A huge thanks to all of the parents who attended the workshop on Tuesday evening. Feedback was very positive. Here are photos of the Phonics and Busy Fingers activities which we set up – why not try them at home?
This week it has felt like we have been transported to the North Pole! It’s been amazing to see all the snow and ice. The children explored the outdoor area and enjoyed playing with the snow. They made some great observations and discoveries.
“The ice feels different to the snow, it’s harder.”
“If I hold the snow in my hands for ages it melts.”
We finished off an exciting week with our class party. The children enjoyed eating thier treats and singing some classic Christmas songs. There were some brilliant dancers too; showing off their moves during musicals statues. We even had a special visitor drop by to give us an early Christmas present.
Children from each class celebrated their fantastic attitude and effort towards their learning this half term, with Mrs Quereshi. Well done!
This week the children got the chance to play dodge ball. They had to work as a team to play 2 different versions of the game. The children had to be aliens and throw the ball at the spaceships (cones). This helped them to throw more accurately at a target. They finished off with a game. Great team work Beech Class.
Children throughout the school have enjoyed taking part in the National Hour Of Code this week. The initiative encourages children to become coders and problem solvers. The Year 5 children have enjoyed a range of activities with our volunteer computing expert, Simon Devon, which included coding robots and Microbits. Children in our school coding club also enjoyed a challenging coding session this week which they proudly demonstrated to their parents after the club, which turned into a mini robot wars episode in our school hall!
EYFS and KS1 also enjoyed learning how to Code using Osmo the iPad educational gaming accessory, which was expertly demonstrated by some of our Year 4 children. Our Year 6 children will also be taking part in a collaborative coding challenge this Friday, with a group of Year 7 and 8 secondary school children, via Skype in our computing suite.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with new technology this week and have found it exciting and fun. Here are some photos of their learning.
Wow! 61 books from the reception classes! Great start! Please keep bringing in your books for credit for news ones in our first book exchange session!
Don’t forget about our book swap! Bring in your old books for credit when our swap sessions start in the new year!