We all had an amazing time on Monday afternoon when we invited all of our dads to school to celebrate Father’s Day. We were allowed to invite any other male member of the family if our dads couldn’t make it but this time mums had to stay at home.
We had such a good time with our dads on the MUGA and ‘park’. Some of us preferred to stay inside the Foundation Stage area and play with our dads there. It was great to see our brothers and sisters in Nursery and Key Stage One as well.
A huge thank you to everyone who came and made our afternoon so successful. We had a total of 49 dads, uncles, grandads and big brothers there across the whole of FS and KS1!
We had a great time on the first Tuesday after the holidays going on a Bug Hunt. Before the holidays when we let our butterflies go we went near the Secret Garden and talked about going in there sometime soon. A Bug Hunt seemed the perfect opportunity!
It was a very wet day but we didn’t let that put us off. We set off to see what we could find with Miss Oades and Miss Morris.
We used this sheet from Twinkl to remember what we’d found.
Can you remember all of the different bugs that we found? I wonder what we’d find if we’d gone on a sunny day…. do you think it would be the same or different?
Everyone loved going on our Bug Hunt. We can’t wait to go the Secret Garden again.
Our Writer of the Week this week has made so much progress. His Nursery teachers would be so impressed at how good his writing has become. He is now writing a full sentence on his own using the resources around him independently. What a fabulous job he has done- he’s definitely ready for Year One!
Our Mathematician of the Week has been working particular hard to record her ideas. She was able to sort the buttons into different colours and find a way to record it on paper. She wrote all the colours and how many of each she had. After she’d done this she was able to work out which one she had most of. Great job! Yet another example of how Onyx class are getting ready for Year One! 🙂
The children recently had their own idea to raise some money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Some of us talked about times when we’d been to the Children’s Hospital and how they had helped us.
We realised that Bake it Better Day was nearly here and we’d best start making plans for making and selling our goodies. First we had to decide what we wanted to bake, we’d baked a lot of buns and cakes already this year so decided on biscuits. Linked to our learning about France we decided on French Butter Biscuits. We also decided how much we wanted them to cost. Garnet class decided they wanted to help us and made some biscuits as well.
Everyone got busy making and baking the biscuits remembering to read the recipe carefully. We had to make sure we measured everything out carefully too.
Once we’d made and decorated our biscuits then we had to make sure we sold them all to raise the money. There was no pinching one because that wouldn’t have helped the Children’s Hospital.
We made a poster to go in the staff room so the teachers knew what was happening.
We also sent them an email so they couldn’t miss the information.
We made some special boxes to help us carry the biscuits up to the staff room. We didn’t want to drop them!!! It was also a special job to collect the money and work out any change anybody needed. We even got to meet some teachers we’d never met before.
Everyone said they loved our biscuits. Some teachers even bought two! We managed to sell them all 🙂
A big thank you to everyone who bought our biscuits. Onyx and Garnet class managed to raise £30 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital which we will send them as soon as possible. Well done to the children for their kind work to help others 🙂
What have we been learning?
- To help others by thinking of ways to raise money which will help them.
- To write posters and emails to promote our event.
- To measure ingredients after reading the recipe.
- To work out real money and change.
- To talk to people we’ve not met before and get to know some different teachers at our school.
How can we continue the learning at home?
- Talk about other people who might need our help and how we might be able to help them.
- To make some biscuits at home using the recipe for biscuits. We then decorated ours with chocolate. How will you do yours?
- Allow your child to help you with money and change at the shops. Give them £1 to buy something and wait for the change together.
We recently had a wonderful afternoon celebrating Father’s Day with Garnet class and Key Stage One. We invited any male member of our family to come and play with us outdoors at school. Lots of our dads, granddads, uncles and big brother came. We said no mums because they had their turn when it was Mother’s Day.
When our dads and other relatives got to school and found us we got to play lots of games outside with them. Some people decided to play football, some played hockey, some played in the water areas together. We could choose what we wanted to do. Look at the fun we had…
A huge thank you to all the dads and other family members who came to support this event. The children LOVED seeing you there and spending time at school with you.
To say thank you to our dads and other male family members, we made them trophies! THANK YOU!!!
What have we been learning?
- To play games in the outdoor environment.
- To say thank you to important people in our lives.
- To combine materials in the workshop to make a trophy.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Go to the park and play some of the ball games, such as football, there.
- Work out the rules of the game and try to write them down.
- Decide who else you could say thank you to and why you want to say thank you.