The children in Zebras have enjoyed learning about the life of the Queen and why we are celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. We made flags and crowns to wear as we sang the national anthem in our whole school celebration this afternoon. We also decorated cakes to share with our families.
The Queen's Jubilee
On Friday 27th May the whole school enjoyed celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We started the day learning all about Queen Elizabeth and her coronation. We made our own crowns, iced and decorated a Jubilee swiss roll and finally made Union Jack flags. The whole school joined together for a celebration at the end of the day singing the National Anthem and sharing a special Jubilee cake each. Three cheers for the Queen!!!!
Tennis at Bicclescombe
This Summer term we are enjoying learning tennis with Gary at Bicclescombe Park. We are practising ball control with a racket and sending and receiving the ball.
This week Zebras have been making woodland treats for a picnic. They made these videos to show you how to make the treats they enjoyed.
Lions class had a wonderful trip into the woods. The children got to explore our beautiful countryside; swishing through the long grass in the fields, squelching through the mud and clambering through the trees.
The children enjoyed learning how to identify a range of common flowers and trees. They also stumbled upon a fairy village in a clearing in the trees. The children used their imaginations to build some homes for the fairies.
Zebras enjoyed their visit to Goodleigh Woods this week. The children each tied string to a stick to make a memory stick of their journey, adding flowers and grass as we went deeper into the woods. We stopped along the way and looked at the map to see where we were going and to sit under a huge beech tree and feel how cool it was under the canopy of branches. When we reached our destination the children were given the task of rebuilding the fairy village and they worked together enthusiastically to complete new homes. We then retraced our steps back to Goodleigh School where we enjoyed our lunch and had time to play on their willowbank area before our coach came to collect us and bring us home.
Elephants Class had a wonderful trip to Goodleigh Woods this week. We looked for flowering plants and trees that we could identify. Sitting under the old beech tree, Mr D told us a tale of how it came to grow in the woods. We also found an enchanted woodland area among the hazel trees, where we helped to rebuild the fairy village that had been destroyed by a giant! Finally, we enjoyed our lunch back at Goodleigh School and also played in their forest school area.
Parts of a Flowering Plant
In Science the children have been learning about the parts of a flowering plant and its functions. Lions class have made some beautiful flower models using card, wire, string and tissue paper, which they have then labelled each part of the plant.
The children have really enjoyed making them. They have also made a second flower which will go on display at Pip and Jim's Church for their Jubilee flower festival.
In Elephants Class we have been looking at the natural sculptures of the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We have observed the materials and patterns that he uses in his work. This week we created our own sculptures only using natural materials that we found in school.
Zebras enjoyed our whole school Eid celebration. We shared stories and learned about some of the ways Muslims celebrate Eid with their families. The children enjoyed making and decorating biscuits as well as making a mini prayer mat and printing patterns on their Mosque writing page.