were 10 and those that were not. Great work Class 2!

Gung Hay Fat Choi! Happy New Year!

This week the children across EYFS have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have enjoyed writing Chinese symbols, tasting prawn crackers, using chopsticks and dragon dancing in PE 🐉🥢🥡

Soft Play Fun 😀

During our PE session today we got our heart rates up by skipping, jumping, hopping, climbing, sliding, rolling and bouncing around the hall with the soft play equipment. The children had a great time!