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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

Diwali Celebrations – Ruby, Opal, Topaz and Garnet

Celebrating Diwali

Many thanks to Mrs Mahammad, her sister and daughter for helping use to celebrate and learn about Diwali.

The adults were dressed up in traditional Sari’s of many different colours.

She told the children the story of Rama and Sita and how they got to the Temple to celebrate where they burn incense sticks and give thanks.

In the classrooms there were several different activities which the children could participate.

There was hand decorating, diva lamps to make, chalk patterns and patterns using natural materials.

There was also some different traditional foods to taste.

Harvest Festival Early Years and KS1

Harvest Celebrations

Many thanks to all who sent contributions for our Harvest Festival today.

All the classes have produced harvest themed work to either show or perform for our assembly.

Ruby Class have been busy making different themed prints using conkers, fir cones and a huge variety of vegetables provided by parents.

Ruby, Topaz and Opal (Rec) have been learning the story of “The Little Red Hen” and the song Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. Reception have been making hedgehog pictures from leaves.

Opal & Topaz Year 1 have been collecting leaves to fill bottles and designing posters.

Amber class recited a poem titled “Autumn Leaves”. Jade Class a poem called “Harvest” and Pearl class found a poem called “The Harvest Poem” which used a play on words.

The children all performed and sang several songs.

Well done to both children and staff.

 

Early Years Sports Day

Ruby, Opal and Topaz

Today saw the second part of our sports events.

This was the running track events which included a relay, hurdles, and an egg and spoon race.

The weather was just about right this morning and the children did a grand job of completing their races.

A big thank you to the Year 6 Amethyst Team Captains who supported some of our younger children.

 

Ruby, Opal and Topaz – Theatre Trip

A Snail and  the Whale

On Friday 8th June all of the Early Years classes went on a trip to Radlett Theatre to see “A Snail on a Whale” This was based on the book that had been read in class as part of our Ignite.

The children were excited by their trip on a coach and we very excited to see the performance.

All the children were engaged and willing participant of the production. at one point we were treated to a spray of water!

Many thanks to Foms who enabled the children to have a treat while watching.

We managed to take a few candid photos from the trip.

Opal and Topaz – Down in the woods

Down in the woods topic

Opal and topaz have been learning about things in the woods.

We have been lucky to have some live butterflies pupate, and emerge into painted lady butterflies.

We have searched for mini beasts and made lists of our findings.

The children have made some ladybirds and butterflies for our display.

Easter Egg Hunt – Early Years

Easter Egg Hunt

It seems a little while since the Easter Egg Hunt, but I thought it worthy of a post.

The children had a lovely time hunting for clues, some with their parents and some were helped by children in Year 6. It was a pleasure to see how our current Year 6 have matured and were very supportive of their younger peers.