Well what a lovely afternoon we've had today making our Christmas table decorations. The children used both maths skills and creative skills to measure, cut and arrange the greenery with great care and attention. It was so lovely to see them all so engaged and really enjoying themselves. I'm sure you'll agree the table decorations look absolutely AMAZING - good enough to sell in a shop!
A BIG thanks to Tonicha ( Maximus's mum) for donating materials and explaining so well to the children how to arrange the greenery effectively. And thank you also to Hilary (Harry's Grandma) and Peter and Gail (Annabel's grandparents) for helping out too - I just couldn't do crafts like this alone!
I look forward to seeing photographs of the decorations on your tables on Christmas day!
What a fantastic morning we had in our theatre workshop with Steve from 'Partake'. The children dressed up in period costumes and re-enacted, mimed and danced the events of the Great Fire of London. It was soooo much fun - as you can see from the photos!
What a great afternoon we all had tree planting with Nic and Lynne from the Woodland Trust. The children absolutely amazed me with their super teamwork and fantastic behaviour.
The children listened so attentively to Nic's instructions and as a result, the trees were planted TOTALLY independently by Willow Class!
I hope the children take you up onto the bank on the playground to show you their hard work.
It will be an incredible experience to watch these trees grow and flourish alongside your amazing children!
Thank you to Julie (Eben's grandma), Pete and Gail (Annabel's grandparents) and Cheryl (Holly's mum) for helping to supervise the children, although I think they would all agree that the children managed perfectly well on their own!
What a lovely gardening afternoon we had on Wednesday in the autumn sunshine! The children worked really hard in their groups weeding and clearing leaves to get the ground ready for our tree planting at the end of the month. A big thank you to Peter and Gail Makings (Annabel's grandparents), who very kindly came in to help out too!
The trees have been donated by the 'Tree for Schools' project which is run jointly by the Woodland Trust and Greenwood Community Forest and the tree planting will take place on Friday 24th November. Willow Class are very excited!
What a fun, informative afternoon we have spent with Eastwood Fire Brigade. We have learnt lots about the job of a fireman, fire safety in the home and keeping safe on Bonfire Night. We also talked about the Great Fire of London and discussed why the fire spread so quickly and why that wouldn't happen today.
We had a tour of the fire engine too and got to sit up in the cab - it was very exciting!
A BIG thank you to Luke, Andy, Sam, Scott and Darius for taking time out of their very busy schedules to help make our learning so exciting and fun!
What an amazing day we have had celebrating Diwali - the festival of light. The children have been really busy making rangoli patterns with coloured rice, making diva lamps, Diwali cards and tasting a wide variety of Indian sweets.
'Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein' everybody!
Today ( Thursday 28th September) Willow class went up onto the field in the sunshine to harvest the the apples and pears. We had great fun working cooperatively picking and collecting the fruit. We picked TWO huge bags!
After all our hard work, we returned to class and had a sample of the fruit we had picked - it was DELICIOUS!