What's been happening in the Infant School - 24/05/2019

What's been happening in the Infant School - 24/05/2019

Stars of the Week

Well done to this week's Stars of the Week!

Reception

This week saw our class leading the class assembly. Reception presented their adaptation of ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance.’ By Giles Andrae and Guy Parker-Rees.

Gerald was a tall giraffe,
Whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy,
And his legs were rather thin.

Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the jungle dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance... or can they? The story is funny, touching and triumphant. It teaches us about the importance of celebrating differences and having a ‘can do’ attitude.

Gerald discovers that he can dance “We can all dance,” he said, “When we find the music that we love.”

We’ve had waltzing warthogs, rock ‘n’ rolling rhinos, lions dancing the Tango, chimps doing the Cha Cha Cha and baboons performing a Scottish Reel. The children have all worked hard; they have been patient, good humoured and very brave when faced with such a large audience. Well done everyone, you were absolutely amazing!

Year 1

Year 1 welcomed a ‘roar-some’ visitor this week.

The children turned into archaeologists / palaeontologists for the day, discovering fossils and learning which dinosaurs they belong to. The children then met our special visitor; we could hear the footsteps coming through the foyer... who could it be? When the friendly t-rex bundled through to our Infant Hall, there were squeals of excitement and trepidation. We asked lots of questions and enjoyed finding out the answers. Ask your children about this memorable event in school. Year 1 were then pleased to welcome their parents into school to look at their Dinosaur work – what exceptionally talented children we have!

Year 2

Year 2 have been taking advantage of the outdoor maths materials which we have recently been provided for us, courtesy of the Parents’ Association.

After discovering some different types of measurement, the children were excited to get outside and practise the skills we had been discussing. The children were asked to estimate and measure the distance between different points. Using rulers and chalk they were able to measure the distances accurately and even created their own ‘measurement assault courses’ to test their friends’ measuring skills. It was brilliant to see all the children so engaged in measuring distances and we are all looking forward to more outdoor maths lessons.