What a shimmering mermaid week we have had in EYFS. We have been reading the story, The Singing Mermaid and made a large scale collage mermaid. As part of our transition afternoon our new Robins made mermaid art by printing with bubble wrap and we made peg doll mermaids. On Wednesday Robins created the most beautiful posters advertising Sam Sky’s circus. Little Wrens went on a fabulous adventure down at the river, throwing in stones and making stone towers. We also recreated a picture from last year to show Mrs Box how many Little Wrens we now have attending Nursery adventure. Next week we are going to explore the seaside with Paddington Bear and Lucy And Tom, along with a special Nursery adventure to the ice cream shop. Yum yum!
The larks have been busy enjoying the lovely weather for many of our activities. French colours on Monday, volume in maths on Tuesday, constructing bathing machines and piers on Wednesday and counting on and back in our giant hundred square on Thursday. We have also been very fortunate that Miss Alderson was able to come in and meet her new class on Transition Tuesday. We are very much looking forward to Miss Alderson joining us in September.
We started the week off learning in more depth where the confirmation promises come from and why Confirmation is such an important sacrament. I was incredibly impressed at how many children could independently link the oil of chrism with other scripture readings. The children then put their understanding into practice and we recreated a Confirmation service outside and explained each step. It was wonderful to see how well they all talked through the steps.
We also had a wonderful visit from our friends in Larks during transition afternoon, where they wrote poems about their biscuits and brought them to life. Sadly me and Mrs Lewandowski didn’t get chance to taste any as they all mysteriously disappeared!
The Swifts did a wonderful job outside in Science exploring what they could see outside and classifying plants and animals into woodland and desert habitats where the climate is arid. I was very impressed with their inference reasonings based on what they already knew and what they could observe.
Today, we explored how Egyptians made their paper using papyrus and had a go making our own papyrus paper ready to write our hieroglyphics on. I can’t wait to see what they write and the symbols they use. They have done an amazing job making the paper.
A very big well done to the children in year 4, 5 and 6 for their first game competing again against the other local schools. 5th place! I know the children are eager to go back and compete in the Staindrop World Cup games! Well done boys and girls and thank you for all of your hard work.
Owls have had a busy week working on their Titanic artwork using carboard boxes- very creative! They also took their maths lessons to Morrisons this week where they were finding out about the cost of living and looking at typical costs for a weekly shop. I think a few of them had quite a shock when they realised how much some food costs, they definitely did when they discovered the cost of houses in Barnard Castle… I think some are starting to save now! Brilliant to see the children learning real life skills, awareness and value for money. Well done Owls.