Last Monday, Chaffinches, Robins and Wrens were lucky to be visited by Yorkshire author, Eleanor McKone. Eleanor read her book, ‘Piper’s Passport’ with the children, discussed what it was like being an author and what inspired her to write. The children then did some follow-up activities based on the book.
What a great way to start the new term!
Chaffinches began the term learning about Paddington in London. They loved learning about famous London landmarks such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. The children wrote postcards and narratives based on Paddington’s adventures. We also learned through dance and drama about the Great Fire of London.
Learning about Italy and its myths and famous landmarks was also a great success with the class. Chaffinches were also able to cook various types of Italian dishes, such as lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and pizza.
Chaffinches had a great visit to Pizza Express and the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. At Pizza Express the children go to learn about the history of pizza and were able to make their own pizza and eat it. The visit was ‘the best visit’!
The children’s learning was culminated in our final event of our Italian Cafe. Children made souvenirs to sell, entertained parents with dancing and singing and then served pizza, which they had made.
Another huge success which was enjoyed by all!
Our local Librarian needed our help.
She wanted us to make some Christmas decorations, which would go on the front window of the library.
We were definitely keen to help her out.
Mrs Marriott went to have a look at the window once it had been decorated. It looks great, and we were happy to help out.
Chaffinches have really enjoyed learning new skills in hockey and have used them to play games. They are also currently learning new skills in gymnastics with Mr Kay: they can’t wait for the next lesson.
What a super way to bring our learning to life! Robins and Chaffinches had an amazing day visiting Warwick Castle. We were met by a guide who took us to different parts of the castle and shared lots of information with us. The guides were amazed by how much knowledge the children had, they also commented on their super behaviour too. Whilst we were there we also watched a magnificent birds of prey display, climbed the original Motte to admire the views of the Warwickshire countryside and listened to an interesting talk by a skilful bowman. As always however, a popular part of the day was lunchtime!
The children were super ambassadors for our school throughout the whole day. Well done Robins and Chaffinches!