Wow, what can I say, the children in reception have made us all extremely proud! Each child really blossomed as the practises and rehersals went on over the past couple of weeks and on the day of the performance, they shone like the stars they truelly are. There wasn't a dry eye left by the end of the Nativity, and that was just the staff! The children are a real credit to the school and we have thouroughly enjoyed the first term together.
Look below to find your little star.
Brrr it was a cold and snowy morning today at Robert Bakewell Primary School. We were some of the few who had braved the weather to get into school. The grounds were covered in soft crunchy snow and the field looked like it had a blanket of snow. There was only one place that the children wanted to be and that was outside! (The staff wanted to be inside with hot cup of chocolate!) The children wraped up in their winter finery and got ready to explore the white winderness outside.
The children have had a wonderful time at our Christmas party. Not only did we look fab in our party clothes but boy can we move and groove to the disco music.
The children have heard lots of stories about the character of Elmer and enjoyed listening to all the antics he got up to. They have used good describing words to tell a friend what some of the different elephants looked like that Mrs Odedra had found on the internet.
The children have also enjoyed experimenting with colour in art and are able to talk about the different colours created when we mix two colours together. They also had fun making friends for Elmer from old milk bottles. Come and meet them in the classroom.
Thank you to all the parents and children in supporting the school to help raise money towards this good cause.The children are developing a good understanding of how we can help others around us. Come and enjoy the photograph's below.
The children went on a walk around the school in search of numbers. It was amazing to see so many numbers around us and some were in unusual places too. The children are becoming better at saying the digits that they can see. Try and spot numbers when you walk home or go out in the car, you will be amazed at how numerical the world is.
Last week Miss Compton had organised for her friends from Specsavers to come in and speak to the children. We read some stories about characters who had difficulties in doing their every day tasks because they wouldn't wear their glasses. We talked about the importance of getting our eyes tested. The ladies that came in told the children all about what to expect when having an eye test. They brought in lenses and frames for the children to look at and try on. The children then used lots of fun stickers and colours to create some fantastic funky glasses. Have a look below.
The children have been learning all about why we wear red poppies this time of the year. Some children knew that it was to remember those who had died in wars. I asked the question what the term remembering meant and Ben came up with a fantastic definition,
"It's when we think about what we have been doing in the past." Wow Ben, what a good definition. The children have been making thier own poppies to wear.
It was a cold and frosty morning, there was a slight chill in the air. There were small signs that Jack Frost had been about as the grass sparkled with cold frost. The children were set a mission. Can we find Autumn? The children wrapped up warm and got their detective hats on and went outside in search of clues.
The children began by finding sticks and writing their name in the frosty grass.
The children have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. They have heard the story of how Hanuman helped Rama rescue Sita from the 10 headed demon Ravana and have been learning about some of the traditions and customs linked to this festival. The children have been looking forward to our Diwali day and could not wait to celebrate with their friends in REH. We opened up the doors to make a big classroom and with the help of lots of adults, we were able to provide lots of fun activites for the children to explore. The children were able to dress up in traditional clothes, try some spicy and sweet treats, make cards and diva lamps, decorate mendhi hands, dance and play instruments outside, make giant rangoli patterns and even have a go at making their own roti!
We would like to thank all of the parents that were able to come in and join their children during the day and we hope you had as much fun as we did. For those parents that could not make it, please enjoy the pictures below and ask your child to tell you all about this colourful festival.
The children were amazing in their Harvest assembly. They spoke up and sang beautifully in front of the whole school. They did not show any signs of nerves, unlike thier teachers! The children have enjoyed learning actions to the story of The Little Red Hen, which they performed to the whole school. Please ask them to share this with you.
Thank you very much for all the harvest donations. These have been passed on to help others locally.
Jurassic Park comes to REO!
The children have really enjoyed our topic on Dinosaurs. We began the topic with the descovery of a giant egg left in our outdoor area. Some children felt it belonged to a big bird whilst others said it was a dragon or dinosaur egg! We made careful observations each day.
Each day the children listened out for any signs of life. They asked me to write to experts to see if they could help determine the type of egg it was.
Leo looks a little worried!
The children made dinosaurs using 2D shapes. Can you name the shapes they have used?
I would like to thank parents for their support with the outstanding dinosaur homes that have been made. The children were good at explaining what materials were used and how they made the homes. Well done to you all. I apologise if your model is not in the photographs, it just means you were absent when photographs were taken. I will add them in soon.
