This year is the Year of the Rat – we had lots of fun making and tasting some traditional stir fry and had a go at eating it using chopsticks.
Today we went to the library to have a story time and to choose a book. Then we used the machine to borrow. book. Some of us didn’t have a library card so the lady got us one with our form. We looked at where the fiction and non fiction books are kept and loved getting a chance to borrow a book using the machine with lights !
On we had an early start at school (8.00a.m.!) because we were off to Cheltenham to see the pantomine “Cinderella”. After a quick snooze on the bus for some of us we arrived ready to be entertained. Lots of us spotted pictures of Tweedy on the posters and sure enough he played Buttons in the show. There were lots of songs and dances to entertain us, a bit of water sprayed into the audience, some very messy whipped cream and magically Cinderella flew above us at one part of the show. We all had a great time. Some comments from the Stroud Valley School audience include: “ my best bit of the trip was the chairs – they went up and down”, “ I liked Tweedy riding on the tiny, tiny bike” and “Cinderella’s dress was so sparkly – I want one like that!”. What a great trip!
We had a lovely visit today from Santa who left a sack of Christmas books for us. We had lots of fun opening our presents and couldn’t wait to show our Year 6 Boook Buddies what had been delivered. We then spent time with them sharing our new stories. Many thanks to our school’s PTFA for helping Santa with this Christmas surprise!
This week we performed our nativity story “Born in a barn” with the angels dancing a lovely dance and the stars accompanying a song with a variety of musical instruments.
This week we visited St Laurence Church in Stroud. The vicar, Kate, chatted to us about the Christmas story and we had lots of volunteers to help her act it out. Then we all sang “Away in a Manger”. Next we had a tour of all the lovely Christmas trees decorated in so many different ways – there were 117! On our way back to school we sang “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.
We have been finding out about 2D shapes and we decided to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day by using our outdoor area for a shape hunt. Working with a partner we set off to find out what 2D shapes we could spot in our outdoor areas. The digital cameras helped us record the huge variety of shapes we spotted and when we got back to our indoor classroom we looked at the photos we had taken and found out that we had spotted shapes in the most unlikely places!
That’s when Sunshine Class got busy making their very own fireworks in our Forest School session using autumn leaves, sticks, wire and flame-coloured ribbon.
This week we had our whole school Harvest Festival at St Laurence’s church in Stroud. We brought in food items for the food bank and after we had sung our songs our families kindly donated money to the “Send a Cow” charity. Some of us felt a bit nervous before performing but once we put on our harvest crowns we felt ready to sing our hearts out!
We are getting ready for our whole school Harvest Festival next week and we had lots of fun collecting autumn treasures in our Forest School area to create these lovely crowns. We will wear them at our Harvest Festival at St Laurence church.
This morning we all had a great time on a bouncy castle in the hall. There was lots of laughter and our Year 5 friends helped us keep count of our bounces.
We are having lots of fun in the school hall in our PE lesson with Vinny. Our listening skills are improving and we play lots of games to keep us active.
Every Friday afternoon we get together with our Year 6 Book Buddy to enjoy books together. For the first session the Year 6 children visited Sunshine classroom and this week Reception children had the opportunity to visit Year 6 classrooms. Our lovely new buddies helped us enjoy some picture books and we got to know them a bit better.
This week was our first session of Forest School with Mrs Priestley and Margaret. We put on our waterproof trousers and coats and went outside with our new class friends to explore. We all enjoyed our time in the great outdoors and the session ended with a yummy hot chocolate!
Gong hei fat choy! Happy New Year!
18 December 2019
This week we have been using our Numicon to help Rudolph and Santa deliver the presents. There have been lots of presents to share out so we used the cubes to represent the different parcels and worked together to find possible answers. Great teamwork!
12 November 2019
We have been finding out about 2D shapes and we are practising being able to spot them round the school.
Sunshine Class September 2019
01 October 2019
This is our first week at school!