World Book Day – Pyjamas and Books

World Book Day Activities

It would not be a World Book day without some fort of dressing up so this year we chose to come to school and read our books in our pyjamas. The children came in many varied outfits and looked splendid in assembly.

Local Author Suzan Moule

Local author Suzan Moule came to talk to and read with Early Years and KS1

We started the day with an assemble about the value of books and reading.

This was followed by small groups sharing the experience of’ Woody’s Park’ her children’s book based on the adventures of Woody the dog and his friends in the park.

Later in the morning Suzan talked to years 4,5 and 6 about ‘The Author’s writing journey’

Hopefully she will inspire some of our pupils to have a go at writing their own stories and who knows may become an author themselves one day.

Local Publisher Mr Richard Barker

Also during the day Mr Richard Barker, who works for a publishing firm came to talk about

‘The Life of a book’.

How does the original story go from a rough draft to a finished book?

Richard spent time with the KS2 classes explaining the process.

Many thanks to both our visitors for their support of our World Book day activities.

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Early Years and KS1 Sports Field Event

Teams take part in field event

This morning KS1 and Early Years had their field events on the field.

It was sunny and hot but the children competed with enthusiasm .

Year six team captains lead their teams to each event.

There was ball bounce, bean bag shoot, football goal and hockey stick dribble.

 

 

Garnet, Pearl and Amber class news

The Rainbow fish.

As part of our literacy lessons the classes have been looking at the story of the rainbow fish.

They have been retelling the story in their own words and discussing the characters and themes.

Here are the storyboards they used to write their own Rainbow fish story.

Class News Amber,Garnet and Pearl

Best of British

This term our topic has been based around all things British and the children have been learning about the royal family and the different flags that make up the Union Jack Flag.

Maths work

We have been looking at division and have started to look at weights and capacity.

 

Early Years and KS1 Harvest Festival

Songs and Art work

Our annual Harvest assembly was well attended today. Nursery Ruby Class were able to show some of the activities we based around the story “The Little Red Hen”. We had wheat painting, growing cress and tasting different breads.

Opal and Topaz displayed some hedgehogs they had made from natural materials. Years 1 and 2 were looking at health foods and the foods that we bring to the harvest table. I particularly liked the Baked Beans!

They all sang some harvest songs about farmers work and different beans, backed with some well rehearsed actions. Of course the mandatory Dingle Dangle Scarecrow from Nursery.

Well done.

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.

World Book Day 2017

Year 1/2 had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day and learning about each others favourite books and characters.

A huge thank you to all the parents for the super costumes!

Year 1/2 Diwali Day

Year 1 celebrated Diwali this week with the help and resources of Mrs Mahammad. We learnt the story of Rama and Sita, drew Rangoli patterns, practised Mendhi hand designs, tried traditional food, dressed up in beautiful saris and made diva lantern holders. A fantastic start to the half term!img_2144 img_2145 img_2152 img_2155 img_2181