Blog wc 13.7.19

This week, for both in school and home learning, the children have been getting ready for their Hawaiian party. They have been making grass skirts, flower garlands and a party hat. The children have enjoyed making their very own lemonade and in school, have made a fruit kebab and their own ice cream sundae. The children have been learning how to keep safe from strangers and road safety. In school, during forest school, the children have enjoyed toasting marshmallows on a camp fire. We hope you have an amazing summer and keep safe. 

What an amazing last week we have had in Reception. At home and in school, the children have been celebrating a great year and preparing for their transition into year 1. In school, the children enjoyed another forest school session with Mrs Robertson wherein they used a saw and a bill hook to chop wood and toasted their own marshmallows over the fire. Being reflective of their time in reception, the children explored the MAGIC characters and how they have displayed their characteristics this year. We ended the week with a Hawaiian themed celebration wherein the children made Hawaiian decorations, enjoyed Hawaiian dancing, made their own lemonade, ate ice cream, watched 101 Dalmatians and played party games. We are so proud of all of the children and what they have achieved this year. Have a fabulous summer!

For the final week of Year 1, the Dinosaurs have been reflecting on their time in Year 1 and all of the things they have done and learnt. We are so proud of their achievements and we have loved reading what they have been proud of too. They have also written to their Year 2 teachers telling them about themselves and we know that their Year 2 teachers will love getting to know them as much as we have. In Maths, the children have been practising their number skills so have been counting to 100, in 2s, 5s, and 10s. They have been such super stars! The children have also really enjoyed getting creative and making things for their Hawaiian party which was a lovely way to end the year. 

This week, the Year 2's have enjoyed the story of "Zog" by Julia Donaldson. They have retold the story to their grown up and used expressions when doing so. The children drew their own story maps by remembering the key events. After that, the children designed their own dragon! In Maths, the children have been focusing on 2D and 3D shapes. In topic, the children have looked at Axel Scheffler who illustrates Julia Donaldson. They have researched the illustrator and shared their opinions on his art work. After that, the children designed their own dragon in the style of Axel Scheffler. First they sketched, added colour and then texture. They also tried to improve and add more detail.