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Experience Easter 2021

This year, our new outdoor classroom area was the main focus for Experience Easter. Each day this week, classes have taken time to reflect on different stages of the Easter story – The Garden of Gethsemane, Caiaphas’s Courtyard, Golgotha and the Garden Tomb. We finished with planting seeds and colouring butterflies as signs of new life. Thank you to Pam Martin for providing all the content and to Miss Butler and Mrs Haslam for preparing us in school and creating our visual scene settings each morning. St John’s Church is hosting a similar event in the church grounds this week and have extended an open invite all members of the community to Experience Easter for themselves.

Happy Easter everyone!


Eggstraordinary Eggs and Hats!

Lots of our pupils have risen to the challenge again this week with some incredibly inventive, original and carefully crafted creations.  Thank you to everyone who took part!


Year One Easter Egg balloons

Year One have been learning about the significance of Easter for Christians this term and finding out about some of the ways they mark the celebration. They have found out about why signs of Spring signify that Easter is on its way and made the connection between new life and the happier part of the Easter story when Jesus comes back to life. They also found out about the importance of the colour purple at Easter time and have made their own Easter egg balloons which they decorated with pictures related to Easter.


Baking in Year 1

Year 1 enjoyed some practical learning on Friday morning baking Abbey Biscuits.

This was a great opportunity to put many different skills into practice and share a wide range of knowledge that included some incredible maths facts!! We collaborated in two teams to create these delicious tasty treats.


Red Nose Day Fun

Red Nose Day wasn’t quite like in other years but we all entered into the spirit of raising money for this very good cause. We started the day with our Celebration Assembly finding out how our money makes a big difference to many children and adults in the UK and across the world.

The children really impressed us with their creativity and originality with amazing Red Nose Day bandanas, masks, headbands or eye patches. School Councillors had the very tricky job of judging the competition. There were wonderful examples of reusing old red noses and other materials you already had at home rather than new plastic that would just be thrown away after one use. Thank you to all who made such super efforts to take part in a more environmentally friendly way and thank you for helping to raise £70 for those who aren’t as fortunate as ourselves.

 

 


Reception hunt for signs of Spring!

On Friday we braved the winds and showers to hunt for signs of Spring. We talked about how the world around us is beginning to change and that it will soon be Easter time. We turned into nature detectives and went for a bracing walk around our playing fields and school grounds and we were really surprised how many things we managed to spot when we looked really carefully.


World Book Day Story Time

Welcome to our Levens Story Time blog! World Book Day is on Thursday this week and so to celebrate all things books staff have recorded special story time videos, introducing you to a wide range of different favourite books, for you to sit back and enjoy. I’ll be adding more each day this week, so click on these blue links below to see us…

 

 

Friday

Mrs Farraday read Pass the Jam Jim by Kaye Umansky and Margaret Chamberlain

Thursday

Mrs Haslam reads Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Mr Dean reads an extract from Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Wednesday

Miss Eastham reads The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Tuesday

Mrs Mackereth reads Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Mrs Wadey reads The Kite by Arnold Lobel

Monday

Mrs Farraday reads an extract from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewis

Mrs Coker reads Bad Cat! by Nicola O’Byrne

 


Chinese New Year in EYFS

Our children in EYFS enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year before the half term holiday. We had some amazing creations from fortune cookies to lanterns, to junk model dragons and everything in between! We also learnt how to say ‘hello’ in Chinese, found out about the origin of the Chinese New Year story and had a go at writing our name using the Chinese alphabet.


Rockets!

 

 

As part of our Design Technology, Year 1 have planned, designed, built and then evaluated their own rockets! We thought about the parts of a rocket and what materials these could be made from. Our Science work on Everyday Materials helped us decide which materials we could use. We designed and labelled our rockets. We planned which materials and tools we needed, put this information into a table and then had great fun building them! The results were some fabulous, original rocket designs. Finally, we evaluated the process and any challenges we faced.

 


Year 1 Catch up with Miss Eastham via Teams

Last week, year 1 enjoyed a lovely opportunity to catch up with Miss Eastham and their friends during their first live meeting. The meeting went very well and children had the opportunity to show and talk about some of their work or something they had made. We had Lego creations, craft activities, maths work and even some cooking! We then played a game of Hangman. All children were very sensible and grown up during the call; very well done everybody and we will meet again soon!