Friday, 26 February 2016

Week Ending 26th February 2016

Everyone is back at school after the half term break, and we have enjoyed some lovely spring-like weather this week!

The children have all settled back in and are producing some lovely work.  Otters Class have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes during their maths sessions, and have begun their journey to the Island of Struay in literacy by reading together the story of "Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers".

Rabbits Class have done some super maths this week, working with tens and units.  Over the holiday they had the task of finding out about a famous explorer of their choice, and this week they have enjoyed sharing their homework on Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and various other intrepid adventurers, with the rest of the class.

Squirrels have been looking closely at birds during their art lessons, and have produced some lovely drawings, and some fantastic models made from plasticine and brightly coloured feathers.  They have really worked hard to reproduce the images they have studied, and we are sure you will agree that their attention to detail is very impressive.

Hedgehogs Class went on a Bear Hunt on Tuesday!  They have been reading this ever popular book, and so were very excited to have the chance to dress up warm and put on their wellies, to go and hunt for their teddy bears all around the school grounds!

The older children have this week been asked for their opinions about the village of Eaton Bray - what do they like about the village, what could be improved, what facilities would they like to see in the village and so on.  This was part of the consultation for the Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Development Plan being organised by the Parish Council, and it is very pleasing to know that the younger generation are being given the opportunity to have a say in the future of their community.

Year 5 EBA Enterprise children have been busy gardening and cooking - one group planted potatoes in the allotment for the market garden, while the others prepared a tasty risotto.  The Year 6 children, who have been staying after school and working hard all term making craft goods to sell at next week's Mothers' Day stall, made cakes and rewarded themselves with a little tea party this week!

Next week, a football tournament, a trip to a garden centre and World Book Day are all on the agenda!