Ruby Class Red Nose Day and Gardening

A Busy Day

Today our children joined in with Red Nose Day activities.

All the children dressed in red and many had purchased red noses to wear.

This morning we took part in the Dance-a-thon, practising their dance moves.

As part of our activities today we spent time outside planting sunflower seeds to sell at the plant sale later this spring. The children have enjoyed planting bulbs and many are now in full bloom in the quad for them to see. Today we planted some more pots and tubs with freesia and irises with the help of one of our mums.

The class will be looking after them in the coming weeks for with sunshine and water we hope they will grow quickly.

This week we have had World Maths Day and our children enjoyed many different counting activites and looking for shapes in our classroom.

Red Nose Day – School Council Assembly

Red Nose Day

Well done to everyone all dressed in their red today.

All day the classes have been joining a Dance-a-thon.

The school council held an assembly today to explain to the children why we have Red Nose Day and what the money raised will be supporting. They finished off the assembly singing ‘Put a Nose on it’

We raised approximately £194 with donations from the £1 dressing up day.

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.

World Book Day – Ruby Class

World Book Day visitor

Ruby class looked brilliant in their pyjamas and onesies

We were able to share some of the childrens’ books with them during our class carpet time.

The children enjoyed listening to our local author Suzan Moule read her childrens book ‘Woody’s Park’.

As part our topic this week we have been reading ‘The Tiger came to tea’

The children made mask from different types of collage which we have displayed.

 

Our roleplay has been based around the book and the children have been acting out the story with props.

 

 

 

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.