Welcome to Class R!
Teacher - Mrs Voisey
Teaching Partners - Ms Sands, Mrs Smith, Mrs Sharp and Mrs Bateup
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Weekly newsletter 8th June 2018
It has been lovely to welcome the children back after the half term break and we are looking forward to a busy last term ahead with many exciting events planned.
Our new topic ‘into the woods’ will be exploring mini beasts and their habitats. We will be using our school grounds and local woods for investigations and introducing classic stories to increase our story-telling repertoire.
On Wednesday, our children were amazing- skipping for 60 minutes! Everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope to have raised quite a bit for British Heart Foundation. We would really like to thank all those parents who came to help us.
This week’s story though has been ‘Handa’s Surprise’ as we prepare for our whole school International Arts week next week. There are many activities and visitors planned. We have chosen to explore African art! If you have anything we could look at from this wonderful continent please let me know. Next Thursday we will be welcoming you all in from 2.30pm to come and see what we have been doing as well as the whole school. Each class is also hoping to offer some food tasting from their chosen continent. If you would be able to provide ‘a taste of Africa’ , please let me know.
We have begun to learn to program bee bots, trying to get the bee bot to the fruit shop to buy fruit using real money and have made fruit kebabs to explore different fruits from all over the world as well as consider what does it really mean to be ‘healthy’?
There are invitations for Father’s Day lunch next Friday in book bags. Please let us know if you would be free to join us.
Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget it’s Bidfest this weekend!
From Mrs Voisey, Ms Sands and Mrs Smith.
Royal Wedding Garden party
We loved our little garden tea party we had in honour of the royal wedding. We wore our crowns and waved our flags whilst munching on decorated gingerbread men. A lovely memory was the impromptu singing of ‘blessed be your name’ as we thought of all our blessings; which was overheard by Mrs Bateup and Mrs Burton and definitely ‘filled their buckets!’
We had amazing class trip to Drusilla's. The children were so interested in everything and asked brilliant questions. We really enjoyed our animal encounter session, with everyone showing courage by touching the hissing cockroach, bearded dragon, chinchilla and armadillo. We saw the penguins and otters being fed and loved going on the train. A huge thank you to all our wonderful adult volunteers who came with us!
We had a wonderful time today. We created a snowman, painted snow, used our garden path as a slide, joined the rest of the school on the field and played with all the snow. Our classroom then looked like a laundry room with all the wet gear drying. We had a 'picnic in the classroom' lunch before a quiet afternoon!
On Wednesday we met Mr Singh, who came in to talk to us about Sikhism. He visited all the classes, but we were lucky enough to meet him twice for a storytime. The children listened so well and asked lovely questions.' Little Mr Singh' was a highlight.
Wednesday morning saw us all creep inside a huge astrodome, ready to explore space, the planets, the stars and watch clips from the moon landings. A wonderful way to begin our Space Topic! Our Wendy house is well on its way to becoming a space station. We have begun to create questions we would like answers too. Check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing for some lovely clips, which may answer some questions your child may have.
Our children were helped to create their Christingles by the worship committee following a little presentation on the symbolism involved. The older children as usual were very caring towards our youngest members of the school family. We all went to the church together where Rev Hills helped us think about the true meaning of Christmas. The sight of the all the glow sticks being held around the whole church was very moving. Our children sat so well and we were very proud of them.
October; Listening Walk
September; Getting to know you and meeting worms and dinosaurs!