Today we visited the library in Yeovil and learnt how a library works. We met Cathy the library assistant and she read us a fairy tale about a Princess in a paper bag. She has given us some library membership forms so we can hopefully join as a family.
We visited The Methodist Church in Vicarage Street, Yeovil. We searched for the stars around the church and learnt about the Christmas story. We enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts and even some singing too. What a fun morning we all had!
A big “Thank you” to all of you who came and got involved in our Christmas Craft workshop. The children had lots of fun bending pipe cleaners and threading beads in order to make their own individual Christmas wreath decorations. A lot of fun was had and it was a really successful afternoon due to the great turn out of willing parents, grandparents and helpers. Thank you once again for giving up your time to join us in school.
We have been learning to read and using our new reading corner, we have been counting numbers and learning how to make different numbers with numicon and we have been forming lots of letters.
Class 2 have been very busy over the last two week. We have made lots of new friends. Everyday is a learning day, with sounds, number, PE, dough gym, small world and lots more. This week we have also learnt how to eat in a big dinning hall and be independent with our cutting skills and clearing up after ourselves. We are very much looking forward to spending all day in school.
On 24th June we returned to Gore Farm for a Summer visit. We were able to discuss the similarities and differences from our visit in January. First we walked down through the wheat field to the woods. At Base Camp Angela gave us containers and magnifying glasses so we could go looking for mini-beasts. We found snails, centipedes, spiders, slugs, ants, beetles, a moth and plenty of woodlice. After our delicious picnic lunch we went to see the calves. Some of them were only three weeks old. We watched them feed by sucking milk from buckets. We also saw three big pigs, three sheep and a crazy goat called “Moses”! Finally we looked at some of the baby birds that live on the farm- chicks, ducklings and goslings. Thank you to Angela, Tessa and Stuart - and all the adults who came to help look after us!
We have been enjoying our new outdoor area activities. We ride our bikes and scooters following the direction of the arrows and we stop at the zebra crossing.
We chose our own Home Learning Task on the theme of “Mini-beasts”.
We met Helen and Harold the giraffe.
We learned about healthy life-styles.
Our Reception classes made the annual visit to Sock Farm.
Mr Snell showed us around the farm and we saw the milking parlour, the barn and the cornfields.
We saw cows, calves, pigs and piglets. Now we know more about where our food comes from and understand the meaning of “dairy”.
We have been learning the story of “The Little Red Hen”. We could tell the story in small groups. We made bread. We had a try at writing the story ourselves!
We borrowed an incubator with ten living eggs. Within a few days all ten chicks had hatched. We had to make sure the chicks were kept warm, had food and fresh water.
Once they had grown stronger we were able to get them out so we could watch them closely. We could see their wings already. We learned that the male chicks are the yellow ones and the female chicks are brown.
They have now been rehomed on a farm where they can run around and scratch about!
Year R met Pete the poet. He gave us all a puppet to help us think of words. We made a rhyme together. We looked at the pictures in the book “The Lost Words”. We liked the picture of the kingfisher so he drew it for us.
Photos of our visit from Peter Littlewood from YPTE (Young People's Trust for the Environment) and us doing our RSPB ‘Big School’s Birdwatch”.
To support our learning about birds we went to Gore Farm. The farmer showed us some of the birds that live on the farm. We learned about eggs and feathers. Then we walked across the fields down to the woods. Angela took us to “Base Camp” and we listened to the birds in the trees. We went bird spotting and found pictures of birds. We can recognise so many now! We hope to go back in the summer to see the animals.
Our new term starts with many special events to look forward to! We have our first school trip to Gore Farm, China day, Safer – Internet day and a workshop session, all before half-term!
Our new topic is “Birds”. We will be learning about the features of birds, their similarities and differences and their habitats. We have talked about how we could encourage more birds to our school environment and decided to make bird feeders to hang in the garden.
We used seeds, oats, lard and some leftover Christmas pudding! We hope the birds come!
Here are some photos of our first christmas at Huish…
On 11th December, Year R presented “The First Christmas” and we sang our way through the story of the Nativity. Thank you to Mrs Bennett for being our musical director.
We enjoyed nativity role play in the new shed…
On 12th December it was Christmas lunch. We all enjoyed a delicious dinner thanks to our great team who work in the kitchen
On 13th December we had a music lesson in the husky hut. We used a range of percussion instruments and sang along to our favourite Christmas tunes.
On 17th December, it was mince pie making! We took some home to share.
On 19th December, it was our Christmas party. We wore our Christmas jumpers to school and made ourselves party hats. We played traditional games like “Pass the Parcel” and did some great dancing. We had outdoor play with balloons then came in for party tea. We even had a visit from Father Christmas!
We have had our first Spanish lesson and we learned to say “Hola”, “Adios” and
“Me llamo …..”
This week we will be learning about why some people wear poppies in November.
Please take a look at our Remembrance display as you enter the playground.
I hope everyone enjoyed their half-term break and Hallowe’en.
We have been drawing pictures of “Winnie The Witch”.
We have been to our first Celebration Assembly with our Head Teacher, Mrs Price. We sat still and listened as some children were given birthday crowns and some had certificates for great learning.
Class 2 have been busy settling into school, making friends and playing indoors and outside….