In April, we have been given the opportunity to take part in the MK Girls Football League. In order to help select a team, we are asking for all girls (Years 4,5,6) who may be interested to register their interest. <---- Click here
I will organise training sessions with the children who have shown an interest and will pick a team to take part in the competition. The matches will take place on 11th April, 18th April, 2nd May and 9th May. Please only sign up if you are able to take part in the competition on these dates.
I look forward working with the girls and competing against other local schools.
This morning Owls and Hedgehogs tasted all the fruits featured in our text Handa's Surprise. The children tasted pineapple, orange, mango, passion fruit, banana and apple. We used our senses to think of adjectives to describe the different fruits. The children came up with fantastic words such 'delicious', 'crunchy' and 'tingly'. The children then created a fruit face each and had a go at sketching the different fruits. We also discussed how it was healthy to eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables each day. We had a very fruity and healthy morning.
Year 3 and 5 have been out and about the school grounds enjoying a bit of bird watching. They have seen lots of wood pigeons, seagulls, carrion crows and magpies. They were really lucky to see lots of smaller birds that live among our hedgerows too. They spotted robins, blue tits and long tail tits. We will be sending our findings to the RSPB as part of the biggest wildlife survey in the country. The results are a great help to the RSPB who use them to understand how our birds are getting on year to year.
This half term we have been learning about birds. We have learnt names of some common birds, played games- robin's lost in the forest and bird bingo, made nests using tweezers like bird beaks and had a go at bird watching.
In PE we have made obstacle courses, practicing balance and jumping and using positional language and played stuck in the mud.
Today Owls and Hedgehogs had a lovely lady called Chenda visit to teach us all about the story of Noah's Ark. We learnt that this was a bible story and that Christians believe that God asked Noah to build an ark and to take two of each animal with him. After we had listened to the story the children built their own arks, completed a jigsaw puzzle of the story and some of them acted out the story for themselves. We had a great morning.
Today Year 5 went on a trip to the Synangogue to learn more about Judaism. We learn a lot about how Jewish people worship. It was very special as we got to see lots of religious artefacts first hand and even got up close to a very special Torah that was 90 years old! Each one is carefully written by hand with special ink in a private studio - we were very lucky to see one. We learnt a song in Hebrew and had a lot of questions answered about Judaism. We are very thankful to Stanley and Sheila for showing us around the synagogue and being so welcoming!
Here are a couple of pictures from our time at the synagogue.
Congratulations to all of our Aspire winners over the last couple of weeks all of whom have made excellent progress in their learning.
On Friday Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed having their families in to read stories with them before school started. We love Friday mornings as the classroom becomes a hive of activity as families share books together. We hope to see more of you next Friday.
On Wednesday Year 3 had a fantastic art morning decorating Egyptian cats, sarcophagus and pharaohs. We used glitter, fabric, gems and tissue paper to make our creations look extra special. Firstly, to make the pharaohs we placed a peg on the table and then we glued fabric to it and twisted it around. Then we attached the feathers and decorations. To make the sarcophaguses we painted the outside of the boxes and then we decorated them with gems and fabric. We really enjoyed our art morning and learned a lot about the Egyptians.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our families who attended the Live kitchen Taster session last Thursday (25th January). It was a great opportunity for parents to experience our new system as well as taste the delicious food on offer.
Children were able to show their parents how they sign their names off on the touch pad before collecting their meals at lunch time and parents were able to ask any questions they had to the Live Kitchen representative.