Ash Class Blog
09.10.20 - Healthy Week
Every afternoon this week, Ash Class have been learning about all the different ways we can stay healthy. First, we thought of things we could do like exercise, eat a balanced diet, practice good hygiene habits, etc, then we watched a “public service announcement” about children’s health issues before recording our own adverts to teach others about how to stay healthy. We focussed on some things like proper teeth brushing and correct hand washing. Finally, on Friday, in recognition of World Mental Health Day 2020, Ash Class learned about mindfulness, and how taking a moment to be calm in an otherwise hectic world can really help us stay strong mentally as well as physically. For our mindful challenge, we lay down and closed our eyes and listened to different noises such as bells ringing, birds singing, and ocean waves. We will focus a lot on mental health this year and our introduction to mindfulness was a great start!
06.10.20 - Forest School
This morning, Ash class went to forest school for the first time. After talking about the rules and expectations, we had fun exploring the area. The children enjoyed foraging for berries, apples, leaves, etc. We climbed some trees and explored inside others! The children enjoyed playing in the mud kitchen and we even ate snack on the tarp. We did get rained off eventually but the children really enjoyed it and are looking forward to next time!
01.10.20 - Harvest Festival
Today was our Harvest Festival! This morning, we watched Reverend Gill’s harvest worship and talked about what it means. This afternoon, we recapped why we celebrate harvest and had a go at harvesting some of our own vegetables and grains. We also thought about the people who are less fortunate than us and how wonderful it is to donate bikes to those who need them!
25.09.20 - Five Senses Guessing Game
This morning, we reviewed our five senses as a class. The children did really well and remembered all five! After singing our five senses song again, we split the class into smaller groups for a five senses guessing game. The children took turns wearing a blind fold and had to guess what they were smelling, tasting, touching, or hearing. We had a variety of things including curry powder, garlic, star anise, and tea tree oil to smell, lemons and strawberries to taste, instruments to hear, freely boxes to touch, and kaleidoscopes to see. After they took turns wearing the blind fold, we removed the blanket and explored all of the things together, talking about which senses we use to find out what they are.
21.09.20 - The Colour Monster
This afternoon, we read the story "The Colour Monster" and talked about how different colours make us feel. For example, yellow is the colour of happiness, green is the colour of calm, etc. Finally, we made a "feelings rainbow" to help us remember each colour's meaning in our P.S.H.E. class book.
21.09.20 - Fundamental Skills
This morning, Coach Andy from South Ribble Sports Partnership came to school for the first time and worked with the children to build on their "fundamental skills", including moving while navigating the space, balancing, throwing, and catching.
18.09.20 - Summer Walk
This morning, we went on an adventure and explored all around the school grounds. The children shared some iPads and took pictures of anything they could find that reminded them of the summer season. For example, green leaves, shadows from the sun, insects, etc. We had a look at the pictures back in class and discussed what we found.
WB 14.09.20 - "About Me" Show and Tell
During the summer holidays, we asked Ash Class to fill some bags with their favourite toys/keepsakes/photos, etc., that would help their classmates learn all about them! Each afternoon, the children took it in turns to talk about everything they had brought, as well as answer some questions from their friends.
WB 07.09.20 - Welcome to Reception!
We would like to say a huge welcome to all the children joining us at Leyland Methodist Schools this year! After three days of "Stay and Play" sessions with all our parents and carers, the children got stuck into their new routines and had a good look through all of the fantastic resources we have to help us learn and grow!
Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:
- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;
- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;
- doing all the good we can together.