Lots of fun at Forest School!
Enjoying the great outdoors and creating Valentine’s Day art using natural materials.
Science day ~ Wednesday 27th November
Today we have been learning about light and shadows. We went out in the playground to draw round each other’s shadows but the sun stayed mostly behind the clouds!
After break we read the Gruffalo’s child and discussed the ‘Big Bad Mouse’ and his shadow. Next the children carefully cut round bats, mice, cats and owls and fastened them to lolly sticks. We took turns holding our puppets in front of the projector to see the huge shadows they cast. The children tried with torches too!
We had a great time wearing our pyjamas and slippers to school! The children enjoyed hot chocolate, popcorn and a Peter Rabbit film. We played “would you rather” and had to make some difficult decisions... a flying car or a submarine car... eat lettuce or carrots... go to the beach or the playground...
The children had a lovely time and the experience will help develop their writing!
JCR class were joined by year 1 and 2 and the children watched the CBBC film ‘Poppies’. We discussed the meaning of Remembrance Day. We made our own poppy field and coloured some pictures relating to the day. At the going down of the sun and in the morning: “We will remember them”.
What a busy week!
We've been sorting: sorting by colour, shorting by shape and trying to guess what the sorting rule might be... The children had a great time sorting the 'electric beads' using the tweezers and improved their fine motor skills at the same time!
We've been reading Commotion in the Ocean and creating art work in response. We have made sharks, penguins, fish and jiggling jellyfish which are enjoying jiggling in the breeze from the door!
The children have been enjoying making junk models on our creation station. The writing table is very popular too.
Thank you to all the parents who helped to create and develop the new forest school area. The children are enjoying it immensely as you can see from the photos.
I am looking forward to speaking to all of you on Tuesday at the parents evening.
Welcome to Reception at St. James!
We have had a lovely week. The children have been exploring the room and getting to know the school routines. We have practised hanging up our book bags and finding our pegs. We can find our names on our hot air balloons and hang them on Ollie the Octopus.
We have played with the Bee-Bots, Mobilo and the sand as well as in the home corner. We've been reading books in the reading area and painting with brushes and paint stamps. Some children explored the laptops and made incredible pictures which we have printed off for a display.
The outside area has been very popular, the children enjoyed building a walkway and balancing across it as well as digging in the sand and playing with the cars.
We hope you enjoy looking at our photos of this week! Look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.