Our library visits were both in the afternoons, we were so excited and talked about nothing else all morning! We are so lucky to have a library in Wombwell. It is very well equipped and a welcoming place to visit. We walked to the library with a Year 6 buddy and the walk was exciting too. On our walk we looked at the local environment and discussed the buildings and landmarks that we passed.
When we arrived Mrs Blewitt was waiting for us. She told us about the different sections of the library and explained how the system works. We listened to some stories, sang songs and took part in a treasure hunt looking for book characters.
The Year 6 children were so kind and patient. It was so touching to see them reading to the FS children, asking them questions and listening to their opinions. We are hoping to arrange another visit for the Summer term with our new friends.
In Foundation Stage we love an excuse to dress up, so this was just our kind of thing! We discussed why hats are worn and came up with many different reasons. Some are worn for ceremonial, fashion or fancy dress purposes. Others are worn to protect us from sun, rain or very cold weather. We decided that hats are a very important article of clothing and we enjoyed celebrating this by wearing our favourite hat proudly to school. We also enjoyed the special dinner, it was a very memorable day.
The FS2 children really didn't know what to expect when we said we were watching a pantomime in school. Some of them were very nervous as they entered the hall as the lighting was dimmed. We sat on the stage so that we had a good view and weren't too close to the action. As the story unfolded the children were engrossed and were very vocal, joining in with the punchlines and repetition of lines. Afterwards we talked about favourite characters and the consensus was that Snow White, the Jester and the Prince were their favourites. The wicked Queen was definitely not on their good list!
We are always very busy in FS2! We want our children to have fun whilst also becoming independent learners.