As the cold, dark mornings start to disappear, our thoughts in Reception are turning to the joys of spring and new beginnings. Spring is a perfect time to see and understand the changes that take place in nature and the environment. In our activities this term we will be learning about life cycles, seeds growing and spring-time animals. We have been busy making cherry blossom trees. A steady hand was needed to paint the tree trunk and branches, and nimble fingers to scrunch the blossom.
Standing in front of an audience and speaking can be a quite daunting experience but a valuable life skill. The children at Bury Grammar School are invited to perform in class assemblies and concerts from a very young age. This week Year 1 Amber acted out ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in front of their parents, grandparents and school mates in a class assembly. They projected their voices clearly into the Infant Hall. The singing was fabulous and three children sang solos through a microphone. The praise the children received from the delighted audience made the experience so worthwhile. Some children have overcome fears and will be more confident next time.
This week in Year 2 we have been investigating how we could use a variety of balls to create our own art work. We dipped various balls in different colours of paint and experimented by dropping, rolling and squashing the balls on to the paper. The children loved exploring and describing their creations to each other. They made some beautiful pieces of art and had lots of fun!