A huge well done to Reception for a fantastic Sports Day. You were enthusiastic, very well behaved and showed great sportsmanship. Here are some highlights of the day…
Egg and Spoon Race
Children enjoyed eating a specially prepared royal lunch with their friends on the field today.
Later, during our morning Child Initiated Learning session we went outside to see if our shadows had changed. The children made some really good observations and it sparked a great conversation about how shadows are formed and why they change at different times of the day.
Henry- “the shadows have got shorter because in the earlier the sun burns a little bit of it, it’s true. ”
Phoebe- “the shadows moved because the sun is higher in the sky.”
Isabel – “the shadows have gone abit lighter coz it’s sunny.”
Zac – “mine got smaller and it’s starting to disappear.”
The children used the construction pieces to make a HUGE obstacle course, what a great example of team work!
Our potatoes are growing well. We might still win the Abbots Potato Growing competition! Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have offered or bought plants for our new garden that will be opening after half term. The children have been helping too by digging up weeds and helping to care for our plants.
66 Book Club are open in Hemel Hempstead this weekend, 10 until 6 each day. They can be found at 66 Wood Lane End, HP2 4RF and give between 70/80% discount on the thousands of books they have available! You can then come and exchange them after they have been read!
This week as part of our topic, Over and Under the Sea, we have been learning all about the the scariest predator in our oceans, sharks! We have Ben looking at lots of information books and also on the Internet to find out lots of interesting facts. A big well done to all the children who brought in their research that they did for home learning. What fantastic home learning.
Did you know…? Tiger sharks eat lots of fish, even jellyfish -Rosie
During maths we decided to find out how big some of the sharks would be I real life. We used meter sticks and measured out the length of a Whale shark which was 12 meters long! It stretched from our class all the way to Ash class.