We were delighted to welcome Eve’s tortoise Margo to Sunshine Class today. We had lots of questions for her and Eve’s mum kindly arranged for Margo to answer them for us! Here are a few:- 1. Do you walk slowly? Yes, I walk slowly if it’s a cold day because I am a reptile and I am cold blooded.
2. How old are you? I am about 8 years old and I can live to be 75!
3. Are you sometimes naughty? Yes! in the summer, on a hot day, I get nice and warm and then explore and, if I can I’ll escape!
We’ve had lots of noisy fun this week creating shakers filled with rice and pasta, guitars made using rubber bands and drums using differnt kinds of boxes and pots. Then we all got together and played and sang in The Stroud Valley Sunshine Band!
We all dressed up in red and brought in silver coins to help raise money for Comic Relief. Niall enteratined us by playing and singing a calypso on his steel drum from Trinidad.
to all the special mums in our life – with lots of love from Sunshine Class boys and girls xxx
The love spring weather this week has made us all feel like getting crafty and we have enjoyed cutting and sticky different colours and textures to decorate our spring collage in the corridor outside Sunshine classroom. Please do come and have a look!
Sunshine boys and girls have had lots of fun exploring texture by learning how to weave and how to create pom poms using a variety of different textures and vibrant colours – a perfect way to brighten up our outdoor area!
Can you spot all the different book characters we dressed up as? We had lots of fun today and enjoyed listening to some audio book excerpts and reading the “big books” as part of 2017 World Book Day
As it’s Pancake Day we decided to have a go at cutting our pancakes into halves and quarters – and then enjoyed eating the fractions we had created.
A visit from Margo
A visit from the CollyOkki Bird
07 April 2017
We listened carefully to the story of the bird who lays her special chocolate eggs in chocolate nests and then got busy making our very own nests. Lots of colourful feathers had been spotted near our classroom so we left our classroom window open to let her fly in. On the last day of term we discovered she’d decided to lay some eggs in every one. Each of our nests had 4 chocolate eggs and The Colly Okki Bird even managed to wrap up our nests so that we would be able to carry them home safely!
Mr Wolf's Pancakes
24 February 2017
After enjoying the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes we decided to have a go at making some ourselves. We made the batter and enjoyed watching (from a safe distance!) whilst Miss Mac showed us how to toss a pancake. We then enjoyed eating the finished product with a choice lemon, sugar or honey. Delicious.
New play areas
20 February 2017
After a lovely half term holiday we came back to school refreshed and ready to enjoy our new play areas - The Black and White corner and The Train Station.
A Visit from some story tellers . . .
03 February 2017
We all had a fascinating time this week when we were visited by 2 story tellers who told us a lovely story with lots of creative details that really captured our interst. We really had to pay attention to all the details as the tale was woven for us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the audience participation parts too!
Kunghei fatchoy! Happy Chinese New Year
27 January 2017
If you wondered what that delicious smell was coming from Sunshine Class today it was our delicious stir fry that we made to celebrate Chinese New Year. We all got busy mixing a variety of chopped vegetables, beansprouts, egg noodles and chow mein sauce together in the wok and then set to work with our chopsticks to find out what it tasted like. Almost all of us had a taste and persevered even when it got a bit tricky to manage the chopsticks in one hand. Lots of positive comments from our chefs/diners which are best summed up by Miley’s verdict of “fantastic!”
Friday = Forest School Fun
20 January 2017
It was too muddy underfoot to use our usual Forest School area so Mrs Beaudro got us busy with a scavenger hunt. It was sooo chilly outside but we all worked together and did our best to stay warm as we went hunting for all the different items we needed. The ice we found proved to be a big hit even if it did make our hands a bit cold as we examined it!
13 January 2017
Miss Mac spotted a lovely wooden tree about to get thrown away in a skip so she rescued it and we decided to give it a new lease of life by making winter themed decorations to add to it. This involved us choosing, cutting, sticking and tying a variety of different resources and we were pleased with the end result. What do you think?
"Ice, ice baby. . ."
06 January 2017
Happy New Year and welcome back to school! The drop in overnight temperatures gave us the perfect weather to explore ice and we have enjoyed touching and observing the changes to a variety of ice shapes this week. Some of the ice had colour, pasta and flowers frozen in it and we used the magnifying glasses to have a closer look at the patterns in the ice. We used the digital cameras to record our observations and then enjoyed looking at the images we had taken (some of them were of our friends !). We thought the sun would help melt the ice blocks but noticed that even on the cloudy days the ice melted.
14 December 2016
Today was Christmas Lunch Day and we all wore the party hats we had designed and made especially for it. We sang Christmas songs as we went down to the canteen. We sat together and shared a yummy meal with special homemade Christmas biscuits for our pudding. Thank you Clare and Lottie (our SVS catering team) for helping us to get into the Christmas spirit!
Getting ready for our Carol Service
09 December 2016
Next week is our whole school Carol Service at St Laurence’s Church in Stroud and it’s going to be our first one ever at Stroud Valley School. We’ve been busy learning all the words for the songs and decided to dress up as stars, angels, shepherds and sheep to add extra sparkle to our event so we had a try on of our costumes this week to make sure we were ready!