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June 2022

27th June 2022

It was a bit of a drizzly day today but this seemed to spur our children on with their play and their learning.  There was so much child initiated writing as part of their play this morning with children writing in dens, making up stories, writing about their pets and things they do in their past times.  I seemed to feature in quite a few pictures myself, noticeable by the very curly hair and writing confirming that it was indeed me!  There was also a group of boys who worked collaboratively to improve the appearance of a junk model birthday cake which had been assembled last week.  They used different types of paper to collage the exterior and also drew on pictures, and then used ribbon and beads as decoration also.  One of our children had returned to school this week and had missed making a colour monster.  His friends showed him how to make one and two additional monsters were also made so that we had all colour monsters in our classroom.  The three new colour monsters (which signify different emotions) were then added to the cake too.  Wonderful.

22nd June 2022

We were very lucky with the weather this week when the children had their very first Sports Day.  Each child was part of a country group and worked towards gathering points for their country team. All the children demonstrated great sportsmanship as they undertook the various sports tasks at different stations, such as dribbling with a hockey ball or throwing the javelins, and showed good social skills in turn taking and patience, as well as sports skills.  They were watched and guided throughout by their buddies and really did give each event their best shot.  Most of our children then went on to compete in running races and a fancy dress race.  It was lovely to see so many family members there to cheer their children on.

6th June 2022

We all had a great day today as we celebrated the Queen's platinum jubilee.  Many of us came to school dressed in red, white and blue and we made flags and crowns in the morning (and picked some strawberries for a treat), and then joined in our school street party on the playground.  There was also a very special visitor watching over proceedings in the background!