Thought for the Week for Year 1 to Year 8...
Over the last two weeks, Year 2 have been learning about instructional texts. They had the opportunity to follow a recipe and make their own choice of sandwich. Now the children are qualified chefs, they will go on to publish their own recipe using features such as time adverbials, imperative verbs, adverbs and conjunctions. Apparently, it was the best sandwich they had ever eaten!
In Year 1, we have been learning about materials and their properties as part of our Science lessons. We received an important letter from our friend Gingie and he needed our help. "I want to visit my friend but it's raining outside!" he stated. Joshua said that "He will get soggy and go soft". We thought about how to keep him dry and decided we needed to cover him up. We made predictions on what materials would be best and why. Lots of the children used the word waterproof to describe the material they chose. We are really looking forward to testing our materials soon and hopefully keeping our friend nice and dry!
Thought for the Week for Years 1 to 8...
Nursery- As part of our topic 'All about me' the children have all been exploring their senses in Forest school this week. They have been focusing on 'sounds' in the environment. They have been listening to the sounds made by different natural and man-made objects. Everybody discovered how noisy the metal lamp post was!
Nursery- The children have been using there senses to explore different textures in black and white this week. They have been encouraged to select different materials and make their own arrangements.
Nursery- Staff have developed a new area called the 'finger Gym' where children are able to specifically develop their finer finger tip movements using a wide range of different types of resources which develop different parts of the hands. They also have the opportunity to listen to recorded instructions.
Saplings: Animals keeping warm in Winter
Life Academies Trust were presented the Employee Recognition Scheme Silver Award on Thursday evening at a formal awards ceremony in Cambridge. The gentleman furthest right in the photo is our very own John Dilley who received the reward for us. Our facilities manager Chris Mooney also attended the evening as he is ex armed forces.
LIFE Academies trust signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant when we formed and at the beginning of this year we were invited to apply for Silver membership and we are happy to say we have won! Tobias Ellwood MP said: "I am delighted to congratulate the recipients of this year's Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards. A Silver award recognises the fantastic efforts of employers throughout the UK who have both elevated their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant and provided actual benefit to the Armed Forces Community. The winners should all be proud of the life-changing impact and fresh opportunities they are providing to our Reservists, veterans, wounded injured and sick and their families. We've seen a record number of winners this year, which shows that the Armed Forces family talent pool is also providing tangible business benefit."
Some of the Life Academies Trust team taking part in the mile for Sports Relief over at Biggleswade Academy. It was a great afternoon activity with all of the year groups involved.
Thanks to everybody who visited us the other night. Great to see community engagement with the Trust. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions. If you haven't seen us yet, come and visit us at our next stands during parents evening on Monday 6th November at Kitelands Road Main Hall- Africa Building. Big thanks to SBM services for sponsoring our marketing materials.