Today we had a special visit from Pauline, who works at our local church. She came in to talk to us about Easter and tell us a version of the Easter story. We listened carefully to the story and had lots of questions that made Pauline. She told us the story using eggs holding special parts of the story, they helped her to tell the story and we discussed why each part of the story was important.
Here are some of the facts we can remember about the Easter story.
On the Sunday before Easter, to start holy week, the church give out palm crosses. We have these to remember that Jesus died on the cross at Easter and that palm leaves were waved at Jesus as he walked to Jerusalem. Pauline gave us all a palm cross to take home.
In Science we have been learning all about Minibeasts. Today we searched the Woodland Walk, field and Forest School to see if we could find any. We found lots hidden under logs and rocks. And even some in the trees.
Here are some of the amazing facts Puffin class have learnt about our Minibeast topic:
This afternoon the Puffins have been learning all about the great charity work our Royals do. We looked at and discussed charities such as The Princes Trust and their work with Great Ormand Street Hospital and The Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Today the Puffins went to Multi Skills and had a great time competing against the other schools in the local area. By the end of the day they were exhausted but were excited to pick up their certificates for taking part.
In Science over the past few weeks we have been learning about plants and what they need to grow. To support our understanding we planted our own broad beans. We started them off in paper towels and then planted them in soil once they had started to grow. We made sure they had plenty of water and sunlight so they would grow. We were very excited to see how tall they had grown and they made lovely presents for our mums on Mother’s Day.
In R.E we have been learning the story of Jonah and the Whale. We discussed why Jonah was swallowed by the whale and how we have consequences for our actions. We made links between our own choices and things that happen as a result, maybe as punishment for our actions.
We retold the story in groups role played the story. We then completed some lovely art work to display in our classroom.