Home PageLog inREACH FOR THE STARS...POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS...ADVENTURE... Happy St.George's Day! Thanks to those who attended the Victorian Day in LKS2 this week. Overall attendance this last week was 95.9%. and this year we at 95.8% for the whole school. Well done Westerhope.
We had a lovely day, dressing up as book characters and listening to lots of stories.
We really enjoyed listening to stories today. Thank you to all our grown ups who came to read to us!
We have been busy learning about Spring flowers; looking closely at daffodils and hyacinths. (painting, drawing and making collage representations of them). We also had a lovely visit from Ellis's mum and baby Cole. We learned about looking after babies. We have been preparing our 'cress heads' and can't wait to see the crazy cress hair grow!!
This week we have been talking about how tall we are and how we grow and change as we get older. We have been learning to understand and use the language of height:- tall, short, taller than, shorter than, tallest and shortest. We compared our height with others in our class and found out that we were all taller than Titch! Please talk to your child about heights of family members and friends to develop and consolidate the language. Thank you!
Look at the exciting things we have been doing this week.
Looking closely at daffodils .
Learning to name the parts of the flower.
Looking for what's started to grow in the garden.
Why are these plants growing?
We can see little green shoots.
In Spring things start to grow.
Richard wanted to water the plants.
They need water to grow.
It helps them grow bigger!
They need water to help them grow.
Let's water some more!
Things are starting to appear in the garden.
In Spring things are starting to grow again.
A lovely place to sit and enjoy the garden.
Let's make daffodil pictures.
We need a stalk.
We need petals.
We need a trumpet.
We need leaves.
Daffodils have six petals.
thoughtfully arranged the materials.
Daffodils have long stalks.
Daffodils have yellow petals.
Daffodils have long leaves.
We wrote about when we were babies.
We looked after the babies in the clinic.
Who do you think did it?
Who do you think has stolen the painting?
Oh no! The very expensive painting Mr Outerside was looking after has been stolen! We looked for clues to try and help find the thief!
We have really enjoyed our Stick Man activities. We used pictures to retell the story, we used paint, paper, scissors and glue to create pictures, we made marks by dipping the sticks into paint and we used sticks in our construction and model making.
We have been having fun with our Stick Man activities.
Week beginning January 29th :- We will be starting a mini topic based on the lovely story 'Stick Man'. Perhaps you have this story at home and could share this with your child? We would love to see any pictures and writing about Stick Man that your children do at home and would be grateful for any sticks and twigs that could be collected for us to use in our learning. Thank you!
It feels cold and slippery!
Wow! What a wonderful ice building.
"I can see the little bubbles"!
We have had a really good start to the new term and have enjoyed listening to the children talk about their Christmas experiences.
We have started our new topic and already have learned a lot about penguins. Please ask your child to tell you something they have learned about penguins. We have observed ice and snow, built icebergs and had a lovely warm drink of hot-chocolate (with marshmallows)!
It was our Christmas party on Wednesday. We played lots of games (pass the parcel, musical bumps, musical statues and 'stations'). We enjoyed eating our delicious party food.
Today Santa came to see us in Nursery! He told us that his favourite treat is a mince pie and that his reindeer like carrots best. He brought us a huge sack of presents and we sang him our song about Rudolf. He said goodbye and left for the North Pole on his sleigh. We could hear the bells jingle as he flew away!
Take at look at what we have been doing in Nursery recently.
More Christmas activities!
Christmas is nearly here! We have been very busy learning lots of new songs for our performance next week and are looking forward to seeing you all there. Thank you for your support in helping your children learn the words to the songs. Your children have listened to and talked about the Christmas story with great interest and have been dressing up and recreating the nativity story in the role play area and with the small Nativity characters. Class 2 were able to help decorate the school tree in the hall. There has been a lot of glitter around as we prepare our Christmas cards and decorations!
Here are some of the Christmas activities we have been doing so far:-