We all had a FUNTASTIC day at Underwtaer Street today. We got dressed up, made a bath bomb, stood in a giant bubble, made a volcano, made some slime, painted a real car, played in a pretend pizza shop and diner, used a pretend hair salon and played in a builders' yard. It was GREAT.
This week we have been making things for Mothers' Day. We hope you really like the things we have made. It was our turn for assembly this week and it was all about Mothers' Day. The children said their words and sang really well and some children played instruments. Happy Mothers' Day to all the Class 1 mums.
Happy St.David's Day
We had a great day today. Pandemonium Theatre came in to tell us 3 tales from Wales. We learned a lot and had great fun. We joined in with some songs and some children even went up to the front to take part.
One of the tales was about 2 dragons. When we came back to class we made up our own story about 2 dragons.
Once upon a time two dragons came to Wales. They came to Ewloe, they came to our school. One was a goody called Welshy and the other was a baddy called Whitey. They came in to the classroom and Whitey said "Let me fight the children. " He stuck his claws out and tried to scratch the children in Class 1. The children screamed "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH." The good dragon shouted at the bad one, "GET AWAY FROM THESE CHILDREN" and he breathed fire and melted the bad dragon. The children in class 1 all said "DIOLCH" and the red dragon was a hero.
This week in our Forest School session, we went for a walk to look for signs of spring. We thought it might be a little too early but we saw crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils and lots and lots of buds on the trees. Spring has sprung!
This week is Science and Technology week at school. We have been doing an experiment to find out which liquid is the best for cleaning dirty coins. We used milk, water and ketchup. We used 3 coin and 3 bowls. We put one coin in each bowl and then covered 1 coin in milk, 1 coin in ketchup and 1 coin in water. We predicted which liquid we thought would be the best at cleaning the coins. We left them for 2 days. The liquid that was best was..........Ketchup.
Today we wore red and brought in a donation to a charity supported be a boy at school who is going to have a heart operation. He came into assembly to talk to all the children. Thank you for all your generous donations.
As part of our topic "Toys", we have been making a cup and ball game. We used a kitchen roll, string and silver foil. They look great but it's not easy to get the hole in the ball.
Today in our Forest School session we were looking at balancing. We had building blocks we were trying to balance on top of each other, we had "stilts" to try to balance and walk on and we found other things on the school field that we tried to balance on. It was cold and it was muddy but we had a great time.
Happy New Year. Blwyddyn newydd Dda. It is nice to see all the children back at school. They have been talking and writing about all the things they did and all the gifts they received at Christmas. This half term out topic is "Toys". This week the children have been writing about the toys they had for Christmas. We are also learning about longer and shorter and we have been using Alfie Tha Alligator and finding things that are longer and shorter than him.
This morning we had our Nativity production at the church. The children sang beautifully and said their lines so well. Mr. Williams was REALLY proud.Thank you very much to parents for providing such wonderful costumes. Well done children. Da Iawn.
What an exciting week. School closed on Monday beacuse of snow, Tuesday's rehearsal cancelled and Wednesday's performance postponed. On Thursday it was Santa's grotto and today (Friday) Christmas jumper day. The children all look fantastic as you can see. We look forward to seeing you in church on Monday morning.
Today (5.12.17) we had a puppet show from Coverdale Puppets. The Nursery children came in to the hall with us too. Mr. Williams was sad because he had to go to a meeting and he missed all the fun. The dancing sheep were really good.
It's that time of the year again. We are rehearsing lines and songs for our Christmas performance and today our Christmas display has gone up. A huge thank you to Mrs. Jones for all her hard work and to Miss. Chowdhury for helping too. I am sure you will agree it looks fantastic.
In our role play area in Leterland we have a hospital. Today we had a visit from Sister Ann (a ward sister who also happens to be Miss. Roberts' mum). She brought in lots of things to show us and some children even got o try some of the things she brought.
TODAY (21.11.17) PLEASE SEE INSIDE YOUR CHILD'S READING LOG FOR THEIR PART AND WORDS IN OUR CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION.. THANK YOU
Today we had a Forest School session. The children put on their wellies and coats and we all went on to the field. We were threading leaves on to sticks and making pictures using some leaves and mud.
Today(17.11.17) is a very special day at school. It is Children In Need Day AND it is our turn to take assembly (The Story of The Creation). So we took assembly in our pyjamas. Haha. The children looked fantastic, they remembered their words and they sang really well. Da iawn Class 1. Mr.Williams is really pleased
We have been learning about Remembrance Day. Outside the children painted some poppies to make wreaths and inside we have been making medals. We think our display in class looks very nice. At the easel, children have been looking at a painting by Monet and painting their own version of a poppy field.
We have finished our Bonfire Night display. Our topic at the moment is Colour and this display is certainly colourful.
The children have been learning this rhyme:
Build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
Put the branches on the top.
Put the chestnuts in the middle
And listen for the POP!
Today two musicians came into school to talk about different instruments. They were very talented. Some of the children in Reception had a go on the instruments.
Some of the children were very brave this week. They had their flu immunisation. It wasn't an injection it was a spray. The school nurse said all the children were brave and well behaved. Well done Class 1. They each received a a certificate.
Another VERY busy week at school and can you believe it's the end of the half term already. This week we have been doing a science investigation to find out which material would be the best to make an umbrella. Have a great half term break. Enjoy the rest. Please keep practising your targets and please read a few times too.
Today we had a special assembly at school. It was our Harvest Festival. The children in Class 1 and Class 2 told the story of
The Little Red Hen and we sang a song called "Cauliflowers Fluffy and Cabbages Green..."
Thankyou very much to all the people who sent in food to share with people who are not as fortunate as us. DIOLCH.
This week in our P.E. session we used benches and some climbing equipment. We talked about how to use the apparatus safely and how to jump off and land safely. It was great fun.
This week (W/C 2/10/17) we had Forest School. We found natural items such as stones and twigs to make 2D shapes. We searched the field and used a tally chart to see how many triangles, circles, squares and rectangles we could see and we used cup cake cases to collect the number of items it said on the cup cake case. We were really lucky with the weather, although it was really cloudy at least it didn't rain.
This week is a special week in Reception. Last week we were learning how to say hello in lots of different languages. We talked to the children about the different countries where those languages are used and when we asked the children which country they would like to learn more about they said Spain. So, this week we are learning about Spain.
We have been looking at some paintings by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso and we have been making some "sangria." The children have been trying to build a model of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and been colouring some Spanish flags. We have been talking about and drawing the things we might need to take with us on a trip to Spain and the children have been making their own passport.
We went on a forest school walk. We talked about crossing the road safely, we looked at 2D shapes in the environment and we talked about dangers such as toadstools and red berries. There was also time to walk through some muddy puddles.
We are Class 1. We have been busy painting our portraits. We have started to learn some new songs and we are getting to know the routines in our new class. There are lots of new and exciting things in Reception and it's great fun playing on a big yard. We are loving our new reading books and have been learning about Kipper, Chip, Biff , Floppy and family. We are getting really good at recognising the letters of the alphabet and we are trying hard to recognise and order numbers to 10. Mr. Williams is really pleased with us.