This week we have really enjoyed the ‘Share our Journey’ walk for CAFOD. We walked around our school grounds and listened to our fantastic Liturgy Leaders who read some refugee stories and some lovely prayers to us. We also has sports day. This was a lovely morning and the children coped so well with the hot weather. They really enjoyed taking part and were very well behaved. Thank you to parents and grandparents for coming to support us on a hot morning! Here are a few photos…

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic 12.7.18

We will be having a teddy bears picnic in school on Thursday 12th July.  This is going to be a lovely day rewarding children for their fantastic effort this year.  Your child may come in non-uniform for the day and bring their favourite teddy bear to school. We will be having a day of fun games and also a picnic in our school woods. Your child can either bring a packed lunch or they can choose a ham or cheese sandwich along with a biscuit and a drink. Please can you indicate on the letter that they have brought home today whether they will bring  their own lunch  or have a ham or cheese sandwich which we will order from our school kitchen.  Can you return the slip  next week.  Your child can also bring snacks in to have throughout the day. Thank you, have a lovely weekend.

Sports Day and Story Sacks

This week is the last week of story sacks as we will be collecting them in next week so that we can audit and repair them for September. Each year we have to replace items as they become worn or broken if you have anything at home that would suit a story sack and you no longer need it we would appreciate any donations. These could include small figures, jigsaws, games, vehicles etc. We are not as desperate for books.

Thursday  is sports day,  we will be having ours with the rest of KS1 in the morning. We have sent home  PE kits today so that the children can come in them on Thursday ready for our morning. In case your child hasn’t come home with their pe kit today, please can you collect it tomorrow.   It will be a very warm day so please can your child come with suncream on and with a water bottle. Thank you.

Our Workshop Area…

If you have any empty cereal boxes, egg boxes, kitchen roll tubes, milk top lids, etc, we would really appreciate it if you could send them in with your child . We always need junk materials for our workshop area, many thanks!

Mixing Colours and More!

As part of our ongoing art topic, the children have been exploring mixing colours. They had an exciting challenge of mixing the water which had the primary colours red, yellow and blue in. The children had lots of fun as well learning how to make lots of new colours – ‘I’ve made peach’  ‘I’ve made dark blue’  ‘I’m going to make mine a lighter green’

Another challenge the children have enjoyed this week is making a marble run/ maze out of the duplo and lego. They had to think really carefully about where to put each of the pieces so that there was a clear route down.

Other activities the children have done this week include drawing and painting the inside of fruit looking really carefully to find the seeds, putting the correct money in  piggy banks, using our ice cream parlor and building towers in 2s on our fine motor table.

 

Meet our new class members!

We would like to thank Marc’s mum for providing us with our new class pets. We are now proud owners of some African snails! They are tiny at the moment but we are  hoping they will grow lots, some could be as big as our palms! Today we enjoyed cleaning them out and feeding them. We yet have to name them all!

Another busy week in Reception/Year 1…

We have had a very busy week this week. We have been learning all about primary colours and mixing colours. We have been on a nature treasure hunt, looking for colours in our natural environment.

We have also enjoyed learning about the World Cup and our class have drawn out Brazil, Egypt and Korea! So hopefully we can support more teams  during the tournament, as well as England of course!

We have also been very busy scientists investigating seeds of different fruits and vegetables. The children thought of some of their own questions like ‘What colour will the seeds be?’  They then investigated then by looking carefully and cutting them out. The children made some great observations about them.

We  have had a lovely time accessing our indoor and outdoor area. The children are loving our new role play area,  ‘The Icecream Parlour.’

The children have also enjoyed listening to the story of Elmer, weaving an Elmer the Elephant and making Emler out of playdough. Some children worked together to design and build a home for Elmer out of lego and duplo.

Here are a few photos of our busy week.