Children in Reception were rewarded for their fantastic attendance last half term with the 100% attendance treat. The treat was to learn a dance to Chinese music. They listened well and followed the instructions to produce a beautiful Chinese dance.
Today we visited Santa’s grotto in the kirkgate centre in Bradford. The children were able to manage the walk to the grotto in town and back holding their partner’s hand making sure they kept themselves safe when walking alongside busy roads and stopping at curb sides and listening to the instructions for when to cross roads safely. They had lots of fun meeting Santa, his reindeer and helpers and even received a Christmas chocolate.
We were visited by a vet, a nurse and a dentist on Dream, Believe, Achieve day. They told us some interesting facts about their job, and let us handle some some of their equipment. What a way to be inspired for our future jobs!
Yesterday we were lucky to have some special visitors in school. Fire fighters! They showed us their engine and we all had a go at using the hose. We sprayed water high up into the air and all over the playground. Just before the firefighters left, they turned on the blue flashing lights and sounded the siren and the horn. What a loud sound!
3 mysterious, gigantic eggs and lots of smaller eggs appeared in our school library last week. We were all intrigued by them and eager to find out more! We took a smaller egg back to the classroom, put it in water and watched it hatch into our very own class dinosaur!
A week later, one of the giant eggs hatched! Out came Jam, a T Rex. We went to meet him in the hall where he tried to eat one of the teachers!
Later, back in the classroom, each child was given a Dinosaur Passport and challenged to carry out all of the dinosaur activities in the classroom. Once each activity was completed, they got their passport stamped. We made clay dinosaurs, wrote dinosaur poetry, dug for dinosaur bones, played with small world dinosaurs and sketched a dinosaur bone.
What a busy day!
Today, Reception and Nursery held their annual bonfire party.
We talked about the dangers of bonfires and fireworks and the children knew they should stand back, away from the bonfire, and they should never touch a firework or sparkler.
We remembered the story of Guy Fawkes, about how he plotted to kill the king, and put him on the bonfire!
Our senses were well and truly switched on as we smelt the smokey bonfire, listened to the crackles, pops and bangs saw the beautiful rainbow colours and tasted the melted marshmallows.