FS2's new outdoor learning area

We are so excited now that our new outdoor learning area is finally complete and ready for us to use.  We have been exploring each area to see what is there and talking about our ideas for our learning.

Take a look at the photographs........

Sports Day

FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their sports day! There were 11 different events and a rest station. Many skills taught in PE were used in the events- running, throwing and jumping. Everybody tried their very best and gave 100% effort, even though the weather was warm!

Well done to Green Galaxy team who won the Mr Plant trophy.

Talk for eating - healthy snack

FS2 enjoyed designing and making a healthy snack using a rice cake and different fruits to create an animal face.  They chose the fruits to make their animal face with eyes, a nose, ears and a mouth.  At the end of the afternoon they shared their snack with the children in Year 1 who had made tropical rainforest trees using a variety of vegetables.  The children enjoyed discussing what they had made and sharing their snacks with each other.

FS2 visit to Whirlow Farm in Sheffield

We had a fantastic day at Whirlow Farm!  It even snowed on us!  It was freezing cold but we were all wrapped up warm. The children saw lots of different farm animals on their walk around the farm.  The children also told the story of The Little Red Hen and were lucky enough to stroke a real hen!  The staff at Whirlow were really impressed with the children and said they had been really good listeners and they had enjoyed working with the children  during the day.  Look at the photographs to see what we got up to......

Making vegetarian pizza

On Friday 31st March the FS2 children made vegetarian pizza on a pitta bread, choosing from a wide choice of fruits and vegetables- tomatoes., peppers, onions, sweetcorn, carrot and broccoli, and topped them with a sprinkling of grated cheese. As the weather was so good in the afternoon we had a 'Pizza Picnic' in our outdoor area on the grass.  Our pizzas were yummy!

Comic Relief 2017

The children had a fantastic day!  They tried lots of new activities and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  They ran 3/4 mile around the school perimeter, decorated a Red Nose biscuit, visited the Comedy classroom, bounced on mini trampolines in the Hall, learnt a new dance and joined in with the whole school Dancethon, watched a short clip which explained what Comic Relief is all about and created a Whiston Wish certificate of what they had done to make people smile.  Thank you for your generous donations towards our fundraising for Comic Relief.

Book and Science Fortnight- Magic and Mystery

The children thoroughly enjoyed the learning linked to the Julia Donaldson books 'The Room on the Broom' and 'The Princess and the Wizard'.  Our role play was a Witch and Wizard's Workshop, where the children dressed up and had great fun inventing magic spells with ingredients such as eyeballs, hair of princess, frogs, wizard's beard and rat's tails!!  They mixed them in their cauldrons and wrote a list of ingredients they had used. On the small world the children retold the story of Room of the Broom using the props and even flew around the classroom on the broomstick.  The challenge was to make a broomstick and magic wand using only newspaper and masking tape- see the photographs to see how we got on.

Zoo Lab

We had a visitor from Zoo Lab in school on Monday 13th March. He brought in lots of interesting minibeasts and other creatures for us to look at and touch.  Some of the children asked really interesting questions and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.