The key stage 1 topic this half term is The Farm Shop. Children have been tasting fruit, counting seeds in fruits, planting seeds and finding out about what the seeds need to grow. The year 1 and 2 children designed and made healthy salads, while the reception children made fruit kebabs. Thank you to those parents who sent in a fantastic assortment of fruit and vegetables to enable the children to create the salads they had planned.
Friday, 22nd March was National Skipping Day 2019. Our day began with the Foundation stage class leading the school assembly and the reception children each stating one reason why skipping is a good thing to do. Several children then demonstrated different ways of making skipping fun. Throughout the morning and lunch time breaks, our children tried to complete as many skips as they could. Our total for the school will then be submitted to the organisers of national skipping day, to hopefully help set a new UK record of more than 7.45 million skips across the country in one day! It was lovely to see so many children taking part, and even our youngest children trying their hardest to skip.
Under Ground, Over Ground, Wombling Free....
Those members of staff who were lucky enough to grow up in the 1970s were excited to have a visit from 2 of the Wombles of Wimbledon Common during Friday morning's assembly. They helped inspire us to try harder to save our world by being less wasteful and using less plastic. We are hoping to write to the local supermarkets to ask them to try and use less plastic in their packaging.
10 Little bookworms
All the children in the foundation class took home a copy of the World Book Day book about Ten Little Book Worms. In preparation for this year's World Book Day the reception and nursery children made reading glasses and book worm book marks. Today the children came dressed all in one colour of their choice to be a book worm, armed with their favourite book from home or their favourite from the school book area. The reception children wrote about why they like their book so much. Mrs Geldard brought in a very old copy of her favourite story book from when she was 3 years old!
KS1 children had an amazingly hard working morning in amongst their favourite books. There was a wide selection of choices from non-fiction books about Castles and Dinosaurs to stories about animals, princesses and robots. Each child made a band for their head with a character or illustration of their book. Later they made bunting with pictures about their book to decorate our book corner.
For this years book day pupils brought their favourite books into school. Reception and nursery children were book worms for the day wearing their own-made spectacles! In KS1 children made head dresses about their favourite books. The junior children talked about why they had chosen the book they had brought to school.
The nursery and reception children had a busy pancake day preparing enough pancake batter for all of Mrs Geldard's class and Mrs Bailey's class. Meanwhile, every child in key stage 2 mixed and cooked a pancake for themselves.
The following day the whole school attended an Ash Wednesday mass and received an ash cross on their forehead. We are now all trying hard to keep our Lenten promises.