Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf,…

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Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf,…
We had an exciting start in the German Kinderclub – the younger children have been meeting “Dinosaurier” and making their own. We have then been counting their spikes in German, and tried to describe their colors and some body parts in German as well. We also found out how to use the iPads to learn more German.
A great start, well done!

 

Miss Finn becomes Mrs Hunt.

On Saturday 3rd September Miss Finn celebrated her wedding to Mr James Hunt at St James the Greater Church. Despite the rainy day the ceremony was beautiful with some lovely hymns and a choir. The children from 2JV ( last term) had made the bride a fantastic good luck charm which she wore on the day. The couple then went on to celebrate at their reception,held at Brooksby Hall,where the weather had improved, enabling some lovely photos to be taken in the beautiful surroundings. Later that evening many of her Stoneygate friends joined her to dance the night away!

Good luck for your future together Mr and Mrs Hunt.

Year 1News

On Monday Year 1 enjoyed their trip to Stanwick Lakes as part of their life-cycles and pond dipping topic. The weather stayed fine, so we were able to pond dip, play a game of “fishy fishy”, eat lunch outside, walk a mile around the lake,play on the adventure playground and eat ice-cream! What a super day.

P1020276Eva celebrated her birthday on Sunday. Her party at Twycross zoo sounded great.

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All the cockerels are looking for new homes. If you are interested please see Mrs Sillett (Year 1- in the mobiles).

This week in Year 1

Well done to Pre-Prep who performed some superb songs during their concert on Tuesday.

Thank you to Mr and Mrs Ashwin.

It has been an EGG-cellent week, as we have been looking at the life cycle of a hen. We have studied closely a real hen’s egg, naming the different parts.

 Q. Do you know what the chalaza is?

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A. The stringy part that holds the yolk in place.

The most EGG-citing news to share is…. that Year 1 are incubating their own hen eggs.

Mrs Sillett’s daughter has kindly lent us some of  her hen’s eggs in the hope that we will be able to hatch out chicks…..it is a 21 day process so watch this space!!

Finally as a part of our English lessons on adjectives we had to describe certain sweets through 4 of our 5 senses. Our favourite part was definitely the tasting part, however lots of us described the Black Jack as yucky,disgusting and horrible.Can you guess who had tried them in the pictures above?

French Day

 

What a fantastique French Day we had yesterday.

Again Year 2 excelled themselves with lots of lovely French style costumes. We started the day with French colouring and number activities, then we all attended a wonderful assembly where Year 2 were very impressed with the wonderful plays and songs performed by Years 3 to 8! Next it was time to jump on our bikes and scooters and take part in a ‘Stoneygate Tour De France’. Wow!! Everyone whizzed around the course!!

The winners will be announced soon!

After a French style lunch it was time for a delicious crepe from Monsieur Crepe and a lovely creamy hot chocolate provided by the lovely ladies of the SSA.

A highlight of Year 2’s French Day was Mrs Lawrence, Charles’s mother, coming to teach us animal names. We had great fun learning how to pronounce the names and were amazed how many we could remember!!

We all decided French day was magnifique!!!

 

Well done to Griffin in Year 1 who won a prize for one of the best french themed costumes.

The Reception children had great fun taking part in French Day. The children were really successful sticking to the ‘Stoneygate Tour De France’ track and all enjoyed a well deserved crepe afterwards!! What a fantastic day we all had.

In  Pre -School there was a very authentic looking Café Francais which parents were able to enjoy as they came to collect their children. A variety of delicious French cheeses. some baguettes and even red and white wine (!) were on offer – Fantastique!!

Winter Fun

We have had lots of fun and enjoyed our winter activities.

We sponged a wintery background using cold colours and blew runny brown paint across the paper to create bare winter trees.

 

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Squelching in the mud and creating muddy boot prints was messy but great fun!

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We adapted the Bear Hunt story and went on a hibernating hedgehog hunt instead.  We had a hot chocolate to keep us warm on our adventure.  We found frosty tennis courts which looked like a frozen lake, bare winter trees in the forest, snowdrops growing around the wood and finally a hedgehog hibernating amongst the fallen leaves.

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We used a block of ice which was very cold and experimented with salt and hot water to see which melted it the fastest.  The salt made the ice crackle loudly but the hot water melted the ice more quickly but quietly.

 

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We used our cutting skills to make snowflakes out of paper and decorated our classroom with them to give it a wintery feel.

 

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In ICT we used the Google search engine to find winter pictures and chose our favourite  scene to print off.

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To finish our Winter topic the children created melting snowmen on biscuits using runny icing and marshmallows. They were delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

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