The children enjoyed working to make beautiful sand art, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
In term 3 of this year some of the children were asked to participate in a STEM project. The project is used to inform children about engineering and to encourage children to pursue a career in this field. There were 6 children from reception, year one and year two that participated. Their task was to answer the question ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ The children met an engineer through an online interview- Miriam Christofeletti who is a robotics engineer. They then needed to think of a problem that they encounter in everyday life and think of an invention to solve this. The children were very creative and thought of ways to get to school quicker, a robot to help the police and a rug that turned into a cushion if you fell onto it out of bed.
Three of the children were shortlisted for the East midlands region and two children went on to win first place and were given regional awards for their inventions. We were invited to the awards ceremony at the University of Herefordshire where the two winning children and their families met engineers and were presented with awards.
All children were given a certificate for taking part and these were presented in our Star of the week assembly. Well done to all of you, what a fantastic result, your hard work and creativity paid off!
On Thursday 23rd May, a group of year 5 and 6 children went to see the musical, Aladdin, in the West End in London.
We left school at 9 and arrived at the Prince Edward Theatre, just in time to see the show.
The story of Aladdin is set in a time gone by. Aladdin is a poor street urchin who lives in a busy town in Arabia. Meanwhile Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city and so she sneaks out and into the town and accidentally meets Aladdin. Immediately Aladdin falls in love with Princess Jasmine, but knows that he cannot marry her as he is not a prince. So, when he releases a genie from the lamp, one of his wishes is that he wants to become a prince. His wish is granted and eventually they marry and everyone lives happily ever after!
The show was incredible and featured all of the unforgettable songs from the much-loved Disney film.
The children loved it and their behaviour was impeccable. A truly great day!
On Friday 3rd May, our local MP, Matt Warman came to our school to talk to the Pupils’ Parliament and KS2 children. He answered all our questions, discussed his role as an MP and talked about future plans for our local area. He was very friendly and chatted to us all for a long time about different matters that we had to discuss. It was very nice to meet him and he was able to talk to us about issues we wanted to learn about. Later in the afternoon, he presented an assembly to the whole of KS2 children in our school, who had some very interesting questions for him to answer.
Before the Easter holidays our nursery had a visit from a hen called Mavis, the children from both Reception classes and Nursery were all excited to visit Mavis. They were even more excited to discover that Mavis left some eggs for us to look after. We placed the eggs in an incubator and after the Easter holidays were delighted to find that some of the eggs had hatched. The children were watching the remaining eggs hatch, they observed that the chicks were wet and sticky so we were unable to hold them. The following day the children were able to hold the chicks and we are now going to watch them grow.
As part of our ‘Healthy Eating’ Topic Stephen from Asda brought in some fruit for the children to taste. The children used their senses to feel, look at, smell and taste the different fruits. The children enjoyed trying something new to eat and could say which fruits they liked or disliked. We tried pineapple, mango, avocado, pomegranate, blueberries, kiwi fruit and passion fruit.
The children did life drawings and paintings of these fruits ad enjoyed mixing paints to make the colours. The children learnt how to use money by pretending to buy and sell fruit in the market role play and wrote shopping lists.
The children enjoyed planting seeds of fruit and vegetables in the garden area and remembering to water them to watch them grow and eat them.
The children made graphs of their favourite fruits and brought in fruit from home for ‘Show and Tell’. We made fruit milkshakes at snacktime and had a fruit picnic outside. The children received ‘Healthy Eating’ certificates for trying new healthy foods.
When it was Easter the Reception children took part in lots of Easter crafts. They made Easter chocolate nests and learnt the Easter story about Jesus and looked at the traditions of celebrating Easter.
The Easter bunny visited and left us a letter. The letter told us that she had left us some clues to follow to find some Easter eggs.
The children have been working very hard on their phonics so they could read the clues which led us to find eggs which led us to more clues. The Easter egg hunt clues took us all around the school and into the office where we were told to take some baskets and go into our outdoor area and work with a friend to find as many eggs as we could.
The children were very excited and did very well at finding all the eggs. We then went inside and counted the eggs and wrote the amount on the whiteboard. We found out who had found the most and then shared the eggs fairly to eat.