Week Commencing 27th November 2017
We also thought about the things we would need to pack in order to be able to survive different mountain climbs, depending on the duration of the climb.
The Marvellous Matildas also began to think about survival, a little closer to home. The children began thinking about how difficult it is to be homeless at this time of year and started to crete a list of items we could include in our shoe box for our Year 3/4 shoe box appeal.
Miss Durant was incredibly proud of us on Friday as we scored 100% in 'Fab Five’ for the very first time. Yayy!!
Week Commencing 13th November 2017
Since the start of the year the Marvellous Matildas have been working super hard to fill their reward jar with stars. Miss Durant adds a star every time she thinks we do something brilliant as a whole class, if everyone hands their homework in on time and If we all achieve 'Fab 5’. Last week we were delighted when we had finally filled the jar!
We were allowed to vote for our reward to have on Friday afternoon, we decided on free time so we could all choose different activities including: Lego, art and crafts, colouring and I Pads. We really enjoyed our treat and can’t wait to fill the jar again!
Thank you to everyone that attended parents’ evening, it was great to get the opportunity to talk to you all and show you how hard your children are working in class.
Week Commencing 30th October 2017
Week Commencing 16th October 2017
A super busy week to end our first half term in the Marvellous Matildas.
On Monday we had our final swimming lesson, we had such an fun time learning how to stay safe around open water. To make it more realistic we worn clothing and we weren’t allowed to wear goggles. We practiced how to deal with different situations and performed rescues on our partners. This was much more difficult than we expected!
On Wednesday we visited Brackenhurt for a ‘Prehistoric Experience’ and we had a fab time den building, cave painting, orienteering and all the other outdoor activities. Check out some photos from the day here http://www.st-andrews.notts.sch.uk/gallery/.
We’ve had such a great half term on our ‘Last of the Cavemen’ topic everyone has worked so hard and produced some fantastic work. Now to look forward to our next topic “Survival Instincts”
Week Commencing 9th October 2017
Another Marvellous week for the Matildas. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit the Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility, where we got a real insight in to what happens after we put things in our recycle bins. We were able to take a tour of the factory to see all the big machines in action. To keep us safe we each wore a hard hat and high visibility jacket, as well as a head so we could hear our tour guide Lesley speak above all the loud noise.
We had such a good time and learnt lots of new ways that we can help look after our planet. There are so many things that we thought we could recycle that we actually can't! Take a look in the leaflet the children brought home, you might just be surprised.
Week Commencing 2nd October 2017
What a wonderful week we’ve had in the Marvellous Matildas!
Our week started with another successful swimming lesson, in which the swimming teachers praised the progress the children were making. It is fantastic to see the children really challenging themselves to improve, week on week.
On Wednesday we downed our pens for ‘No Pens Wednesday’ and had lots of fun working on our speaking and listening skills. Our favourite part was competing against Charlie’s Champions and The Fantastic Foxes in a gameshow style afternoon, where we played lots of games that really tested our team work and communication skills. At the end of the games there could only be one winner and I’m delighted to say it was The Marvellous Matildas. We were very proud of our victory and Miss Durant added a star to the jar.