The Mayor visits

The Mayor visits 8th May

On the 8th May we were honoured to have the Mayor visit the school. He spent time looking around our school and enjoyed talking to some of the staff and children.

Children from all year groups were chosen to have their picture taken with him and his wife.

 

Early Years Playground

Our New Playground

After many months of planning the early years playground has had a makeover. Thanks to FOMS and Lottery Funding for helping to fund this project. Many of the children have been watching the diggers and machinery and have used this learning in their role play. The children have at last been able to use the trail and new climbing frame. Hopefully when the weather improves we will be able to make the sandpit available too.

 

 

Nursery – Bug Hotels and Garden centre

Making Bug Hotels

On Friday 12th Nursery took a trip to the dell to collect sticks and leaves. We returned to class and the children worked in pairs to put them in plastic bottles to make bug hotels. Some of the hotels were hung in the Nursery garden, some out the front of school and the rest in the dell. We will be visiting them to see if any mini beasts have made them home.

Thanks to the parents that provided us with seeds and plants. A big thanks to our parent helpers who spent time potting up the tubs and baskets. The garden centre is looking lovely and the children are enjoying playing and learning there.

 

Green fingers

For our latest topic, Year 1/2 have been getting to grips with how our gardens grow…from plants and trees to minibeasts and weather. So far we have explained the life cycles of sunflowers and frogs as well as identifying and naming different parts of common plants. Here are some pictures of our latest outdoor fun…planting our own herbs, flowers and vegetables in our courtyard classroom and creating 3D pictures using natural materials.

Mini Beasts -Nursery

Exploring the dell and making mini beasts

As part of our topic Nursery and Reception have been visiting the dell to look for creatures in the trees and undergrowth. Today we collected natural materials to use with clay to make mini beasts. Here are a few of their amazing mini beasts.

Year 4 – Discovering angles

Today, we have been looking at different types of angles in our playground. We saw right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. A right angle is when 2 straight lines meet at 90°. We used the corner of our books to check if an angle was a right angle or not. An acute is less than 90°. An obtuse angle is more than 90° but less 180°.

Can you spot the different angles in our pictures? We found lots!

Year 4

 

 

Year 4 – Egyptian Home Work

Look at all this amazing Egyptian homework! We can’t wait to see what creations this half term’s homework will bring.

 

Music Assembly – Ukulele and Recorders

Year 4 have been learning to play the Ukulele in music this term. They showed their talents during music assembly. Well done Year 4 you were fabulous!

 

Early Years Spring Term

Spring Term Topics and Learning

This term Early Years have been busy with our topics.

We started the term off with People that help us. We had many visitors, Police, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Mr Armoogum came to talk to the children about his job.

Many of our visitors were parents so I would like to thank them all for their time.

We also took a walk down to the Markyate Fire Station to see how it all works.

The topic for Spring 2 has been Take one book, we have chosen different books to work through with the children. Activities have been varied with each story. Books included What the Ladybird Heard, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Rhinos Don’t like Pancakes, The Way Back Home and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The whole of Early Years then had a trip to Radlett Theatre to watch the show We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The children all enjoyed the show and talked about their favourite thing about it. It seems getting wet was top of the list!