On Friday 16th December we celebrated 'Christmas Jumper Day' to raise funds for 'Save the Children'. Thank you to all those who donated money to wear their jumper today. As a school we raised £90.80.
Save The Children is a very worthwhile cause and its helps the children remember those with so little at Christmas.
On Thursday 15th December the children of Oak and Cherry Class performed the Christmas Nativity. We were a little bit nervous, but we didn't need to be - we were brilliant!
Thanks you to everyone that came to see us and for the wonderful costumes everyone provided. A huge amount of work from staff and pupils goes into every performance and we hope you enjoyed it!
On Wednesday 7th December we made our cottage calendars. The children loved being creative and the end results were really effective. We hope you are as impressed with them as we are!
On Thursday 1st December Christmas started in Oak Class!
Owen got to open the first Advent angel and revealed his lollypop to take home. In RE we started to make our own Advent calanders and christmas cards. Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Ironmonger painted our feet, it really tickled!
On Tuesday 29th November, as part of Cherry and Oak Class’ topic theme of ‘People Who Help Us’, a local optician visited the children. The children had the opportunity to take part in activities which developed their knowledge of the work opticians do. They also had fun trying on spectacles and learned about the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun. The optician brought along a very helpful teddy who showed the children what it was like to have an eye test and they were able to look closely at some of the instruments used. It was a lovely opportunity for the children to learn that a visit to the optician is nothing to worry about and that eye care and regular eye tests are important. All the children received a goody bag at the end.
On Friday 18th November we participated in the BBC Children In Need sponsored 'Spot Challenge'. We dressed in spotty themed clothes and did a sponsored 'Keep on Moving' event in the afternoon. We especially loved dancing to the Gummy Bears song!
During PE on Thursday 17th November we used good body tension to maintain a balance and shape for five seconds. We used different parts of our body for support.
On Friday 11th November the children have been commemorating Armistice Day. we joined in with the two minute silence at 11am and after lunch we created our own poppies to take home.
Our favourite time of the day is listening to Mrs Barnes read us a story!
We hope you all had a lovely break and are now getting ready for Christmas!
This week we had a visit on Thursday from Matt Hubbard who is a fire fighter at Dogsthorpe Fire Station. He came into school to tell the children all about the job that the fire fighters do and to talk to them about the importance of staying safe over the Bonfire weekend. Miss Woods from Cherry Class even got to try on a fire fighters outfit - she said it was very heavy!
In Literacy on Friday we discussed firework safety which led on from the visit Thursday. We really enjoyed making our safety posters and remembering what is important to keep us safe on Bonfire Night.