We really appreciate the role grandparents have in the lives of the children in our school. This is why we decided to celebrate Grandparents’ Day again this year with an Afternoon Tea. All grandparents in Foundation Stage and Key Stage one were invited and there was a great uptake. We had a very busy Hall full of children loving some special time with their grandparents. Everyone got to enjoy the special biscuits which the children had prepared while they played the games together.
A huge thank you to everyone who came and made it such a great event 🙂
It was one of our favourite days on Friday when we invited all our dads, granddads, uncles and other male relatives to school for the afternoon. We joined with the rest of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One so we also got to play with our brothers and sisters. We had such a great time in our outdoor area, on the Park and down on the MUGA.
We’d been busy during the week making trophies and cards for our dads as well. We took them home to say a big thank you for helping to look after us.
A huge thank you to everyone who came and made the afternoon such a success!
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!
After Grandparents Day, we started talking about our families and who is in our family. It sparked lots of learning about our families and people we know. We brought photos in from home of our families to share with everybody. It was also National Poetry Day in the same week so we combined the two and wrote our own poems. We had to tell the grown ups our ideas and they helped us to make them into a poem.
Look at our Anthology here….
Didn’t we we do a marvellous job? Did you find your poem? You can find the actual book in our classroom in the Book Corner.
You can see some of the other learning we did in our Floor Book here…
We talked about the babies in our family and what happens as we grow up and get older. We thought if it was better to be a kid or to be a grown up! I wonder if our grown ups think the same as we did?!?Miss Parker brought her teddy bear which she got when she was only a few days old. We looked at it to see how much she had grown and also talked about what had happened to the bear since then.
We talked about teddy bears and wanting to go to Build A Bear Workshop at Meadowhall. We’re hopefully going to go in the New Year so look out for the letter.
What have we been learning?
- Who is in our family and how everyone is related.
- To talk about our family and to say what is important to us about them.
- To put our ideas into a poem.
- To recognise our names in the Anthology and names of people in our family.
- How people grow up and change.
- How objects change as they get old.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk about who is in your family and how everyone is related- the children often get this confused.
- Show the poem your child wrote to the people in your family and ask them what they think.
- Try and write your own poem about something different- favourite animals, places you go etc- and bring it to school to show us.
- Look at any objects you have from your childhood with your child. Talk about how it is special to you and how it might have changed
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 🙂