Today in our computing lesson we have been learning to code by making objects (aeroplanes and helicopters) move around the screen, disappear and change the background ready to make a computer game next week.
We welcomed a Fire Education Officer into school on Thursday. He spent time with Squirrels class Foxes class and Badgers class covering many aspects of fire safety and education such as: fire and burn prevention, the importance of having smoke alarms, fire escape plans and 999 emergency calls but the most enjoyable part of the day for the children was when the fire engine arrived! Key Stage 1 children got to test out the fire hoses and to look at the equipment on the fire engine.
Kate from Fun Science Dorset held her first after school club yesterday. Gravity was the main focus and lots of experiments took place. We can't wait to see what Kate has in store in the coming weeks.................
Today we had a visit from Kirsten Juniper. Kirsten is a Recycling Officer at Dorset Waste Partnership. The fun, interactive assembly has encouraged children to think of ways that they can throw less away.
We began the summer term joining together for Collective Worship. During this time, Mr Charman intrigued the children by dressing up as a knight. The pupils loved finding out about the story of St George and the dragon, and they have continued learning about this topic in class. Do ask your children to tell you some of the new facts they have learnt about the flag and also the various activities they have participated in.
"Five hot cross buns in a bakers shop..."was sung a lot and trialled with solo parts, duets and as a whole class. For those of you present at the church for the Easter service you will know Squirrels did themselves proud. The same day as the service we were visited by Chartwells who read The Hungry Caterpillar to the children. Chartwells provided a wrap and a mix of fresh fruit for the children to create a caterpillar, or butterfly, that was"wrapped" up in a cocoon. I quote from an email I received after the visit, "It was a great session, extremely proud of the children that tried something for the first time and impressed by their politeness."