A few photos of our Christmas lunch, party day, a visit from the village travelling Posada nativity scene (or the ‘knitivity’) and a very exciting visit from Father Christmas.
We were so proud of all the Early Years and Key Stage 1 children who took part in our production of Baa Baa Bethlehem. Every one of them behaved beautifully and sang and performed with huge enthusiasm and lovely big ‘playground voices’ so that everybody could hear the words and enjoy the lovely story. Well done children – you are all super stars!
Last week the children in Acorn class discovered all sorts of keys lying around school. Our Reception children made some posters, which you may have seen around the village, asking if anyone had lost their keys and our Year 1 children wrote to Father Christmas because they were quite convinced that one particularly large and shiny set of keys must belong to him. Meanwhile our pre-schoolers set off around school to ask if anyone had lost any keys and to see if the giant keys fitted into any of our school keyholes – with no luck!
At the beginning of this week we were very excited to receive some letters in response to our posters and later, a visit from ‘Pirate Pete’ who had lost the key to his rusty old treasure chest and was delighted that our
children had found it.
We had prepared lots of questions to ask Pirate Pete and we were fascinated to find out all sorts of information about life on a pirate ship , his parrot Percy, what pirates eat for breakfast and their favourite story books. We even discovered that Pirate Pete has a pirate teddy bear in his bunk on the ship!
This week, our KS2 children took part in a STEM workshop where they were tasked with designing an automatic car. The brief involved creating a self driving car that could seat at least 2 passengers, include space for luggage, have wheels that freely rotate and be accessible for all. The children worked in teams and showed great enthusiasm and cooperation as they planned and applied their ideas to their designs.
On Monday 11 th November we invited members of the local community to join us in school for a special Remembrance Day assembly.
We have been running Acorn Class as an Early Years Unit for just over half a term now and last week in assembly we shared a little about how well this new venture is working for the benefit of everybody within the class and even beyond.