This week, we have read the story Each Peach Pear Plum. We learned about the queen and about the platinum jubilee. We enjoyed playing in the castle role play area and creating our own castles. We have also been mixing colours.
This week, we have been looking at the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We explored loose parts to create a gingerbread man. We also played some gingerbread man themed maths games and explored magnets and hooks on the cranes/lorries to carry a load.
Last week, we continued to focus on the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We discovered paw prints in our classroom and thought they might belong to the big, bad wolf. We created wanted posters to find the wolf and made traps. The children enjoyed sticking their posters up around the classroom for others to see.
This week, we have enjoyed looking at the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We made baskets, explored red paint and looked for red objects outside. We have also started our RWI phonics and learnt how to say ‘m’ and ‘s’
Last week, the children in nursery enjoyed the story ‘Supertato’. We made traps for the evil pea, created our own supertato and explored printing with vegetables.
Year One have worked so hard this half term… All of the staff are so proud of how amazing they have been settling back into school life and throwing themselves into their learning. We have been extremely lucky to be able to regularly visit the Outdoor Classroom, this has helped to inspire our learning and is something the children have really enjoyed.
This week Reception looked at counting. On Friday we used a graph to find out the classes favourite fruit. In Les Papillion Rouge the favourite was strawberry but Les Papillion Bleu chose apple and Les Papillion Vert picked bananas.
This week in Year 6 we are studying area and perimeter in maths. We have been working hard to prove our answers and explain our mathematical understanding using specific vocabulary.
Danger-Us club had a wonderful time baking this afternoon. We all worked hard to make the KS2 corridor smell wonderful, and have taken home armfuls of treats to share!
After reading the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’, we tasted fruit from Kenyan and described using adjectives. We used four of our senses to help us describe. We tried banana, mango, passion fruit, oranges and kiwi!
Today we launched our new school topic ‘Our Place in the World’. Children across all the school have been finding out about the UN rights of the child, designing their own ideal city, exploring the history of famous Kings and Queens and having a go at Morris dancing!
This week we have enjoyed finding out about the children’s Christmas holidays. Les Papillons Verts were intrigued by this tarantula cast brought in by one of the children. They practised their art skills by looking closely and drawing what they could see. They enjoyed singing incy wincy spider and made spiders and water spouts in their busy time.
Year 5 have hit the ground running this week, throwing themselves into their new learning with fractions, decimals and percentages (in maths) and the Romans in Britain (in English). Swimming lessons have begun too, with nearly 40 of us taking the plunge today – and more lined up as soon as spaces become available. We are looking forward to our trip to Colchester Castle next week too- be sure to ask as about what we learn there!
Year 2 looked at what being a good friend was today. We discussed and acted out different scenarios and thought about whether they were friendly or unfriendly.
Year 4 discussed different Christian Christmas symbols and their meanings to Christians.The children then made their own Christingles.
Year 3 enjoyed their theatre experience today. They laughed, cheered and booed throughout the Cinderella pantomime. We will compare the story of Cinderella with another narrative in the new year.