Superheroes!

We came to school dressed as superheroes! Some of us came as real-life superheroes and others came as fantasy superheroes! Can you guess who we are?

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

IMG_0514.JPG

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Today our school was brightened up by lots of colourful socks to help raise money for Andover Twenty1! We learned about Down Syndrome in assembly and celebrated difference together.

The idea of ‘Lots of Socks’ is that chromosomes look like socks under the microscope, and people with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome.

Thank you to everyone who joined in and made a donation!

World Book Day!

On Thursday we dressed up as our favourite story characters for World Book Day! We began our day with fun music and a fashion show to show off our wonderful outfits! We had a story themed lunch and a great afternoon drawing and writing about who we were dressed as!

Can you guess who we are in the photos? I wonder if you could share your favourite childhood story with your child?

Police Visit

Today we had a visit from an Andover Police Officer! They talked to us about the important role they have in our society and about all the different things they have to do as a Police Officer. They showed us their uniform and the different tools they have to help them with their job.

Earlier in the week, we talked about how Police Officers help to ensure that people are driving safely on our roads, and we discussed speed limits and the signs which tell us which speed cars should be driving at. We then made our own signs and speed guns, and role played driving around and being Police Officers on our playground! Our Cygnet Police Officers made sure there was no speeding!

After this, we went to have a look at some police vehicles and we even got to sit inside of them! Have a look at us in the photos below! The whole afternoon was great fun and a really brilliant learning experience.

Our New Artist...

Portrait-Wassily-Kandinsky.jpg

Who is this man? What do you know about him?

Can you find any of his famous paintings and tell us which one you like best and why.

‘Warm and Fuzzies’ & ‘Cold and Pricklies’

This week in Circle Time we have been finding out about how our choices affect other people. When we do or say nice things to other people that makes them feel ‘warm and fuzzy’. What have you done to make someone feel ‘warm and fuzzy’?

When we do or say unkind things to other people that makes them feel ‘cold and prickly’. Has this ever happened to you? What could you do to turn a ‘cold and prickly’ into a ‘warm and fuzzy’? Saying sorry is a good way to repair a bad choice.

 

Can you make someone at home feel ‘warm and fuzzy’ this week? We would love to hear about your good choices on a Wow Moment to share at school!

 

1 Less

This week we have been learning about 1 less. Can you find the answers to these problems?

 

If the Giant had 4 coins in his money bag and Jack took 1 away, how many coins would be left?

If the Giant had 10 coins in his money bag and Jack took 1 away, how many coins would be left?

Can you think of any more problems to work out?

Try using these words in your number problems….. less, take away, count back.

 

Hubble's Birthday!

We decided to give Hubble his very first birthday party!

We made decorations, birthday cards, drew the presents that we would like to give Hubble and planned his birthday party! We celebrated his birthday on Wednesday morning with lots of music and dancing! We played musical statues, musical chairs and pin the tail on the donkey - it was a lot of fun! After all our dancing we then sat down to sing Happy Birthday to Hubble and to share out his delicious birthday cake!

The 215

Come and see our Year R soldier at Vigo Road Recreation Ground on 10th November. He represents one of the 215 soldiers from Andover who were killed during World War 1. We decorated our soldier with poppies that the children made to remember them and photographs of our learning about World War 1 at school.

Our World War 1 Week

We have been busy this week learning all about WW1.

At the beginning of the week, we each made our own solider and a vehicle for the soldier to travel in.

We imagined what it would have been like to be a solider in WW1: we cooked mud pies and soup in the soldiers’ mess, we wrote letters to our loved ones back home, and we made shelter and dens to keep ourselves safe.

We also imagined what it would have been like in Andover during WW1 and we carried out activities that the people of Andover would have been involved in: we planted seeds to grow our own vegetables, we used rations to buy fruit and vegetables from the grocery shop, and we made food parcels and wrote letters to send to the soldiers.

At the end of the week we made poppies for our soldiers and also to remember the brave soldiers who fought for us in WW1.

WriteDance!

We have been practising our pencil grip and strengthening our core muscles using WriteDance at school in readiness for writing. We used big movements to draw circles and eights in the air with rainbow scarves, matching them to the music, before drawing them down on paper.

 

If you would like to help at home you could strengthen hand muscles by squeezing sponges at bath time, watering the garden with spray bottles or screwing up old newspaper in to tiny balls – don’t forget to use both hands!

All of our hand control activities help to develop a good pencil grip.

groove_pencil (3).jpg

Counting and Numbers

We have been learning all about numbers and counting this week. We have found lots of different things to count at school. What can you find to count at home?

 

Don’t forget….. always move the objects when you count them so that you know when to stop! How many have you counted?

Pablo Picasso Faces!

We have been learning all about the artist Pablo Picasso at school this week. We found out that he loves to have fun with faces and to put bits in funny places and use different colours. We decided to make our own Picasso faces so we cut up photographs and stuck them down to look like the ones that Pablo painted. See how different we look!