This morning, we had our last visit for our 'People who help us' topic. Miss Rushbrooke's partner very kindly came to see us with his 'watch'. They spoke to us about all the different ways they help us, and asked us if we knew why we have fire drill practices at school, if we have smoke detectors at home and if we knew what to do if there was a fire. They were really impressed when we told them we knew to call 999! They also showed us their uniform and told us when and why they have to wear each item of clothing - some of it was really heavy!
We then went outside onto the playground to have a look at the fire engine. The Firefighters showed us some of the equipment they use in different situations - we liked all the different sized hoses and the big scissors (jaws of life) which the can cut through big pieces of metal like car roofs. The Firefighters then let us squirt some water about with the big hoses. We were all very excited and had lots of fun with the Firefighters and would would like to say a big THANK - YOU to Peter, Neil, Adam, Mark and Paul for coming out to visit us today.
Today, we had 4 Paramedics (James, Gavin, Liam and Ali) come to visit us as part of our 'People who help us' topic. They spoke to us about how they look after people who have hurt themselves or are poorly, and the different equipment they use. They told us the number we need to call if we need an ambulance and what we need to tell the person on the phone. They told us we would need to tell them where we live, so they set each of us a challenge to find out the name of the street we live on and our house number!
We got to try on some of the Paramedics uniform, be bandaged up and even have a go with some of their equipment. The Paramedics even bought along not 1 but TWO of their special emergency vehicles with them. We got to have a look inside both the Ambulance and the Fast response car - it was very exciting, and they even put the flashing blue lights and siren on for us! We had LOTS of fun and would like to say a big THANK-YOU to James, Gavin, Liam, Ali and Matthew's mummy Sarah, who is also a Paramedic and came along too.
Take a look at what we got up to...
This week in our Maths lessons, we have been looking at how we measure the height and length of objects. We have used estimation and then checked if we were close or correct with our estimations by using multilink cubes. We even decided to measure how long some of us were.....this was lots of fun!
We estimated that Noah would be longer than 30 multilink cubes........and we were correct!
He was 53 cubes long!
This week, Miss Rushbrooke introduced a 'Finger Gym' to Hughes classroom. Its lots of small activities we can do with our fingers. This will help to develop our fine motor skills...we also have to concentrate hard on what we are doing!
This morning PC John Hood and PC Vicky May came to visit Hughes class as part of our 'People who help us' topic. We sat and listened REALLY well to the officers whilst they told us about what their job entails. They told us lots of important information, and gave us some good advice on what to do if a stranger approaches us, they told us we were to shout "GO AWAY" as loud as we could - we got to practise this a few times too!!! We got to ask John and Vicky some questions, and they very kindly bought along some of their uniforms for us to try on.
Just before they left, we all went outside to look at their Police car, and have a sit in the front seats.......they even put the blue lights and siren on for us!
Take a look at us with their uniforms on.....don't we look smart!
A big THANK-YOU to those Parents and Grandparents who were able to come along to our maths afternoon today, it was fantastic to see so many of you! We hope you all had fun having a go at all the different activities. We were really impressed with the children's behaviour and enthusiasm! Many of you may of seen me taking photos of you completing the activities with the children ( sorry, I hate having mine taken too) but both yourselves and the children were so engrossed in the activities! ........so here some of them are......
This week, we have started our 'Penpals' handwriting. Every morning, we focus on one or two letters and talk about how we form them- we practise 'writing' it in the sky and on the carpet. We also have to hold our pencil correctly by 'nipping' it and sit correctly on our chairs to make our handwriting super neat. Miss Rushbrooke also puts some calm, relaxing music on in the background to help us concentrate.
Take a look at our handwriting in action....
Firstly, I hope you all had a lovely half term. Yesterday morning the children were all very eager to share with each other some of the exciting things they had been up to.
It was lovely to see all their smiley faces coming in yesterday.....considering they had all just had a week away from school... I was really impressed with how well they came in.......they have definitely settled into school life now....so WELL DONE HUGHES CLASS!
Thank-you to those of you who were able to find some time to read with your child and/or do their sound folders and orange books - it really does help them along!
And finally, a quick reminder. As the weather is (unfortunately) getting colder,could you please ensure that your child brings a coat to school. We insist that the children wear their coats when they are in the reception garden, and also when they go out to play at lunchtimes.
Written by Mr Philpot and the children in Class Donaldson.