Class 2 were so sensible on our visit to Build a Bear at Meadowhall!
We chose a bear, picked him some clothes and called him Max. He now goes home to a different family every weekend!
Miss Gallagher bought an enormous cookie! We all sat together and shared the cookie. It was delicious!
For Children in Need we talked about all the wonderful things that Pudsey Bear and his team do for children and communities. We played games and even made our very own Pudsey Bear masks!
Today we had a special production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. It was fantastic! The cast used amazing scenery and lighting effects to create a stunning performance. The children laughed, clapped and cheered along to a thoroughly entertaining experience.
“The best part was when Mrs Taylor and Mrs McClaire had to get up on stage. They were so good … like professional dancers.” Ethan
“I loved Buttercup the cow costume and all of the dance routines.” Charlie.
We all loved how the cast had linked in modern songs and dance moves to make the show original. The whole experience really got us in a Christmas spirit as it was a real pantomime! Thanks to Mrs Walpole for organising this event.
Week 2 and we are in the ICT suite…
We used the publishing program and accessed the WWW to find Peter Rabbit!
Check out our photographs from week one of our after school club: Legomania! The children loved playing and experiencing a range of activities from ICT to mathematics.
On Friday Zoolab visited the school and wowed our children. Our creepy critter visitor brought in a range of animals for the children to look at and hold.
King Custardcame to school to entertain both Key stage 1 and Foundation children. The puppet show was excellent and addressed areas of the curriculum in an effective, interactive way. The children could not contain their laughter throughout the whole show.“The children were ecstatic to say the least!” Stated Mrs Boston.
This term Family learning ran a short course for Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1 parents and carers to work with their children to make a story bag. We had 44 adults who worked really hard with their children to make some fantastic bags to go with a traditional story. In Year 2 we read traditional tales with a twist, Jack and the Bean Pie, Little Bad Riding Hood, The Three Frilly Goats Fluff and The New Neighbour (a twist on The Three Little Pigs). Foundation Stage and Year 1 children read the more traditional versions of the well known stories. Everyone decorated a bag, made puppets for the characters in their story, made a game to practise reading tricky words and wrote part of the story to match with a picture sequence.
Some children even managed to collect lots of objects to match with their story, such as a pack of turnip seeds and a pair of gardening gloves for The Enormous Turnip or a Gingerbread Man cutter and recipe card for The Gingerbread Man. The course ended with a celebration of all the hard work and the bags were on display to share with class teachers and Mrs Dobbin and Mrs Watson our Chair of Governors. The children were presented with certificates and they in turn presented their adult partner with a certificate too. We enjoyed cakes and drinks and some parents in Year 2 baked with their children for the event. Well done to everyone who came along and worked so hard whilst having fun!