School Olympics!

Today the Year 6 children at school visited Wiggins Class to plan our Olympics competition ready for Thursday. We had to think of sporting activities to take part in and the children came up with ideas ranging from welly throwing to tag rugby, high jumping to boccia. We can’t wait for Thursday to come, so fingers crossed for a dry afternoon! 

The Year 6 children are in charge of the planning and preparation of all the games and races and we are going to supply the delicious refreshments to help get us through all the exercise we will do! Watch this space for more news!

Boccia Success!

Fantastic news! Some children from Wiggins Class competed in a boccia competition today against five other schools from the town. We had never played before but having watched videos about the sport, we were excited to take part and experience something new. Each of the children improved their performance as the competition progressed through the morning and enjoyed the whole experience, finishing in second place! What a fabulous achievement for the children and school. Our children never fail to amaze us! We are now looking forward to the children training others across school in the art of boccia. Well done Wiggins Class! 

 

Festive Cheer!

What a wonderful morning in Wiggins Class today. The children welcomed their parents, carers and grandparents, treating them to cake, mince pies, biscuits, songs, poetry and jokes. 

I was so proud of the children who all performed their part in our Christmas celebration with enthusiasm and gusto! 

Merry Christmas everyone!

   
       

Panto fun!

This morning Wiggins Class enjoyed a festive trip to the pantomime in Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre. Having watched The Muppets’ version of A Christmas Carol, we already knew what the story was about. After eventually finding a parking space, we settled in our seats to enjoy the show. The children were captivated by the singing and dancing, grinning from ear to ear, clapping along and yelling ” behind you!”  in all the right places! 

At the end of the show we chatted to Mr Marley who was wonderful with the children. All staff agreed how wonderful it is to share such times with the children in Wiggins Class.  

   

A Silver Award!

Fantastic news….. Wiggins Class have won a Silver Award for Simon de Senlis with their entry to the schools section of Northampton in Bloom. On Thursday evening myself and Mrs Hedley attended a very grand affair in The Great Hall of the Guildhall with two of the children from the class. We thought we were invited to receive a certificate for taking part and were delighted and completely surprised to find out that we had won the award. 

The staff in Wiggins Class could not be more proud of such a dedicated and hard working team of children. They really deserved their award, well done to them all! 

A fantastic forest adventure!

This morning we had a fabulous walk through Salcey Forest together. On arrival, the birds were singing, the sun was shining and the children were bursting with excitement. We had great fun splashing in the very muddy puddles and most of the children didn’t even mind when the water went inside their wellies! We ventured to the top of the Tree Top Walk and marvelled at how high we had come and how far we could see. 

Once back in the car park we sat and had a drink from the cafe and spoke about how lucky we had been with the weather and then the heavens promptly opened! 

Another lovely outing for Wiggins Class. 

   

Hanging on to the summer!

What a gorgeous morning we had in Abington Park today. The minibus journey alone always yields a wealth of speech and language and today was no exception. The children chatted excitedly with each other in anticipation of what we would do at the park, ideas ranging from seeing bears to climbing trees! After collecting leaves, sketching, coming within just a few steps of dozens of squirrels, doing impressions of the peacocks and exploring the sensory garden, the children played happily on the roundabout, slides, climbing frames and swings. 

All the staff agreed how lucky we are to be able to share such lovely times with our fabulous children in Wiggins Class. 

       

 

Super Sentences!

Today Wiggins Class have been concentrating on describing a setting. We are using pictures from a book to really develop our writing and use of adjectives. The book will last for three weeks but the children haven’t seen the book or heard the story yet. We are using lots of Drama for Writing conventions and today we went on a “guided tour” of the African village where our story is set. The use of descriptive language was great as the children described the pictures from the village to their blindfolded partner! Take a look at their sentences and see if you know which story we are discovering. 

  

Busy, busy, busy!

What a fabulous morning in Wiggins Class today! 

By half past nine all the children had their rock cakes in the oven so we had time to continue making the school garden more beautiful. I am incredibly proud of how industrious the children are all being and how determined they are to transform the pond area. Please take a look over the fence and see all the hard work they have been doing. It won’t be long until our judges are with us to let us know how we have got on with the Northampton in Bloom competition.