Wednesday was a busy day learning new moves and dance routines. The children had Holly Hull in during the day, a Zumba Kids instructor. She worked with each class twice, teaching them different dance styles; hip hop, bhangra, soca, salsa and samba were a few. The children then all came together at the end of the day to perform a few routines that they had learnt during the day. The children were full of energy and had a lot of fun.

Charlie, Year R, said, “My best one was knees and toes.”

Mollie, Year R, said, “I had such a lovely day.”

Annabel, Year 1, said, “I enjoyed running around like a horse.”

Florrie and Jessie, Year 1, said, “Our favourite bit was baby shark.”

Erin, Year 3, said, “I love everything about it.”

Lukas, Year 2, said, “My favourite dance style was bhangra.”

Olivia, Year 4, said, “It was really, really, really good. It was amazing. My favourite dance was head, shoulders, knees and toes (soca).”

Farm Food Chains

On Tuesday 15th January, Willow Class visited Queenswood Farm, our local farm. Within Science, the children have been learning about food chains and sources of food and this visit gave them the opportunity to see the steps of a food chain in action. The children were able to collect a wheat plant from the field and then see it dried as a grain. In addition, we were able to see how the grain can go on to feed the animals. We traveled by tractor and trailer, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

The children are looking forward to their next visit, during the Summer term.


Taking a Step Back in Time

Last Wednesday, Willow Class visited Butser Ancient Farm for the day. They experienced what life would have been like in the Stone Age and what activities they would have been able to do. The children made pots out of clay and cordage out of raffia. They were also taught how to dig for artifacts in an archaeological dig and how to build a wattle fence, using hazel wood. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, having beautiful sunshine all day. All children, and the adults, thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Below are just a selection of photos from the day.