12 February 2018
It was nice to see all of you last Thursday for our Early Years and KS 1 Sports Day. The children certainly enjoyed themselves. They were so proud when they got their medals and some of the children did not want to take their medals off.
Last week we continued to talk about the farm. We visited the sheep and goat and found them to look quite alike. We learned that sheep give us wool. To have an understanding that we get wool from sheep, we had a picture of a big sheep which we could pull wool from it. We then read books and saw pictures of sheep being sheered and pretended to be sheep having wool sheered from our bodies. We learned that wool is used to make clothes especially woolen clothes. We compared wool to wooden blocks and found the blocks to be hard. We then practiced sorting out hard and soft items. When looking at goats, we learned that in many countries, people also make clothes from goat’s wool. We read stories about goats and found them to be an amazing animal as they could climb very high mountains and could even climb trees!
This week at Charter, we are celebrating “One World Week.” It is a week when we will be talking and celebrating the country where we are born, the country where we are living in and other countries around the world. If you have time and would like to sign up to read a story or cook a recipe from your country, please sign up on the sheet in front of the classroom.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Friday 16 February
“Gong Xi Fa Cai”, Happy Chinese New Year to all. To celebrate Chinese New Year, please let your child dress up in a Chinese costume to school this Friday.
Next week will be our half-term break. School will resume on Monday 26 February.