Let’s find out what our amazing children have been up this week:

 

Last week Nursery visited Ash End Farm and had a fabulous time meeting all the animals. We were so proud of how the children conducted themselves - well done Nursery. This week in Nursery we have been doing lots of Easter activities including making play dough chicks, decorating Easter eggs, using cotton buds and paint, and writing in cocoa powder using feathers or carrots. We have also been listening to and discussing the Easter story, learning about Jesus and his disciples. On Wednesday we went to the church to celebrate Easter, lots of children talked about the cross and Jesus, whose statue they could see at the front of the Church. We hope you all have a happy Easter and look forward to seeing all after the holidays (we hope the Easter bunny comes).

 

Reception Dalmatians have had a lovely week of Easter themed activities. They absolutely wowed all of their teachers with their amazing performance in the Easter service at St Matthew’s Church. We are very grateful to all who attended. The children have been designing their own Easter eggs, writing about what happens at Easter and learning the Easter Story. Dalmatians had a gloriously sunny Wild Wednesday, where they explored distance using the tyres they had found when exploring the area. They have ended the week with an Easter egg hunt. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter holidays.

 

In Year 1, the Dinosaurs have been finishing off their retelling of the class story ‘Whatever Next!’ Their teachers have seen massive improvements in their writing throughout this term and are very proud of them! The children have continued to work on their numbers to 50 in their Power Maths lessons and have applied their learning to solve addition and subtraction problems up to 50! In Topic, the children have been learning about the Easter story and have sequenced the key events from the story. To finish the last week of an amazing half term, the children went on an Easter egg hunt and left their teachers flabbergasted with how quickly they found all of the eggs!

 

In Year 2 this week, the children have again been working very hard to learn lots of new things! The children were discussing properties of shapes and they identified new shapes through using what they knew! They have worked very hard to understand lots of new vocabulary related to shape, such as prisms, pyramids, cones and even learned what a vertex is!  In English, the children have been inspired by Easter this week, writing verb poems about things that they might see at Easter. The children also role played the Easter Story to help them to understand why we celebrate Easter. They have, as always, impressed their teachers this week! Well done Year 2! 

 

During our lovely Easter service, we also had the privilege of awarding two ESPRIT children with a Community Hero Award. We are very proud of them both for raising awareness of Fire Safety. True heroes thinking of others!

 

We wish you a happy and safe Easter. We look forward to seeing you all again in the summer term.

 

Very best wishes,

Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Glaister & Mrs Robinson