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

London Aquarium IGNITE for Year 1

Year 1 headed to London on Monday 25th April to visit the weird and wonderful sea creatures at London Aquarium. We had a fantastic day and it certainly ignited our interest in our Beside the Seaside topic!

Thank you to those parents who came and helped on the day, it was much appreciated.

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Outdoor fun!

Year 1 have had a fantastic time making the most of our fabulous grounds for outdoor learning. We finished off our ‘Famous Britons’ topic by spending a day learning about Charles Darwin and then imitating his investigative studies by exploring the flora and fauna in the dell. We also spent time with staff from Aldenham country park and Dell Farm this week creating outdoor art and our own ‘Stickmen’ inspired by the Julia Donaldson story. It has been a brilliant (and a little muddy) couple of weeks of learning!

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Year 1 and 2 Easter performance: Tattybogle

Year 1 and 2 are busy rehearsing and creating costumes for their Easter performance of ‘Tattybogle’ and it’s looking and sounding fantastic!

Just as a reminder, performances are on Tuesday 22nd March at 2.15pm (collection at usual time) and Wednesday 23rd March at 6pm (Children to be back in school by 5.30pm).

Your child has been given a letter telling them what clothes they need to bring in for their costume, please check bookbags if you have not had this!

We look forward to seeing you all for what will be a brilliant performance!

 

Watch out for giants!

We have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk in our English lessons so last week we decided to link it with our Science learning about plants and grow our own beanstalks!

They’re not as tall as Jack’s yet but are growing fast…watch this space!IMG_0956 IMG_0959 IMG_0961 IMG_0974 IMG_0975

British Day: Year 1 Ignite!

This Friday, Year 1 came over all patriotic and held a British themed day as an Ignite for our ‘Famous Britons’ topic. We were hugely impressed by the varied and imaginative costumes as well as the children’s creativity on the day. We collaged Union Jacks, painted the Queen’s portrait, iced red, white and blue biscuits, made sandwiches for afternoon tea and enjoyed the highlights of significant national events (Queen’s Jubilee, London Olympics) on screen.

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for afternoon tea (especially those who were brave enough to try the child-made sandwiches!) at the end of the day, it was a fantastic turnout and the children were delighted to share part of their day with you.

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Year 1 and Reception Reading Buddies

Year 1 and Reception began their weekly ‘Reading Buddies’ scheme this Wednesday. The children worked in pairs or threes to share and choose books, tell stories and help each other to read. The children got on brilliantly and Year 1 took on a very caring and responsible role over their younger counterparts! We look forward to seeing our buddies again next week!

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