Stay and Play Part II

Thank you once again to those parents that came in to share in their child’s learning.  The children love having you in class and it’s a great opportunity for you to see our school day and how we support the children in moving forward.

Safety Day

Chestnut Class were lucky enough to have members of the emergency services come in to school and give talks and workshops about how to stay safe.  They took part in self defence lessons and learnt about the different coloured flags on the beach.  They had a great day and loved talking about their own experiences of how to stay safe.

Children In Need

For Children In Need, Chestnut Class made Pudsey biscuits then decorated them ready to sell.  They sold out within an hour so were a huge success.  We talked about what Children In Need is and what the word “charity” means.  Lots of children could relate this to charity shops.

On the Friday, the children were free to wander around the school, taking part in different planned activities from face painting to biscuit decoration.  They loved having their own money to spend and walked around confidently.  We were so proud of them.

What a fabulous time was had by all!

Special Events

Last week we learnt how to keep ourselves safe around bonfires and fireworks.  The children experimented with creating bonfire pictures, using a range of medium, including sticks and paint.

This week we learnt about Remembrance Day.  We watched the Cbeebies Remembrance Day film clip and talked about why the rabbit was scared.  We made our own poppies using split pins.  It was tricky to push the pin through but we persevered and made some great flowers.

Stay and Play part I

Parents joined us today for a Stay and Play session.  The children loved sharing their activities, learning with the grown ups and showing them round the classroom.  They made Pudsey Bear hats and Pudsey balloon faces.  They now want to make Pudsey masks!

It was a great afternoon.  Thank you to those parents that came in.  We look forward to welcoming more in our next Stay and Play session.

First Chestnut!

In our class we have a Chestnut Tree display.  It is made up of all our hand prints.  Across a half term we have to collect 10 chestnuts to earn a special treat.  We vote on the treat we would like.  We get a chestnut when we work together as a class showing great learning behaviours or demonstrating our school values.

Today we earnt our first chestnut for such a great phonics session!  Our special helper added it to the tree.  9 more to go….

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