Acorn Class have been learning about Diwali.
They tried on some authentic sarees which came from India.
The children made their own Diva(Diya) lamps using clay and glitter to decorate.
The children sang a Diwali celebration song and enjoyed tasting poppadoms together!
In Acorn Class the children had their first experience of using the parachute. The parachute is an excellent tool to develop listening and attention skills as well as collaboration and team work! The children did an amazing job at creating different types of weather using gentle movements for the wind and quick, big movements for a rainstorm. They had to use their listening ears to know when to stop and start and to work out when they needed to use slow or quick movements.
Celebrating all the different cultures our school represents is one of our favourite things to do!
On Wednesday we had a day full of dress up, learning about different places and eating delicious food!
Each class did a country-focus study and created fact files about the culture; they also created beautiful art work that the children were able to take home for their parents!
Elm looked at India, Cedar looked at Jamaica, Pine looked at Ghana, Willow looked at Australia, Olive looked at Japan and Oaks and Acorns looked at England.
After school, we all had so much fun eating foods from other countries, putting on a fashion show and dancing with our friends and family.
Thank you to all the parents that brought in food and joined us after school, we really appreciate it!
This week the whole of St Anne’s have had lots of fun taking part in Art Week!
This years artist that all classes have been learning about is Romero Britto. Each class have been researching the artist and creating their own pieces of artwork in the style of his work!
Sewing has been our key skill focus for Art Week, each class has been taking part in their own sewing activity. Sewing has proven to be very popular and many children have asked if we can do more sewing! Elm Class are now planning to make some purses now they have mastered the running stitch!
Here are the winners from the artist at home competition, it was so tricky choosing the winners as there were so many amazing creations in each class. Well done to everyone who created a piece of artwork linked to their cultural heritage!
Acorn Class Oak Class
Olive Class Willow Class
Pine Class Cedar Class
Thank you to all of those who joined us for our ‘Welcome to the Early Years evening’!
If you were unable to attend, please click on the presentation slides below.
As a treat for the final week of term, Miss Steward put on a fantastic story time based on the story of Snow White for the whole school. We all enjoyed getting involved, acting the story out and seeing the amazing scene that had been created!
Last week all year groups took part in a Summer Disco as one of our school fundraisers for the year. The children enjoyed dancing to the music and playing games such as Musical Statues and The Limbo.
Some amazing efforts at The Limbo!
As part of our topic ‘Amazing Animals’, Oaks and Acorns had a visit in school from The Mobile Farm. The Mobile Farm brought rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and ferrets!
Oak Class thought of some questions that they wanted to find out about the animals before the animals came:
Oaks and Acorns loved meeting the different animals and felt confident to stroke them gently.