Monday, 28 October 2019

Cannot quite believe we have completed the first half-term already.
The meteorite workshop was a great start to our Science Week.The children enjoyed the ‘hands on’ experience of the meteorites and finding out about the planets.  Staff from the UCL University were very impressed with the children’s knowledge of the planets and their vocabulary whilst exploring Mars with their 3D glasses.
Following the workshop, the children created their own planets using a range of resources.


We also investigated the yeast and balloon experiment which enabled the children to predict what might happen using just two variables - warm and cold water.  
The ‘wow’ was certainly had by all in the Planetarium on Friday. The children were amazed when the stars appeared in the night sky. They also had a wonderful experience finding out about the constellations and getting up close with Jupiter and Saturn.
Our new RE topic on ‘Belonging’ has enabled the children to share their experiences of the different groups that they belong to. They have watched parts of a Baptism and had the opportunity to role-play this which has helped them to think about the symbols used during a Baptism.  
A big thank you to all those beautiful family prayers that were completed for homework and sent in. I am sure the children will find joy in sharing them with their peers,
The children are thoroughly enjoying their outdoor learning experience in the ‘Forest school’. Mrs Boxall and Mr Simmonds are delighted with the enthusiasm and ‘can do’ approach of the children.  

It was lovely to see so many parents at the consultations last week and catch up on your child’s progress. They have worked extremely hard and settled well into Year 1. The support you have given the children is much appreciated.  Enjoy a well-earned rest. 
Happy holidays!

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