Going Green

Today we got inspired by our alien visitors we have been having all term and created a drink fit for any creature who is out of this world…

We had the kind help and assistance by Alex Hodgkinson-Last, one of the daddies in our year, but also health food fanatic and super smoothie maker! He bought in a varied bag of ingredients that left our children, and adults, sceptical of what we might be about to make. Limes, fruit juice, bananas and spinach were amongst the items for our recipe.

The children helped tear, squeeze, pour and chop it all up ready to then whizz it in the blender. What appeared 30 seconds later was the greenest drink you will ever see. It was fit enough for any alien you may stumble across but the children looked less than convinced. However every single one of them gave it ago and tried some of the smoothie and … THEY LOVED IT!! Yes you heard right, all of them commented on how yummy, tasty, delicious, juicy and amazing it was. If you don’t believe me, let the pictures convince you!

We also did plenty of other food related activities throughout the day… we worked in small groups doing instruction writing, we designed our own smoothie bottles and labels, we used feely bags to guess new and exotic fruit and vegetables and we had to guess how much sugar certain popular drinks contained (a shocking amount in all of them!!)

Thank you so much to Alex for coming in and teaching the children about trying to foods and drinks. They relished the chance to get cooking and we always ask if any parents have any secret baking talents then let us know and come on in to help!

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He’s behind you!!

On Thursday we were treated to another amazing pantomime thanks to the PTA support and funding we get towards it. Watching live theatre is a super opportunity for children to understand drama and performance skills. I also helps that everyone loves the pants!!

This year we watched Jack and the Beanstalk and it is safe to safe it was a very excitable and noisy show. The children got very involved and were quick to “boo” the nasty helper of the giant and cheer on Jack as he saved his girlfriend Jill from the giant who held her captive in his castle.

 

The Little Angel got her wings

The Key stage 1 Nativity took place last week and this year the story was about a little angel who wanted to get her wings. All the other angels had wings and could travel around easily, but poor little angel had to take the long walk to Bethlehem. On her way she found a poorly donkey, dove and lamb and little angel was super helpful and kindly helped them all get better.

Year 1 and 2 were both fantastic and loved being able to perform in front of the whole school and many siblings on Monday. The next two days were “show days” with our children performing to so many mums and dads. The atmosphere was fantastic and it really makes you feel festive and ready for Christmas.

Thank you on behalf of all of the key stage 1 team for your kind words and praise about  the show. The children worked very hard to pull off another amazing nativity.