Friday, 20 April 2018

Week Ending 20th April 2018

What a lovely first week of the summer term it's been!  The beautiful weather has lifted everyone's spirits - it's just a shame it couldn't have arrived a week or so earlier so that we could have enjoyed it during the Easter Holidays...  Still, it has been wonderful to see the children able to enjoy playtimes and PE lessons out on the field in the sunshine this week.

Hamsters children have being enjoying their morning snack outside in the sunshine.

We have welcomed a new teacher in Rabbits Class this term, Ms Cosgrove, who has brought with her a tank of fish for the children to care for.  How exciting!

The new curriculum topics for this term are as follows:

Hamsters - Living and Growing
Hedgehogs - Our World
Otters - Holidays from the Past
Squirrels - Exploring Earth
Rabbits - The Stone Age
Badgers - Stones and Bones
Foxes - The Titanic
Deer - Disasters

Hedgehogs children have started their topic work, by visiting the pond, where they discovered that all sorts of plants and creatures are living and growing, including hundreds of tadpoles.  They will keep a close eye on how the tadpoles develop over the coming weeks and months.

Otters have also been out and about, on a Spring Walk.  They took photos on the iPads of some of the flowers and plants growing in the school grounds, then had fun editing the colours using an app!


Swimming sessions have started this week for some of our Year Three children.  Every Thursday for the next six weeks, half of Rabbits Class class will go by minibus to Houghton Regis Leisure Centre for swimming lessons, while the other half take part in Forest School activities.

Next week, we will start the week with a special celebration for St George's Day - our now traditional St George's Day Breakfast is on Monday from 8.00am.  We look forward to an enjoyable event for parents and children, and hope that the sun continues to shine so that we can play cricket on the field!