We were very lucky this week when Rob from British Cycling came back to visit us in school. He came in before the half term break to see us and teach us some skills on the balance bikes. The balance bikes are really important for helping us to develop lots of physical skills.
These are the pictures from Rob’s first visit.
We start each session by practising some skills, often holding onto the paper ‘handlebars’. Then we get to try out our new skills on the bike.
Rob said he was really impressed by the progress we are making and he could tell that we’d been practising in between our sessions. We go on the Muga every week to practise our skills.
Rob was so impressed he gave everyone a certificate to say well done 🙂
This week we had our first visit to Manor Top Library. We had to leave school and walk with our partner across all the busy roads to get there. Everyone was very sensible and walked safely to the Library. Miss Parker was very impressed.
When we got to the Library we got to have a look at all the books they have there. It was great to look at some new books including some we don’t have in school. We really enjoyed looking at the books and listening to our grown ups tell us the stories.
We will go to the Library every fortnight on a Monday in the afternoon. We will be able to start taking books home next time we go if your child has returned their Library Card form or you’ve already given us their Library Card.
We will also need parents/careers to come with us so look out for the sign up sheet in the classroom. We can take as many parents/careers as want to come but we do ask that you leave younger children at home.
Its hard to believe we’ve been in school since September. Look at our happy faces on our first day
We’ve been so busy settling in and learning so much already. You can see what we’ve been learning about in our Floor Book in the classroom. Just ask to see it in the mornings in school.
Themes we’ve already learnt about include the Gingerbread Man, Conkers, Acorns and Leaves and Pumpkins. Ask your child which was their favourite.
Miss Parker, Miss Deakin and all the other teachers already know what a special year we’re going to have and can’t wait to share it with you on our blog. Keep checking back to see what we’ve been up to.
Here is the video we showed at the end of last school year in July to highlight what an amazing year the children had and all the fantastic learning which took place.
Click here to watch the video
After we’d been busy making our special transition book for the Nursery Kids (see post here) we decided that we wanted to find out more about Y1 and make a book for ourselves. We’d already been on one visit so had some ideas but there were other things we weren’t sure about, like assembly and dinner bands.
We thought of what we wanted to know and then sent some investigators to Y1 to find out. It was also another chance to have a sneaky look at our new classrooms and see our new teachers.
If you want to see the book we made you can find it by clicking on this sentence!
We are really going to miss the children in Onyx Class next year as they move up to Year one but we know they are going to be superstars! Make sure you pop back and let us know how you’re getting on everyone 🙂
Friday was our Sports Day. We had a fabulous time along with Key Stage One down on the MUGA completing a range of different activities. First we found out which team we were in and which grown up we were with. It was good because we got mixed up with lots of kids from all the other classes. Then it was down to the MUGA to start the different activities. We had ten to do in total with a couple of rest stations.
Sports Day was even more exciting this year as our parents/ carers got to come and watch us. There were 75 parents/ carers in total which is fantastic to see. Thanks to all that came. A big thank you also the the Y6 kids who came to help us and Miss Varley who organised everything.
Once we’d done all the activities we went back to the Main Hall to find out who won. All the points every team scored were added up and the winning teams were announced. There were special certificates for the kids in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Everyone else got a certificate to say well done.
What have we been learning?
- to take part in a team with children from a range of classes.
- to participate in a range of sporting activities.
- about the effects of exercise on our bodies.
- to support others engaged in sporting activities.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- have a mini-sports day at the park with your friends.
- talk about the effects of exercise on your body, for example, when walking home or walking up stairs.
- talk about how to cool down when you get hot during sports activities, such as taking off jumpers when hot and drinking cool water.