Horniman Museum – 2B

Today, we went to the Horniman Museum, for a workshop on our topic , ‘Toys and Games’. We had an amazing time! What was your favourite part of the day?

‘It was a GREAT day!’ – Frida
– ‘It was really nice, even on the top deck of the bus!’ – Nancy
– ‘I had a nice day at the museum’ – Sofaine
– ‘My favourite part was when we saw the animal bones (skeletons)’ – Teddy
– ‘I LOVED playing with the toys!’ – Victoria
‘My favourite part was seeing the real mice and real bees’ – Jeremiah
– ‘I liked the little and big animals, I just like animals’ – Jacob C
– ‘I liked the wooden toys!’ – Aveenendra
‘I liked guessing where the toys came from and then playing with them’ – Orla

Welcome to Nursery!

The children have settled in so well this week. Well done to all of the parents for being brave and leaving your children so promptly. I promise you, they are in good hands!

Here is some of the fun so far.

Our main focus this week was to build relationships with the children and help them to learn the nursery routine.

They have been so helpful at tidy up time and are learning to put their things away when they have finished with them.

The children are enjoying having a sense of responsibility. Give them a simple job at home. Some examples could be-

-Putting their toys into a box

-Washing fruit or vegetables

-Watering plants

-Pair socks

-Lay the table for dinner

Make it fun and they will love to help you!

Y4 visit to the Tower of London

Today, Year 4 enjoyed their educational visit to the Tower of London. This was a great way to find out a little bit more about the Tudors, and we even had the opportunity to meet Lady Latimer – aka Katherine Parr – shortly after she had accepted King Henry VIII’s marriage proposal! Do you remember what year we were in?

We found out about Henry’s previous five wives, and learnt the beginning of the rhyme, “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded…” but how does it end?! Can you find out what happened to his sixth and final wife?

The children were very excited by the ravens, and most of them managed to hang on to their lunches! We also had the opportunity to see the Crown Jewels.

All in all, a fabulous day.

Handa’s Surprise

This week’s story in Year 1 is Handa’s Surprise.

Today, we acted out the story and tried some of the fruits from the story.

Can you remember which animal stole which fruit? Why was Handa surprised at the end of the story?

Tell someone at home what your favourite fruit is. Don’t forget to describe how it looks and tastes! E.g. The round, juicy orange.

Here is our story to enjoy at home too.

5B visit Deptford Creek

5B had a wonderful time at the Creekside Discovery centre!

After finding out a little about the history and uses of Deptford Creek, we donned our waders and headed off down the river. It was low tide so we were able to walk on the river bed and explore upstream. We had time to race some rubber ducks to see how fast the current was and to do a spot of fishing, catching some shrimp and even some baby gobi.

We had a chance to explore some different artifacts connected to the creek, linked to its history of industry. We looked at historical artefacts belonging to blacksmiths, the pottery trade and even the nearby railway!