We hope you all enjoyed the half term holiday and we know lots of the children were looking forward to their first ever school trip. Although the weather didn't look too promising we headed down to Kings Park and the Chesterfield Canal. We enjoyed a journey along the canal and through the locks and learnt lots of facts about the Seth Ellis boat and the canal itself. In the park we used our new metal detectors to hunt for treasure and also had a go at a 'blindfold' trail. The children were amazing, as were our helpers. Thank you!
This week's Pirate Adventures were inspired by Charlie who drew a super picture of a pirate looking through a telescope and he had spotted a baddy! The children arrived to find a note from Captain Blackbeard and he had stolen the Queen's jewels and all our gold. This led to painted portraits of Blackbeard and Wanted posters being created. Outside the children enthusiastically walked the plank and painted their pirate ship.
Thursday's Superhero themed lunchtime was a great success with record numbers electing to have a school dinner.
Alesha, Jenson, Lily and Laila were our reading lottery winners for the spring term and we hope they enjoy their new books. (Please remember to sign your child's reading record each time they read. 3 reads a weeks earns them a raffle ticket for the reading lottery.)
Well done to our Superstars this week, for working hard in phonics to remember their tricky words and also write them.
Happy 5th Birthday to Alan, we hope you had a lovely day.
This week started off with the discovery of a 'message in a bottle' which the children found in the school pond. A plea for help from someone stranded on a island then gave them a focus for their writing. The finale came on Friday when they put their message in a bottle and practised their throwing skills by aiming it into the paddling pool! Everyone then chose a bottle to take home and read to their family.
The children also enjoyed using their problem solving skills to work out different ways they might be able to escape from an island.
This week started with a new journey for our tadpoles! We noticed that the water was becoming a bit murky and there were so many of them in our small tank. We set them free in our new pond and hope to able to see them grow into frogs.
Continuing our journey theme, we looked at different maps and found out what information they can give us and also had a go at creating our own map. We started to explore different vehicles as a start to this weeks home support and enjoyed getting the train set out. Next week is all about pirates and with a bit of paint a cardboard box is now the start of a pirate ship!
Finally well done to all our hand writers and readers and we hope you've noticed how well our potato plants are doing!