Friday, 21 July 2017

Hello everyone,
As we approach the end of term and summer break here is a quick update on how things are going.
Seedlings plants!
The seedlings have done very well and are now fully grown flowering plants!

Sweet Pea
Pot Marigold (Calendula)

Vegetables - are also doing well we had some lovely cabbage, radishes and potatoes. Some of the crops are not quite ready yet but are doing well.  


Mr Robin is back.

Looking for worms amongst the Sweet Peas.

We have lots of ideas for the next school year and I look forward to sharing these with you all.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely summer break!

Nathan Smith
Assistant Gardener

Monday, 17 July 2017

I want to be a.......ROCK STAR!!

Aspirations week has started in Reception at Windhill21.

We have been thinking about what job we would like to do when we grow up. After listening to an inspiring assembly by Mrs Moore about the Musician Ed Sheeran- we went back to class to talk about what we would like to do when we grow up.

Harry told us he would like to be a singer and musician! Miss Clarke shared with Harry that she played the drums which was something she has wanted to do since she was younger too.
We brought down one of the electronic drum kits and all the children had a go at being a Rock Star!!

They loved it and were so good at keeping a beat! Harry even counted himself in: 1,2,3,4!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Preparing for a new school year!

Cassatt and Degas teachers received some very special letters at the start of this week.

Year 6 children have been busy writing welcome letters to the Nursery children, who are getting ready to start in Reception very soon! The older children made sure that they reassured the new Reception children by writing personal messages for each child. Click on the pictures to have a read through!

Meanwhile, the current Reception classes have been writing letters to their new Year 1 teachers. The children in Cassatt have been really excited to meet their new teachers and have been able to play with Mrs Baker on the playground, share stories with Mrs Price and have their choosing time with Mrs Turner. Degas class have shared stories with Mr Conner, and cannot wait to meet their new teacher on Thursday.

Here are some of the letters that the children have sent to their new teachers! Miss Lawrence thinks it's some of their best writing yet!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


To celebrate Sports day, the children have been thinking about how special it is to have lots of different countries competing and partaking in events all around the world. 

In the afternoon, we learnt about China. We looked on Google Earth to see where China was in relation to England; we saw that it was quite far away from us and much bigger! Some children felt brave enough to share some of their own knowledge about China. Natalie taught us how to count to 10 and Oliver taught us how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Mandarin. 

The children also watched a traditional Chinese celebration dance. In the performance, the dancers used scarves to accentuate their movements. We really wanted to give it a go ourselves!

The children also tried some Chinese food, including noodles, rice and crackers. The crackers were a real favourite and everyone opened their minds to try something new. Children also enjoyed writing Chinese characters and colouring in the Chinese flag.

Reception at Sports Day!

Today we took part in Sports Day!
We had a brilliant time and really enjoyed all of our races. Here are some pictures from our day:

At the end of the day FRANCE took the trophy! Well done France!