***JUNIOR PARKRUN RUNNING CLUB***

To all Running Club members, please be aware that Storm Dennis is set to hit this weekend, meaning that potentially Sunday’s Parkrun event MAY be cancelled depending on the weather.

Please keep an eye on the Peel Park Junior Parkrun Facebook page to find out whether the event will still be on.

PLEASE HELP US BY SHARING THIS MESSAGE TO ALL RUNNING CLUB MEMBERS.

Mrs Burgess, Miss Harrison and Miss Soar would love to see you there if all goes ahead as planned!

Happy Half Term ๐Ÿ˜€

Problem Solvers

Reception Rosen were working hard this week on furthering their knowledge of length. We were developing the use of our mathematical vocabulary looking at short, longer and longest. The children also suggested we could use ‘medium’ to describe items that are of ‘in-between’ length.

After exploring different items using non-standard measures, the children were set a challenge to create me three towers that fit the description of short, longer and longest. If they achieved this, they had to create a fourth tower that matched Mrs Burgess’ description.

I have never witnessed the children concentrating so hard before, their focus was excellent. I do have a video of this which I will upload when we return to school, I forgot to upload it before I left on Friday!

Chinese New Year D&T Day!

Although a couple weeks delayed, we decided to coincide celebrating Chinese New Year with our Design and Technology days. After learning about the ways Chinese New Year is celebrated, we began to engage in some simple skills, specifically cutting and folding. Firstly, we made Chinese Lanterns.

We learned about how Chinese people have 9 dishes of food at New Year as 9 is a lucky number. We had a go at making one of the dishes, noodles. We talked about the flavouring and how the noodles change from hard to soft when water is added and warmed. The children know why long noodles are favoured by Chinese people…ask them why they choose to eat them!

Finally, we learned about the story of the Chinese Zodiac ‘The Great Race’. We learned that this year, 2020, is the Year of the Rat. We furthered our outing and folding skills by created 3D rats. The children assembled them into cone shapes. Did you know that the children born in 2014 are Year of the Horse and those born in 2015 are Year of the Goat?

It has been a great couple of days, we leave ready for the holidays up-skilled and full of new knowledge! I hope the children have a lovely week at home!

Mrs Burgess :o)