A busy end to the Spring term!

In Early Years, we kicked off our final week to the Spring term with Learning Together Morning! The children showed off their skills in creating repeating patterns with loose parts and enjoyed creating pom-pom paintings and practising their skills of rolling dough into balls. It was also a wonderful opportunity for Ash class to share their phonics and writing books. All the children, Saplings very much included, have made so much progress in their writing and mark making. We are all very proud of their achievements this term!

This week also meant that the wait was over… Early Years could finally perform their poem for everyone at the Poetry By Heart celebration assembly! We have been practising so much this term and the children did an absolutely fantastic job of performing in front of the whole school. Teachers commented on how clear their words were and how confidently they performed. We also really loved listening to the poems performed by other classes and were thrilled to received a poetry book token as a prize! We have been thinking about which poems we might like to hear more of and will be purchasing a poetry book based on the children’s interests. If you are eager to see the Early Years children performing for yourselves, please take a look at Tapestry where you can sit back and enjoy our final rehearsal video before the main event.

Rain, rain go away… you’re getting the poor chicks soaking wet! It was Ash and Saplings to the rescue in Forest, as we worked to recover some very soggy little chicks in need of a cuddle and a place to warm up. Once rescued from the rain, the children got creative in order to help look after their chicks, making umbrellas out of leaves and bark, shelters from wooden structures and cardboard boxes, and even making a home for them in our wellies! The children really loved looking after their chicks.

In the garden, the children have been starting to prepare for our growing season. This week, we planted Lemon Verbena and we also planted out our very tall beans that we have been watching carefully since planting them inside earlier this month.

This week also saw the return of Golden Morning, a real treat for all the children’s hard work this half term. The children enjoyed various arts and crafts, including painting worry monsters, origami, making pom-pom chicks and creating sun catchers, as well as baking scones and Easter nests, testing out their coding skills, playing dodgeball and having a go at cheerleading. The children absolutely loved their morning and are already talking about what they would like to choose next time!

All that is left for me to say is to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and hopefully sunny (!) Easter break! See you all back at school on the 17th April, ready to embark on a brand new term full of adventure!