What's been happening in the Infant School - 14/06/2019

What's been happening in the Infant School - 14/06/2019

Reception

In our Personal, Social and Emotional development lessons, we have been thinking about describing ourselves in positive terms and identifying our particular skills and abilities. 

We have read the story, Elmer by David McKee. Elmer is different from all the other elephants. We learn through this well-loved, classic story that being different is something to be celebrated. We talked about all being the same, yet all being different. We carefully painted a giant patchwork Elmer the Elephant for our wall display.

Year 1

Children in the Infant School thoroughly enjoyed a special Strings Concert in which specialist music staff performed a varied selection of musical extracts - from Bach, to The Bear Necessities - showing off the special qualities of each instrument - the violin, viola and the cello.

Our KS1 children are in a wonderfully unique learning environment in which they have the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument and be part of our special Strings Project and this was a particular opportunity to introduce the Reception children to the project.

The Year 1 String Group also performed and demonstrated just how much they have learnt this year and how well they have done, having really only just started on their musical journey.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming reception children onto the project and we are now ready to receive their applications for start in September. Please do contact your class teacher or the music staff if you would like more information about your child participating in this exciting learning opportunity.

 

Year One enjoyed an Eid party last Friday. Mrs Sharif and Mrs Kumar kindly brought in lots of goodies for us to share together. We played games, ate treats and a good time was had by all.

1Y treated us to a lovely assembly on Tuesday. They retold Julia Donaldson’s The Smartest Giant in Town. It reminded us that we need to think carefully about what is on the inside and not just appearances. Year 1 reflected on how kind we are to each other and celebrated our best characteristics.

Year 2

As part of our Religious Studies, Year 2 have been learning all about Islam and the Muslim way of life. 

With Eid approaching, the class were excited to celebrate with a party. The children had the opportunity to try some traditional food, along with some more familiar treats. After they had eaten, they tried to recreate some interesting henna patterns that they had seen painted on people’s hands. We all had a great afternoon and it was interesting to hear about how some children had celebrated Eid at home with gifts, family reunions and celebratory food.