Nursery Show So Much More Than The Bear Essentials
It was all systems go on Tuesday as the sun shone for the Nursery children’s belated teddy bears’ picnic. With beaming smiles, the little ones proudly welcomed their parents into their classrooms, eager to showcase all the fun and creative activities they’ve been involved with this term. Fuelled by a wonderful picnic, complete with sandwiches, a colourful fruit platter and adorable gingerbread men that the children had lovingly baked earlier in the day, the children happily chatted, laughed and played in the garden, making full use of the sandpit, water chute and wooden building blocks to their hearts’ content.
Kerry Chapman, Nursery Class Teacher
Reception Sow The Seeds Of An Exciting Learning Journey
The learning objective for the Reception children was to think about new beginnings by exploring the natural world around them. They dug and cut down old sunflower plants, working together as a team. They were then given the opportunity to explore the sunflower heads and were delighted to discover the seeds inside. Having tasted the fruits of their harvest the young learners replanted the seeds and are excited by the prospect of nurturing them and watching them grow again next year.
Rosie Snagge, Reception Class Teacher
Creative Writers In Year 1 Pull Out All The (Full) Stops
In literacy, Year 1 worked hard to innovate their class text. The children used their creative skills to change the characters and the setting. Aiming high, the young writers focused on the need to ensure that all of their sentences had a capital letter, fingers spaces and full stops.
Kathleen Salusbury, Year 1 Class Teacher
Year 2 Have Natural Habitat Havens All Mapped Out
Making full use of the plentiful school grounds, Year 2 were tasked with mapping a natural habitat and identifying what lives there. Using key listening skills to understand the objectives, the children labelled their sketches and suggested what may live there and what resources would be needed for them to survive. As a result, Year 2 gained a greater awareness of the school environment and how it is a habitat for so many different animals, birds and insects.
Charlie Millsom, Head of Year 2
Agile Year 3 Making Big Strides In Sport
Year 3 took to the Sports Hall to develop their co-ordination skills in order to enhance their sporting ability. The children focussed predominantly on listening skills and aiming high, ensuring they used the correct techniques to master different challenges and activities such as maintaining control of a badminton shuttlecock and plotting their way across a horizontal agility ladder. The lesson was a big success as the active children proved that they are engaged and making clear progress.
Dan Bather, Director of Sport