This morning we made our way to Durham New College to take part in a Reception Infant Agility Festival. We were amongst 5 other schools and moved around a carousel of 12 activities that focused on skills in; rolling, throwing, balancing, jumping and running. The children worked extremely well as a team and they had throughout the entire event 🙂
Today, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes and serving them to the whole school – allowing each to add their favourite toppings. We have also been looking at the meaning behind ‘Pancake Day’ and why it is so important to the Christian Faith. It was great to be joined by our RE Governor – Mrs Lofthouse! 🙂
Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness. Each class was given the opportunity to pick a different class name from a hat; once they had chosen their class they got to work deciding on what random act of kindness they wanted delivering to their door at 2pm! The deliveries were AMAZING 🙂
- The children of class 1 spoke and wanted to deliver Class 4 a make your own ice cream station “just like the Pizza Hut one”:
- Class 2 wanted to deliver a balloon and a Movie to every child in Class 5:
- Class 3 decided to randomly surprise Class 1 with popcorn, sweeties and a Movie:
- Class 4 had the job of making Class 3 smile….. and their delivery of a chocolate fountain certainly did:
- Class 5 went for a delivery to match the weather too… Class 2 had Ice creams knocking on their door:
For more information, see the link below:
UNCRC Article 31 – The Right to relax and Play
This afternoon we had so much fun; singing, dancing and playing party games in the school hall for our Spring Time Disco. It was great to get together with our friends across the school as a treat for all of the hard work we have done so far this year. The smiles on the children’s faces were huge. Happy Half term – you all deserve it 🙂
If pizza is always your go-to favorite food, your day is finally here; 9th February, is National Pizza Day and to celebrate this we made our own pizzas from scratch! Mrs Morton was sooo happy as pizza is her favourite 🤩
We looked at where in the world Pizza was first invented and found out it was in Naples, Italy!
We also found out that to make the dough rise you need a living thing, called good bacteria, to make the dough grow!
Our favourite part was adding our favourite toppings to the pizza bases …. not forgetting eating them after they were cooked! Mmmmmm delicious 😋🍕👩🍳🇮🇹
This week our literacy texts have been a huge focus, as well as encouraging the children to use their topic related vocabulary to create stories using their imagination.
At Nettlesworth, we believe that Storytelling is a timeless art which does not depreciate in value as times goes by. Stories are a crucial part of development in childhood as well as proving to be a popular and relaxing past time for lovers of reading and writing of all ages.
Storytelling can take many forms; from writing stories, reading stories aloud and using drama to act stories out! We are lucky to have a wide variety of outlets through which stories can be communicated ranging from comics and magazines, e-books, paper books and theatres for dramatic re-enactments.
It would be great if you could continue this at home with your children; giving them regular opportunities to create their own stories using imaginations – LET’S MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN 🙂
Mrs Morton told a story using role play to Class 3.
Mrs Aspinall inspired Class 5 with their ‘Love to Read’ text!
Miss Grimes worked with Class 4 to recreate a Greek Myth.
Miss Milburn share a puppet story with Class 1.
Mr Graham blasted off into a world of heroes with Class 2.
UNCRC Article 31: Leisure, Play and Culture.
Today we celebrated Chinese New Year!
Class 1 and 2 joined forces to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. We took part in literacy and art activities before food tasting and PE games 🙂
We also learned how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’
Well done to Nolan in class 1 for achieving his Level 1 swimming badge – we are so proud of him 🙂
UNCRC Article 16 & 17 Links
Today in Mrs Morton’s assembly the children worked in groups to learn about being safe when sharing their personal pictures and videos.
We met characters; Mo and Tia, who together with Jessie complete the friendship trio. At Tia’s birthday party they use Tia’s older brother Kyle’s mobile to take fun photos of themselves. They agree to send their photos to Tia’s nan but also a few other people whose numbers are saved in Kyle’s phone. When the photos are shared with other children at their school without their permission, they turn to their teacher for help. The three friends learn about how images can get shared more widely than you first expect, and the importance of consent. Check out the video and website below to see more about this:
Today, the Children across the whole school have thoroughly enjoyed working with the writer Adam Bushnell.
From creating superhero animals and unleashing his real life pet ‘Spidertoise’, to looking at how Henry VIII bought a gargoyle head for the Palace in London, the children have really excelled themselves.
All of these exciting launches to our new topics for Spring 1 will lead to some amazingly creative Big Writes next week! 🙂
Class 1 – Superheroes
Class 2 – Splendid Skies
Class 3 – Bounce!
Class 4 – Gods & Mortals
Class 5 – Off with her head!