Seasons Are Changing In Nursery
We’ve been exploring the changing seasons and embracing the autumnal transition, noting the shift in temperature and the change of colours. Our little chefs were busy making homemade carrot and coriander soup along with warm, freshly baked bread – all prepared by the children themselves, honing their fine motor skills in the process. Additionally, they had much fun crafting apple print pumpkins and practising their cutting skills, proudly displaying their creations. Our “Book of the Week,” ‘Leaf Man,’ inspired the children to gather leaves after a blustery day and transform them into a variety of imaginative animal creations on our mesmerizing light table.
Kerry Chapman, Nursery Class Teacher
Reception Are Fanatical About Phonics
We have been working hard in Phonics and learning a new sound each day. The children have been aiming high and challenging themselves by writing words in their books and on the whiteboards. They are becoming more confident in their reading and writing and love finding out what our new sound will be.
Natasha Jacklin, Reception Class Teacher
Year 1 Exercise Every Muscle In The Pool
Swimming is one of the best whole-body workouts. However, we also use our brain a great deal when we are swimming. We listen, we plan, we analyse, we plan again and we practise… a lot! This week, the children worked hard to develop their breast stroke skills. Using a gradual build up technique, the children aimed to swim as far as they could across a width of the pool. A challenging stroke to learn, with whole body timing, coordination of arms, legs and breathing. They built up their skills using woggles, floats and eventually attempted a whole width of breast stroke by themselves.
Jess Oecken, Head of Pre-prep Sport
Year 2 Put Pen To Paper
The children set about writing an imaginative five-part story for the BBC 500-word competition. Their creativity allowed them to imagine different exciting situations which they could bring to life in their stories. The children really enjoyed having free reign with choosing their characters, settings and plots. They began by planning carefully and telling their story to friends using the pictures as prompts. This led to some refinement before putting pen to paper. Once written they were carefully edited to improve vocabulary and punctuation. Princesses rescuing frogs, razor sharks battling crocodiles, lost cave men trekking across mountains and dogs fighting forest fires, their stories have been incredibly imaginative.
Kerri Wilkes, Year 2 Class Teacher
Year 3 Iron Age Special Episode
Year 3 met the Dragons! The children were presented with a choice of six Iron Age inventions and the creative Year 3s embarked on deciding which invention would improve the lives of their Iron Age settlement the most. Tune in to future episodes to find out who will win the Dragons over.
Rosie Statham, Year 3 Class Teacher