Weekly roundup– Infant School
The sun has continued to grace us this week and it has been wonderful seeing the children's faces as they arrive each morning to find a frost covered playground and icy places where water has collected. A frost always provides a rich opportunity for awe and wonder for our young children and it's been wonderful hearing their gasps, exclamations of Look! And explanations about what they can see.
‘The leaf’s got fir around the edge.’ Lilly
‘The cold has made the ice.’ Evie
Children in the Nursery have had lots of fun both inside and outside this week and we’ve welcomed some new friends this week too.
Maria, Grayson and Archie were deep in their play playing their game of tiger, fire engine and marble, working together to navigate their marble around the nursery.
Murphy had such concentration on his face as he organised the coloured magnetic shapes into different patterns, counting and naming colours.
Ivy, Emmy and Sylvie role played looking after a sick person. They tucked each other up, gave them food and drinks and said kind gentle words to the person who was sick. Caring Code Champions in the making!
Our Nursery is an exciting place to be and I love the time I spend there each week. It is growing and thriving and we are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join our experienced team. You can find details here. Please contact the school if you would like to look around.
Reception have been busy exploring their Discovery plan of ‘At the Museum’ and I was lucky enough to be given a tour of their very own museum. Agnes and Aoife asked me to pay 4 pennies which they counted and put into their till. I was given a ticket and taken on a tour. I was shown a variety of different dinosaurs, and the children explained how to use a magnifying glass to look closely at the fossils. There was a photograph hanging up and Daisy informed me that it was an x-ray.
You can find out more about my visit to the Reception museum here
You can find lots more pictures of learning in Reception here
We are loving welcoming children from the wider community for our Stay and Play sessions. Our next session is Tuesday 1st March 9:30 – 10:30, this is a change to the original date. We will be pond dipping in Pauls Garden. Please do come and join us. The link to all the dates is here
We continue our OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) journey this term, the children have been enjoying the play experiences on the Infant playground and working with the Scrapstore in Bristol have refreshed the Infant Play Pod, filling it with new and exciting loose parts for play. Find out more here.
Finally, we pride ourselves on being a school that is welcoming and inclusive for all and we are dedicated to doing the best for all our children. Please click here to find more information on being a Dyslexic Learner and to see quotes from children that show the impact of the learning we are doing in this area. This article was also published in the ‘Bath and Wiltshire Parent’ this week, you can read it here.
I hope you have a restful and healthy weekend.