We had a wonderful time continuing to get ready for Christmas. All sorts of exciting things happened at school. We had a visit from Santa. He popped in one afternoon to drop off some early presents.
We also got a message from him a few days later. It was great to find out that he’d got back to the North Pole ok after his visit to school. You can watch the message by following this link SANTA’S MESSAGE
We were super busy in the run up to Christmas making decorations for our families. We made Salt Dough and had to bake it in the oven to make it go hard. See below for the recipe and you can have a go at home.
We had a fun party which everyone loved. Can you see the hats that we made ourselves? Can you tell your grown up how you made your hat?
On the last day of school it was Christmas Jumper Day. We got to dress up and also raise money for charity at the same time. We’re yet to find out the total but look out and we’ll let you know.
We hope everyone had a great Christmas break and a very happy new year. All the best for 2017!
Salt Dough Recipe
- In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
- Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
- Make your creations using the salt dough.
- Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C
This recipe was taken from this website where you can see in more detail how to make the salt dough.
If you do have a go at home don’t forget to bring it to show us and to write all about it on a WOW moment!
Lots of us had a wonderful time on Monday 3rd October at the Grandparents’ Afternoon Tea. It was lovely to be able to spend some time with our grandparents and welcome them to school.
We’d been busy the week before baking lots of cakes to give to our grandparents. We found a special recipe where you have to balance all the ingredients with an egg. It was great as we could bake ourselves with the grown ups just checking we were doing it right.
Once the cakes were baked then we had to decorate them.
At the Afternoon Tea, we played some games together and then it was time for tea and cake, although you could have coffee and biscuits if you preferred. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Thank you everyone who came. We hope to see you in school again soon 🙂
Look at us all on our first day of school…. it’ll be fun to look back on them as we graduate FS2 and see how much we’ve grown! Can you find yourself and your friends?
We hope the grown ups all enjoyed their special treat as well 🙂
We had a wonderful time at our Graduation back in July. We showed this video to show everything we’d done during our year in Onyx Class.
Please click on this link to see the video https://youtu.be/LzQ8OvwYuYo
We hope you enjoy it and it brings back happy memories.
We had a wonderful time at our Easter Workshop in the last week of school. There were lots and lots of parents and carers who came to support their children in making different Easter crafts. Thanks to all who came and made it such a success. It was great to see so many of you there.
We can’t wait to see you all at the next workshop 🙂
We had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day this year. There was lots going on. Our school library officially opened so we went for a look round and to borrow our very own school library book. It was great to see all the books we could borrow and choose our favourite to take home.
We all got dressed up on World Book Day and wore costumes of our favourite book characters. Look how fantastic we look. Can you guess who we are?
We went to a whole school assembly with Andy Messer who is a storyteller. He told us a wonderful story although we all thought it was gross when the monster was being sick! It was great to be able to see everyone’s costumes in school as well.
We also went to a special session just for Onyx and Garnet class with Andy where he told us another story just for us. We then got to ask Andy some questions about the stories he tells.
And we weren’t finished there! We decorated our door with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with everyone working hard to complete their part of the tree or the their letter to climb up the tree. We had a look at everyone else’s doors round school as well.
Our Chicka Chicka Door
What a busy day! We loved it though and enjoyed all the books and stories.
What have we been learning?
- To enjoy stories and books.
- To listen to stories.
- To talk about the stories we hear and the books we read.
- To talk about our favourite books and stories.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Look at your school library book together and share the story.
- Visit the library at Manor Top and take a book home.
- Make up some stories of your own together. What’s the silliest story you can make up? What’s the scariest story you can tell?
- Go to the Book Shop with your World Book Day £1 book token and swap it for a free book.
You can imagine how excited we all were when we saw it was Pancake Day on the calendar! We decided that we just had to make pancakes 🙂
First there was lots of talking about pancakes and Lucas told us everything he knew about them.
We thought about how to make pancakes and the all important toppings.
Before we made our pancakes we had to write the shopping list and decide on our toppings. In Maths we had a vote to decide which were the five most popular toppings in Onyx class. Everyone voted by putting their cube on the topping of their choice. We counted up and found out which ones had the most votes. Hot chilli sauce was the most surprising option!
Everyone helped to make our pancakes following the recipe carefully then it was our favourite bit- eating them!!!
They were delicious! We did such a good job and we’re really glad we decided to make pancakes at school. Did you have pancakes at home this week? We’d love to know what toppings you had and how they tasted. Don’t forget to fill out a WOW moment to tell us what you’ve been doing.
What have we been learning
- About the British celebration of Pancake Day.
- How to write shopping lists.
- To find out the most popular toppings by having a democratic vote.
- To follow a recipe and make pancakes.
- To stay safe in a kitchen.
- To talk about what we have been doing.
How can you continue the learning at home
- Make simple recipes such as pancakes or cakes together allowing the children to help measure the ingredients.
- Write a shopping list together before you go to the shop.
- Talk about staying safe in kitchens and why we need to be careful.