This week is International Week at St Mary’s, and we are all learning about different countries in the continent of Africa.
F1 and F2 are learning about Nigeria. One of our parents kindly visited F2 to share what life in Nigeria is like, including how people carry their babies!
F1 are learning about ‘People Who Help Us’. This week they have been learning about how the Post Office helps us to send and receive letters. They wrote letters (including one to Miss Norman) to people who help them and visited the Post Office on Baker Street to send their letters. Afterwards, they wrote to the person who helped them in the Post Office, Chuka.
Yesterday, F1 went to Pizza Express on Baker Street.
The children were able to make a classic Italian Margherita pizza. It gave the children a great experience while picking up some useful skills as well. The children learnt how to knead the dough and create the perfect base. They discovered the importance of using fresh ingredients and they also had a chance to taste some ingredients. The children returned to school with their very own hand-made pizzas. They all loved making their pizzas and all behaved well. Many parents came to help for which we were very grateful.
Today, Early Years invited the children’s parents to come to an open morning, so that they could see the sorts of things the children have been learning, especially in Maths. The children really enjoyed showing their parents how they learn through play, and the parents were given some new ideas of how to help their children at home.
On Monday, our Foundation Stage pupils performed their Nativity.
Here are some shots of their beautiful play: