***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 😀

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)

Mega Mathematicians!

The children in Reception Rosen have been working hard over the last fortnight and have had a go at being more independent in their learning. Last week, the children were set a task to work as a team and sort the solid 3D shapes into categories which they did brilliantly. This week, they have worked all by themselves to complete some simple addition calculations using a number line. Truly amazing! We finished the week with a celebration with Reception Donaldson for Adam’s birthday.

Mrs Burgess :o)

Sunshine in February!

The Reception and Nursery children enjoyed fun in the February sun on Thursday as we went digging in our digging pit. The children were excited to find lots of worms and enjoyed making homes for them. What a lovely way to spend your Thursday afternoon!

Mrs Burgess :o)

Wonderful World of Water

Our Science Days this half term were all about water.

The children did a mind map to share what they already knew about water. Mrs Burgess and Miss Tsang were blown away by what the children knew.

We then conducted a series of investigations all involving water. We looked at how items can float and sink in water and made predictions about what would happen. We froze animals in water and explored different ways to rescue them from the ice (the hot water was the best for melting ice). We made ice decorations and placed them outside, then monitored them over the morning to see what would happen to them. We also investigated how we could move water from one bucket to another without pouring it in. We learned so much about water and have really enjoyed our Science Days.

Mrs Burgess