Perseverance, Resilience and Kipling Award
I do so hope that you enjoyed the assembly on Thursday. The technology worked for us and we were able to defy the wet conditions to deliver the awards to the first recipients. I may have uttered the phrase ‘by the power of grey skull’ we managed it.
As can be the case with zoom (as well as other such services) your eyes can be drawn to the correct screen and to also pick up the most wonderful and heartwarming of responses. The look of disbelief on Georgia’s face will live long in memory as she somehow ‘appeared’ on my zoom screen just at the right time.
You can relive the assembly through the following link -
Password - ParkHill1949@
It has been a short week but business as usual in Second Steps.
The children ran into school ready and raring to learn.
We had a fun and creative woodland school lesson.
The children listened to the ‘Not a Stick” story written by Antoinette Portis and enjoyed hunting for sticks and deciding what our ‘not a stick’ was. We had magic wands to turn everyone into toads, spoons for stirring cups of tea, pens so we can write our names, swords to scare the dragons away and fishing rods to catch fish for our dinner.
We have been looking at letter sounds in our own name, talking about the shapes we can see in different letters ie the letter O look the same as a circle the letter W is made with lots of straight lines. Some of the children wanted to show us how they can write their names.
We had a good sports lesson with Premier sports. Working in pairs to roll a ball short and long distances and had fun with running games.
We would also like to welcome Anaiya and Gael to Second Steps. They are settling in well and already starting to make friends.
Happy New Year!
First Steps welcome new year very well. We have played lots fun games to keep children’s sprit up while they were learning. We also welcomed Bento and Alba to our class and they have settled very well.
This week we have been learning about “The Gingerbread Man” story. The children used story props to act out the story and developed their language.
Filling and emptying containers with cous cous was one of the favourite activity and children enjoyed experiencing different textures and the sound it makes when it falls.
In Science session, the children used their senses while touching, smelling and tasting different foods and spices. Feta cheese and watermelon were children’s favourite foods and olives and lemon were the least favourite ones. Well done all children for being so inquisitive and asking many questions while testing new foods.
Mrs Guniz Mrs Mousi