We had two lovely end of term parties, lots of food, drink and party games. The children said it was lots of fun and we throught it was the perfect way to end the term. Thank you to all the parents for sending in lots of delicious treats.
We can’t believe the size of the sunflowers that we have grown in the nursery vegetable bed. Yesterday we noticed that one of the sunflowers was starting to wither and the petals were coming off.
We watched a time lapse film of sunflowers and found that it takes about 80 days to grow and then decay.
Today we are disecting sunflowers to find out more about them. We cut up the stem and looked inside it and then we removed the petals and had a go at cutting up the receptacle. we have been able to examine the stamen and see the different parts of it.
In Friday’s newsletter, Mr Absolom wrote about the work the school has been doing in reevaluating its values and identity. As part of this, we shared the gorgeous response from one of our younger learners, when asked waht we should try to be like when we are at school.
beNisto eVereoNe (sic) which is an admirable principle for these troubled times.
Thanks then to the parent who went one step further and translated this into Latin, suggesting that this might make a very good school motto:
Today we are making pinwheels just like stitch had in the story. There’s plenty of opportunities to follow instructions and to understand positional language, plus using scissors and folding. We think they look rather lovely too.