I hope that by now you have heard all about our book week adventures! The children had so many wonderful opportunities throughout the week, I have taken over 200 photos! On Monday, we had an inspirational talk from the author Laura James who very kindly shared her experience and time. The children began to plan their own stories with her and I know many have been enjoying reading her books. On Tuesday we had a whole afternoon of baking our Three Little Pig themed cakes to sell after school. As you can see from the photos, lots of fun was had and we even had our product approved by Mrs Kettle! On Wednesday the children learnt the Three Little Pigs in French. On Thursday we all had lots of fun in our costumes, making up new stories with our characters. We investigated a crime scene, wrote letters to free a wrongly convicted wolf, had a Where’s Wally hunt and shared our favourite books. It was lovely to see so many faces come back for our Books at Bedtime event. On Friday afternoon we worked in groups to build dens. Our cosy dens were perfect for reading our books, we even had a den with a library! The whole week would not have been possible without the parent’s support so a big thank you for your support. Reading is a skill and passion that carries you through life and it was amazing to see our children so engrossed throughout the week. Enjoy just a select few of the pictures!
In RE this week we have been making the most of the beautiful weather by exploring for signs of Spring. We shared our knowledge of the seasons and linked it back to signs of Easter within Christianity. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the importance of Easter for Christians, including symbols.
This week, we had fun with our friends in Kingfisher Class. We taught them our dance that we have been learning with Mrs Hetherington on a Wednesday afternoon. They listened very well and we gave clear instructions.
This half term our topic is Castles, Knights and Dragons. In science we have been investigating materials by looking closely at dragon’s faeces that had kindly been loaned to us by a museum. We investigated what different objects the Dragon may have eaten depending on what material we found in the faeces! The children have also been designing their own dragons and Mrs Simpson helped the children to bring their designs to life using natural materials found in the conservation area.
In the autumn term we had a fantastic trip to Montacute House. We discovered some wonderful things about homes in the past and have an exciting enthusiasm to know more next term!