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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Festivals of Light activities and celebrations in Reception.

Over the last two weeks the Reception children have been busy learning about Bonfire night and Diwali and have enjoyed the many activities linked to this topic.

They have created 3D rockets by making cylinder and cone shapes out of card.

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Used different media to create firework pictures.

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Made tasty chocolate apples.

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And joined in a Diwali party of dancing, games, activities and food tasting.

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A huge thank you to Gursharn’s mum for supplying the delicious food and gorgeous outfits. A fun time was had by all!

Pre-prep Harvest Festival

Well done to Pre-prep for a wonderful Harvest assembly this morning.

Many thanks to parents for supporting this occasion. All the donations will be gratefully received by the Salvation Army and distributated to many homes in the Leicester area.

Reception went on a Bear Hunt!

The children in reception had an exciting although a little wet day out Hunting for a Bear in the Attenborough Arboretum. They made sure they had everything they needed for a successful trip – binoculars, map, torch and a towel.

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They acted out the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and followed the map taking them through the long wavy grass, squelchy mud, splashy river, dark forest and a howling snowstorm before they found the bear hiding in a gloomy cave.

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The children had a fun time completing literacy and art activities linked to the story and displayed these on a long sheet of paper showing their journey.

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We concluded our day by standing under the story tree and telling the story one last time using some sign language.

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