A Lovely Half Term

We have had such a busy and exciting term. Well done to the children for all their hard work and thank you parents for your continued support. Here is a bit of a roundup of some of the things we have been up to.

Year 1 trip to Weston Park Museum

The Year 1 children had great fun investigating old toys. They looked at old and new toys in the galleries and compared them. They thought about what the toys were made of and how we can tell if they are old or new. They then had a lovely time investigating a range of toys. They had to be ‘curators’ and decide what to put in an empty display case. They came up with some great questions and ideas as well as having a lot of fun. Thank you again to the parents that came to help us on the trip.

Reception ‘Aliens Love Underpants’  

Continuing with our space topic, the reception children loved reading the book ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. They enjoyed making their own aliens and were amazing at writing a sentence about their alien.

Bedtime Story Day

The children loved coming to school in their pyjamas for bedtime story day and it was lovely to hear all about their favourite books. We enjoyed pairing up with the Year 4 class and sharing books with them. At the end of the day, the children could choose which story they wanted to hear out of a selection of stories.

Year 1 Science

The Year 1s have enjoyed joining up with the other Year Ones to learn about different animal groups. This week we were learning about reptiles.   We grouped toy animals, sorted pictures, made crocodiles and snakes, and painted turtles. We also thought of questions we could ask Zoolab.

Reception Valentine’s Day

This week, the receptions have been discussing people they love and thinking about how we show love to one another. They have loved making cards and crafts for all the special people in their lives.

Year 1 Maths

The Year 1s have been working so hard looking at numbers to 50 and place value. This week they have been working hard to see how many different ways they can represent one number. They are really starting to understand the tens and ones in two digit numbers. If you would like to support your child with this further at home, there is a maths with parents video on this.

Zoo Lab

Today, the class enjoyed a visit from Zoo Lab. The focus of our talk was around grouping different animals. It was a good chance for us to think about the words reptile and mammal again. As well as being introduced to the word amphibian and mollusc. The children had the opportunity to hold or stroke a snail, snake, rat, cockroach and a frog.

Pink Day

We have also been dressed in pink to help raise money for St Luke’s charity, thank you all so much for you kind donations it is very much appreciated. A huge well done to the winner of our class bake off Cameron who was also then judged by our special visitor as the overall KS1 winner!! Well done to everyone who entered the bake off, they all looked amazing!