Happy Summer Holiday - keep safe and sound. Looking forward to seeing children and families back to school on Thursday 5th September 2019

May 2019

To celebrate the start of May, the children had a go at May Pole dancing. We started the session with basic walking and mastering the technique of moving in and out and changing direction. Each week we built upon our skills so that we could skip to music and move around faster. The children also enjoyed playing along with percussion instruments.
At the end of the month, the whole school took part in an outdoor learning day that has been taking place across the the country. We took the children over the road to our outdoor learning site and thought about nature. We warmed up by using our senses to find objects with different textures. We then took bark rubbings and drew pictures of the trees and plants. We finished the session with a mini picnic in the field. The children really enjoyed themselves. 
We continued our look at lifecycles. As well as frogs and butterflies we looked at seeds and plants/trees. We were lucky enough to be able to see some tadpoles in school develop into froglets before they went back to their pond. It was really quite exciting!
In Maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and 3D solids, money and capacity as well as continuous work on using numbers and specifically doubling, halving and sharing.
Children used the 2D shapes that are Polydrons to make 3D solids. All the children worked on naming both shapes and solids.
Our story was The Little Red Hen. The children learnt the story well. They were able to write descriptions of the characters and wrote a short version of the story. They have worked really hard on it all.
To conclude this topic we made bread. The children kneaded their dough really well and we ended up with some impressive rolls. They all said they enjoyed eating the bread and some even said they shared their roll!
 We finished the month we are open afternoon. It was great to see so many parents join us to learn more about E-safety and how to keep our children safe online. The children enjoyed using the computers and working on other activities around the room.