Mar 21, 2019

Spring is very nearly upon us so we are busy making preparations in the school garden. The children have planted lots of seeds so we should have oodlesof lovely garden produce in the summer. The planned sensory garden has been thoroughly researched and designed by the children and we hope to have it completed by May. If anyone has any Lambs Ears, English Bluebells, Sage, Thyme, Michaelmas Daisies or Lavender they wish to donate we would be delighted to accept them! We are working on the Royal Horticultural Society level 5 award at the moment and hope to complete it by Christmas.

We all thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day. We celebrated by everyone coming to school in their pyjamas with their favourite book and teddy for ‘snuggle up with a book’ fun and games.We played ‘Match the book and Author’, Book bingo and read many of our favourite stories.

As usual we all supported Comic Relief. The school council organised and ran many fun activities to raise money for the charity. It was great fun. We added up the total quantity using many different maths methods and raised £169.75p. Well done everyone!

Our topic this half term is ‘Paddington’ and we have been enjoying our marmalade sandwich themed lessons! Zoolab have also visited us, bringing a range of animals to demonstrate animal habitats especially making links with animals from Peru, Paddington’s country of origin. The children have also been learning about London, its history, famous landmarks, geography etc. As topic homework they have been creating their own models of famous London landmarks, compiling quizzes, and researching London art galleries and art works. As part of their art lessons they have been recreating cut paper collages in the style of Matisse and pointillism pictures inspired by Paul Signac.

Our toddler group meet every Tuesday morning and it is proving to be incredibly productive, frommakingEaster pictures to decorating cakes! If you would like to join in pop along to school at 9.30am and get creative or contact the school office on 016977 2577 for any information.