Fee Fi Fo Fum I spy trouble in REO!
Easter Craft Day.
Today we opened our doors to all the children in the new build. The children from all four classes were invited to take part in various craft based activities and fun in all the classrooms and the outdoors too. Parents were invited to come along and join in with the fun. Here are some pictures of the afternoon.
Spring is in the air!
Class REO were set a mission. They had to go out and explore their local area and find clues that showed it was Springtime. They went for a walk to the woods on a bright sunny morning. They noticed that the area had changed from when we walked around during Autumn. The trees no longer had red, brown and yellowing leaves. Instead we saw beautiful blossom and tiny green buds and leaves growing. The children also spotted pretty daffodils and tulips growing in gardens. Whilst in the woods we found badger sets.
The children used some fantastic phonic skills to decode words found on lamb cards and then used these words in oral sentences. They also had to work as a team and hunt for number eggs and create a class number line.
The chlidren made the most of their time outdoors and enjoyed their time at the park. We would like to thank our parent volunteers that came with us.
The children were set the challenge to make a boat from reclaimed materials that would float in water. The children used tape and glue to assemble their boats and sails. They then enjoyed decorating their boats with stickers and felt tips. Look at their work in progress.
Will it float?
The children were keen to test their boats. The majority of the boats floated! We found that boats made from cardboard did not float and the boats made from plastic floated.
Mini Mudder Mayhem!
What can I say? The children had an absolutely amazing time on the muddy assault course laid out by Mrs Gower and her team. The children ran with determination and showed great skill travelling under, over and through various obstacles. It was great to see the teamwork and co operation and support they had for each other throughout. It was an event that helped make some fantastic muddy memories. Enjoy the pictures.
We are not alone!
WATCH OUT! The aliens have landed in The New Build!!!! Rockets have crash landed in REO, REH and in the outdoor classroom.
Just be careful as you drop children off in the morning as we are finding new aliens arriving more and more. NASA have informed me that they come from one of the friendlier planets so we are safe. Please let me know if you spot any. Thank you
Thank you so much for supporting your child in making the wonderful rockets. Here are just some of them and I will be adding more pictures as they come in.
World Book Day.
Thank you to all parents who supported Our World book Day with all the fantastic costumes. We have enjoyed sharing our favourite stories with each other. Mrs Odedra read some extracts from many of the books throughout the morning. In the afternoon Year 5 children came and helped us read our favourite books.
Here are some pictures from today.
Happy Shrove Tuesday!
Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan.
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can!
Please look at our new topic this half term.
We have been really busy at the start of a new term. We have enjoyed exploring the season of Winter and creating lots of wonderful art using cold colours. Please come in and have a look in the classroom.
The children came in to find snowy footprints on the floor with a golden parcel for the class. Inside we discovered an Elf named Elvis. Also inside was a note from Father Christmas explaining Elvis would be reporting back on all the wondeful things we would be doing to get ready for Christmas.
We're going on a baby hunt.
All the reception children made their teachers proud during their nativity performance. Not only did they look amazing but they sang beautifully and remembered lines and actions well. What a performance, some stars in the making. Just remember us when you are on stage or on TV!
The children braved the cold and wet weather and went in search of Autumnal colours. The children walked up to the woods and enjoyed looking at the different coloured leaves on the floor and on the trees. They noticed that the leaves came in different colours, size and shapes. They particularly enjoyed crunching the leaves under their boots and throwing leaves in the air.
The Festival of Lights!
The children have enjoyed learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. The children heard the story of how Rama defeated the Ten Headed demon Ravana and how the people lit the dark way home with divas. The children also enjoyed sharing their learning of Diwali with their parents on our Diwali Day celebrations. We had lots of fun celebrating Diwali with rangoli patterns outside, dressing upi traditional clothes, making Divas and creating colourful mendhi designs and cards and tasting some sweet and spicy snacks.
Dem Bones, Dem Bones!
What an exciting week we had. Zara found a bone whilst playing in the sand! We discussed who or what the bone belonged to. The children came up with interesting suggestions such as a giant or a dinosaur! We took a closer look at it and then learnt the names of some of the bones in our body. The children enjoyed singing the song 'Dem Bones' and putting them together to make a large skeleton.
We are REO!
I do like to be beside the Sea Side!
The children spent the first few weeks looking at all the wondeful objects the mysterious deep blue sea brings in and enjoyed being at our beach. Look at what we found in the rock pool.