EYFS are learning all about Africa, listening to traditional African stories, finding out about safari animals, and creating some colourful art. They have also enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day and look forward to doing lots of Easter activities. Meanwhile, Key Stage 1 have been doing work around ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ including designing and making their own little pig houses and testing them with a hairdryer to see if they withstand the wolf’s huff and puff! Year 3/4s are researching ‘Coasts’ – how they are affected by weather and what activities people can do there. Nearer to home, Year 5/6 are learning about their local region. They are finding out about both physical and human features, many of which are just on their doorstep! In science they are getting ‘hands-on’ with ‘Forces’ learning about gravity and friction, levers, pulleys and gears.
At The Pastures, we always encourage our children to develop their leadership, communication, and organisational skills. With that in mind, we held an election for a Prime Minister and Deputy to represent the views of their peers. Some very brave Year 6 children put themselves forward as candidates, producing posters to drum up support and sharing their visions with the rest of the school. A democratic vote followed with children putting a cross onto their voting slip and posting it into the ballot box. It was very close-run, but our new Prime Minister is Sophie, and her Deputy is Lucas. Congratulations to you both and to all our other excellent candidates.