Monthly Archives: October 2019

An exciting first half term in Nursery

An exciting first half term in Nursery

What an exciting first half term it has been! Without exception, every child has settled beautifully into the Nursery routine. We have a new class of children who are happy, confident and ready to learn!

  

In eight weeks the children have participated in many exciting learning opportunities to engage and enthuse. As always our amazing outdoor area has played a big part in this!

Playing with shaving foam is always a big favourite!

  

In science we carried out the dancing milk experiment. We compared full fat milk to semi-skimmed milk. We used food colouring and fairy liquid. The full fat milk made the milk dance faster! It was very exciting!

 

As per this time of year, we analysed our baseline information and realised that lots of our parents were requesting help with dummy usage at home. We decided to make up a resource consisting of a shiny bag, the dummy fairy book and some shiny stars. Each and every child who took the bag home, gave up their dummies instantly over night! It has been a huge success! We are massively proud of the children and their friends who have supported them. ‘Florrie the Fairy’ must be very tired by now! She even left us a party to celebrate with on the last day of term!

Alongside this we have had a big focus on hand washing and how to put on our own coats! The children talked about the steps required to have super clean hands, free from germs.

Community links are very important to us and we love to visit the residents at Eothen Home. We took biscuits and sang songs. They were very grateful and loved our singing!

The end of term takes us to Halloween and Mrs Walton decided to turn the children into skeleton’s! It has been wonderful fun with many smiles along the way! Next stop ‘Nativity Play.’ YIKES!!!

  

  

 

 

 

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

A hard-working week in Y6 without any distractions such as big assemblies, fund-raising extravaganzas or trips to the Lake District.  We continued working hard on calculations in Maths and on writing biographies in English.  We did some data handling in Science and started a new RE topic on Vocations.  We did Music and French and…Continue Reading

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

With CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day falling during our time at High Borrans this year, we brought the traditional Y6 CAFOD fundraising lunch forward a week.  A true cross-curricular extravaganza if ever I’ve seen one, though perhaps a shade too subtle for our special visitors to notice when we did exactly the same last year! The…Continue Reading

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

A wonderful week in the beautiful Lake District with Y6.  I can’t say much more.  The pupils rose to every challenge set before them, despite some unpleasant weather on a couple of occasions.  They were resilient and good-humoured throughout – a pleasure to be with.  As, indeed, were the staff who gave up their own…Continue Reading