Last week the boys had a great day out at the British Wildlife centre. They learnt all about the animals in their gardens and woodlands. Some of the interesting facts the boys learnt were: slow worms are lizards, hedgehogs have 5000 spines, you can tell when an owl comes out at night depending on their eye colour and deer eat their antlers.
The boys have completed another great week. Today we had a wonderful wood walk with lots of questions and more learning. As it was sunny and dry today we didn’t change into our wellingtons. On our walk we found mushrooms, which the boys remembered were poisonous, nettles, which we made sure all our friends knew about and knew to avoid and Holly, this wasn’t near the path so it was okay, we just discussed how prickly it was and looked at the spider webs in it. The boys loved running down the hill and rolling down the grass.
After lunch the boys played cake shop with Mrs Roberts as the shop keeper. They chose their cakes and handed over their pounds in return.
On Friday Reception had even more ‘new beginnings’. Waterproofs were donned as we made our way to our first whole school assembly in Mary Bennet House. The boys showed the rest of the school their excellent behaviour as they watched Year 6 boys and one Year 5 receive their responsibilities for the year.
After assembly we walked to the mini bus where the boys boarded, fastened their seatbelts and were instructed to the bus behaviour expectations. Already an extreme amount of learning had happened before 9.15.
I was so proud to hear Mr Hopkins say how wonderfully the boys listened and participated in their games lesson at Hinchley Wood.
As the rain ceased we swapped shoes for Wellington boots, again the boys listened and learned the rules for being in the woods. I managed to open one of the chestnuts so we could see the trees seeds and we tried to work out if the squirrels could eat them or if they’d be protected enough to grow. This week we only made it up to the top clearing to see our neighbours horses, again learning, this time about not going close to other people’s animals without the owners permission. We returned back down the hill to board the bus and head back to school in time for our fish and chips.
By the afternoon the boys were visibly tired but I still received the best comments from Madame Strutt and Mrs Wilson. When the boys came downstairs they showed me their ‘freeze’ poses and how they had been dancing. It was lovely to finish the week tired but smiling.
On Thursday the 26 of May the whole Prep tuned their singing voices and produced a wonderful Tribute to Queen!
The boys drew toys to make a toy shop today and added prices onto their toys. What a bargain the Fire Man Sam set was. I couldn’t wait to buy it!
On Monday the boys visited the chicks. There was a mixed response to holding them from very enthusiastic to not a chance. They enjoyed seeing where they lived and talking about the males and females. Teddy pointed out the chicken lifecycle poster and recognised what happened at each stage.
The boys have been hard at work counting, paying, adding, sorting and playing with money this week. The boys counted out 100 pence to equal £1. We counted out 10 pennies and swopped it for a ten pence peice then again for twenty pence and fifty pence.
The Reception Boys were full of energy and cake on Friday for their Great Bake Sale. Thank you everyone for bringing in all the cakes. I had to put two pounds in the till for the wonderful lemon drizzle cake!