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Miss Melloy’s class in 2017-18

Chicks- June 2018

We have had a very exciting delivery in Foundation Stage this week... The Happy Chick company delivered an incubator with 16 eggs in. Within a few days, the eggs had hatched and we had some chicks! We have really enjoyed watching the chicks grow over the past few weeks and have been lucky enough to get to hold them too!

In preparation for the chicks being delivered, we had a chick fundraising day where we all dressed in yellow and made nest cakes to sell at our cake sale.

Sports Day June 2018

The children enjoyed taking part in sports day. They were very excited to take part in the different races including the sprint race, sack race and egg and spoon race.

Releasing our Butterflies- May 2018

This half term in Foundation Stage, our topic has been Minibeasts. We have enjoyed learning about lots of different minibeasts but particularly enjoyed learning about the lifecycle of a Butterfly. We have had our very own class caterpillars which we have enjoyed watching change over the past few weeks into beautiful butterflies! Once all of the Butterflies had hatched from their cocoons, we took them onto the school field and released them. We were very excited to watch them fly away!

Royal Wedding Celebrations

The children in Foundation Stage celebrated the Royal Wedding by learning about the Royal Family and what happens at a wedding. They also made some cakes which they got to eat all together as part of Royal Wedding picnic!

Trip to Belton House

The children enjoyed a trip to Belton House. They took part in a minibeast hunt and did some pond dipping. We all had a picnic and explored the adventure playground. It was a fantastic day!

Spring Walk

The children enjoyed taking part in a Spring walk around the school grounds. They were very excited to find lots of signs of Spring, including daffodils starting to grow, lots of lovely green leaves and even a nest in one of the trees!

Outdoor Learning Morning 16.03.18

The children enjoyed their outdoor learning morning linked to our topic of Traditional Tales. They built shelters for The Three Little Pigs and made some food for the different characters in the mud kitchen. The children also learnt about fire safety and enjoyed toasting marshmallows in the fire circle.

Science Time- January 2018.

The children have enjoyed taking part in a range of different experiments as part of science time! They have enjoyed making exploding potions, exploring ice and making magic milk!

Exploring the Fire Circle 02.11.17

This week we have been learning all about Bonfire Night. We went to the fire circle to collect ‘snappy sticks, making sure they ‘snapped’ like a crocodile. Miss Melloy then used the sticks we had collected to make a fire. We were very excited to watch the fire, listening carefully to hear the crackling sounds! After we had finished we had to safely put the fire out using water.

Outdoor Learning Day 18.10.17

Today we made bird feeders using pine cones, lard and sunflower seeds. The children worked with their partners to make their creation. We also had lots of fun in the mud kitchen making food for a hedgehog. The children also worked together to make natural pictures using sticks, twigs, leaves and berries.

Fruit Tasting 02.10.17

The children enjoyed tasting different fruits including pineapple, mango, melon, orange and kiwi. The pineapple and melon were definitely the most popular!

Rainbow Fish Baking 20.09.17

We have been making some Rainbow Fish biscuits this week. We had to carefully weigh out the ingredients and mix them together. We then rolled out the mixture and used a fish cutter to shape our biscuits. The next day, we used different coloured icing to decorate our biscuits.

Our First Week at School

We have enjoyed exploring the different areas of the classroom and outdoor area this week.