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Spring is here, and Eco Club are working hard as usual to make our beautiful school grounds even more lovely! Today we were planting daffodils and muscari. The children now have such good practical skills and teamwork that the job was done in the blink of an eye!0 Comments
Foundation have had great fun making suncatchers for St Patrick’s Day. Have a look at our pictures!
Our current RE topic, leading up to Easter, is “Growing”. We planted beans in a plastic bottle so that we could see them grow and change and have been amazed to see the roots develop beneath the soil. Now the shoots are shooting up! We will measure them and plant them outdoors before the Easter holidays and wonder how big they will have grown by the time we come back!
Looking at the roots in the soil, which we would not usually see below the ground, has helped us to think about our exciting whole school book “The street beneath my feet”. We are going to write poems about the amazing things that may be found underground!0 Comments
We have been having a lovely time in our winter wonderland today!
We discovered that our magical ice art has finally frozen, and loved looking at it and through it! We have also made a small but perfecty formed snowman named “Frosty”, who has a pencil for a nose. We have enjoyed hot chocolate, made ice houses for polar bears and dug for worms. We have also talked and talked about everything that we see and feel happening, and our descriptive language and language about feelings is coming on in giant snowy steps.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!0 Comments
Eco Club will be introducing our school’s involvement in the national BIG BATTERY HUNT in assembly on Monday. Watch this space!!!!!0 Comments
Lots of children from Nursery and Reception experienced the wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown during half term. To celebrate in school we have shared the story of Chinese New Year and had a great time with our own lion dancing parade!0 Comments
Eco club enjoyed getting outdoors today! We planted daffodil bulbs in the polytunnel, looked for signs of spring in the gardens and practiced our battery recycling song!0 Comments
We have loved every single day of International Week!
On Monday it was Arabic day, and we explored henna hand painting, having our own hands painted, and drawing round and cutting out hand shapes to decorate ourselves. We also tasted some lovely Arabic food.
Tuesday was Hispanic Day, and we learnt about Spanish names for fruits and vegetables, and had great fun Spanish dancing.
Wednesday was Chinese Day. We learnt about the story and traditions of Chinese New Year, and explored paper folding with a visiting artist.
On Thursday it was African day. We found out about and played with African animals, loved taking part in an African dance workshop and enjoyed delicious African food.
Today is English day! We have been making sandwiches and reading the story of St George and the dragon! We have also been visited by some teacher trainees from Hope University who helped us with some exciting science investigations.
Thanks to all our families and visitors who have helped us to learn so much and have great fun this week!
We can’t wait to be back in school after half term!
We have had a lovely start to International week in Early Years. It is Arabic Day today and we have been enjoying having our hands painted with henna designs. We have also been drawing round and cutting out our own hands to make hand shapes to decorate, which is helping us to develop our fine motor coordination and scissor skills while being creative. We are looking forward to tasting some Arabic food this afternoon!0 Comments
We have had a lovely time at our own smoothie cafe today, making healthy smoothies with our families and friends. At the same time we have been practicing our maths skills by counting and weighing pieces of fruit, and making hopscotch, stepping stones, and a 3D smoothie cafe outdoors! The best thing is, all this is to support and raise money for the NSPCC on NSPCC Number Day. Hooray!