NIS – Poetry Jam 📚😊

Over the past few weeks the children have been learning poems in our ‘Tranquil Tuesday’ crew sessions. This afternoon we all performed our poems to one another. The children were amazing! It was so lovely to hear lots of poems and to see so many happy faces 😊 . Well done everyone!

The Tin Forest

We are really enjoying reading ‘The Tin Forest’ in Year One. We made some fabulous predictions about the story before reading it together. We then carried out a silent conversation and came up with some fabulous adjectives to describe the forest. We are looking forward to using these adjectives when we write our story setting.

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!

What is Mental Health?

We had a focus on mental health in our assembly this morning. We thought about who we could talk to if we were struggling and we made pledges of something we would do this weekend to make our minds happy.

I can’t wait to hear about what you did next week!

Mrs Parsons xx

Chinese New Year

This week we have enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We have found out about how people celebrate around the world and have taken part in some of our own celebrations in class. We particularly enjoyed finding out about the animal disagreement and how the animals decided which one of them should start the cycle of the years.

Animal habitat research

This week we have been identifying and researching different animal habitats. We worked hard to think of some amazing words to describe the habitats. We used words such as ‘dusty’, ‘gloomy’, ‘dark’, ‘hot’ and ‘icy’. We then visited the library to collect a selection non-fiction books to research the animals that are best suited to each habitat. We made posters to represent our findings. We have really enjoyed learning about habitats and are looking forward to writing our setting descriptions tomorrow.

KS1 Community Meeting

We had a great community meeting this morning! We have been thinking about our feelings and using our zones of regulation in our wise Wednesday sessions, so today we decided to think about how we could get ourself or others more into the green zone. We played charades and Mrs Parsons says!

I was so impressed with the confidence of all of our little actors!

We even managed to celebrate our brilliant basketball team who took part in a tournament at Campsmount yesterday.

Mrs Parsons xx