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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Apologies for the delay in posting these photos…we’ve been busy digesting our turkey and hoovering the glitter up from the classroom carpets!
The children had a wonderful final week at school before the Christmas holidays and from what we hear they were all good enough (!) to get a visit from Father Christmas!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016.