Come on Team Wiggins!!
We need to try and read all our special books by the end of term. Please remember to bring your books in to school for a little quiz and exchange them for your next one on the list. All the classes are racing to get everyone to read all the books on their list and we can be first if we try a little harder! They are such beautiful books ranging from Peter Rabbit to The Cat in the Hat. Share the one you have at home tonight at bedtime or over breakfast in the morning!
Today the children from the SU visited the Guildhall and had a fascinating tour of both the inside and outside of the building by Kate. We were told about the story behind many of the pictures carved in the stonework, including the Great Fire of Northampton and the creation of Northampton School for Boys.
We explored the Great Hall, which some of the children likened to that in Elsinore Castle which we studied when learning about Hamlet. We found a painting of Simon de Senlis and heard about how important he was in the history of our town.
A mixture of excitement and nerves kicked in when we took part in a courtroom role play and had to visit the cells in the basement of the Guildhall!
It was a great morning which included sitting in the Mayor’s seat, looking at a sword and a mace and learning about the fascinating history of Northampton.
I would like to challenge the children to show their family and friends something they noticed on the outside of the building the next time they pass it in town.
Wiggins Class have been learning about plants this term and have been exploring the local woods today looking for deciduous and evergreen trees. We used pictures to try and match the types of trees to their names which was quite tricky! The children are going to repeat this activity as part of their home learning now that they are becoming experts!
As a reward for all their hard work, and to make the most of the sunshine, we had a fun-filled fifteen minutes in the play area too. The children challenged each other to travel along the obstacle course, pushed each other on the swings and made up some great imaginative games.
It was such a lovely morning, well done Wiggins Class!
How exciting! Two of the children in Wiggins Class have been made Digital Leaders following their visit to Microsoft HQ recently. Alexa and Jessica are both building on their confidence and expertise at school and are taking on extra responsibilities linked to our computing curriculum. I am very proud of how they are rising to this new challenge and look forward to finding out how much they can teach me!
Well done girls!
What a busy week Wiggins Class have had. It was wonderful to get back together and share all the exciting things the children have done during the Easter break – from a holiday in America to birthday parties and swimming days!
We have worked very hard this week learning to read and make the time on our clock faces. We started with o’clock, moved on to half past and will further our understanding in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to check out your My Maths accounts for work.
Some of the class represented school at a sitting volleyball competition too, earning positive comments from the staff who supported them with regards to behaviour and sportsmanship. It is always a privilege to take Wiggins Class to sport tournaments, well done to those children involved.
The sun shone beautifully for us this week so we also managed some time in the great outdoors which was very welcomed. We might have managed to sneak in a cheeky ice lolly too but don’t tell anyone!
I am really looking forward to the coming term and working with the children on our Northampton in Bloom entry too. Busy, busy, busy!
Today the children in Wiggins Class each made a loaf of bread. The school was filled with the most delicious smell and plenty of people strolled into the kitchen to check out where the lovely aroma was coming from. I am waiting for my invitation to one of their houses for tea so that I can taste some of the fresh bread! The children were amazed by how much their loaves grew when we left them to prove and a little confused when I explained that the yeast is alive and makes the bread rise!
Yesterday the children in Wiggins Class all sat beautifully together in the hall to have their lunch. There were conversations about Batman, being friends, Harry Potter and the new Peter Rabbit film! They also chatted about their favourite foods and drinks, which were not necessarily all the healthiest options!
Today the children practised their sewing skills in readiness for making our hand puppets later in the week. It took patience and resilience to thread the needles with many comments along the lines of “I can’t do it….yet!” The children were amazed how something that looks so easy could actually be so tricky. I was very proud of the way that they never gave up and stuck at it until they completed their practice patches.
I am looking forward to seeing their hand puppets by the end of the next week.
Well done Wiggins Class
This week the children designed and made sock puppets. We collected lots of different materials and bits and bobs along with some clean socks then designed and made some wonderful puppets. They all worked very hard to create a character and then used them to develop some speech and language skills. Some of the puppets had very weird names and voices! Lots of fun!
Today we boarded the minibus and took a trip to Wyevale Garden Centre. We looked for inspiration ready to transform our garden area for the Northampton in Bloom competition. The children loved smelling the flowers and herbs in the garden centre and we have decided to have a try at growing some things that we haven’t done before. If you would like to donate any seeds, compost, bulbs, pots or equipment to help in our mission to transform the school garden again, we would be very grateful.
Whilst there we had a wander into the aquatics centre too. We have been finding out about different animals in our science work and the children loved watching the fish. They asked the man working there some wonderful questions, including “Why don’t fish have eyelids?” Now, that was something I had never even thought about before!