On Thursday 7th April, all the Reception children were able to participate in a teddy bears picnic! They were able to bring in their special toy from home and listen to different stories about bears. The children had a fantastic time and loved listening to the stories.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful fruit and vegetable donations we received. It was amazing to be able to share different fruit and vegetables with the children. They had a great time eating it all!
On Monday 28th March, the children in EYFS were able to take part in a virtual author visit held by Wiltshire Council. This is part of their scheme called 'The Wiltshire Year of Reading'. We are incredibly lucky to be a part of this fantastic scheme which promotes a love of reading for all children.
During this session, the children were virtually visited by Chloe Inkpen. She is a well known author who has written iconic books such as 'Mrs Blackhat' and 'The Hole in the Zoo'. She talked to us about the different books she has written and her favourite characters.
British Science Week is a 10 day celebration of Science from the 11th - 20th March. Each year there is a theme and this year the theme is 'Growth'. There is a link attached at the bottom of this for you to find out more about British Science Week.
To celebrate this, the children explored a range of fantastic activities to help them become curious and confident scientists. They were able to explore:
The children had a brilliant time and enjoyed becoming scientists!
On Friday 4th March, to celebrate World Book Day, Clarendon Infants School had its first book swap! All the children were able to bring in a book (or more!) that they do not read any more at home. These books were then collected for a school wide book swap. The event was held after school and families were able to choose a book for their children. The books which were donated were fantastic and families had lots of fun choosing new books! Younger siblings were even able to get involved through the baby book table. The event was a brilliant success and we hope you enjoy your new books!
We are looking forward to the next swap!
On Friday 4th March, the children joined in with World Book Day. Each class got to explore a different book for the day and complete activities linked to this. They were able to create a door display as a class to inspire other children to read the book. All the children also came in dressed as their favourite book character for the day and all of the children had a brilliant day! Throughout the day, the children had a boo character parade and reading sessions with different adults. It was a fantastic day!
World Book Day 2022
The Book Trust is one of UK's largest reading charity whose aim is to inspire children and adults on their reading journey. Every child in EYFS, was given a new, free book called 'I Am a Tiger' by Karl Newson and Ross Collins. These books have been delivered to give families a helping hand to inspire reading. Below, there is a link to the website which explains more about the Time to Read packs and some resources you could use with your child. We hope you enjoy reading these fantastic books as a family!
On the 18th January, the children were visited by Jamie Knight. He is a Guinness World Record holder for football tricks. During the session, he demonstrated the different football tricks he can do and why he has the records. Throughout the session, he coached the children through different skills and tricks. Each trick required more skills and used different techniques. The children enjoyed learning the different tricks and they are looking forward to practising these skills.
This year, Wiltshire are holding a year of reading. This is to celebrate different stories and encourage a love of reading in all children. On the 16th and 17th of November, they held online author visits with Robert Starling and Eileene Browne.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, we met Eileene Browne who is known for her well known stories Handa's Surprise and long with its sequels Handa's Hen and Handa's Noisy Night. During the talk, she read the children her stories and also they did different dances linked to the stories. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting Eileene Browne!