Our Trees have Arrived!
The Woodlands Trust have sent us 30 Rowan, Cherry and Silver Birch trees which we have helped some children from each class to plant. It was great to see the support the children gave each other when teaching the next group what to do.
A huge thank you to the generosity of everyone who sent in sponsor money and donations today for our Sport Relief week. The children looked great in their sports wear and enjoyed their mile run again today before ending the day with tag rugby.
This morning, Mrs Hareward arrived with a bucket containing frog spawn! We look forward to watching the changes over the coming weeks before letting the froglets return home.
Good news- on inspection today, our own pond has some rather large toads looking after clumps of spawn.
Woodlands Trust PLATINUM Award
Yes! All our hard work in the autumn term has provided the school with the very rare and sought after Platinum Award! We will be inviting the newspaper in to share the news next week when we plant the 30 trees the Trust have sent us. We are hoping to ask every class to help us plant a few of the trees.
This week, we investigated which materials conduct electricity and which do not (insulate).
Finished Roald Dahl Sheds
On Tuesday afternoon, we shared our work with Oak Class.
Drawing in the Style of Quentin Blake
We are starting our drawing work in the style of this famous artist this week and will begin by using his book:
A huge well done to the children who represented our school at the tri-golf competition- they returned with bronze medals! Miss Newton said that the team work and positivity was fantastic so we are very proud of the children.
Story Character Hotseating
Our story plans for next week are finished now so we have been trying to get to know our characters a little better by hotseating them.
Today we all had the chance to help make a delicious dish of teriyaki chicken and Bombay noodles. We leanrt how to use a sharp knife safely using the claw hold, how to mix different flavours together and how to be able to use hot pans safely. The best part was the eating (obviously!). It was great to see everyone involved and having a turn- there were lots of children who said they did not like eg onions, peppers but realised that when all the flavours are mixed together, they do like them! The recipe will be sent home tomorrow for you to have a go together at home.
During this term, the whole school will be focused on healthy eating linked to eating lots of vegetables and fruit. On Monday, we will start with a cooking session for everyone to experience preparing food from scratch to create a tasty dish. In class, we will also be looking at the National Veg Power initiative that you may have seen advertised on television and on social media.
Children will be bringing home various activities and challenges for them to do at home with you to help encourage them to eat more vegetables and understand the need for them in a healthy diet. By making the subject fun, hopefully children will be able to see the benefits in making healthy choices as they grow up.
Please send your child's named plain, white t-shirt into school this week. We will start creating our wearable art next Tuesday!