During our Physical Weeks the older children going to School in September 2019 practice changing for PE by getting themselves changed into their PE kits. These self-help skills give children the confidence and an insight into what happens at primary school!. Cliff organised two weeks of exciting physical activities for the children to enjoy both indoors and outdoors including obstacle courses, chasing bubbles, boats and bridges.
We also undertook our annual Sponsored Trundle whereby the children could ride their bikes and scooters in the school playground completing circuits around the staff. This was great fun and so far we have raised over £132.00 towards our end of term party at Raze the Roof on Wednesday, 24th July.
Finally, our Physical Week's focus culminated in our own mini 'Sports Day'!
This week the children have been learning the sounds the letters s,a,t,p,i,n, make and words that begin with these initial sounds such as 's' snake.
They have also been learning how to form some of the letters correctly by tracing the letter formation with their fingers in paint. These are all skills which will help them on the journey into their new reception classes in September 2019.
The younger children washed all bikes and scooters with sponges making gross motor movements - a skill which will help them to write!
We hope you enjoy reading what the children have been up to this term.
Messy weeks are always good fun as we like children and staff to get messy! It also allows the children to use their senses to explore new activities and make links with their own first hand experiences.
Painting with frozen paint gave the children the opportunity to recall what a solid and a liquid was which we did at the beginning of the academic year with our 'Water' Theme. The children learnt about the primary colours, red, yellow and blue and what colours could be made by mixing them together. During the nice weather, the children also experienced the feel of 'liquid' paint beneath their toes and made footprints on wallpaper laid across the stage area!
Liza, our volunteer teacher has continued to encourage the children to enjoy experiences out of doors. This week the children could mark make with sticks and homemade ink made from tea, charcoal and raspberry juice! We also looked at wildflowers we might find in the hedge, our gardens or our school environment.
Lisa read the Clover and Buttercup Flower Fairy poems and the children were then able to make their own pictures outside using foilage from Lisa's field!