Opal and Topaz – Weather Instruments

Learning about the weather.

The class have been working together to make some weather instruments to measure wind direction and rainfall.

The children worked in small groups with some instructions to make their instruments.

They used paper cups, straws and plastic bottles to complete them.

When they had finished they took them up to the raised beds to see how they worked.

 

Ruby Class – All things Pirate

Pirate Activities

The class has made a good start to the term with the launch of our new topic Wet & Wild.

We have started with ‘The Night Pirates’ book and have created a role play boat with pirate costumes.

Many of the children have brought in their own Pirate stories which we have enjoyed sharing with everyone.

The children have made their own treasure maps and they can all tell you that ‘X marks the spot!’

We have made treasure and talked about what we might need.

Many thanks to those parents who have sent items to support the childrens’ learning.

This week some of the children made boats with cartons and trays kindly sent in. They needed to make a flag and attach it their boat. Today they had the chance to see if they floated.

Check out tapestry to see how this went.

Glad Tidings a Carol Service – Year 1

Garnet, Topaz and Opal Year 1 Performance

Well done to all of year 1 who produced a brilliant production.

The children did an amazing job with carols and learning lines.

The children in the tableau looked wonderful in their costumes.

Well done to all the staff and parents for your support in putting the performance together.

 

 

 

Stable by Starlight – Nursery and Reception.

Ruby, Opal and Topaz Christmas Performance

Well done to all our brilliant children on two excellent performances.

The children have worked really hard learning songs and lines.

The narrators were well rehearsed and told the story beautifully.

Many thanks to parents and for helping us make this years performance a great success.

Here are some pictures from the event.

 

 

 

Christmas in Ruby Class

Christmas has arrived

In Ruby Class we have been busy getting ready for christmas.

Thank you for the children’s posters they have made our advent calendar.

We have been busy practising our School performance. The children are looking forward to performing to you all.

 

Foms News – Fireworks and Christmas

Fireworks and Christmas Bazaar

It’s been a busy time for Foms organising events.

November saw our amazing Fireworks Night, another brilliant display. Many thanks to Mrs Vaites and Andy Gilbert expertly coordinating the fireworks. Thanks also to Emma Johnson for the music and to Mr Woolsey, Thomas and Robert Woolsey and all those who helped on the night. Total raised this year £1100.

Christmas Bazaar

It was lovely to see so many of you at the bazaar this year. There were lots of stalls, games and activities.

Photo shoots, festive refreshments, raffles, auctions and of course that special visitor from the north pole Father Christmas himself.

We have raised about £1000

Thanks to all who helped.

Christmas Cards

The children’s cards have were completed and sent out and we have raised £220  from orders.

 

Opal, Topaz and Ruby – Owl Babies

Owl Babies

Nursery and Reception having been reading the story Owl Babies.

Ruby Class have made owl pictures with torn paper and then talked about the story.

Topaz and Opal have made painted ‘lost mummy’ posters some with writing and used paper plates and cardboard tubes

to make their owls.

The children’s work has been displayed with their quotes from the story.

 

Ruby Class – The Vets

A Special  visitor

As you may know the children voted for a Vets role play this half term and many of you have provided us with bandages and other consumables to help support their role play.

We have been fortunate that some parents work in this profession and have provided us with many items that we could not have possibly sourced.

Last week we were lucky enough to have one Mum talk to the children about her work as a vet.

We learnt about X-rays and broken bones, looked and skulls.

The children asked questions about animals. It was interesting to learn that sometimes vets have to treat zoo animals like tigers and snakes.

A big thank you to her and our other parents for your support.

Phonics Evening – Nursery, Reception and Year 1

Phonics Evening 21st November

Thank you to the Parent that managed to attend our phonics evening.

The staff looked at the different phases of the Letters and Sounds scheme and some ways to support your child.

Information was displayed and staff were on hand to talk these ideas through with parents.

As promised you will find below the presentation and website links to help support phonics.

Phonics Workshop for Parents Nov 2018 final v2

 

Phonics play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Letters and Sounds

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Articulation of sounds (you tube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

Busy Things

https://www.busythings.co.uk/families

‘Geraldine the giraffe’ (Mr T phonics)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Jolly phonics

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/jolly-phonics/

 

Children In Need Book Sale

Book Sale

Many thanks to all those who donated books to our Children In Need Book Sale.

It was lovely to see the older children sharing books with Nursery and Reception.

We’ll let you know the total when it been counted.