Road Testing our Wellies

We have had great weather lately, so we decided to road test our wellies.

We went looking for autumn leaves for some craft activities.

Team wellie photo!

 

 

Food glorious food….

We were invited to sample some of the hot school lunch options today.

Curry and rice went down a storm!

After a discussion with the children, they thought that they would choose some of these for their lunch.

A big thank you to the cooks for the lovely invite.

 

 

 

Robins get a special visit from Firefighter Laing

This week Robins are reading a book called ‘Dragon Post’.  The story is about a boy called Alex and his pet Dragon.  Unfortunately, the Dragon keeps burning objects and so Alex writes a letter to the Fire Service to ask for help.

Robins have been learning about the job of a firefighter and today, we were lucky enough to have a real life firefighter come to our classroom to visit us and to teach us about fire safety. Mr Laing made the afternoon a lot of fun and we even got to wear his helmet and have a go at using a fire extinguisher too!

Number Hunt Time

We went exploring our new school to find numbers. We obviously dressed for the occasion!

We found lots of numbers outside too!

We then ordered number cards 0- 20.

You can have your very own number hunt at home too!

 

 

Reading with Robins!

What a lovely way to start a day! Lots of grown ups reading to us and also listening to us read to them. This happens every Wednesday morning in our classroom and it is something we look forward to.   Here are a few photographs from last week.

What a ‘scorching’ start to the year in Robins!

From making our own ice lollies to drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, Robins have had a fun-filled and busy start to the year. We launched our topic ‘Fire and Ice’ with an amazing Wow day where we made beautiful snowflakes, caused volcanoes to erupt, used a variety of media to make giant flames and played ‘ice’ hockey too. Robins have settled in very well to their new routines and are already making super progress. In our English lessons, we have been looking at explorers, reading a book entitled ‘The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. We even had a go at hot-seating in a drama lesson and two of the characters came to visit our classroom (see the photos). We have made parachutes, drawn our own numberlines outside in maths lessons and have been dancing like penguins. We have also sorted clothes into those that you would wear in a hot country and those which are more appropriate for a cold country. Today we have been learning how to find the Arctic and the Antarctic, using globes, maps and atlases. What a fantastic start to the new academic year. Well done Robins!!

 

 

Our First ‘BIG SCHOOL’ Lunch!

We went in the big hall for school lunch.

We even carried our own trays.

We were amazing!

Welcome Chaffinches!

 

What a great first half term Chaffinches have had. From making our own ice lollies to drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, Chaffinches have had a fun-filled and busy start to the year. We launched our topic ‘Fire and Ice’ with an amazing Wow day where we made beautiful snowflakes, caused volcanoes to erupt, used a variety of media to make giant flames and played ‘ice’ hockey too.

Chaffinches have settled in very well to their new class and routines and are already making great progress, both in their work and with their independence.

In our English lessons, we began by looking at explorers of the Arctic, reading a book entitled ‘The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. We researched animals of the Arctic and wrote an information text about polar bears.  We then moved half way around the world to learn about Antarctica, and the animals that can be found there.  Another book we enjoyed reading is ‘The penguin who wanted to find out’: this inspired us to write our own adventure about Otto the penguin.   We have been dancing like penguins and singing a song about Rocking at the North Pole.

We have been learning how to find the Arctic and the Antarctic, using globes, maps and atlases.  Chaffinches were lucky enough to speak to a Research Scientist who is currently stationed in Antarctica: the children thought of some fantastic questions to ask her and were enthralled by her answers.

What a fantastic start to the new academic year. Well done Chaffinches!!

 

 

 

Because everyday should feel like a day at the BEACH!

Wrens dreamed up stalls/activities for their ‘Beside the Seaside’ event.

All set up ready for our Parents/Carers and siblings to enjoy.

We greeted our visitors with some seaside songs first, wearing our funky designer sunglasses.

Well the weather was just perfect for the day too. The ice cream stall was obviously very busy.

 

 

Happiness is a day at the BEACH!

Well we ticked off two of our 50 things before we had even arrived at the beach.

We travelled on a coach.

We travelled on a train.

We arrived at the beach eager to eat our packed lunches.

Then it was time to have some fun on the beach. We made sand sculptures, went beach combing, made sand castles and played bat and ball.

Then just before it was time to leave, we went for a paddle.

We had a brilliant day, and the weather was very kind to us.