Welcome to Class R

 

In May we celebrated Prayer Week. We enjoyed rejuvenating our prayer corner and lots of children chose to write prayers too. We wrote a class prayer in the style of a Kennings poem and made a story map to help us to learn it.

We were lucky enough to be the first class to go on a trip this year! We walked to Brockhill Country Park and we had a wonderful day, led by the onsite rangers.

We enjoyed scavenger hunts, yoga, parachute games, mindfulness and craft activities as well as having plenty of time to enjoy and explore the park.

The fact that we were not able to invite parents to the church for Harvest Festival this year didn’t stop us celebrating this important time in school.

All week the children have been considering the importance of sharing God’s bounty with others.

Rev Barry shared a special message with us and we collected lots of  tinned and dried goods which we have donated to the Rainbow Centre food banks.

 

We have had a wonderful first term at school, making new friends and having fun learning together. Our topic in term 1 was ‘People Who Help Us’ and we were joined by Archie the fireman who taught us all about being a fire fighter and how to be safe at home.​ We also enjoyed an online chat with some police officers from our local police station. They showed us lots of the equipment that they use for their jobs and answered our questions too.

Our first Sports Day at Saltwood was themed around the Olympics and it was really fun! We competed as Japan, USA and China, who are the three teams predicted to win the most medals in this Summer’s Olympics. We made flags and waved them as we processed onto the field, just like the real athletes do in the opening ceremony! We tried lots of Olympic sports as well as a giant inflatable obstacle course, which we feel would be a brilliant addition to the Olympics in the future!

We had a lovely time at our afternoon tea party on Tuesday as part of our Courageous Advocacy project. We have donated a cream tea to each resident at Saltwood Care Home thanks to contributions from our wonderful class R parents. The catering company we are using is called ‘Touch base’ and we will therefore be helping adults with learning difficulties too. We made scones in class and held our own party to celebrate and the bunting we used will be sent on to the nursing home for their party next week along with some cards the children have made.