Yesterday Henry the animal man visited Reception with lots of different animals for us to look at, stroke and hold! He bought 2 snakes, a hedgehog, 2 geckos, an owl, a huge cockroach, a bearded dragon and a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog). He told us loads of interesting facts about each animal and we were all so brave holding and stroking them!
Even the teachers had a go!
Today nursery had a visit from the animal man and he bought lots of friends with him! We met a cockroach, two snakes, a bearded dragon, two gecko’s, a pigme hedgehog and a raccoon dog! Here’s a few quotes and pictures from the children:
“I saw a dog, he was beautiful” – Jessie
“I see a hedgehog” – Ilyas
“A snake, brown. Slimy and soft” – Sudais
“An owl but my sister hold the roach” – Alisha
On Friday Reception enjoyed a trip to south yardley library! We walked together and enjoyed a session with the librarian Sarah! She told us all about the library and how to join and what we can do there. She read us a story and then gave us the chance to look at some of the books by ourselves! We love reading in Reception!
Over the last few weeks there has been baking galore in Reception, Mrs Khan has enjoyed making cakes for Reception to enjoy and Mrs Maher has recently enjoyed making gingerbread men!
We are so lucky we get to do all this baking and we are sure that we have some budding chefs of the future!
On Tuesday morning we walked across the park and went under the underpass to get to South Yardley Library.
We were very quiet while we had a look around and explored all the different types of books.
On Thursday Year 5 spent the day at Villa Park. Despite a lot of us supporting different teams, we had a great day. We spent the morning in The Academy, where we were split into 7 different European teams. Each team played 6 games, with bonus points awarded for being ready and respectful. England and Spain finished equal first so played in the final where no goals were scored. The winners were decided with a sudden death penalty competition. After 5 pens each, Spain were the eventual winners.
In the afternoon we were given a tour of the ground, where we visited the players lounge, both home and away dressing rooms, the media room and finally the tunnel onto the pitch.
Everyone was impeccably behaved and had an amazing time. St Andrews next?
This week is aspire week and we’ve been taking part in challenges! Yesterday we did the sweety challenge. The children were given a sweet and told if they didn’t eat it they could have a second….then the teachers moved away! We’re please to say that the majority of nursery showed great patience and self control and got two sweeties!
Continue reading Nursery sweetie challenge!
We enjoyed listening to Jill, head of Oasis Ethos, in assembly. She talked to us about putting on the nine habits: honesty, forgiveness, compassion, patience, consideration, self-control, being humble, joy and hope, like we would clothes.
Later on we had a workshop, where we discussed what we are good at and watched some funny videos.
Think about this quote: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’
We thought about questions we would like other people to ask us to help us make ourselves better.
Which habit would you like to work on?
What questions could people ask you to help you to be a better person?
In the Birmingham Art Gallery, we found one of the oldest Quran manuscripts and many more fascinating items.
We were inspired by Dan Flavin, an American artist who creates art using light. it was great working on art of our own using his ideas. Ask Year 4 about some of the interesting work they did in the IKON gallery.
This week throughout OAH it’s aspire week. Today in Reception we started thinking about our identities and what we looked like. We learned that not everybody is the same and we all have different hopes, dreams and aspirations. We used a mirror to describe ourselves and then drew pictures of ourselves in our aspire week books.
We loved it!