Welcome to Star Class.
Meet your teachers.
We had a lovely time at Wagamama tasting, smelling and weighing out yummy ingredients and trying out new foods and drinks. At the end the chef prepared us a delicious plate of noodles, vegetables and chicken.
Our main focus today was sleep
These are the children’s ideas about why we need to sleep.
“So you can wake up”
“So I can go to school tomorrow”
“Because when the morning comes we will be tired.”
“We need to rest to do lots of fun things.”
“Your brain needs to rest at night”
Together we created a bedtime routine
Eat a warm snack or drink a warm drink
Have a bath or a shower
Brush your teeth
Put on your pyjamas
Turn off the TV, tablet and Xbox!!!
Read a story with your grown-up
Cuddle up with your favourite soft toy
Switch off the light and close your eyes
This is one of my favourite bedtime books. it is available from Amazon but you can also watch a version on YouTube.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 - Healthy: Inside and Out 4.02.19-8.02.19
This week we have been talking about our feelings and how we can look after ourselves to stay happy and positive. Please follow this link for more ideas that you can try at home.
WE HAVE GOT ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO DO AT HOME. THESE ARE CALLED HOMEPACKS (an alternative to homework).
YOU PAY A £3 DEPOSIT AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A BAG WITH A FUN ACTIVITY FOR YOU TO DO WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME TO SUPPORT THEIR LEARNING.
THESE ACTIVITES INCLUDE; MATHS GAMES, READING/LANGUAGE/LITERACY GAMES, PUZZLES ETC...
IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR YOU CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SCHEME.
COME SEE ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.
We have been learning about how to look after ourselves to keep us clean and tidy. We learnt how to brush our teeth properly, how to wash our hands to keep the nasty germs away and how to blow our noses with a tissue. Click here for a helpful film about how to wash your hands. Everyone was given a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste to get started.
Happy New Year!
We had a lovely week settling back into school. Even though the weather was cold and grey we managed to do lots of activities outdoors.
Have a great weekend.
Athelney is proud to be able to offer children access to the garden at all times in all weather. Our garden is well-organised and all adults are committed to allow children learn on a big scale, get messy, be noisy, get active and use all their senses and their whole body. We believe that children learn better as a direct result of physical exercise. They are able to concentrate better and are more alert.
All children are expected to wear school uniform.
All children are expected to have a school bookbag and to bring it to school every day.
Please note the hours of the school day and help us to make a prompt start/finish.
Gates open: 8.30am
School starts: 8.50am
School finishes: 3.25pm Mon – Thurs
ALL children need to swim.
Children need a costume/trunks, a swimming hat and towel.
Please label ALL children’s clothing
What an amazing journey we have all had this first term.
Parents: be proud of your children because they are amazing. I am so happy to be their teacher. We had a lovely cosy day on Friday in our pyjamas. What a perfect start to Christmas.
Have a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
The children have been developing their artistic skills and have made some beautiful pieces. They are learning how to use the powder paints so that they can mix colours. Some children really enjoyed creating mood boards for their favourite PJ Mask characters or princesses. They are learning about collage and made these amazing tissue paper houses. Enjoy looking at their pieces.
In a week of reflection I have found these words to be so true.
"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."
John F Kennedy
This Week’s Star Baker is…
The children have had a fantastic start to their year at Athelney. They have settled in beautifully and made lots of new friends. I hope you are as proud as we are.
We all enjoyed cooking cupcakes and the children are experts.
Why don’t you have a go at the recipe this half term. Bring me photos of your baking success.
Have a restful half-term.
Get a bowl and a spoon
Put 125g of butter in the bowl
Put 125g of sugar in the bowl
Put 125g of flour in the bowl
Crack 2 eggs
Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Add a splash of milk
Put the mixture into the cupcake cases
Then put it in the oven on 180 degrees.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
12th October – Downham Library Trip
We are so proud of Star Class who behaved beautifully on our first class trip. Well done to all the children. They were so sensible when we were walking and travelling on the bus.
The library staff said they were impressed by how grown up the children were and we are welcome back anytime.
Downham Library is a really great library with lots of events for children. Here is what’s going on there in October.
Sharing is caring!
It was lovely to see children enjoying each other’s company and sharing stories, jokes, skills.
This week's sounds were s a t p
Keep practising at home!
The weather was lovely this week so we have been spending a lot of time outside.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.
Second Week at School
What a great week we had. The children are making lots of new friends and learning our daily routines.
We even started learning phonics. Here is the link to the Jolly Phonics Song which we sing to practice the sounds.
First Week At School!!
Well done to Star Class who have had a great first week at school.
Here are a few things we have done.
Learning through play
We are committed to make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable for our learners. Our curriculum enables children to make choices about their learning journey. We aim to provide quality and excellence through providing a stimulating environment which will develop social skills and encourage children to become active citizens within the school community and beyond.