We have spent lots of time on our allotment this week. The soil needed refining as there were many stones and weeds covering it. The children enjoyed the fresh air and worked co-operatively together to prepare the bed. We planted broad beans and cabbages and talked about how much hard work it takes to grow vegetables. As with anything in life, our hard work will pay off and we will be rewarded when we are sitting down to eat our broad bean and cabbage soup!
The Nurture children settled back into school really well after the holiday and we were so pleased how quickly they started working hard again.
In Nurture, we heard lots of exciting news about all the adventures and new toys the children received at Christmas time. The children completed a news sheet and then we had a group quiz to practise good listening skills.
We played the Jelly beans game this week to help develop the children’s communication and problem solving skills. The children were given a mixed selection of coloured jelly beans. The challenge was for each child to collect a set of beans all the same colour. They worked hard at the skills of politeness, and respectful negotiations. The adults were there to support but never lead the negotiations.
Well done to our mathematician of the week. You got this from your class teacher for being a superstar in maths!