Fine motor skills, freezing and fruit party Friday!

Fine motor skills, freezing and fruit party Friday!

Gary Child 0 8

The children have been perfecting their fine motor skills his week by utilising their hand strength through building. Their imagination really shines through when using the Lego and wooden blocks to create their own models. Is this something your child likes to do at home?
We have experienced some really cold weather this week and the children always love exploring. The freezing temperatures left ice and when we returned to find snow, the children were super excited to leave their marks and see what they could see and hear outdoors.
The children have worked very hard on their first 2 weeks back, earning their ants to build up their army by working as a team in class challenges. The children decided for their treat they would like nice things to eat and their suggestions were amazing...apples, strawberries, grapes and chocolate. So I gathered what we needed and for our fruit party, children used knives to safely cut and thread their fruit onto their skewers before drizzling with chocolate. As you can see from the photos, they were a big hit!

Forest Friday!!!

Gary Child 0 20

This week we had our first forest Friday session of 2018 and what a day we had. One of our activities was den building, Den building is a great way for children to develop their Personal, social and emotional development. It tests their turn taking skills, builds their confidence and gives them opportunities to compromise and problem solve. We also went up to the KS2 banking and made mud monster paintings and told our own mud monster stories. 

Forest Friday will be every Friday so don't forget your wellies and warm clothes.

This week's highlights...

Gary Child 0 58

The Nativity was amazing and for our youngest children this is always a highlight. I am so proud of each and everyone's part in their song on stage. It's really nerve racking being on stage with all those eyes looking at you, but even with the hiccups the children did amazing! Well done Nursery!
On Friday children thoroughly enjoyed their visits to Santa in his inflatable grotto. They were so excited and we even managed to break some fears, meeting him with friends and telling him what we wish for at Christmas. It was a delight to see the magic in their eyes and was quite emotional in a good way. I was giddy too! Have a safe and super weekend. See you next week for our last few fun filled days.


Gary Child 0 193

Christmas has certainly arrived at Worsbrough Bank End Primary School, where Santa was guest of honour for a day of festive fun on Friday 15th December. 

To get the (snow)ball rolling, everyone in school was invited to wear a Christmas jumper, with money raised being split between the school and charity.

Santa then dropped in to hold a special grotto, handing out smiles and presents, with pupils being taken to see him by the school elf. And no festive celebrations would be complete without the traditonal Christmas dinner, which was held in the school dining hall.

Helping everyone get in the Christmas spirit in the lead up to the 15th, the school’s Early Years/Year 1 pupils staged their version of the nativity on 13th December, with a Christmas Performance from Years 2 to 6 on 14th December, featuring song and dance.

Commented Worsbrough Bank End Primary School’s Executive Headteacher Nic Thorpe:

“The children have worked really hard on all of the Christmas activities and we were particularly lucky that Santa chose to drop in and join our celebrations!”

For further information, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806143.



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