Welcome to Apple Class.
We had an amazing Arts Week. We made badges using marbling inks, decorated key rings with rainbows, painted 2 murals on the school walls, helped build the Willow tunnel, made willow crowns and dream catchers, did some yoga, made a 'House for Mouse' using natural materials, made felt, did recycled plastic art, singing, origami, dancing. What a busy week we had. A big thank you to Mrs Whitmee for organising it all and to all the parents who gave up their time to help us. THANK YOU!!!
We really enjoyed celebrating British Food Fortnight, especially when the tractor came in and we all got to climb into it. Thank you to Violet's Mummy and Daddy!
Apples are enjoying our weekly Wild Wednesday sessions. We have great fun exploring our grounds, building dens, collecting woodland materials to make art, travelling around on the ride-ons, making potions and so much more!
As part of Festive Science Day we were very lucky to have Mrs Green come in to Apple Class and make snow with us. This was a real chemical reaction and we learnt about mixing things and heat being produced. We made a new substance: snow. It was such fun! Thank you Mrs Green.
We also talked about how sun substances can change state from solids to liquids by melting and from liquids to solids by cooling. We demonstrated this by melting chocolate to decorate biscuits.
Our day at Sherwood Pines was magical. We enjoyed playing in the mushroom play park; going on the Christmas tree trail where we learnt about different trees, animals, den building, objects made from trees and played games; made a Christmas craft and then had the really important job of picking a Christmas tree to take back for school. We definitely picked the best one Apple Class! Thank you to all the Mummys and Mrs Seddon and Mrs Flatt who accompanied us on our trip - you were brilliant!
This half term we have been learning all about People Who Help Us. We have had visits from the local Community Support Officer and Police Officer and the Southwell Fire Service. We are also very grateful to Emily's Mummy who came in to talk to us about being a doctor and Rafe's Mummy who came in to bake some yummy cupcakes with us. Thank you for making our learning so much fun!
We celebrated Children in Need day by dressing up, wearing Pudsey Ears and making lots of repeating patterns as part of our Maths learning.
We enjoyed having our parents and grandparents visit us for the afternoon after the MacMillan Coffee and Cake sale. We did box modelling, craft, played in the role play area and loved showing them around the classroom and outdoor area.
During Black History Week we enjoyed listening to the music of Louis Armstrong, our favourite was 'What A Wonderful World.' We had a visit from Bemma who talked to us about African tribal dancing and showed us a dance to preform, we also enjoyed listening to her stories too. Thank you Bemma!