We have had such a busy week this week! On Wednesday we had a practice at being Year One. The children were brilliant and are very much looking forward to being Hedgehogs and Rabbits in September. They worked really hard for their new teachers and wrote about themselves, completed a sharing maths problem, made helping hands, explored their new classrooms and met their class mascots. What a busy day indeed!
On Thursday the children took part in their first ever Sports Day. It was so lovely to have so many parents there to support them. They were amazing competing in running races, bat and ball events, racing along with quoits on their heads, navigating the obstacles, getting dressed up and being part of the relay teams. Also great to see them supporting their colour teams too with cheers and clapping.
As well as these two super busy days the children have also managed to fir in more learning about under the sea. They have really enjoyed hearing 'The Rainbow Fish' and talking about sharing and being kind. They have been creating more gorgeous transient art and working together to make large structures with the wooden blocks.
Well done Butterflies another great week of learning fun!
This week was very hot but it didn't put the children off being very busy with their learning. We have been exploring measure and have been finding out about how long, heavy or full things are. The children have been working in pairs to carry out their investigations. It was so lovely to see them listening to each others' ideas and thinking of ways to record their results. The capacity investigation was a clear favourite on Wednesday as it involved water! Always good on the hottest day of the year! We took the opportunity to talk about how we keep our bodies healthy in the sun and the children were fabulous at drinking plenty of water, wearing their hats and staying in the shade. They really enjoyed making fans to cool themselves and their friends down and even the adults enjoyed trying them out.
Next Thursday is our Sports Day, fingers crossed for the weather, so we have been out on the Junior's field practising our races. The children were brilliant and I think it will be lots of fun showing off our skills to our parent's next week.
This week the children have been thinking about 1 more and 1 less in Maths. We have used all sorts of things to help us work out our answers from our number lines to frogs and fluffy pompoms! We are all getting quite good at it now! We also got the water tray out and started thinking about full and empty. We also noticed the numbers on the side of the jugs. A great start to capacity which we'll be thinking more about next week.
We have also been thinking about travelling to the seaside. We watched 'Magic Granddad' and he showed us how people in years gone by travelled. It was very interesting to see horses and carriages, very different from the coach we went in last week! The children have then been inspired to make trains, buses and cars from the big wooden bricks. Thy then started to design some castles. Sand castles have really captured their imagination. We even had one that was bigger than Mrs Macfarlane! Great to see the children working together and talking through their ideas.
Basil and Pepper have been enjoying the sunshine too. They have been having chats with the children while they enjoy their carrots and cauliflower leaves. The children are very good at keeping an eye on their furry friends.
On Thursday we went to Boscombe, to spend the day at the seaside. Our topic this term is "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside" and this was our starter.
The children were fantastic on the beach and all the teachers are proud of their behaviour. The rain that came down heavily on our journey cleared for our time on the beach and we had fun!
At the seaside we had a talk from the RNLI Lifeguards, who taught us about beach safety. We paddled in the sea, pretended to surf the waves and built sandcastles. Before we went home we all had an ice lolly and walked down the pier, where we found amazing percussion instruments. One instrument even played "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside".
A big thank you for all those who came to help us at Boscombe and helped to give the children a wonderful and memorable learning experience.
We have been really busy learning and playing games this week. It was great to see the children taking turns and following the rules of the games. Thank you to all the grown ups who joined us for our Wriggle to Roar afternoon on Thursday. The children loved sharing the games, making beastie biscuits and roarsome hats!
We have had another very busy week! The children have really enjoyed listening to lots of different dinosaur stories. They have been writing lots of sentences about dinosaurs and doing some wonderful pictures. We even had a go at walking like dinosaurs! It was great fun using photo booth on the iPads to take dinosaur photos of each other. Luckily they were more funny than scary!
In maths we have been practising our 'clever counting' and counted in 2s, 5s and 10s. The children have also been recognising and sorting odd and even numbers.
We had some very special visitors today. Georgie from Zoolab brought Rosie the tarantula, Turbo and Bryan the giant snails, Hermione the hermit crab, Melinda the hissing cockroach, Twinkle Toes the banded millipede and Hunter the royal python to meet us! The children were very brave and took the opportunity to hold the creatures or stroke them. They listened to Georgie and found out lots of facts about our visitors.
We have been very creative this week in Butterflies. We have started doing transient art. Sounds posh but is actually using bits and bobs from nature to make fabulous pictures of mini beasts. The children have really enjoyed letting their imaginations run wild and created some wonderful pictures of butterflies, bugs, worms and lots more! We have also been dancing in our outside area. The children loved using the ribbons and pompoms to respond to the music. Inside we listened to 'The flight of the bumble bee' and drew the path the bee took. Some of us also drew the little bees visiting the flowers. In maths we have been thinking about doubling and halving. The children have been practising using bricks, cubes and pebbles. They are pretty good at it now! It is so lovely to see how much the children are taking responsibility for their own learning. Lots of gem powers are being used!
We had a fabulous day celebrating our 'GOOD' Ofsted. The children and grown ups had lots of fun playing and dancing outside on the Trim Trail. There were some very funky dance moves going on! It was lovely to all sit together and have a burger or cheese wheel picnic. The weather stayed dry and bright for us too. We were also very lucky to have a visit from The Big Red Fun Bus. The children said it was the best fun ever!
A wonderful day celebrating our wonderful school.