Friday, 25 September 2009

Week Ending 25th September 2009

Another week has flown by! On Tuesday, we had a Sharing Assembly in the hall, when parents celebrated their children's achievements. How many of you noticed our lovely new hall curtains and decorations? Yes they are wonderful!

Our foundation topic this week has been Religious Education. Younger children have been thinking about the topic, "Ourselves", and have made "Feeling Trees". Older children have been studying symbols of faith, looking particularly at the Jewish religion, and have tasted matzvah, which is the unleavened bread eaten during Passover.

Tuesday lunchtime was reserved for orienteering outdoors.

On Wednesday we had a visiting P.E. specialist, who worked with the older children.

We also have weekly visits from musicians, who visit our Nursery and KS2 children, who are having a "brass band" experience.

Our next additions are to be a stage, in the Nursery, where children can perform and entertain audiences. The Nursery children are also going to benefit from a railway station... watch this space for "E.B.L.S. Station news updates!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Week Ending 18th September 2009

Another week has flown by! Our afternoons this week have been dedicated to Science. Younger children have investigated the topic "Ourselves" and enjoyed making "Funnybones" skeletons, and discovering their five senses. Older children studied shadows - explaining why our lovely hall was "blacked out".

On Tuesday we had a special orienteering visitor, who kindly mapped out our grounds, in preparation for our new Orienteering Club, at lunch times. Our new playground markings now boast a large clock and compass. We have a "giant" set of wooden clock hands (on casters, of course, for making the time tick by quickly), which will be used for telling the time activities, when we visit our "Time" topic.

We have also decided to include pear trees in our new orchard, so that our wonderful cook can extend her range of fruity desserts even further. Another project is now in the final stages of planning, as we have been "hatching" final ideas this week, for our chicken coop. Watch this space, for news of the first EBLS egg!

On Friday, the whole School went on a bug hunt in the grounds, and also helped to raise a donation for the Wildlife Trust. Thank you to all who contributed.