Welcome to our class page. Both Mr Mulholland and myself are very much looking forward to getting the term off to a 'cracking' start.
Just so you know ... Mr Mulholland will be teaching you on a Monday and Friday afternoon this year; he will also register and see you home on Wednesday afternoons too. I will be with you for the rest of the week.
Day One: Ready and Raring to Go!
Congratulations and Celebrations
Well done to Joshua in Year One and Evie in Year Two for being democratically elected as our school council representatives. A big thank you to everyone who gave sterling speeches but who were unfortunately unsuccessful on this occasion.
Also a BIG well done to this half term's peer mentors: Isabelle, Bobbie, Oliver M, Jack, Charlie W, Esther, Charlie H, Thomas, Finton and Arlo. Wear your badges with pride and remember to show everyone in our class and school why you have been chosen.
What a busy Autumn Term we've had. So far, we've ...
...dressed up as super heroes,
... taken part in a drama workshop,
... been on a material hunt and
... made super super hero characters of our very own!
Real Life Superheroes
To complete our 'Superhero' topic we were lucky enough to hear from two, real-life superheroes. We learnt a lot but our favourite fact was that nurses are only allowed to write in black pen whilst on duty!
Well done to our new 'Autumn Two' peer mentors and thank you to our 'Autumn One' children for doing such a stirling job! This half term our role models to look out for are Sonny, Vismaya, Megan, Peggy, Ella, Evie, Joshua, Charlie, Thomas S and Oliver M - wear your badges with pride!
Spotting Signs of Autumn
We have been out and about in the school grounds looking for signs of Autumn.
We each collected one item and popped it in our Autumn jar.
Our first hand investigations along with our research within the classroom has helped us to write Autumn themed Non-Chronological Reports - we are now oficially Autumnal Experts!
Toys, Toys, Toys
To kick start our new topic we spent some of the afternoon trying out different types of toys. Sometimes we played on our own, sometimes we played with others but however we chose to play ... we had fun!
Health and Fitness Fun
York City Football Club came in to talk to us about keeping fit and healthy. They kindly gave us all a pedometer so now we have no excuse!
Abbey House Museum
We had a brilliant time in Leeds today. The children enjoyed learning about Christmas traditions from the past, making a Father Christmas themed pop up toy and taking part in a workshop where they explored first-hand, old and new toys. The children had a great time and were a credit to the school. Thank you to all the parents who gave up their day to come along and lend a hand - we couldn't have gone without them.
Sharing Christmas Stories with Years 5 and 6
We really enjoyed listening to some of our Year 5 and 6 children read their favourite Christmas tale.
The Paper Chain Challenge
Well done, Esther, Arlo, Oli and Oliver for working as a team to make the longest paper chain - what a whopper!
Congratulations to this term's new peer mentors: Apostolos, Isabelle, Arlo, Bobbie, Esther, Megan, James, Ryan, Zach P and Evie. You have already proved that you thoroughly deserve the accolade. Keep up the hard work.
On Friday 26th January, John came in to deliver a 'judo taster session'. It was great fun. Judo club runs on a Friday in the hall after school if you would like to find out more.
Brrr It's Chilly!
Inspired by the wintery weather we have designed our own bobble hats using wax resist.
Say It With Flowers
The Aroma Coffee Shop's windows looking amazing at the moment and it's all down to the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2. Aroma asked us to produce some art work linked to the theme of 'sharing and caring' and 1/2 Blue decided to create these amazing paper flowers. Pop along and admire our handy work the next time you are in the village.
As part of our work on The Netherlands, we looked at the work of artist Vincent Van
Gogh. We were inspired to produce our own watercolours using his famous painting
'Sunflowers' as a stimulus.
A sweet treat to finish the half term.
We have enjoyed learning about what Muslims believe and our coconut squares (a traditional 'Eid' treat) tasted delicious.
As part of our author study, we enjoyed taking on the role of the 'Two Monsters' and hurling insults at each other. Luckily our rocks were made of newspaper and we turned back into kind and courteous 'headlanders' once our role play had finished. Why not try and read as many David McKee stories as you can over the next few weeks you 'bandy-legged, soggy cornflake!' - oops, sorry, I went into monster mode.
Well done to Apostolos, Sonny, Fintan, Vismaya, Charlie, OHu, Oli, Peggy, Ella and Thomas S for being 'practically perfect in every way' last half term. Congratulations for being chosen as our new peer mentors.
We have had a magical time making wizard hats and wands in preparation for performing the 'spectacular jumping rubber band trick' to the other children in Years One and Two - abracadabra!
'Elmer' Inspired Experiments
Elmer challenged us to carry out these colour themed science experiments. We had great fun using our scientific knowledge and our own experiences to predict what was going to happen. After following a set of instructions, we observed closely the changes that took place and recorded what actually happened using words and diagrams.
Watch Out Wimbledon
Ben from Wigginton Tennis Club is helping us develop our ball and racquet skills. Already we are making excellent progress and are keeping fit and having fun in the process - new balls please!