Thank you for participating in the Smiles competition before Easter.
We have drawn a winner for the £100 Oral Health Foundation voucher and it is:
CARLTON ROAD! Well done to you all!
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.
Reception were visited by Boston Fire Station. They talked to us about fire safety, showed us their uniform and explained what equipment they use. One of the children even got to try the uniform on! The children then had a chance to ask questions and look at the fire engine outside and examined the different equipment used to help the firemen when they are called to fires, car accidents and other incidents. The firefighters gave the children some homework to do:
1. Where is the smoke alarm in your house? (Every house should have a least one) 2. Check with your parents that the smoke alarm works. (This should be checked regularly) 3. Practise what to do if there is a fire in the home. A suggested plan from the firefighters was to crawl along the floor shouting FIRE to a grown up and then to all hold hands and leave together. The children listened very carefully to the information given by the firefighters and many parents then used this as a good opportunity to discuss fire safety with their child at home. There is additional fire safety information on the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service website.
On Wednesday 13th March the Year 1 children had a special visit from the fire service. This term the children have been learning all about The Great Fire of London and some of the fireman from Boston Fire Station came to talk about how fire can spread and the dangers of it. The children also had the chance to try on some of their uniform and have a look (and a seat) in their fire engine! All pupils had a great time and learnt something new from this very exciting experience.
For Pancake Day we read the story of The Runaway Pancake.
We looked at the instructions of how to make pancakes. They wrote a list of ingredients and sequenced the pictures into the order to make a pancake.
First we put in the flour, milk and eggs.
We then mixed all the ingredients together to make a runny batter.
Then heated some oil up in a pan to cook the batter, making pancakes.
We then ate the pancakes.
The children then told their parents how to make pancakes and some made them at home and put it on Tapestry and told the class about it for Show and Tell.
The Reception children had Stephen the Asda Community Champion into school to teach them how to make bread.
After the children wrote a list of ingredients and equipment that they needed and sequenced pictures of how they made the bread. They also wrote instructions of what to do and told their parents at home. Some children helped make bread at home and put it on Tapestry to show their friends in Show and Tell.