The children have started a new topic learning about materials. For our first lessons, we explored materials found around the school. The class talked about what they were, how they felt and how they could be used. The children had a great time exploring the materials using their senses.
The Nursery have been busy preparing for Christmas. They made Christmas cards, presents for their mums and dads, wrapped them and wrote labels for them. They did observational paintings of holly with berries. They practiced preparing for their Nursery Nativity and learned all the words and actions. They performed it to their parents who loved it and were so proud of them! Here are some photos of them being busy.
This Saturday 6th January there will be coaching sessions for junior children aged 7-11 from 11.00 to 12.00 and will run for approximately 12 weeks. Children can just drop in and don’t need to attend all sessions. The sessions will be taking place at the Kent County Ground, Worsley Bridge Road BR3 1RL.
We were just about to go to lunch one day before the end of term when suddenly we noticed it was snowing. We rushed outside before it stopped, to see if we could catch any snow on our hands or on our tongues. It was great fun. The following days were very icy and the children had great fun mark-making in the ice, finding frosty leaves and scraping the ice from the gates and tyres. It was a bit chilly out – brrrrrrrrrr
The children in Reception have had a very busy time preparing for Jesus’s birthday. From the time that they performed their star dance at the Infant Nativity until the end of term it was non-stop. All the children helped prepare the classroom for the festivities. They made paper chains; they made a beautiful advent calendar; they painted trees and they all helped to decorate the Christmas tree and were excited to put on the lights. They have enjoyed learning about the Nativity story and writing about it in their folders. They each made a clay bauble, using finger prints to decorate it, as a gift for their families, as well as lots of other decorations. They really enjoyed making jelly to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. They also enjoyed taking part in the school disco with the other children from Key Stage 1. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year!