Have a look at what we’ve been learning!
The Big Toddle
Seaside Visit to South Shields
Foundation Stage children had a fabulous day at South Shields park and beach. In the
morning, they played in the park, had a ride on the steam train and had a lovely ice cream to
cool down. In the afternoon, they headed to the beach, where they splashed in the sea,
jumped over the waves and made amazing sandcastles and sand ice creams.
Reception Class Assembly
After learning about the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Reception had their class assembly based on everything that they had learnt around the book. They even sang and danced to some songs they had learnt. It was a brilliant assembly! Thank you to all those parents and carers who came along to watch it.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Reception has been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We were very excited to receive caterpillars to care for and to learn about their life cycle. We watched them make their cocoons, the children were amazed to see them transform into a butterfly. We set the butterflies free in our nature garden and watched as they flew away. This has been a wonderful experience for the children which they have dearly enjoyed.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Performance
For our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, our Foundation Stage performed the song ‘You Are My Sunshine”. Have a listen to us performing it below!
World Water Day
To celebrate World Water Day and to recognise those who may not be as fortunate as we are, the whole school joined in with some water related games! Nursery and Reception had to transport water from one bucket to another using an old shoe! Team points were awarded to those who transported the most water. Afterwards we noticed that we’d spilled lots of water and considered how we could conserve water.
This week lots of strange things have been happening around school after our Garden Gang found two buried eggs! We tried them in the incubator but they didn’t hatch. In assembly, children suggested to try them in a tank of water which did the trick! However, when we came to school on the Monday, whatever had hatched had disappeared! Over the week, we found a bone on the floor, a suspicious pile of what looked like poo, mess left in the corridors and in Year 5’s classroom and strange noises were heard following a power cut on Thursday!
On Friday, we finally got to meet the strange creature! He was a friendly tyrannosaurus rex called Jam! We had fun learning some facts about Jam and even got to do a bit of acting and vocabulary building! Have a look at the learning pages across the website to find out more!
World Book Day
Throughout World Book Day we have read many of our favourite stories, however, the best part of the day was sharing stories with our year six friends.
On Pancake Day we read the story ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ then the children followed a recipe and learned how to make a pancake. The pancakes smelled delicious! Next, we decorated our pancakes with golden syrup and marshmallows. To finish our afternoon we all took part in a pancake race before eating our scrumptious pancakes.
The Reception class children enjoyed a friendly visit from the local PCSOs. They got to try on a police uniform and even got to sit in a police car!
First week fun!
Mrs Breen and Mrs Hall are so proud of how the Reception children have settled in over the last week. Have a look at the slide show below at some of the things they have been getting up to.