During our RE sessions we are learning all about “ Celebrations “ particularly Marriage. The staff have shared their personal experiences and belongings with the children. We even acted out a wedding and learnt some new words such as Veil, confetti, vows, Bride, Groom and discussed why people get married.
The children have enjoyed exploring patterns, shapes and number. Becoming more confident at using the appropriate mathematical language and loving the hopscotch that the year six children made for them in the outdoor classroom.
DT Week - this week we have been busy designing our moveable creatures, we had to think about which materials we were going to use and what shapes we would need to cut. Once our designs were ready we got to work on making and creating them. We used a range of tools and equipment to make them moveable, including a hole punch, split pins and string.
This afternoon we firstly explored moving around as sea creatures, then when a number was called we had to find that number. After this we used the chalk to practice our number formation, using the number mats as a guide.
What a wonderful afternoon we’ve had in forest school, we were using our detective eyes to look for wildlife around the environment. We used the binoculars to bird watch and take a closer look at the insects we found. The children set up their own campsite and created instruments using the sticks. It then began to rain so we took shelter in our outdoor classroom and discussed what we would do if we were to have a sleepover in forest school! 🏕️
The children discovered that cheeky monkey had stolen their treasure! He had left us treasure map behind with a lot of ‘X’ on, we used the map and our telescopes to recover the missing treasure that monkey had hidden around school. The children were so excited to find monkey hiding with our big treasure chest in Mrs Finnegan’s Office! 💎🏴☠️🐒
Our new topic “Under the Sea” has really captured our children’s interest. They were fully engaged in creating a submarine and changing our role play into a under the water scene- we even have buried treasure. The children used their imagination and made telescopes, maps and have been on many adventures in the submarine.
This week our focus is about considering others and being compassionate “ Refugee Week” we shared books linked to this subject. We explored the paint with our feet talking about “ walking in someone else footsteps “ and appreciating how fortunate we are. Our art work was displayed at the exhibition and enjoyed by visitors . What a powerful message .
We felt so lucky this week to have a Musician come into school and work with us. Nick was AMAZING with our children and they definitely rose to the occasion. They are a musical group of children with natural rhythm 🥁 and a desire to perform which is wonderful to see. Everyone had so much fun!
Today we were number detectives around the adventure playground! 0️⃣-🔟
We are getting so good at counting, number recognition, ordering them and even attempting to write them.
We created a seaside area with our new fountain, water play and dry / wet sand. We even had a story in the Key stage 2 adventure playground.
Thank You God for sending the sunshine ☀️ we had a WONDERFUL picnic outside in our well decorated school grounds celebrating the “ Kings Coronation” it was lovely to see so many families. Thank You for celebrating with us 😊 . Also a huge thank you 🙏 for the yummy cupcakes 🧁 delicious and truly thoughtful.
After the service we had a “ Royal Banquet “ biscuits, fruit 🍉 and juice. The children bowed and curtsied to the King before enjoying their “ Feast “
Today in Pre School we acted out our own “ Coronation” it was AMAZING- everyone played a part . The children asked for “ Who is the King of the Jungle “ and we also sang “ Can’t Wait to be King” After the service the news reporters asked a few questions of the king, Queen and Priest ( It was lovely to see familiar faces in the crowd as we left West Minister Abbey) Thank you for coming to support such an important occasion 😊
During Class Worship/ RE we learnt about the new word “ Vocation “ and discussed how God speaks to us through prayer and the words in the Bible. The children recognised their own talents and discussed how they may use them in the future. We also visited the “ Peace Garden” and shared the prayer bag and a variety of Bibles.
Vocation Week - What is God calling you to be? How will you use your God given Talents ?
We loved acting out our focus story in Forest School- “ We’re going on a Bear Hunt” it gave us an opportunity to recall the different parts of the story, to link our movements to the new vocabulary such as “ Swishy Swashy “
We explored the sand with our feet 👣 and described how it felt. We also spent time on the adventure playground developing our Gross motor skills
Thank You God for sending the sun shine - We loved it 🥰 especially when we went on an adventure and had a picnic 🧺 in our garden
Linked to our new topic about “ Transport “ we decided to wash our bubble cars 🚗, and while the sun was shining we had our snack outside and explored our creative development
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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