Reception Latest News Summer 2 – Week 3

We began this week with our focus text The oak tree by Julia Donaldson. This book explored a range of new vocabulary such as thousands, centuries, Normans and Tudors. We explored the life cycle of an oak tree as shown through the story and also explored life in, on and around the tree. We particularly enjoyed learning about the importance of roots and used a fun science experiment with tissue and coloured water to explore the function of roots.

On Tuesday we welcomed the librarians from Croxley library who came to introduce the summer reading challenge. We hope you will all take part in this fun summer activity to support your child’s love of books and reading. We look forward to hearing all about the scratch and sniff stickers and certificates the children will receive when they complete this challenge.

In PE we revisited the skills we needed to ride balance bikes successfully – helmet on, look straight ahead and smile. Once we had practised these skills we negotiated an obstacle course ensuring the amount of time we lifted our feet of the floor to balance increased each time we went around the course. We were excited to see some of our friends move to pedal bikes without stabilisers.

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Nursery Latest News – Summer 2 Week 5

On Monday we began our birthday celebration week by looking at how schools have changed since Malvern Way and Little Green had opened in 1949. We looked at the difference in the school building, classrooms, and equipment such as white boards and black boards.

Reception Latest News- Summer 2 Week 4

This week the children have all enjoyed their first woodwork sessions. First they explored the safety aspects of woodwork including the importance of safety goggles and safe use of tools. They used a variety of different size and thickness of balsa wood, different sized nails and a variety of mixed media such as bottle tops, corks and beads for their creations. They also learned how to use a Japanese saw safely with an adult. The children had lots of fun exploring and we were very impressed with their creations.

Year 2 Latest News – Summer 2 Week 4

This week in maths, we learnt about patterns. We had to identify patterns but also create patterns ourselves. We noticed that a pattern could be made in lots of different ways. For example, you could make a one by alternating two types of shape or by changing the colour of just one shape.