This week we have been very fortunate to have Mrs Edddins in for an afternoon, where she has provided some fantastic science investigation. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the tiniest of things under the microscopes, to include natural and man made materials. The hunt outside for something unusual included some insects and mud!
A huge amount of excitement and discovery was had, as the children took to drawing what they could see using this equipment!
A day out at Court Farm!..
We had a fantastic day visiting Court Farm this week, where we were shown around by Farmer Emily. We observed the cows being milked, fed the lambs and learnt all about wool! The sun shone for us, which enabled us to enjoy a yummy picnic and some fun in the outdoor play area.
Farmer Pete and Farmer Ed said we can come again soon!
Class 1 had a brilliant day planting up the pots and hanging baskets for our outside area , sewing sunflower and cress seeds and creating colourful flowers for our garden center role play.
Thank you for all your donations that made this fantastic learning day possible as you can see from the photos it went very well.
We are now watering and labeling all our plants too and looking forward to eating cress and measuring our sunflowers as they grow.
We have been fortunate enough to enjoy a whole day of forest school activities at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits!
We thoroughly enjoyed creating mini beast hotels, searching for the Mendip Owl and having fun around the campfire!
A huge thank you to Mendip Outdoor Pursuits for kindly offering us to spend the day with you!
The children have been busy exploring some Spring art this week! They have produced some beautiful paintings of daffodils for their special cards!
We would like to take this opportunity to say a very Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful Mummies!
The Reception children in Class 1 enjoyed completing a traffic survey and counting vehicles. We only saw one motorbike and no caravans but many cars, lorries and vans.
World Book Day
We had a wonderful day reading our favourite books and guessing who we were dressed up as. We shared our books with Class 5 and impressed them with our reading skills.
What a wonderful week we have had, celebrating Chinese New Year! We have learnt all about 'The Great Race' and discovered which animals are part of the Chinese zodiac. We have been involved in:
designing our own 'Willow Pattern' plate, tasted some Chinese food, written our own names in Chinese, made some gorgeous lanterns and even performed a dragon dance!
We would like to say a huge well done to all our children who took part in our Christmas production of 'Baubles.' You were all superstars and worked so hard to perform a wonderful show and we are extremely proud of you!
We would like to wish you all a magical Christmas, have fun and we will see you back here in 2019!
What a wonderful week we have had!
On Thursday, we enjoyed celebrating Diwali with our fellow classmates at Winscombe Primary School. Here we explored a variety of activities to include; decorating Diva lamps, dressing up, stick dancing, making prayer plates, designing rangoli patterns and watching a shadow puppet show. We have discovered why Diwali is known as the 'Festival of Lights' and listened to the story of Rama and Sita.
The fun we have had, is reflected in all the photographs included below!..
A huge thank you to Winscombe, for having us and making our day so enjoyable!
Welcome to an exciting term ahead in Class 1! We would like to say huge well done to all of our new entrants, who are settling in extremely well and to our most wonderful Year One children, who have been supporting their new peers.
The children are already thoroughly enjoying sharing their ‘boxes’ with the class and are demonstrating real pride as they discuss their own family and interests. This is all linking in beautifully with our ‘suspended curriculum’ and the topic we will be discovering more about soon!
'Home and Away'
We will be starting our year with a topic based on 'Home and Away.' Here we will explore homes within our locality, as well as those in the rainforest. You may have noticed our home corner, where we have a very popular 'tree house' at the moment!
To support our topic, we will be studying a couple of books to help the children appreciate different types of homes and encourage them to develop their own ideas about these.
Here are some of the things we will be learning and exploring this term:
...and much more!
With all this exciting learning taking place, we have decided that we will be arranging an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of the rainforest… We will keep you in suspense until then!