Last week Year 1 had a very exciting English lesson, we were able to taste all different kinds of chocolate. We were then able to use our senses to describe them. Our favourite chocolate was Crunch, we particularly enjoyed the hidden rice krispies inside it. Our least favourite one was the dark chocolate, it tasted very bitter! We had great fun that day as we were also able to melt and re-set the chocolate into different shapes.
On Wednesday Year 2 attended the Primary Music Festival. Despite the heat we had a fantastic time and managed to perform our rehearsed songs. This year the festival was themed around celebrating Milton Keynes turning 50. Some of the songs included ‘What the grid did’ and ‘Roundabout’ which were written to include lyrics that highlighted special things about living in Milton Keynes.
Some of the quotes from the children were:
‘It was fantastic and I loved singing about the town’
‘The songs were all about Milton Keynes and it was so funny’
It was a fantastic day and the children enjoyed performing their songs.
Last week Miss. Parish’s class had the fantastic opportunity to visit the local art centre and participate in a fantastic project. The children went outside and worked with a local artist to create their own den. They collected their own outside resources like leaves, twigs and branches to create the den. The children used outside materials to create a den with a kitchen, the den was then used house a special plant to sleep in.
Thank you to Miss Lovelock for organising such a fun day yesterday! The children had a wonderful time playing in the sunshine.
Thank you to all of the families who have supported this day, and to all of our Year 6 helpers and parent volunteers. We couldn't do it without you.
On Monday, year 4 were very excited to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. On our extraordinary trip, we learnt about how the real magic is made by those working behind the scenes on prop, set and costume designs. This is a skill we have been learning about in our project lessons. We hope you enjoy this short video with a few of our favourite photos from the trip!
As part of our explorers project we have began creating our own astronauts and boats! This week the children have been familiarising themselves with clay and creating basic shapes. The children will then be spending time perfecting the shape of a boat and finish off the project by painting their boats. Andy our pottery teacher will then take the boats away to blast them in his kiln so that the boats are solid. The children have greatly enjoyed their pottery lessons so far!
Over the last few weeks, Owls and Squirrels have been looking after some very special visitors: caterpillars! Owls and squirrels have been taking extra special care of them. We watched them grow bigger and were very excited to watch them form their cocoon. Owls and Squirrels waited patiently for over 2 weeks and during this week, our butterflies emerged!
We had three beautiful butterflies and today they were ready to be released into the wild. We picked an area where there were lots of bushes for the butterflies to fly on and with a little coaxing, they were free. Owls and squirrels had lots of fun watching the butterflies flutter away into the sky!
What can I say?! Year 3 have had the most amazing two days at The Caldecotte Xperience. Hopefully the Year Three children aren't too tired tonight as they reflect on their trip and get some much needed sleep. A huge thank you to all the children for being utterly fantastic in both behaviour and willingness to overcome personal challenges. Also, a huge thank you to all the staff that came to support the children with this trip, including Miss Dean, Mr Dixon, Sandy, Shannon, Mrs Flynn, Miss Lovelock and Mr Humphris.
I am hoping to see as many parents as we can at our assembly on Friday at 9.15am to share some of our experience.