Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school, for the second half of the Autumn Term. The weather has definitely changed recently, so please do make sure that you send your child with a cardigan or jumper for them to wear. A warm coat and sensible shoes are also essential, as we spend a lot of time learning and playing outside the classroom at Lansbury Lawrence. This week it was the national Outdoor Classroom Day, and it was wonderful to see Reception outside on a Nature Treasure Hunt, organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Children have also been outside today, practising to ride their bikes and scooters around the playground, as part of Bike It.

Nature Treasure Hunt

There are some beautiful colours in our outdoor nature areas at this time of year. Reception went on a senses treasure hunt this week, through a creative science activity organised by the RSPB. We used our eyes to look for the changing colours on the trees, our ears to hear any wildlife, our hands to feel any textures, and our noses to smell the environment. While we were outside we collected any natural materials that interested us and brought them inside to make some wild art.They found green lichen, brown bark and a whole array of beautiful green, red and brown leaves. 

Riley Class get philosophical

Riley Class tapped into their philosophical sides during their P4C session this week. They watched a film called ‘Wonder’ which explored ideas about identity, difference and acceptance amongst many other themes. Then they were asked to reflect on the film and think about a topic they wished to discuss. They chose to discuss the issue of Depression. They came up with a provoking statement about depression which they then delved deeper into. It was so refreshing to hear some of the children’s different viewpoints. Calum A. stated that depression “was a bad thing because it stopped you from being happy”. Kefayat stated that depression “made people do bad things” whereas Abbas stated that “without depression, you could not truly appreciate happiness” and Yusuf stated that actually “depression is not so bad, it all depends on how you deal with it”. Hmmm I think even adults can take some tips from these budding philosophers!

Little Red Hen Family Community Craft Workshop

Throughout the year, nursery will be reading different stories and doing lots of activities in class around the story. When we come to the end of working with one story, we invite parents/ carers into the classroom and the parents can work with their child to create something related to the story.

The story we have been working on presently is “The Little Red Hen”. This is story teaches us about hard-work, perseverance, and helping those around us. I think you can see all these traits in Sunflower class as they work with their parents to create masks, puppets and pictures from the story.

Well Done to our Learners of the Week!

KEY DATES

Wednesday 7th November

Year 5 trip to Science Museum

Friday 9th November

Year 1 trip to Transport Museum

Monday 12th November

SpringASC – Our new after school care begins in the Community Room
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