The nursery and reception children have been on a bug hunt. They went into the nature area to see what creatures they could find. Don’t worry, they were very gentle with the bugs and put them back where they found them.
This afternoon the children have studied the french artist Henri Rousseau and looked at some of his jungle inspired paintings. We focused on Tiger in a Tropical Storm and talked about the colours and shapes used. The children then had the opportunity to create their own tiger pictures. Grrrrrrreat job boys and girls!
We have finished our activities and are on the way home. The children loved the final 3 activities this morning and are looking forward to seeing you all shortly. Have a wonderful half term with them. Continue reading →
This afternoon has seen us taking part in circus skills, orienteering, creating fire and cooking marshmallows, taking on the dizzy heights of the high ropes, having a party for 4 children who have had their birthdays over the week, and finally dancing the night away at the disco. The children are now all in their rooms for some free time before lights out.
Tomorrow we finish the trip with climbing, archery and skiing. Continue reading →
Today the nursery children have been very busy learning all about shapes. They cut out shapes and used them to make pictures, used magnetic shapes to build, threaded bolts through circular washers and nuts, and made different shape sandwiches. We even danced to the Mr Maker shape song!
A big thank you to the Year 6 boys who have been running the after school club Movie Makers over the last term. They have done a fantastic job and everyone has enjoyed. After weeks of filming and editing, today the children got to watch their movies on the big screen! Another successful enterprise. Bendigedig!
Today the Year 2s enjoyed further developing their Welsh reading skills. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of different forms of transport in Welsh. The children then had to use their phonics and decoding skills to match read and match the names of the vehicles given to them. The children were also very interested to learn what different parts of the words mean, and how breaking some Welsh words down can give us a clue, such as Llong Danfor means Ship Under The Sea (submarine).
This week the Year 2s have been further developing their research skills. Following on from last week’s sessions, the children have now each chosen their favourite endangered animal from the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’. They discussed the information that might be useful to include in a non-chronological report, and then further developed their research and note taking skills by working in groups to research their animals. Some very interesting facts were discovered, including the fact that a tiger’s wee smells like buttered popcorn!