Author: Rebecca Hollis

Remembrance Day and a visit from the Firefighters. 

On Monday the children learned about Remembrance Day and took part in a minutes silence. The children were given the opportunity to make their own poppies to mark the occasion. They used lots of different materials and techniques to make some fantastic work. 

We also had an exciting visit from our local firefighters. They told us all about thier job and what they do everyday. Some of us even got to try on the uniform. 

The firefighters took us outside to see their fire engine, we even got to go inside it and have a go at using the hose.

Magical Minds Performance

All of Early Years got to enjoy a fantastic  drama, dance and musical spectacular called Magical Minds. It was a story all about emotions and how they help us to be resilient, hardworking and loving people. 

The ‘Emotion Squasher’ was trying to stop us from feeling sad, happy, angry or scared. It’s important to feel different emotions as they help us to understand ourselves and others. 

The music and dancing were brilliant. You could really see the different emotions just by watching the movements.

Phonics

In phonics this week we have learnt four new sounds – digraph ck and e, u, r. We have also learnt two tricky words, to and the. These words cannot be sounded out and need to be read by sight, “just like that.”

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Ash class have moves!

Ash class have been reading lots of books about being brave, having a go and trying their best this week. We have talked lots about being unique. One of the books we read was called, ‘Little Piggy’s Got No Moves’. After reading the book, Ash class showed off their own moves  inside and outside.

Science Day in Reception 

We loved watching the fantastic Dr Bridge demonstrate some incredible scientific experiments. We learnt all about microwaves and saw what sound waves looked like on an oscilloscope. Miss Watson even got a new hairdo from the electrostatic machine. 

In the afternoon we tried 3 of our own experiments that you can try at home.

The milk and washing up liquid experiment

The Cornflakes and magnets experiment  


The static baloon experiment