We have had a fabulous day at the Black Country Museum. The children were very well behaved and really enoyed the day. We played with toys and had to decide if they were old or new toys and also whether they would have belonged to a rich family or a poor one. We walked around the village and went on a barge, watched nails being made, visited a sweet shop, a hardware store and cake shop. We found out that you had to go to the toilet in a shed in the back garden! We also discovered why it was called the Black Country, sorry about the colour of our socks! Below are a few photographs of the day with some more in the photograph gallery. A big thank you to the parents that helped us today, without your help the children would not be able to experience these trips.
Today we had our return visit to the park, it was good despite the weather. The children were all well behaved and enjoyed the trip. We looked at the new growth in the park and found daffodils, tulips, blossom, bluebells and lots of new buds on the trees. We went into the playarea and stopped for a drink and a biscuit. Below are a few photographs of the morning.
When we come back we will be planting and growing, recognising and using numbers to twenty, writing and role playing in our new Superhero head quarters.
The Reception children are taking part in the Easter raffle on Thursday next week. If you would like your child to take par, tickets are 10p each, money to be given to a member of Reception staff. Thank you.
Remember that our coffee morning is taking place on Friday 16th March, from 9:15am-11:15am. All parents and friends of the school are welcome! Entrance to the event will cost £3 per person, which includes unlimited tea and coffee and a selection of cakes on each table. Additional cakes will also be on offer to purchase, either to eat at the event or to take home for later. Raffle tickets and Irish coffees will also be available for sale on the morning.
On the day itself, all children can come to school dressed up in the Irish colours. In return, we ask that the children bring in cakes that can be sold at the coffee morning. Due to the fact that getting hundreds of cakes ready on the morning is extremely hectic, this year, children are requested to bring these in on the days leading up to the event if at all possible please.
This event relies whole-heartedly on the generosity of our school community and is vital in raising funds for the school, so your support for this is very much appreciated- thank you in advance!
Thank you to all those parents, friends and local businesses who have kindly donated to our Saint Patrick’s Day raffle so far.
It is still not too late to donate prizes! Please pass on any prizes you may have to Miss Frearson or hand them in to the school office.
This week we are going to start to talk about the season of Spring. Hopefully the weather becomes more Spring like! We are going to plant blubs, talk about new growth and discover the life cycles of some animals and insects. If you have any spring plants going spare we would welcome them for our garden.
Word Aware words this week are ‘near’ ‘new’ and’old’. You can support these by talking about the old toys that you played with, play grandmothers footsteps, creep up and see how near you can get or ask you child to help sort their toys to piles of old or new ones.
In mathematics we are looking at symmetrical patterns and repeating patterns.
We were very busy last week making cakes for our mummy’s, talking about healthy eating and what the food groups are, we made vegetable soup, practised phonics and discovered how to estimate in maths!. Below are a few pictures of the week.
This week is British Science Week (9-18th March 2018)
British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
This year’s theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’
Due to an extremely busy Spring term so far and a very short half term until we break up for Easter with lots of exciting things to still pack in tightly, we have made the decision to move our celebrations of British Science Week into the Summer term.
That’s not to say Science won’t be celebrated this week through our usual exciting Science lessons but we want to ensure we give it the credit it is due and truly give it an All Souls’ spin! Stay tuned to find out more information about what exciting visitors we have booked, competitions you can enter, activities that we have planned and, of course, an opportunity for us to dress up!
In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about British Science Week or find out about how you can get involved at home, please visit: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/
Hopefully the weather is going to continue to improve and we can make a full week! The Word Aware words this week are Same (from last week) Second and Narrow. To support at home ask the children to find things that are the same around the house (socks mugs etc or when walking down the road find cars the same colour) For ‘Second’ ask your child to complete simple tasks in order eg first put on your socks second put on your shoes or instruct them the order they need to eat small snacks.
This week we will be completing some secret activities for a surprise for a special person in your child’s life, we will be estimating in mathematics and writing sentences.