Early Years had their Sports Day this morning. They did 5 different activities: relay, egg and spoon race, bike race, circle games with a football and a water relay. The children did brilliantly and had a fun time, too! They then delighted us with their pirate song and dance moves. Well done F1 and F2!
On Thursday 28th June, F1 and F2 went to Odds Farm in Buckinghamshire. They had a wonderful time stroking different animals and going on tractor rides!
On Tuesday, F2 visited Pizza Express on Baker Street to have a go at making their own pizzas.
Yesterday in F1, the children learnt about the story of the Last Supper and made unleavened bread to share with each other. They used flour, butter, oil, eggs, honey and salt to make their bread, but no yeast. They waited while it cooked in the oven and then ate it round a table together, just like Jesus and his disciples did at the Last Supper.
F2 have been using playdough to make the things they are thankful for, as part of our weekly class worship. Some children made happy faces to show their thankfulness for being happy, and some made bracelets for their mums to show they are thankful for them. They used these to help them pray and reflect.
EYFS have been learning about Japan during International Week. They had a special visitor who showed the children how to make sushi and origami hats, and taught F2 about the special festival of Children’s Day, where they make beautiful fish kites. F1 learnt about the spring festival of Sakura, and made cherry blossom paintings. They also read the book ‘I live in Tokyo’ and found out about the bullet train, the fastest train in Japan.
We had some very special visitors to our Early Years garden this afternoon… green parakeets! They came to eat the food in our special bird feeders. Children in Early Years demonstrated great curiosity, while taking care to keep very quiet and still so they didn’t fly away.
This afternoon, Early Years delighted us with their Nativity play: The Sleepy Shepherd. They sang so beautifully and acted out all the parts really well to tell the Christmas story. Huge thanks to the staff for all their hard work putting the show together.
We also took a collection for ‘Save the Children’ at the end.
Today F1 and F2 went on a trip to the Puppet Theatre Barge in Little Venice. We saw The Little Christmas Tree puppet production which combined carved wooden marionettes and beautiful shadow puppets to tell the story of a unique friendship between a little boy and a wonky Christmas tree. We all loved this magical story with imaginary scenes, lightening and lovely soundtrack.
Yesterday, F1 used the apples from their garden to make an apple pie. They first had to go to the shops to buy ingredients for the pastry. Here they are on their shopping trip, and baking the pie together:
It was a very tasty pie!