Pirate Adventures

Our theme this week was Pirates. We have had lots of fun building our own Pirate Ship and learning about pirate life.

We started the week working on our pirate ship.

First of all we needed a Flag.

Portholes are like windows in the side of our ship.

Anchors away.

Making treasure maps using paprika paint , X marks the spot.

Digging for buried treasure was fun but unfortunately we did not find any.

One of our children came as a real life pirate, Oh ahhhh.

At the end of a swash buckling week, we were ready to set sail.

Sailing the seven seas with our friends.

Join us next week for another adventure.

Mrs Lane

 

Ice Age

Yikes Stinkysaurus ! What a stinky Dinosaur.

Our story this week was about a stinky dinosaur who refused to take a bath. Yuck!

First we had to help the dinosaurs hatch from their eggs.

Here we are creating new species of dinosaurs.

Our birthday boy chose to make cookies. Yummy!

Great concentration.

Sharing birthday cookies with friends makes them taste even better.

Outside we played on the see-saw just like Stinkysaurus and his new friends.

We gave Stinkysaurus and his friends a bath.

At the end of another busy week we had our own bubbly fun.

Mrs Lane

Bug Week

This week we have been reading the story of Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell.

We have had lots of fun exploring and learning. Take a look.

Making swirling patterns for Norman’s shell.

Playing with the playdough, look at the snails we have made.

We found  lots of bugs and insects in our sand.

On Tuesday we decided to go exploring, we visited the wildlife area and saw lots of fish in the pond.

The children were very careful when looking for bugs.

Making slime just like Norman the slug.

Hiding in boxes just like the snails was fun. Peek a boo !

Printing with cotton reels to make great shapes. Perfect for snail shells.

All the activities we enjoy help and encourage our fine and gross motor skills.

Printing, painting and writing with different objects is fun and help our fine motor skills by using the small muscles in our hands.

Running, jumping and walking around the school exploring helps with our gross motor skills using the large muscles in our arms and legs.

Mrs Lane

 

 

We’re Back!

We’re so happy to be back to school with shiny shoes and smart new hair cuts. Everyone has been happy to see their friends.

We have begun to read Walking Through The Jungle so have made a couple of animals and lots of LOUD animal noises.

Super smart

Sticky elephant

Painting lions

Sharing fun with friends

Superb balancing

“Look at me!”

Welcome back everyone. We missed you!

Mrs Gibson

Snack Time Is Social Time

Our children love to share fun and laughter together. We enjoy spending time with them. My favourite time of the day is snack time and the preparation for it. It’s an opportunity to share conversations as well as showing off beautiful manners and wonderful social skills.

Everyone has enjoyed foraging for their snack.

The children who wouldn’t ordinarily taste certain foods have had a taste AND enjoyed it!

We have picked raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries from the school gardens. All of which was closely supervised.

In our garden we are growing beetroots, carrots, sweetcorn, runner-beans, tomatoes, lettuces and radishes.

We compared pulling out our first radish to finding gold!

Radishes are a little spicy.

Sometimes we have our snack outdoors.

The children invited Incy Wincy Spinder to our table one day. It promoted a lot of speech.

Although we appreciate that life can be hectic, setting aside time to share a meal is a very precious, educational experience.  If you could do it once or twice a week, we’re sure that you would enjoy it too.

Mrs Lane and I wish you a fun, safe summer break. We will be back on Wednesday 5th  September.

Mrs Gibson