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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Boing!

'If you want Santa to come - you
have to go to sleep!'

This week and last, our Reception children and many of their parents have been visiting the Unicorn Theatre to see the fabulous production - Boing! - which tells the story, through dance, of two boys who are so excited about Santa's visit that they can't get to sleep.



The children loved the magical performance and they also enjoyed the walk from the bus, past the Shard, HMS Belfast and City Hall. We even had time to climb up on top of Tower Bridge for some brilliant river views.


The fun continues this week with theatre workshops at Hill Mead for children and their parents. While, in class, we have been doing lots of Boing-related activities, including maths with teddies bouncing on beds!




Sunday, 12 November 2017

Diggersaur Design

Drawing Inspiration
Our new Early Years class text - Diggersaurs by Michael Whaite - has inspired some brilliant creative work this week. The children are loving the story about the characters who are both dinosaurs and digging machines. 




The children have been building diggers and dinosaurs from blocks, meccano, lego and junk modelling. They have been writing letters to the Diggersaurs and writing their own dinosaur names. Here we can see some of them busy at work, designing their own diggersaur characters with their own unique functions.



'Mine has spikes with wings so it can fly'
'Mine has a giant roller to flatten the ground.'
Children from Butterfly class.


Next week we will be carrying on with our Diggersaurs topic so watch this space for more monster machines.