Today concluded the work around our final story for this half term; Supertato! The children have enjoyed the past few weeks where they have explored the story in different ways including thinking about how they can be superheroes, making superhero capes, learning about how vegetables are superheroes for our bodies, making evil pea traps and cooking and eating some delicious vegetable soup with Mrs Mason.
In these unusual times, we’ve been finding unusual solutions to keeping our school community connected. We’ve been holding our weekly Celebration Assemblies on Teams each Friday so that everyone in school can share in the many successes that have been recorded in our wonderful Golden Book. Here are the classes tuning in!
Throughout this week’s harvest theme all classes have been busy recording these videos.
Year 1 are singing Autumn Days; Reception are reciting a poem Harvest Time is Here Again; Year 2,3 &4 are performing a song called Moving Along which talks about the changes in the seasons; Year 5&6 finish our service with prayers they have written this week.
This week, we have been thinking and reflecting on Harvest. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone from every class for bringing in such an abundance of wonderful produce. We will be making a visit to Kendal Food Bank to deliver the goodies and we know that lots of families who live in our local area will be benefiting from eating these nourishing foods.
Further to our geography work on ‘seasons’, year 1 have been learning about location of hot and cold countries in the world. On Monday, we discussed the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ . We had some furry visitors in class. Some children chose different animals and we talked about whether they might live in hot or cold countries. We then matched the animals to the climate. On Tuesday, we looked at the globe and talked about the Equator and why countries close to this imaginary line are hotter, whilst countries further away are colder. We used this information to highlight the hot and cold areas of the world with red and blue crayons. Well done year 1!
Reception have enjoyed their turn on the Trim Trail this week, developing their balance, co-ordination and upper body strength. They have also been learning fun parachute games which involved lots of careful listening and making waves, mushrooms and being a washing machine!
Year One have made the most of the beautiful September weather this week and enjoyed lots of their learning outside both in the playground and in their outside area.
Children in Nursery and Reception had fun earlier in the week when they built their own ‘stream’. They had been using the large loose parts to build bridges and trickles from the tap ignited their imaginations and 10 minutes later lots of children were working together to create a stream from the tap across the outdoor area including around corners! They worked brilliantly as a team, problem-solving and testing out their ideas and changing tactics when things didn’t quite go to plan. Even the ducks enjoyed their ride down the stream!
Year One have had an amazing first week! They spent time getting to know Miss Eastham by playing drama games, reading and discussing stories and playing in the different areas of the classroom with their friends. They made a beautiful rainbow together which is now proudly hanging in the window in Helvellyn classroom. They also demonstrated their patience and determination when learning how to make pom-poms and did not give up when it became tricky! Well done Year One, we have loved having you back!
Alfie and Rebecca Jones have been very busy with dad, Darren, creating and performing this song all about Levens School! All the staff have listened to it and many were brought to tears hearing it. The giggles are just gorgeous! Thank you so much to the Jones Family for sharing their wonderful talents. Listening to this is guaranteed to brighten your day.
We’ve included the words here in the hope that many of you will sing along and we would like to set a music challenge to you all. Please learn the song so that we can sing it together for real when we are back in school in the not too distant future.