In Year 1 today, the children tasted spicy bhajis, sweet mangoes and fluffy naan bread. We listened to traditional Indian music, drew Henna tattoo designs and decorated Indian flags.
We have been exploring the topic of “Down on the Farm” this week and the children were very excited to receive a visit from Nepicar Farm! They all had the opportunity to see a variety of small farm animals including chickens and lambs and even got to take a sheep for a walk around the playing field!
The nursery celebrated International Day alongside the school this week and were engaged in activities that encouraged them to talk about all the different countries they had visited and look at some objects from all around the world.
Arthur class have been studying Africa and, during International Week, learned about how the Nile benefits the Egyptians and created fact sheets.
Mr Adams set his classroom up as an airline cabin – complete with cockpit noise in the background – and dressed up as a pilot. Mrs Price wore her Virgin Atlantic air hostess outfit.
The children had boarding passes and were invited onto the plane as they flew to Egypt. Videos of Egypt were played as they ‘flew’ over the country.
Year 2 celebrated the end of the Knights and Castes in true medieval style. Lords, ladies, knights, jesters even an executioner arrived at Tubbenden Castle to feast and make merry. The children learnt to joust using their own shields and swords followed by a mannerly medieval dance. All the children gathered for the feast where children used their own bread as a ‘plate’ as was the custom in medieval times. In the final event, children’s castles were under attack from home made trebuchets! A fabulous day to remember.
On Tuesday for our topic exit event the children put on a “People Who Help Us” show. The audience thought it was fantastic and the children performed confidently with lots of enthusiasm for their characters.
Yellow Class then invited Merlin to come and play as they carried out the roles in their characters jobs:
Last Wednesday Year 1 set off (despite the threat of wet weather) on a walk to the local meadow. Our aim was to spot all the plants and flowers we had been learning about in our Science topic.
We managed to spot quite a few different plants and flowers including a dog rose, daisy and dandelion.
The children coped brilliantly with the wet and windy conditions (although their spotter sheets didn’t survive the rain).
A big thank you to the parent helpers who made the trip possible.