There was the usual high standard of entries this year with pupils decorating their hat and eggs at home and bringing them in for judging. It was a tough task for the judges but the eventual winners were Year 5/6 Theo, year 3/4 Daisy, year 1/2 Tom, foundation Michael, family Bella, Maddy and Florence.
The reception and nursery children have had a very busy term. Following on from our topic of winter, we began learning about Africa. The children thoroughly enjoyed a range of indoor and outdoor activities, mainly focussing on African animals. There have been lots of opportunities for children to talk, read and write about animals, and the African jungle role-play are is very popular, with tour guides "driving" their passengers on safaris, hunting for animals! The animals have also been used to help the younger children practice accurate counting and comparing sets, while the older children have been adding sets of animals, then finding pairs of animals to help them count in 2s and explore how numbers and sets can be doubled and halved.
Pancake day was a great opportunity for all children to practise weighing, counting, pouring and mixing skills, with delicious pancakes to enjoy at the end of the morning.
PE has been extra fun, with the Diddy Dribblers football coaches working with the children each week during the second half term.
Now that Spring is here, we are learning about new life, and have been planting seeds and observing signs of Spring in the local environment. The children have helped to make a garden centre role-play area outside, so are looking forward to more gardening opportunities next term!