Classes 1 and 2 have had a wonderful trip today to see Santa in his Grotto at Hawkstone Park. After a fun Land Rover trip to reach the caves, we quietly walked over the troll's bridge making sure we didn't wake him! Inside the caves, they were beautifully decorated with festive trees, lights and magical scenery and we had to search through them looking for Santa. Along the way, we met some elves who had games for us to play like 'Hook a pudding' and skittles and then the children climbed through a giant Advent Calendar and were surprised to find a slide inside it!
The boys and girls have all settled in very well and are already working very hard. We are having lots of fun as we learn through our exploration and play. We are actively completing our learning tasks and are thinking creatively. We have been learning early maths and phonics every day. All of the children are enjoying learning to read on Bug Club.
We have enjoyed the last day of an extremely busy half term today. Year 2 have also worked very hard on their SATs. This morning the children in Classes1 and 2 joined together for a Do JO reward. They all took part in an outdoor obstacle race followed by a short film accompanied by home made popcorn! We had a PE session with Mr Skellern at the park this afternoon, followed by a creative activity of decorating biscuits. Year 2 also enjoyed an extra snack time to celebrate all of their hard work.
We had a super day at Etruria Industrial Museum.
This week in Computing and PSHE, Class 1 and Class 2 have been learning about staying safe online. We have learned the following rules. We have been singing a super song to remind us to be alert, secure and brave. The children have worked through scenarios using drama. They have found out the meaning of ICT words and icons. They have played a true or false game. The children were very aware of how to stay safe online whilst playing games. Ask your child to talk about and explain the following rules. It is good to refresh these rules together regularly
This week, Class 1 have had so much fun learning about Chinese New Year. We have been using and exploring a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function to create dragon masks and a giant dragon. We have used our imagination to create music and dance. We have performed a traditional Dragon dance.
Today we have had lots of fun with numbers in Class 1 and Class 2. We have all made an effort to wear our own clothes with a maths theme. We have numbers, patterns and shapes everywhere! We have been playing with numbers together and making exciting maths games to play together. We have been using our number bonds to 10, addition and subtraction and even challenged ourselves with our times tables. We have had lots of fun and we have counted out our money to buy some delicious cakes. There were some amazing cakes with numbers on them!
Bug Club is a finely levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can read books that are at exactly the right level for them. If you have access to the internet at home your child can enjoy reading Bug Club online at home. The children will come home today with a reminder of their log on details. Bug Club is an important part of our home learning and we would like all children to be using this super resource at least weekly. We use Bug Club during our weekly guided reading sessions as well as during our chosen activities.