Art Week

Here is some of the brilliant art work from our enjoyable art week. Each child in each year group had to create their own topic based match box linked to our creative curriculum. To display their hard work we had a pop-up exhibition in each classroom. Many parents visited and enjoyed viewing them.

 Norah, Excalibur

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In the Nursery this week…

This week the children have been really busy exploring the topic of “Health Matters” and learning about all the things our body needs to be healthy. We have talked about healthy/unhealthy food choices, explored lots of different ways we can exercise to keep our bodies healthy and the importance of brushing our teeth regularly.

The children explored balancing, climbing apparatus and yoga. Thank you to Zakariya’s mum for leading the yoga session for us it was fantastic!

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Isabelle’s Plowman’s mum brought a very special friend with her to show the children the importance of brushing their teeth regularly and avoiding sugary snacks. Luckily no one had their fingers snapped off by the cuddly croc!

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The children were able to identify and categorise different foods deciding whether they were healthy or unhealthy in this large-scale maths activity.

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The children who attend Afternoon sessions at the Nursery had a great time showing off their athleticism this week with a Sports Day event! They have been practising hard and we were very proud of their sportsmanship throughout the activity.

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We would like to say a BIG thank you to all parents that participated in the Parent’s Race and congratulations to Martha’s dad who came first!

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Year 1 Arts Week

This week at Tubbenden we have had Arts Week.  The children in Year 1 worked really hard to create alien matchboxes.  Their topic this term started with an alien spaceship crash landing.  The aliens left a letter asking the children to learn about animals including humans and then report back to the aliens.

Hard at work creating their aliens.

Hard at work creating their aliens.

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Such concentration!

Such concentration!

This week the children made their matchboxes into aliens.  Inside they chose 3 animals and wrote about them.

The week ended in a pop up exhitbition.  The children had a fantastic time showing their creations to their parents.

Sharing the pop up exhibition with parents.

Sharing the pop up exhibition with parents.

The aliens in space.

The aliens in space.

Rainbow Superheroes

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Dr Zorg kidnapped our class pet Henry Hedgehog last week.  We put up wanted posters and wrote to Dr Zorg but couldn’t find him anywhere.  So on Friday we all dressed up as superheroes and it was our mission to get him back!  Spiderman thought he had seen him in the garden.  We then followed the clues and finally rescued him in the vegetable patch!

We had a great day and are so happy we have our class pet back!

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In the Nursery this week…

We have been exploring the topic “Our World” this week and the children have enjoyed learning about the cultures and backgrounds of their friends.

Parent participation has been fantastic throughout this topic and we would like to say a BIG thank you to Aimee, Chengtai and Ashianna’s mums who came and shared with the class their cultural backgrounds.
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The children really enjoyed learning about “African Talking Drums” which is a traditional communication technique used in Western Africa. It was very noisy and lots of fun as the children sent messages to each other around the room!

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After learning about the origins of The Great Wall of China, the children worked as a team to recreate the famous Chinese landmark.

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In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week we have been focussing on the topic of “Our World” and enjoying activities that explore the cultural backgrounds of the children in the setting.

The children enjoyed a taste of France this week in our café and were excited to try croissants and brioche.

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We explored traditional foods from different countries during malleable activities that included noodles from China, pasta from Italy, rice from India and even pretended to make our own Pierogi (Polish dumplings) from flour and water. It was very messy!

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We were very lucky to have a visit from Eleanora’s mum this week who spoke to the children about Italy and shared some children’s stories and songs with us in Italian.

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Our role-play area was transformed this week in to an English castle complete with crowns, a throne and our very own Princess Charlotte!

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The children even made a trip to Africa to see some African animals!

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Ella’s Exceptional Effort

Ella in 5 Avalon was really moved by the problems facing people in Nepal following the Earthquakes and decided that she could do something to help.

Last weekend she planned, prepared and hosted Tea Parties throughout Sunday for friends and family to raise funds for ShelterBox – the charity for whom we collected earlier this year. Her weekend began with a huge amount of baking – thirty scones and sixty cupcakes! Her Nanny also helped out by making some brownies. Meanwhile she spent a lot of time inviting about thirty guests and planned the day to ensure everybody had time for a cup of tea (including an Earl Grey option – sophisticated!) or coffee, and a chance to play in the garden, all in return for a donation to Shelterbox.

Ella, who is an unassuming young lady said, ‘The best part of the weekend was finding out how much money I’d raised. I was astonished that I’d raised so much!’

In fact she raised a whopping £245.00. We are so proud of you, Ella! You have worked so hard and proved that one person can make a difference!

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In the Nursery this week…

This week we have been exploring the topic of “Colour” in the Nursery and the children have enjoyed a variety of activities including mixing colours, learning what weather makes a rainbow and discussing how colours make as all unique and special.

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We added primary coloured paint to bubble mix solution and mixed them to create secondary colours by blowing the bubbles on to sheets of paper. It was lots of fun and a very messy!

We added primary coloured paint to bubble mix solution and mixed them to create secondary colours by blowing the bubbles on to sheets of paper. It was lots of fun and a very messy!

The children compared skin, eye and hair colour and discussed their similarities and differences.

The children compared skin, eye and hair colour and discussed their similarities and differences.

The children created colour wheels and spun them to observe how the colours mixed together.

The children created colour wheels and spun them to observe how the colours mixed together.

The children created a tally chart to show what their favourite colours were using the interactive whiteboard. They then discussed the results and identified which colours were the most and least popular.

The children created a tally chart to show what their favourite colours were using the interactive whiteboard. They then discussed the results and identified which colours were the most and least popular.

Some of the children completed "colour by number" sheets. They were very tricky but we worked very hard and were very proud of our achievement!

Some of the children completed “colour by number” sheets. They had to complete simple sums to find the number and the corresponding colour which was very tricky! The children were very proud of their achievement when they finished their pictures.