The Nursery children have been exploring the topic ‘All About Animals’ and had shown a particular interest in pets. As such, we adopted the role of ‘dog trainers’ and trained our ‘pet dogs’ (our Nursery friends) to complete exciting tricks such as jumping through hoops.
Once we thought they were ready, our ‘pet dog’ friends competed in an exciting ‘Crufts’ style competition complete winner podiums and rosettes that we had made earlier!
The Morning Nursery Class were also treated to a visit from ‘Gizmo’ the cat! We would like to say a BIG thank you to Mrs. Atkinson for bringing ‘Gizmo’ in to meet the children.
After lots of interest in ‘Gizmo’s’ collar and discussion about the reason why pets need to have their address printed on their collars, the Nursery children made ‘Missing’ posters for pets which led to some fantastic mark-making and attempts at name-writing.
What a busy week we have had!
On Tuesday the 7th of February the eager boys and girls of Year 6 contested the netball team from Farnborough. They played skilfully, impressing the bustling crowd on the sideline and especially our coach Mrs Brash. Our defence was impenetrable and our attack was swift and precise with passes and shots. We oozed teamwork and we’re able to zoom pass their defenders. We defeated our opposition 10-5 as a result of our continuous practice and hardships; this added another win to our seemingly endless streak. Congratulations Tubbenden!
Yesterday, the 5th of February, all reception classes visited the Horniman Museum to learn about sea creatures linked to their topic ‘Under the Sea’. They were given the pleasure of visiting the gallery and setting their eyes upon colourful creatures. In the aquarium, they got to feel some different species of sea life and had fun pretending to be them! After that, they were set a task: to find one fact about their animal. I hope Reception enjoyed their trip and will continue to do excellent work during their topic.
Last week (Tuesday 24th) the Tubbenden netball team excitedly anticipated a game against Hawes Down school. The team took their places and the ear-piercing shriek of the whistle shattered the silence. Supporting parents watched the entertaining game, despite the freezing conditions. It was a thrilling match and by the end of the first match Tubbenden were winning 24-0 (although they tried their best not to broadcast their excitement as they were feeling very sympathetic for the other team). In the second match Hawes Down had upped their game, their intercepting skills were amazing. Tubbenden did win 15-0 in the second match although we all knew it was the taking part that counted. Congratulations to Tubbenden who did win 39-0 in the end but the game had been really enjoyable and playing had been much more fun than hearing the final score. Thank you to Hawes Down who kindly invited us to play in their brilliant school, it was really fun.
Last week the Nursery children celebrated the Chinese New Year Festival with lots of themed activities including noodle/rice malleable play, a martial art lesson led by ‘Aquila’ an after-school sport provider (http://www.aquilataekwondo.com/) and a ‘Tai Chi lesson’ led by Mr. Harms the school Site Manager and Tai Chi enthusiast.
The children also learnt about the traditional stories surrounding the celebration such as the ‘Zodiac Animal Race’ and watched short documentaries exploring how families celebrate the festival in their homes and communities.
Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy New Year) to all our Nursery children, parents and their families and a BIG thank you to Mr. Harms and Aquila for helping make learning about this festival especially exciting!