During Arts Week the children in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to take part in a fun and hands-on brass workshop with Mr Stott, our brass teacher. The children learned about all the different instruments in an orchestral brass section had a go. The children even performed the 'Star Wars' theme tune.
Our Forest school session this half term was somewhat warmer than the previous one. The children began with a child initiated session. The climbed, built, ran and problem solved. After snack the children did a short directed session, Nursery and Year 1 looked for mini-beasts and were able to identify some by name and describe some of their features, Reception did a Math session incorporating counting natural resources and using them to make shapes.
The Y2 and Y3 classes are Buddies for this year and we decided to plant a flower and work on writing a poem about summer flowers together. The children helped each other re-port the plants in biodegradable pots and we discussed the meaning and importance of biodegradable pots as opposed to plastic ones.
Monday 23rd April, 14 duck eggs were delivered to Nursery in their incubator. Children in Early Years have been delighted to watch the hatching process. The rest of us have been totally chrmed by these gorgeous little bundles of fluff.
Last week Y3 went on a Litter Walk around the local area. The streets were quite clean but we did find quite a few items. Cigarettes, plastic and quite a bit of metal were found lying around. We brought them back to the school to sort into piles and very kindly Mrs Jackson took the items home to recycle. We are mindful that dropping litter affects the whole neighbourhood and wildlife.
On 22nd March, the children had the pleasure of meeting Hilary and her guide dog Edie. Hilary spoke about the importance of her guide dog and how it allows her to maintain her independence. Without her guide dog, Hilary would be unable to carry out the daily things we take for granted.
The spring term ended with a delightful extravaganza of colour as children came to school wearing hats and ‘hair’ in their house colours. Congratulations for all the wonderful creations and lovely colour in the school. It made the last day of term even more fun.
Pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 treated us to a very special performance of Alice in Wonderland – our school play. Under the guidance and direction of Mr Hamilton-Turner, they created an engaging, beautifully performed drama.
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