Disco Stars

On Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December, our parents were treated to our Christmas extravaganza….Lights, Camel, Action!

The children thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating what they had learned about the Christmas story through music and dance.

ARP1 joined forces with Nursery to become Disco Stars who shined their lights very brightly to lead the way to the newborn king.

The children were asked which of the songs were their favourite:

Oskar said “I like Camel Funk”.

Logan used the dance moves to tell us he liked ‘Spread the Word’.

Carlo used the dance moves to tell us his favourite song was ‘We Must Travel Home’.

Zachary said “Away in a Manager” was the one he liked best.

Noah liked dancing along to “Disco Star!”.

Our Disco Stars have worked extremely hard to learn the words and the signs for all of the songs – we are extremely proud of them all!

Cracking Chefs!

Over the past few weeks, our budding chefs have enjoyed discussing and using vocabulary associated with cooking. They have made some delicious creations inspired by the Stick Man text we have been looking at this half term.

Here is just a snippet of what fun the children in ARP1 have had whilst cooking!

Stick Man Bread

“I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man, I’M STICK MAN, that’s me!”

Julia Donaldson, Stick Man

After identifying and naming the equipment and ingredients needed to make bread, the children used scales to weigh out the flour. They then measured the warm water using a jug and poured it into the flour along with the yeast.

Next, they took turns to mix the ingredients together before taking a piece of dough each.

They used their hands to kneed the dough until all the ingredients were combined.

Finally, the children created Stick Man shapes and placed them on a baking tray. They smelled delicious once they had been cooked! The children were very proud of their creations and took them home to show their families.

Swan Nests

“A twig” says the Swan, “this twig is the best! It’s the right kind of twig to weave into my nest!”

Julia Donaldson, Stick Man

Stick Man can’t live in Swan’s nest! The children decided they should make a nest for the Swan so Stick Man could be freed!

They crumbled shredded wheat using their fingers and enjoyed the texture of it.

“Woah it’s like twigs!” said Noah

Once it had been crumbled the children tried to stick it together using blocks of chocolate. It wouldn’t stick. How could we make the shredded wheat stick together?

“Melt it” said Zachary

It worked! The melted chocolate helped the shredded wheat stick together and the children were able to make nests for the swan.

They found it interesting to watch as the solid chocolate melted when it was heated and turned into a liquid but once it was put back into the fridge, it became a solid!

The children shaped the nests and added marshmallow swans before putting them in the fridge to set. They were so proud to take them home to show their families at the end of the day.

Ice Cream Sundaes

“He tosses and turns ’til the frolicking foam, washes him up on a beach far from home”

Julia Donaldson, Stick Man

Phwoar! It’s so hot on the beach Stick Man! What better way to cool down than by eating some ice cream.

The children used their good talking or communication books to request items for their ice cream sundae.

They began by scooping their chosen ice cream into a cup.

They then tried different fruits to add a healthy element to their sundaes, tasting and describing what they thought of the fruit.

“Yuk!” said Freddie after touching pear.

“I like it!” said Oskar when eating some nectarine.

“Woah! It’s slippy!” said Noah when handling the pear

Carlo asked for “more pear, more pineapple and more peach”.

“Bad!” signed Logan when trying pear.

Aiman handled the fruit and placed it back down on the table.

After adding a sauce and some sprinkles, the children enjoyed trying their creations.