Year 1 – Summer 1

This half term the children have been learning about both fiction and non-fiction texts. As part of their continuing topic of ‘Our Planet and Beyond’, the children wrote their own non-fiction fact file. The children learnt about the layout of different non-fiction texts, and what they should include.  Their final pieces contained a front cover and a contents page as well as information about astronauts, rockets and the moon. They really enjoyed sharing their own non-fiction books with children in Year 2.

The children also enjoyed writing a letter to King Charles III to congratulate him on his Coronation! The children really enjoyed watching the coronation and being part of this historical moment! We are hoping that we shall receive a reply!

Reception – Summer 1

This half term, the topic in Reception has been ‘Once Upon a Time.’ The children have read a variety of traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Goldilocks & the Three Bears. They have also listened to alternative versions of traditional tales such as Jack and the baked beanstalk, Goldilocks and just 1 bear and The 3 little wolves and the big bad pig.

They have been applying their phonics skills through writing speech bubbles, captions and stories. Some children have even made their own story books to write in and illustrate! The children have also practised retelling and acting out the stories, as well as playing with small world scenes. 

Christmas Competition 2021 – Design a Christmas decoration

After the success of last year’s School Council Christmas quiz we were determined to create another festive challenge for the Federation. During a meeting the council discussed various ideas and voted on a creative challenge with an environmental theme – to reuse materials that would be going in the bin to make (or design) a Christmas decoration.

Our Chairperson created a poster and the children took the idea back to discuss with their classes. We had some wonderful entries with lots of children being very inventive with the items they found at home.

The School Council worked in year group teams to judge the finalists and the winners from each year group received their prizes in our end of year Federation assembly.

Well done to the winners!

Nursery Summer 2 2019

Our visit to Church Farm, Stow Bardolph

We had lots of fun visiting Church Farm, Stow Bardolph. During our animal encounter session, we stroked lots of animals and asked questions about them. We went on a tractor and trailer ride and fed the pigs some carrots. We enjoyed exploring the play areas, including the massive sandpit and climbing wall.

Nursery Summer 1 2019

As part of our topic ‘Holidays,’ we listened to the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We talked about the places the snail and whale visited. The children enjoyed stretching, squashing and moulding the (snail) slime. We created snails using wax crayons, CDs, paint and buttons.

The children have enjoyed PE activities linked to the seaside theme. This included going on an adventure in a speed boat (hoop), moving at different speeds and in different directions and taking care not to crash intothe islands! We also used the parachute for making waves and pretending to swim and paddle in the sea and for a pirate treasure game.

Nursery Spring 2 2019

Our topic for the half term was ‘Roots, shoots and muddy boots.’ We planted carrot and pumpkin seeds. We have been watering our seeds and plants and observing the changes over time.

We have been looking after our fairy garden and making new items for them. The fairies have been writing us letters and we have written back to them.

We looked at the journey of bread, using the story The Little Red Hen. We made our own flour and bread.

The children have been painting sunflowers in pairs. They used bubble wrap and forks to create the flower heads.

Nursery Spring 1 2019

Our topic for this half term was dinosaurs. We found a nest of icy dinosaur eggs. We had to think of ways to try to get the dinosaurs to hatch.

We made dinosaur footprints with the toy dinosaurs.

We have been finding out about dinosaur bones.

Nursery Autumn 2 2018

Our topic for this half term was food.  We read the story Pumpkin Soup and made our own pumpkin soup.

We enjoyed making and decorating reindeer cakes.

Nursery Christmas Activity Morning

The children did a brilliant job with singing songs to tell the story of the first Christmas to friends and family. They also enjoyed participating in a selection of Christmas activities including decorating the Christmas tree, making decorations and wrapping presents.

Nursery Autumn Term 1

The nursery children have had fun getting to know their classmates and exploring the nursery environment, including the toad stools, storytelling chair and fairy garden.  They have also visited other parts of the school, such as the hall for parachute games and the library to select books.

Our topics for this half term were colours and harvest.

The children focussed on colour and pattern linked to the story ‘Elmer’.

They explored fruit and vegetables as part of the harvest topic.