On the 8th of May, year 6 started their SATs; the teachers were confident as they had been extremely impressed by the practice SATs because Year 6 smashed it! They used various methods to check and were ready for anything. Year 6 were gladly treated with an opportunity to have toast at school in the mornings. The teachers were extremely impressed by their approach to their tests and the children are eager to find out their results.
On the 15th of May, Chris Connaughton visited our school to teach the children about heroes and villains; he started the day with an exhilarating tale which you may know as ‘Perseus and Medusa’. He acted this out with great skill and immersed the pupils in fear, dread and excitement. We made a word bank of excellent vocabulary to describe the hero and villain before we were assigned a project. We wrote astounding stories and had an amazing time. Thanks once again Chris.
On the 16th of May, Year 6 auditioned for their fabulous end-of-year play. All the children that auditioned were awarded a part. The teachers found it extremely hard to give each and every child a part they would enjoy, but they were able to find a way. Year 6 have been practising very hard ever since and are proud of what they have done…watch out for our performances!
On Wednesday the 17th of May, the juniors gathered in the main hall to witness the many students that had achieved 100% attendance last term. Firstly year 3 got their well-deserved certificates and crowded the awards box, hungry for toys to play with. Claps and cheers echoed around the hall as the pupils were crowned with their awards. An astounding amount of students were devoted to their work and wouldn’t miss a second.
In the Nursery this week the children have been exploring the topic ‘The Great Outdoors’ following lots of observations of them playing picnics and camping in the Nursery garden.
We have transformed our role-play area in to a campsite with pop-up tents and the children have been using the plastic food and malleable materials to host picnics for their friends.
We have also been exploring natural resources and creating collages as well as singing action songs around the Nursery ‘campfire’ even toasting marshmallows today which were very yummy!
As part of their ‘Home Learning’ the children brought in one piece of recyclable material and categorised it by material in the Nursery ‘Recycling Site’ which has triggered lots of discussion about the environment and what we need to do to keep the world ‘happy’.
We will be continuing with this topic next week and introducing a ‘Literacy Focus’ on the story ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis.
Apologies for the delay in uploading photos to the blog.
Here are some photos of activities that the Nursery children enjoyed whilst participating in the second week of the ‘People Who Help Us’ topic.
We focussed on other professionals that help us within the community such as teachers, dentists, doctors and vets as well as enjoying a visit from James’ mum who is a school Nurse and Darcey’s mum a trainee midwife!
(more photos to follow when the second Nursery camera is working again)