Blog July 2018

Week 2nd-6th July 2018
The children have had a thoroughly active week with the swimming gala on Monday and sports day on Friday. They have been thinking about how bodies need looking after, with plenty of water consumption alongside healthy eating. Thank you to all who attended our sporting events.
We have also been thinking about healthy foods and eco friendly packaging. The home learning that was brought in showed a high level of understanding about materials which are bio degradable and those that are not.
We are looking forward to visiting author and illustrator Paul Stickland on Monday when he will be showing us the process of making books. This is a real treat for year 2; kick starting the DASP Literacy festival. 
Week 9th-13th July 2018
The week has been very exciting; starting off by meeting author and illustrator Paul Stickland on Monday. He talked about how he creates his pictures (pulling faces in the mirror and copying these expressions) and where his ideas come from. Quite a few of our children were talking about how they are going to be writers when they grow up, on the return walk.
Inspired by Paul Stickland the children have decided to create puppets based on dinosaurs rather than mini beasts (as originally planned) so we have run with it. The results are wonderful.  
The weather has been kind to us again so we have had a great time in the pool - relaxing after all of our hard work.