Here we are gaining more and more confidence in our skating. Some children skated for the first time this week as well. The children were fabulous.
We have been making Mermaid tails with dough and decorated them with shiny jewels!
Tuesday 9th May
Winning the Autumn term Behaviour Award
"I feel nice because I like it when I have a certificate." By Emma
"I feel proud because I am happy." By Abdurrahman
"I feel happy because I am happy." By Faizan
"I feel proud because I learn." By Afeeya
"I feel proud because I like the certificate." By Nadia
"I feel happy because I have a certificate." By Nathan
"I feel happy to be nice." By Agape
" I feel proud because I am brave." By Mohamed
"I feel happy" By Alina
"I feel proud of myself and happy with myself." By Sarah
"I feel happy because I am really proud." By Kailan
" I choose the happy, happy side." By Kailan
"I feel proud." By Mharan
"I feel proud. I feel happy because I feel excited." By Shams
We all got a badge for walking all the way to school or part of the way.
Our Creative week
Wow we have been really busy this week. Not only have we welcomed Mrs Hill back after her maternity leave, we have been learning lots of different things.
We have been learning....
Poetry on elephants
Investigating facts on elephants
Joining in with Class 4 to share a story with an older child.
There are lots of photos to see. Ask your child all about their week.
As a class we have discussed the importance of staying safe when using the internet.
We looked at the story of 'Smartie the Penguin' who was lucky enough to get a laptop for his birthday. The story helped them understand some of the dangers of the internet and how they can play safely and still have lots of fun.
The children have been really busy helping me find out if an elephant would make a suitable pet! We carried out lots of activities looking at the following areas;
How much an elephant would eat everyday.
How much water an elephant needs to drink everyday.
How much poo an elephant would produce everyday!
How long and elephant would live.
How big an elephant can grow.
It was lots of fun and in the end Class R decided I would be better with something smaller like a rabbit!
We split the class into two groups. one group stayed in Class R and the other went upstairs to Class 4. Class 4 did the same. Class R children were then paired off with a Class 4 child and they sat and shared stories together, talking about what the story was about, who were the characters, what happened in the story and whether they liked it or not.
Here are some comments from both classes about it.
"I like it! I like that book."
"It was good because it was nice."
"It was good because the story was good."
"It was awesome."
"It was really nice to read to them. I was surprised as he wasn't talking or loud but was looking at the book."
"I was excited as it was my first time reading with Class R. It got OK then better."
"At first I was shy then I really enjoyed it."
We have been learning a poem about elephants. We chose elephants as they are in our story the 'Monkey Puzzle' which we have been reading this term. Ask your child to act out the poem for you. We then performed it in front of the rest of the school in assembly.
We also made elephant masks. We had to think about its ears and what shape and size to cut. we also concertinaed the trunk which is like making a fan.
The children have had to help a very silly puppet called Ellie the elephant who never remembers how to get ready for school in the right order. She tries to get dressed before she has washed or cleaned her teeth before she goes to school. Yuk! Luckily Class R were able to help her and to sequence their day in the right order. Phew!
Our challenge was
'How to turn a flat rectangle into a solid cylinder.'
We made a Helter Skelter by rolling a rectangle piece of card into a cylinder. We then cut out two circles, one for the top and one for the bottom. Then we cut some slits into the top and bottom of the cylinder so we could tape it onto the circles. Then we watched Mrs Deegan cut out a spiral for our slide. We are very proud of them.
Thank you so much for all your kind donations. We had a great day making sandwiches and decorating biscuits for our picnic. They were so tasty.
Making sandwiches is a great activity to do with your child. Naming the ingredients, learning to use a knife to spread the butter and learning to cut it into two pieces.
Why don't you have a go.
In P.E we have been learning to balance a beanbag on different parts of our bodies and to move carefully round the room.
Then we had to work with a partner to throw and catch the beanbag.