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Spring Term

Darren came to Nursery today to show the children an ambulance. The children asked thoughtful questions and saw lots of important medical equiptment.

4.3.20 PCSO Sannon came to visit Nursery. We all got to dress up in her uniform and enjoyed looking at and going in her police car. The sirens were very loud!

We are proud that the children in our class speak lots of different languages. The children and their families speak English, Polish, Bengali, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese. Oscar’s parents came to talk to the children about how they celebrate Chinese New Year and to help the children make fans and have a go at some Chinese writing. Oscar loved having his parents visit his class. Oscar’s parents speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Oscar’s Mum read Goldilocks and the Three Bears in her home language. Thank you so much for visiting us!

World Book Day 2020. We all loved dressing up as book characters. Kai won the most creative costume prize- he was Tamatoa the crab from his Moana book.

As part of our 'People Who Help Us' topic, Annabelle's Mummy came in to talk to us about her work as a midwife. We learnt lots of things about babies.

Shrove Tuesday. Today we read a story about an enormouse pancake. We had some fun pancake races in the hall. We also made pancakes and enjoyed eating them!

2.3.20 People who help us topic. Today Esme's Dad came in to talk to us about his work as a firefighter. Some of the children got to try on his very heavy jacket!

3.3.20 Today we explored 2D shape in Nursery. School value- Curiosity.

An afternoon of physical free play on the field. Enjoying some January sunshine! We all tried hard to put on our waterproofs ourselves- showing our school value of independence.

Visiting the SCARF Life Bus. Learning all about being healthy.

Our first few weeks of the new term and our first few weeks with our brand new friends! School value of Friendship. The new children have settled in well and are showing our school value of empowerment through their resilience to change.

Investigating ice on a cold winter day. Showing our school value of curiosity. Working together to break up the ice. Negotiating plans with our friends- showing our school value of friendship. Creating an ice picnic.

Learning about Chinese New Year. showing our school value of curiosity. This year is the Year of the Rat. The children made Chinese red money envelopes, kites and lanterns. We learned to say hello in Mandarin and tried some yummy Chinese food. The children painted some blossom trees. We had a wonderful dance workshop in the hall with Vicky, a professional dancer, who taught us some Chinese animal dance moves.

We had an amazing visit from Lisa to help us to celebrate Chinese New Year. Lisa did a fantastic dance Tai-Chi demonstration. Then we all got the chance to learn some Tai-Chi moves and relaxation exercises.

Mr Thomas, our crossing patrol officer, came in to talk to the children about staying safe when crossing the road and when they are passengers in cars. UTW (PC) 30-50 CL (LA)

Chinese Music We had a great time at a Chinese music session. The man was dressed up as a Chinese emperor from 2000 years ago. We all had a Chinese headdress to wear and learnt some Chinese words. We all played either a drum, a cymbal or a gong. Some children from reception dressed up as a dragon and we played our instruments while they did a dragon dance. It was such fun. The big drum was really loud because it had to wake up a lion.

Today was number Day. We wore our own clothes to school with a number on it. We raised money for NSPCC. We did lots of different number activities.

School Attendance
  • Reception 92.6%
  • Year 1 90.1%
  • Year 2 92.6%
  • Year 3 94.6%
  • Year 4 92.6%
  • Year 5 93.0%
  • Year 6 92.0%
  • School 92.4%
House Points
  • Anstey's 264
  • Babbacombe 295
  • Meadfoot 154
  • Oddicombe 210