We have been busy making bird cakes and hanging them up in the school grounds in preparation for our birdwatch event. We have been quiet and patient, birdwatching inside our hide and around the school grounds.
The children remained involved and concentrating throughout their introductory session of Karate this morning. They really enjoyed themselves and engaged in all the actions and movements, following the instructor’s demonstrations.
Recently we have revisited work on 2d shapes and pattern. First we shared the story of ‘Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh’, by Nick Sharratt, looking at patterns of spots and stripes. Following on from this, we then looked at the concentric circle paintings by the Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Then we drew and painted […]
This week at Forest School, the children have had the incidental opportunity to revisit learning of 2d shape, on a cold and frosty morning. The children explored creating basic 2d shapes using their footprints in the frost.
The children have settled back into class really well, after the half term break. Based on previous Forest School sessions, finding traces of woodland animals, the children have been particularly interested in nocturnal animals. Therefore, this is an interest they are keen to pursue!
We have engaged in our first Forest School session. We have identified the hazards in order to develop our understanding of the ongoing risk assessment needed to keep us safe. We have also been looking at the features of the immediate outdoor environment.
The children have made a smooth transition into the Foundation Stage and have settled into the school routine really quickly. They are already making new friends and together we are forming a caring class community.
The children have enjoyed our topic on protecting the Earth. We have been learning about the 3 Rs; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They have been excited about the things they could make from old objects. Here are some examples.
We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!
We have really enjoyed participating in the ‘Bikeability’ programme and have gained in confidence and skill on a balance bike. Some of us have even gone home and have begun riding our bikes without stabilizers!
This half term we are following our interest in minibeasts. This topic has taken our learning out into the great outdoors, to look for minibeasts in their natural habitats. We have selected equipment and resources to help us look at these creatures up close and find out information about them, leading to their classification.
We have had the most wonderful World Book Day. Lots of us dressed up as characters from our favourite book. We have enjoyed sharing and reading our favourite stories. Some of us got to swap books too. Our assembly theme this year, was ‘Nursery Rhymes’, one of which ‘Old MacDonald’, featured in a special sketch […]
The unexpected snow has revealed who has been walking around our school grounds during the night and early morning, before we set off for Forest School. We have been following the tracks to see where they go.
We have been very fortunate to have some very special visitors in our class today. Zakariya’s dad, who is a GP came with nurse Mary, Doctor Josh and Paramedic Ben. They gave a very informative talk, showed us the equipment and instruments they use on a day to day basis and gave us a tour […]
Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]
The children in the Foundation Stage have enjoyed sharing and exploring the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’, by Julia Donaldson. They have used this story for inspiration, as they produce beautiful water colour paintings.
This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]
We have begun the new year engaged in building towers, walls and houses. Following on from this constructive interest, we will be exploring the topic of materials and sharing related traditional tales, such as the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
One morning this week we were alerted to some mysterious muddy tracks on the classroom table. When we investigated a little further we realised that a young hoglet had visited during the previous evening.
We are really enjoying going to Forest School. We are learning to risk assess to keep ourselves safe, identify and name all kinds of wildlife and most importantly we are working together in a supportive way.
As George in Year 6 prepares to leave St. Chad’s he very kindly donates his special goldfish to the school pond. The children in the Foundation Stage have named the goldfish ‘George’ after their friend.
What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]