This week has been Science Week, and the children in Early Years have been busy experimenting and creating. They have made underwater habitats for sea creatures (using the book ‘The Little Seahorse’ as their stimulus) and have been growing beans in little greenhouses.
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!
Today, F1 and F2 visited Odds Farm in Surrey. They had the opportunity both to see farm animals and to handle some. They had a wonderful day.
On Friday, F1 and F2 had a wonderful Sports Day. There were lots of different activities to try, including a bike race, egg and spoon race and a race involving a carrot and a chicken!!
The Year 6 helpers and parents also enjoyed racing at the end of the morning.