Spencer Bear’s Birthday

by | 3 Mar 2016 | Curriculum, Kingfishers, Parents

This week Kingfisher Class have been very busy. On Monday they received a letter from Spencer Bear’s Mum asking them to organise a birthday party for Spencer Bear. The children created invitations, sorted items for party bags, wrote their own recipes for a birthday cake, made birthday cards, wrote a list of items needed for the […]

Tractor at Stratford

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Classes, Community, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Visitors, Woodpeckers

We were very lucky to have James Harris visit our school.  He brought along his tractor which seemed very big on our playground.  James explained the type of work his does with his tractor and what crops are planted and harvested; the children also had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and some of them got […]

ABC Pre School Visit

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Community, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents, Visitors

Mrs Simmons brought the children from Abc Pre School  to visit Kingfisher Class. These children will be starting school in September 2016. These sessions give the children the opportunity to become familiar with the school environment and get to meet their teacher. The children will visit every Monday afternoon for the rest of the school year. The children had lots […]

Perfect Pancakes

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Curriculum, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfisher class enjoyed making pancakes. They all helped to weigh and measure the ingredients, sieved the flour, cracked the eggs and mixed the ingredients together with the whisk. The children then watched Mrs Jones cook the pancakes. Mrs Jones was able to toss the pancake without dropping it! The children had lemon and […]

Happy New Year!

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Today we said Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy New Year in Chinese). After an assembly which told the story of the 12 different animals in the Chinese Calendar, we learnt that 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. All classes spent the day taking part in different activities. These included, Kingfishers Class learnt how to write […]

Story-Telling Week

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Last week was National Story-Telling Week. Throughout the week, the children heard lots of favourite stories and on Wednesday afternoon, joined their fellow house members to share books. Lots of the older children read to the younger ones and some even got the chance to watch Michael Rosen telling his own rendition of Chocolate Cake!

Windy Forest Schools

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Community, Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents, Trips

Children in Kingfisher Class got to go on their second session of Forest Schools but this time it was very windy but not cold. The children remembered the Forest Schools rules and followed them. The children worked in groups to make dens and even had their snack in their dens. The children explored the forest, finding […]

Sunny Smiles from Kingfishers

by | 2 Feb 2016 | Kingfishers

Today, Kingfishers class shared their work with the school and parents. This included some beautiful weather related paintings, some weather diaries, non-fiction writing and some amazing maths. As a finale, they performed a lovely rendition of ‘There’s a Tiny Caterpillar’! It was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents and friends there too!

Our Weather Diaries

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfisher Class have been recording the weather in their weather diaries this week. They have seen lots of different types of weather including rain, ice, frost, wind and clouds. The children have had the opportunity to observe the weather and record what they saw and heard. They have independently used picture dictionaries and their […]

Did We Visit The Panto?

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Trips, Woodpeckers

Oh yes we did!! On Thursday we visited the New Wolsey theatre to watch a performance of the ‘Sword in the Stone’ pantomime. This Rock n Roll show was a big hit with the adults and children.  Mr Bassett was called onto the stage to help the Pantomime Dame – he did a great job!   […]

iPads a Big Hit

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents

The children in Kingfisher Class were very excited this week as they accessed the iPads for the first time. The children were able to learn their letters and sounds and practise their handwriting too. They really enjoyed using them and had lots of fun.  

Forest Schools

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Community, Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents, School Events, Trips

The children in Kingfisher Class braved the cold weather today for their first Forest Schools session with Orchard Barns. The children built dens, climbed trees, made mud pies and searched for bugs. The children had lots of fun, learning and exploring in the outside environment. Thank you Orchard Barns for letting us join your Forest Schools sessions.