The Floor Is Lava! (and other Reception adventures)

In Dragonfly Class this week, we have created more rockets and aliens. The children chose their colours for fire and metal and used fine motor skills to cut and stick. Their imaginations were as incredible as the milky way itself!

Then we beamed down to a planet that was burning hot. The children had to communicate and problem solve to cross from one end of the planet to the other end… Next we visited an icy planet, recaptured all of the moon rocks and alien samples, and arrived back on Earth just in time to learn about Venus.

On Thursday. at 2pm, we are inviting in dads, and any other parent or guardian who would like to come and make rockets. Please sign in at the office and any donations of selotape, masking tape and foil would be greatly appreciated.

We are continuing to write sentences based on our story and we will publish our space book next week.

Please continue to read with your child at least three times a week, as this is vital to their learning and understanding.

Some useful links for you to use at home are…

For phonics:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Use phase 2 or phase 3 and revise all.

For numbers:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

All the best and please remember that PE is on a Monday and Tuesday, your child will need a change of clothes. We will change back once we are finished.

 

Many thanks! Early Years Team.

Y3 and Y4 School Trip to Wild Place

We had a great time at Wild Place on our school trip. We took part in team building activities making dens in the woods and playing games. We saw a huge variety of animals but the lemurs only peeped their heads out as they were hiding from the cold! We also had a lot of fun walking and splashing in the mud and puddles!
Thank you to the parent helpers who came along to help on the day as well.

           

Dentist Visit to Year 5

This afternoon, Year 5 had a visit from 6 trainee dentists from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital.  They came to Oak Class armed with toothbrushes, toothpastes, aprons, plastic gloves, teeth moulds, plastic patients and the famous mouth mirrors for us to explore.

The dentists set up a carousel, where the children took turns in experiencing all things dentist-like.  The children moulded their own teeth using clay, practised counting teeth (and spotting rotten ones) in 2 plastic patients, took a quiz and saw how much plaque is actually in our mouths (and then brushed it all away!).  We then finished up with a Q&A where the children asked some really interesting questions about how to become a dentist, teeth whitening and even why they use laughing gas.

Overall, it was an excellent first-hand learning experience and definitely something we will all remember.  Thank you Dentists!

 

 

 

 

Instructions and phonics in reception!

Hello everyone!  This week we are learning instructions for how to build a nest for an owl. The children made their own super nests from clay and sticks. They all used excellent listening skills to complete this. You can practise reading it with them at home.

 

 

 

Also, here is a super phonics song to help your child practise their sounds.

 

 

Saving Energy!

This afternoon, Year 6 were lucky to be able to take part in a science workshop all about the energy we use everyday! They took a quiz and were surprised to discover that having a shower used less water than taking a bath! They made an energy promise to improve their impact on the environment and we’ll be sure to turn off the lights when we aren’t in the classroom in future!

Music with Mr Bailey!

Year 6 had a fun-filled afternoon learning to play the cornet or trombone with Mr Bailey. They started off by blowing the air through their lips and then moved onto using the mouthpiece of their instrument to do the same. After some time of practising, they learnt to play a single note with their chosen instrument and persevered to try to hold this note for 4 beats! They are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!

Reception 2019 Open Day Visits

Please contact the school office if your child is starting school in 2019 and you would like to book on one of the following visits:

Thurs 4th  Oct 8.45a.m

Weds 17th  Oct 1p.m

Weds 17th  Oct 4.30p.m

Weds 14th  Nov 1p.m

Weds 14th Nov 4.30p.m

 

Rugby Mania!

Stoke Park School were really lucky yesterday because we had an exciting visit from a Rugby Coach from Clifton Rugby Club.  The coach ran tag rugby sessions throughout the day with every year group.  Each session was full of games and skills for the children to practice. It was fantastic! I was lucky enough to watch Oak Class (Y5) taking part, and it was clear to see the children were having so much fun getting to know the sport.

“It was amazing! I want to do it again!” Said Poppy (Y5).

Clifton Rugby Club players will be running an after school rugby club at SPP every Tuesday.  The letters went out yesterday, so please don’t forget to sign up if this is something your child might be interested in!