Run, run as fast as you can…

It was lovely to welcome the children back into school on Wednesday.

In creating our class birthday display, we discussed the months of the year. Thank you for talking to the children at home about when their birthdays are. Our class bear will celebrate his 6th birthday at the weekend and he is disappointed he cannot have the birthday party he wanted. So, the children used various small shapes to create him some thoughtful birthday cards for a celebration at school.

Our story of the week was ‘The Gingerbread Man’. When we ran like the gingerbread man, we noticed and discussed the impact on our bodies. We also considered what the gingerbread man could have done to cross the river without being eaten by the fox. The children made some fantastic suggestions, such as using a jetpack, taking a submarine, putting himself inside a bottle, building a boat, floating on a log and swinging across on a rope. It’s a shame that the gingerbread man did not share RS’ talent for problem solving. We conducted an investigation to see what might have happened if gingerbread man had tried to swim by placing him in a jar of water. It did not end well for him! We enjoyed including gingerbread man in our outdoor activities too. He told us that it was his first trip in a wheelbarrow.

Our value of the fortnight is ‘Love’ and the children talked about who and what they love and why. It was wonderful that so many chose to explain why they loved someone at school!

The children had their first singing lesson of the year with Mr Mercer. Here are a few clips if you would like to sing along at home.

.It’s the weekend already – maybe you can chase your gingerbread children round the garden or park?

Mrs Shipley

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