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Foundation 2 Sports Day Wednesday 21st June 2017

Wow! What a lovely afternoon of sporty children enjoying their first ever sports day J.

Thank you so much to all of the spectators who came along to watch the children. Your smiley faces and encouragement were much appreciated to all of those taking part. I loved the applause that the children got after every event and the support you offered to them.

A big thank you also goes to our year 6 children from Miss Frisby’s class who helped to run the activities. They were brilliant and we couldn’t have ran the event without them.

Finally well done to all of the children for their effort. You did a great job! I think you all deserved your ice pops J.

Congratulations to this year’s winners…red team 1 and white team 2!

Mrs Kendall J

Foundation Stage 2
Trip to Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre 
 
The Foundation children went on a trip to Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre in Southwell on Tuesday 13th June. The children had a great time pond dipping and found water boatmen, tadpoles, pond skaters, pond snails, fresh water shrimp and a froglet. Whilst at the pond the children also saw big blue dragonflies. Mrs Snowdens' class found lots on mini beasts while hunting in the woods and Miss Hedges class split into groups and each group did a different activity, we did mini beast hunting, nest building, made clay heads, stickmen and flags. 

Mike Bargh and Warren the Rabbit from Mansfield 103FM came to school just before the Easter holidays to interview five children - Evie, Poppy, Kyra, Connor, Danny. They described a secret item, which are clues to a competition that will be posed to listeners of the Breakfast Show week starting 12th June. Keep listening to Mansfield 103FM for the fantastic competition.

Easter Bonnets!

The children had a super time making their Easter Bonnets. They enjoyed parading their Easter Bonnets for all to see their colourful creations. 

Empties Please!

Used printer cartridge recycling

As part of our work towards our Eco-Schools award we are committed to reducing waste and recycling more, both in school and in our homes. The Eco-Committee has been looking at ways to do this and have decided to work with a company called ‘Empties Please’. They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges and will donate any money raised back to us.

It’s very simple. All we have to do is collect used ink cartridges and toner cartridges and put them into the collection bin, in one of the bags provided, which is situated in the reception area in school. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it is full and then donate the money raised back to school with a certificate to display showing how much we have raised through our recycling. We may also qualify for their Green Rewards scheme if we collect enough. You can collect cartridges from absolutely anywhere – school, work, home, clubs, friends and family. The more we can collect the better and as it takes up to 1000 years for a printer cartridge to decompose it is an environmentally friendly way for you to dispose of your printer cartridges whilst helping us at the same time!

Toners accepted: original branded Brother, Cannon, Dell and Epson toner cartridges

Ink cartridges accepted: original branded Cannon, HP, Lexmark and Samsung ink cartridges

Please make sure you put all cartridges in one of the bags provided before placing in the collection bin.

Thank you for your help.

Spring 2017

This half term our topic is Traditional Tales. We will be learning about ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will be learning to re-tell the stories through role play and changing different parts of the story to make our own versions. Whilst immersing ourselves in the stories, we will be exploring new vocabulary to describe the different characters and create wanted posters for the Big Bad Wolf. The Gingerbread Man will provide us with the perfect excuse to follow and write instructions for making gingerbread men. Finally, this half term will welcome a book club and a writing club where the children will demonstrate their understanding of the books, whilst talking to others about what they have liked or disliked.

Christmas Play 

A huge well done to all the children for their loud voices and big smiles during our Christmas play!

Penny Mile!

A gigantic thank you to everyone who bought in pennies for our Penny Mile! We raised a very impressive £341.72!

Autumn Term 2016

 

In F2 this half-term our topic is All About Me. We will be looking at Me, My Body, My Family, My Friends, My School and My Community over the next 6 weeks. Our work will include thinking about the things we are good at, thinking about how we have grown, talking about our own family and making a family tree, making a ‘recipe for friendship’, looking at maps, plans and instructions and thinking about all the different people who live and work together in our community.

 

After half-term our topic will be Toys. We will look at My Toys, My Parent’s Toys, My Grandparent’s Toys, Electronic Toys and we will be having a toy hospital for any broken toys to visit and (hopefully!) be repaired. Amongst other things we will be thinking about where toys are made, what materials they are made out of, how toys from the past differ from toys now and how we need to look after ourselves and others, our things and other peoples’ things.

On Friday 11th November 2016 F2 had a ‘green-fingered’ family Friday. Lots of our grown-ups joined us to plant out our border. It looks great and we are very grateful to everyone for their support.

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