This term our topic in Olive Class is Houses: We are builders.
This week Olive Class went on a trip to Wandsworth Recycling Centre.
In Science Olive Class are learning about materials and their properties. To discover more about this topic we went on a trip to Wandsworth Recycling Centre.
First we were taken on a tour of the recycling centre. We saw lorries arriving with rubbish and saw where they leave the rubbish. Then we had a brief history of waste.
Our guide John taught all about the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle. We learnt which materials can be recycled. What types of materials can be reused and what things have to be thrown away.
After lunch we visited the wormery. John taught showed us the worms that eat food waste and turn it into compost. The compost is then used to grow plants and vegetables.
Our final activity was a Michael Recycle the Superhero workshop. We listened to a story about Michael Recycle and then we created our own recycling superheroes using a range of recycled materials.
Today Willow, Olive, Oak and Acorn Classes were invited to a Christmas story telling with Mrs. Steward.
Mrs. Steward retold the story of The Gingerbread Man.
We loved taking part and acting out the different characters!
We even got to take home our very own gingerbread men made by Mrs. Steward to hang on our Christmas trees!
This term Olive Class have been working really hard to practise our songs for the Nativity performance. Last week Olive Class, Willow Class and Oak and Acorn Class performed the Nativity show to their family and friends.
They did a BRILLIANT job!
What a wonderful day the children had at our Christmas Fun Day filled with so many exciting Christmassy activities!
A big thank you to all of the Oak and Acorn parents and grandmas for bringing in the sweeties and helping to make our festive sweet bags, they went down very well. Thank you also to those who were able to help on the day, we are always very grateful for your help!
Here are a few snaps from the day to see some of the fun that was had.
Festive sweet and popcorn bags!
Gingerbread decorating…and eating!
Lucky dip and the mystery lockers…..
Fantastic face painting!
Nail painting, tattoos and hair chalk!
On Friday 23rd November children from St Anne’s school were invited to take part in a tree planting event in King George’s Park as part of National Tree Planting Week.
In order to win a place on the trip children had to complete a tree quiz. Two winners were selected from each class.
The winners were:
Olive: Harry and Milena
Willow: Ethan and Chloe
Maple: Cassie and Declan
Palm: Wirda and Daisuke
Elm: Ronika and JoJo
The winning children went down to King George’s Park on Friday morning with Mrs. Steward. The children helped to plant two trees in the park.
Next time you’re in King George’s Park look out for St Anne’s trees!
Well done to all the children who took part in the tree quiz! There were some amazing entries!
This week Olive Class celebrated Outdoor Learning Day. Olive Class took their science lesson outside to look for signs of Autumn in the playground.
Olive Class have been busy readers this term. We love sharing books with our Buddy Readers from Palm Class on a Friday afternoon and we really enjoyed visiting the school library to choose our own book to share with a friend.
To celebrate National Outdoor Learning Day 2018 Year 1 took their science lesson outside to carry out a leaf hunt. We found lots of different leaves and used our tree identifying chart to find out which tree the leaf came from. We found Pine leaves, Cheery tree leaves, Horse Chestnut leaves and Sycamore leaves.
Year 1 were so lucky today to have a guest speaker come into the classroom to teach us all about Hinduism; our RE topic this half term. Nahbi was very impressed with Year one’s subject knowledge and thought their questions were very thought provoking!
He showed us a Puja tray, played a conch shell and did some relaxing meditation.