On Friday, as part of our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic, I had the pleasure of bringing in my tortoise- a Horsfield- called Colonel Mustard.
The children thought of some very probing questions to test my 'expert' knowledge! My daughter Erin helped wrangle Colonel Mustard because, as he warmed up, he moved more quickily, and would have quite happily made a bid for freedom!
We spoke about how long a tortoise might live for; size; male and female features; the unique pattern on every tortoise's plastron amongst other facts... and ask your child where a tortoise can take in water...you might be very surprised.
A huge thank you and a really well done to all of the children in EYFS and KS1 who took part in the performance of 'Christmas Counts'. After battling with initial nerves, the children were truly amazing. Voices were louder, the dancing more 'Strictly'and the timing more precise-fabulous!
After three performances, it is safe to say everyone was exhausted!
EYFS and KS1 would like to thank you for all your continued support and we wish you a very happy Christmas.
Enabling Enterprise came to a magnificent conclusion on Friday 13th November, which saw the grand opening of KS1's Awesome Art Gallery. Miss Owen and a party of VIPs were invited to be part of the opening ceremony.The excitement mounted as Miss Owen cut the red ribbon with some special scissors, and then KS1 was ready to welcome all of their honoured guests.
Children from Picasso, Lichtenstein and Kandinsky were primed and raring to guide, with their special Tour Guide ID badges clearly visible. The children did a fantastic job of talking about their paintings- the title of each masterpiece; materials used; a little about the artist and also when each was created.
The compliments from visiting children and adults was particularly rewarding to hear after all of the children's hard work in this fabulous Enabling Enterprise Week. The children progressed with their: PROBLEM SOLVING, AIMING HIGH, LEADING, WORKING IN A TEAM, SHARING IDEAS, LISTENING CAREFULLY, and STAYING POSITIVE- the challenge skills- which the children will transfer into all aspects of their studies to enhance their learning and progression.
Well done KS1!
On Wednesday 18th of October, the children in KS1 took part in a Superhero Parade. They were celebrating a very successful start to the academic year. Parents and carers were invited in to meet a fabulous cohort of new superheroes. The children had designed and made a mask as part of their art and design technology lessons. To complete their outfit they were offered the opportunity to dress up as their favourite superhero. All staff in KS1 would like to thank parents and carers for their support and encouragement this term.
Dear Kandinsky Crew 2017...
Teacher: Mrs. Michie
We hope that you have had an absolutely fabulous summer break and will be returning to school refreshed, ready to work hard and to face the exciting challenges ahead.
The Year 2 team are so looking forward to working with you and getting to know you and your grown ups this coming year!
See you very soon...
Dear Kandinsky Crew- PHONICS
Practising a little every day will really help confidence, improve reading fluency and spelling ability.