We had another very successful reading morning today in Foundation and the children loved sharing books with their grown ups. We look forward to these mornings every week and are so pleased that so many of take part in them. They happen every Friday from 8.30 - 9.00. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and we hope to see lots of you here next week.
The Owls and Hedgehogs were very excited today to receive a parcel through the post. 5 caterpillars have come to join our class and help us learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have named them Boris, Simon, Jade, Crumble and Michael. The children were very sensible and thought up rules to help us keep the caterpillars safe. They are very small at the moment and we are very excited to watch them grow and change. Watch this space to see what happens .......
Today the Foundation children joined the rest of the school on the big playground for lunch. They were so excited and followed all the values whilst they were out there. The children then joined in the community circles at the end of lunch. They were very excited to learn they will be doing this everyday from now on. Mrs Gardner was very proud of them!
Today the Owls and Hedgehogs turned into their alter egos and became superheros for the afternoon. The children put on a fantastic fashion show for the families and show cased their masks and capes that they had designed and made. The children all got on stage and showed their best superhero pose! After the show we then had an Easter egg hunt in our garden and the children were allowed to each have a chocolate egg. We had a fantastic afternoon and everybody went home with a huge smile on their face. Well done Foundation!
The Owls and Hedgehogs were very lucky yesterday as we had a lovely lady called Chenda come in and tell us the Easter story. She used playmobil to help retell the story from Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday. We broke bread together and reinacted the last supper. We also made little story books about Easter and played Easter bingo. We had a lovely morning and want to say a huge thank you to Chenda!
Today the Owls and the Hedgehogs were joined by the children of St Andrews School and we were all very lucky to have a visit from some real owls. Hayley from the Owl Experience showed us three beautiful owls. She got the owls to fly around the hall so that we could hear how quietly they were able to creep up and swoop on their prey. We then had a go at being brave and letting the owls perch on our arms. We had to wear a special glove as their talons were very sharp. After the owls had let us hold them they then perched very still so that we could sketch out favourite owl. We had an amazing morning.
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.
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.
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.