We had a lovely picnic with games on the field to celebrate the end of term. The children sang to me a version of my "happy song" (Don't leave me this way by The Communards) which they had been practising in secret with Mrs Humphreys.
Finally the children gave me a beautiful heart picture of thumb prints and a card to say goodbye.
Alps - you have been super learners and a fabulous group to teach this year - in school and at home. I will miss you all! And a special thankyou to Mrs Humphreys for being a great job share. Good luck to everyone for next year in Daffodils. Best wishes and virtual hugs from Mrs Edwards
Alps spent a lovely afternoon exploring and climbing around the trees in our Forest School area. My, how the trees and bushes have grown!
We linked this summer's DT project with our history of Victorian Toys. We all built a working Pull-along truck from cardboard boxes, using cardboard wheels and wooden rods for the axles.
We realised that the wheels didn't turn easily on the rod and that if we taped the rod to the bottom of the box it wouldn't be free to turn around. So we inserted each rod into a straw which was taped to the box and used blue tack to fix the wheels in place - problem solved!
Here are some photos whilst we were working on our trucks:
And here are all the finished products.
As part of our geography topic we have been reading some stories about Katy Morag and the Isle of Struay. Through enhanced provision we have been creating our own fictional maps or the Isle of Struay.
What perfect weather for our sports day! Our sports day started with some field events. The javelin, shot put, golf, hurdles and long jump. Here we are competing against our friends!
Next, the track events. We took part in a sprint, egg and spoon race and bean bag on head race. We finished with a very exciting relay!
Year 1 boys sprint
Year 1 and 2 girls bean bag
Year 2 boys egg and spoon
Year 1 and 2 girls sprint
Year 1 boys bean bag
Year 2 boys sprint
Year 1 and 2 girls egg and spoon race
Year 2 boys bean bag race
Year 1 egg and spoon race
Whole class relay race
Well done Alps for taking part and more importantly.... having a fantastic time!
Our sports week began by taking part in a Morda mile on the field. We had to make sure we kept up a good pace!
Street dance with Chloe Elizabeth
We joined in with some street dance led by Chloe Elizabeth dance company https://www.cedc.co.uk/
Here we are perfecting our dance moves!
Our final dance routine!
Some of our thoughts on our dance session with Chloe:
"That is the best thing I have ever done - I can't get over it!"
"I didn't think I would enjoy dancing, but I really did, I had the best time!"
"Please can we do that again? I loved it!"
Can you create a map of Morda? As part of our enhanced learning this half term, the children in Alps have been creating their own 3D maps making sure they label it clearly. Here is one the children have worked on as a group.
As part of our art this term, we have been studying the artist William Morris. We noticed his work had some repetitive patterns, so we decided to have a go at creating our own William Morris inspired wallpaper using the method of printing.
,We have been talking about animals that use camouflage to blend into their surroundings, to hide and avoid being eaten by predators. We also discussed the army wearing green camouflage or sandy coloured kit in the desert, so as not to be seen by the enemy.
This afternoon in the Forest School area we looked for ways to cover ourselves in camouflage and hide from others. We then played a big game of Hide and Seek.
Just as we were leaving a toad jumped out of the brown long grass to show us all how it is really done!