Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Our First School Visit

We went to the garden centre and steam museum in Bressingham today.

First, we went to the cafe at the garden centre.We iced and decorated chocolate ducks.Then, we did some colouring and drank hot, bubbly milk from a cup and saucer.

When we got to Bressingham Steam Museum, we went to the Exhibition Hall. We looked for things that were old and new, for different shapes and compared the sizes of vehicles.

Next, we visited the Locomotive Shed and we saw some enormous engines and looked for graphemes and numbers.  

We had a picnic lunch and then went on two train rides.

After that, we went on the merry-go-round.

At the end, we went to the park.

We had a fantastic day. We would like to thank everyone at British Garden Centres who looked after us so nicely and even gave us a present to take home. Thank-you too to the staff at the steam museum who made our day special. Also, we would like to say a very big thank-you to all our special adult helpers who made the day possible and went on the merry-go-round so many times so that we could be safe!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Reading Share Morning

Today we invited parents and grandparents to our Reading Share Morning.
Mrs Sullivan explained to the parents some ways that we teach reading at Bressingham School and then the grown-ups joined the children to play and take part in some reading activities. Hopefully, there were some that they would like to try again at home to help their child to read. Here are some of the activities.

We sang nursery rhymes using a songbook and a bag of clues for songs and rhymes.

We played bingo using the graphemes and phonemes we have learned.

We made silly soup using ingredients that rhymed.

We made pointers that looked like wands to help us point to words in our books.

We used puppets to help us retell the story of Room on the Broom.

We read and followed instructions to make playdough and apple aliens.

We practised reading common words and common exception words on bricks.

We read words and did what the word said: jump, sit, clap, run, tiptoe ......

We read words on coins that we dug up in the sandpit and decided if they were real or fake words: treasure or rubbish!

We used our imaginations in our potions shed to make lots of magical potions.

Here are some photos of us doing the activities: