On Pancake Day, Year 1 made the most of the sunshine, despite the cold weather! They ate pancakes and had lots of fun together playing with hoops and balls on the field.
On Tuesday 27th February Wes Magee, a famous writer, came in to school to tell the children about writing and to read some of his favourite poems. We had a whole school assembly where Wes introduced himself and then he came to see the children in their classes. When he came to Reception Class the children told him some of their favourite nursery rhymes and we all joined in reciting them. Wes then told the children how with some of his poems he had used a traditional nursery rhyme and changed some of the words. We then all learnt one of his poems off by heart: Stroke the cat, stroke the cat and lift it from the floor. Stroke the cat, stroke the cat and shake hands with its paw. Stroke the cat, stroke the cat and scratch its head once more. Stroke the cat, stroke the cat then shoo it through the door! We also learnt the actions to go with the poem - it was great fun.
Reception hosted a fabulous coffee and cake morning on 13 February and raised a magnificent £280 to help pay for their next trip to Stocks Wood. Everyone enjoyed the range of activities (as well as the cakes!) including making 'Forky' from Toy Story 4.
Year 1 have been learning about baptism and belonging: to support this learning they went to St. Michael's Church to take part in the baptism of Bobby Michael, our school baby; it was a very special event. Afterwards, the children had a lovely little celebration in the classroom, enjoying some yummy food, juice and some delicious cakes made, very kindly, by James' mum. A great day was had by all!
After travelling by coach to Tullie House, Year One experienced life in Victorian times. The workshop gave them the chance to write with ink, make candles and bread and sample the various machinery that was needed on laundry day - not just a matter of switching a machine on! As you can see they really got involved. It was then back to school for their packed lunches and a lunch-time rest after all that activity.