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 […]
At Forest School this week we came across something unusual. We were curious and mystified to know what had happened. We approached the site with caution and gathered evidence and clues. We enjoyed role playing the moment when the big bad wolf came along and blew the stick house down. The fur coats kept us […]
We are very puzzled. Someone has entered our classroom whilst we were happily playing outside. Who could it have been? They have created quite a mess! It’s a good job we are very good at gathering and considering evidence.
We really enjoyed our Christmas party. It was a perfect end to a perfect day. We enjoyed our performance of ‘Nursery Rhyme Nativity’ and made our family and friends very proud. The Christmas craft activities were very creative with many actively involved. Our class Christmas tree was beautifully decorated after this creative morning. Father Christmas came. […]
We found a pile of logs and a mysterious ‘shedded’ skin in class. On closer inspection some of us believe it to be that of the snake from the story of the Gruffalo. However, others had other ideas, searching for clues both inside and outside the classroom. At Forest School we found other clues as […]