Whole school ramble for Children in Need

What a super Friday we have had at Marlfields!

We all went on a walk around Astbury Mere to raise money for Children in Need wearing our winter coats and wellies. Coco the therapy dog came with us too, she is such a friendly dog!!

When we got back we had a hot chocolate, a cake and talked about what we had been up to. We were very tired after that so Mrs Bennett and Miss Langford had a peaceful afternoon… yeah right!

Hand print of kindess

In nursery today we talked again about being kind and ways in which we can look after our friends.

The children said we could do this by;

  • playing with their friends,
  • having kind hands,
  • looking after their friends if they are sad
  • listening to their friends.

We all put our hand prints on a heart to show that we join together as a class.

Odd socks

In Nursery we have been joining in with anti-bullying week. We came in on Monday wearing odd socks and on Tuesday created our own odd socks. We said that although we are all different and like different things we should always be kind and look after each other!

Gingerbread pizza

 

Nursery have been very busy this morning making pizzas in the shape of gingerbread men for our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic. We used tomato and herb pizza topping and cheese followed by chopped up peppers for the eyes, nose and mouth, one child even gave their gingerbread man eyebrows!

I am sure you’ll agree they look very tasty!

SPORT RELIEF: Staff vs Pupils Charity Football Match

Last Friday, we held our Staff vs Pupils football matches, all in aid of Sport Relief. We had a fantastic turnout of players (both pupils and staff) and amazing support from pupil and parents.

We managed to raise just over £420!! Thank you so much for everyone’s support, it was a very enjoyable evening for staff and pupils alike (as well as lots of sore teachers over the weekend!)

 

Super Science Week

Wow, what a way to start Science Week! Mrs Abraham introduced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through some exciting investigations. We found out all about the fabulous activities and challenges that will be taking place over the week. We will be having a Celebration Assembly on Friday at 2.30pm where members of each class will explain what they have taken part in and learnt over the week. Please come and join us in assembly on Friday, to find out what we have all done!

Learning about different celebrations

This week in Nursery we have been learning about different celebrations and traditions and why we celebrate them.

Bonfire Night

We have made pictures to represent fireworks using paint.

We made pictures using chalk and collage pieces.

Remembrance Day

We have thought about the Poppy symbol and the different colours.

Trekking Tuesday

This week we went on a colour hunt.  We had to be colour detectives and look for the colour red.  We found it in lots of different places around school.

 

Amazing Autumn!

Since September in Nursery the children have been finding out about the changes to the environment in the season of Autumn.

The children have been in the outdoor area finding out about the different changes that occur.

Once we had collected lots of leaves we brought them back inside and used paint to make leaf print pictures.

  

We have also looked at the different patterns on the trees and made bark rubbings using wax crayons.

Today, we have had lots of fun describing the different textures, colours, and sound of the Autumn leaves.

All Around the World…France

As part of our focus on France this week, we have made our own version of the Eiffel Tower. Whilst we have been working away and playing we have been listening to traditional French music. This morning, some of the children made up their own dances to the music – they had so much fun using their physical development and expressive arts and design skills!

For snack today, we have eaten baguettes with Camembert and Brie… some of us love trying all of these new things.

 

Making clothes

We looked at different clothing worn at Bangladeshi weddings and we all loved the sparkles and vibrant colours! So we decided to make our own representations. We made great use of our Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World skills. Look out for the catwalk modelling photographs!

Learning about new fruits…

As part of our focus on Bangladesh last week, we were very fortunate to have one of our children’s parents come in to let us see, touch and taste different fruits that we hadn’t heard of before! We had so much fun learning about and trying new things… it was a lovely morning!

We would like to thank Saiful’s mum very much for coming in and speaking to us all and for letting us try new things.

 

Making curry

Last week our focus country was Bangladesh. Throughout the week, the children had the opportunity to make their own curry. They each contributed to chopping the vegetables and adding them to a saucepan. Some of the children then went to the kitchen with an adult to cook the curry….some even helped with the washing up!

 

Water challenge…

To encourage everyone to drink more water in this hot weather, we’ve set up our own water challenge! Each time we finish our bottle, we get a sticker and the winner at the end of the day gets 5 dojos for being the champion. Yesterday’s winner was… Lincoln!