Today we have celebrated the European Day of Languages. At Anston Greenlands, we enjoy learning French, therefore it was lovely to see children coming to school dressed in the colours of the French flag to celebrate this special day. We started the morning by eating a selection of croissants, pain au chocolats and brioches, followed by a glass of jus d’orange. Children were also invited to take part in a competition and prizes were awarded for those who came dressed as a French monument or a famous French person. We were blown away by the creativity of some of the entries: it was a very difficult decision to choose the winners!
Over the past few weeks, children have also been learning a new song in French for the day. Please see the videos below.
It has been lovely to hear French being spoken throughout the day all around school; from children in FS2 through to Y6.
Merci beaucoup to all the children; vous êtes fantastique!
Robins and Chaffinches had a very important mission today when a dragon was spotted on CCTV. We went on a dragon hunt and found some surprising evidence. Anston Greenlands has actually been visited by a dragon! The children found footprints, ashes, scorch marks, scratches on the trees and even glowing dragon eggs!
When we got back to class we found that we had been visited by our very own class dragon who brought a book and some delicious dragon fruit to try. We began reading ‘The boy who grew dragons’ and tried the fruit. What an exciting start to the new school year!
Here is the CCTV evidence!
Children in Y1 and Y2 celebrated the end of a fantastic topic by visiting Sherwood Pines this week. They had a great day exploring the woods but the highlight was taking part in the high ropes experience. ‘Go Ape’.
The children were an absolute credit to themselves, listening to instructions, conquering some fears and helping and encouraging one another around the course. Staff were extremely proud of each and every one of them. What a brilliant way to end a fantastic year of learning together!
Enjoy the photos. Thank you for all your support this year.
Love from Mrs Forbes and Miss Fisher
This week strange things have been happening in a corner of our woods. A very special and magical place has been created – The Enchanted Woodland! This mystical place was revealed yesterday to the children of KS1. They entered the wood to find fairy houses, bunting, clay faces, flowers and fairies all of which have been designed and created by themselves during this term. ‘The Enchanted Wood’ by Enid Blyton was the inspiration behind the creation. Throughout this term the children have been listening to tales of the lands at the top of the Faraway Tree and have based a lot of their work on this novel. They have written some super stories and have become excellent authors themselves, as well as planning and designing their own ‘Enchanted Woodland’.
The children also enjoyed taking part in a family picnic in the sunshine. We have recently been very lucky to receive a Community Award from the Co-op supermarket. Part of this grant was used to fund the picnic. We are very grateful to the Co-op, thank you very much.
The children ended the magical afternoon by singing a few songs to entertain the adults. A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the event.
Children in Y1 and Y2 have been working very hard this week to create a magical woodland and their very own Faraway Tree inspired by the fantastic novel by Enid Blyton. Their efforts are in anticipation of their family picnic later this week. The children hope to create a magical experience for their families when they take them on a tour through the wood before sitting down and enjoying a picnic together.