A Huge Thank You to our Mums

We had a busy week getting ready for Mother’s Day and saying Thank You to our Mums and other female carers. Wed decided that we would like to make them a card and give them a present. Everyone agreed that our mums usually liked flowers so this is what we gave them. The twist was thought that we have help our mums looks after their plant and  wait for them to grow.


We invited our mums into school. If our mums couldn’t make it then nannans could come or aunties or big sisters. The only rule was you had to be a girl! (Dads- don’t worry, you’ll get your turn when its Father’s Day and we say no Mums)

We learnt some songs to sing to our mums and then gave them their special gifts. Nursery and Key Stage One did the same. There were so many people there- over 100 mums and other female carers came! Wow!

We were so pleased to see our mums in school and share this special time with them. Thanks to everyone who came! We hope you enjoyed it 🙂


Celebrating Mother’s Day

On Monday we invited all our Mums and carers to school to say thank you for looking after us. We all met in the Main Hall with the rest of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.

We sang some songs to our Mums and carers to say how special we thought they were and how much we loved them. In Foundation Stage we sang a song called Skidamarink. Can you remember the words? We sang a song with everyone else as well called My Mum’s One in a Million. 


When we’d finished singing it was time for us to give our gifts to our Mums and carers. When we talked about Mother’s Day in class lots of the children said that their mummies liked flowers so we decided to plant them some seeds. All that they needed to do was add water and watch what happens now. What do you think will happen? 



We’d worked hard to write our Mother’s Day cards. You can see everybody’s on last week Writer of the Week post here.

A big thank you to all the Mums and carers who came to support the children at this event. The hall was packed to bursting and it was lovely to see so many of you 🙂



This Week’s Awards- Spring 2 Week 4

It has been another great week in Onyx class this week. Our Mathematician of the week did some great work in his focus group activity with Miss Morris. She was really impressed with his calculation skills and the way he was able to solve the problems she set. The children had to try and find a collection of animals with a given number of legs. Can you see which numbers he was trying to make?


It was too difficult to choose a Writer of the week this week. Everyone did such a fabulous job writing their Mother’s Day cards. We’ve not given them to our mums and carers yet but we will tomorrow and we think they’re going to be really impressed with how good we’ve got at writing! We think you’ll agree- have a look below…




Saying Thank You to our Mums

We welcomed our Mums to a special Mother’s Day Performance on the Monday after Mother’s Day. It was lovely to see so many mums, nannans, aunties and big sisters there. We had to say no male relatives because they get to come to when it is Father’s Day.

We invited all our female relatives to school to listen to the special songs we’d been learning to sing to them. There was a Mother’s Day song and then our favourite one Skidamarink. Here are the words- can you try to and sing them at home?

Skidamarink- a -rink- a rink, 

Skidamarink- a- doo, I love you!


Skidamarink- a- doo, I love you!

I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, 

I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon, 

Oh, Skidamarink- a -rink- a rink, 

Skidamarink- a- doo, I love you!

I love you, too, boo boo bi-do!

When we’d finished singing our songs we gave our cards and gifts to our mums. We’d made cards with blossom trees on using broccoli and our fingers. Can you tell your grown up how you made your card?  We worked really hard to write a message for our mums in our cards. There were some lovely messages and the children sounded out and used their tricky word knowledge to write them down. We also had to make sure we were using our neatest handwriting.  We also worked hard to make bracelets for our mums from salt dough beads. We had to make the salt dough in the colours we thought our mums would like the best. Then it went in the oven for a long time to bake and dry out. When they were ready we chose the beads we thought our mums would like best for their bracelet.

Our mums had big smiles on their faces when they got their presents so we hope they liked them. Thanks everyone for coming 🙂

What we have been learning? 

  • To increase the repertoire of songs that we know. 
  • To sing in front of an audience. 
  • To use different painting techniques to make a card. 
  • To follow the instructions to make salt dough. 
  • To use our fine motor skills to make the beads and thread them on the bracelet. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Sing different songs that you know and try to learn some new ones. 
  • Make a card for someone else and try to write the message yourself. 
  • Can you make some Salt Dough at home and use it make some different shapes? The recipe we used to make our beads is here.