It was our Christmas Dinner today. Nearly everybody in the class tried a school dinner which was great to see. We have to try hard to use our knife and fork even when it gets a bit tricky.
We even had some special visitors come and join us for Christmas Dinner. The PCSOs came to catch up with us and enjoy their dinner as well. You might even spot Miss Parker’s mum as well who came to share the occasion with us.
We all agreed that our dinner was delicious and now those of us who celebrate Christmas are really looking forward to Christmas dinner at our homes over Christmas.
What we have been learning?
- To use a knife and fork.
- To try new foods.
- To talk to members of our community.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Encourage your child to use their knife and fork when they eat at home.
- Encourage your child to try a range of foods at home and to eat school dinners each day.
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 🙂
We’d love to know if your child has a bike a home. Do they have a balance bike or can they already ride a bike with pedals? Please complete a WOW moment or email us a photo of your child riding their bike.
Please ask for the email address in school if you don’t already have it.
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.
We’ve had a few children talking about the dancing they do out of school recently. They’ve been really brave and have been doing demonstrations for the rest of the class.
We decided to watch a video of some people dancing. Miss Parker showed us some Ballet danced by professional ballet dancers. We were memorised and watched it without a sound or any movement. Some of us said we didn’t think grown ups could get their legs that high and some of us were surprised to see boys as well as girls dancing. We watched another clip later in the day and compared to two.
We asked Miss Oades to help us the next time she was in class as she used to do lots of dance when she was younger. We made our PE session a dance session and used lots of different types of music to see how we danced differently to different music.
Can you guess what sort of music we were listening to from looking at our moves?
We found it really interesting finding out about different types of dance. Well done to the girls who shared their home experiences of dance which led to everyone finding out more about different types of dance.
We were very lucky on Wednesday because Rachel came to do an extra Gymnastics session with us in the Hall. We had such a good time when we did gymnastics with her before everyone was very excited.
We had to remember everything we learnt before and see if we could still do it as well. It was a fantastic opportunity to refresh our memories.
We love gymnastics with Rachel and really hope we get to see her again sometime soon.