Today Class 1 reflected on the Stations of the Cross in our doors. We walked the journey Jesus took through the different stations. We drew hearts, wrote sorry on plasters and stuck them onto a cross. We made crosses with branches, looked at the class comfort box and drew around our hands. All of the class were very respectful.
Today Class 1 did a Palm Sunday Assembly for the whole school and parents. The children were amazing retelling the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem and the whole school cheered and sang.
Every Monday Jess comes to our school to explore Dance with Reception and Class 2. They children made a fantastic dance routine and showed the teachers and Nursery. We loved it!
We made Easter Nests today. We looked at words such as open, pour, mix and unwrap. We added little eggs to our nests.
It was Julia's last day with Class 1 today. We were all very sad because Julia has been amazing and we will miss her loads. Julia has become part of our EYFS team and the children loved her. Good luck Julia and please come and visit us soon!
Today we did our Sponsor Skip along our school track. It was very hard but we had fun!
Today Father John visited school and helped us with our sorry service.
On Wednesday we looked at Polish Easter called Swieconka. One child's mum at our setting sent great pictures of this day and "Smigus Dyngus" (Wet Monday). We looked at the pictures and talked about this special day. Another child's parent sent in an Easter Basket full of foods that would be blessed by the Priest and signify the end of Lent. We looked at this basket and had some Polish cake. We decorated eggs.
This week we looked at the story "The Great Chapatti Chase". Chelsea's mum came to Class 1 and showed us how to make Chapattis. Chelsea' mum made us all some lovely warm chapattis to eat. We used the play dough and made our own pretend chapattis by kneading, rolling into a ball and flattening using rolling pins.
Today we took our learning outside in the snow! We played a swap game and then noticed lots of underpants hanging in the trees left by the Aliens. We collected the underpants and made a pattern sequence. Back in class we made Alien number patterns, weaved ribbon in our outdoor area and made a foot and hand repeated pattern in the snow. After we read the story "Alien's love Underpants".
Today we watched a video about Neil Armstrong and wrote facts about him and the Moon. We read our work out to Class 4 who were also learning about the Moon in their Science lesson.
As part of Christian Unity Week Class 1 went to visit Father Stephen at Christ Church, Carnforth. The children listened to Father Stephen talk about his role in the church and he showed the children what he wears. The children asked him questions. The children did sketches of objects in church, went on a religious object hunt and took their own pictures using iPads. Some of these are included below!
The children were all very respectful and well behaved.
On Thursday Class 1 did their own assembly about Jesus curing the ill. We thought about all the kind things we can do for the people we love who are poorly.
Today we designed and made sandwiches for a picnic to the Moon like the story "Whatever Next". This afternoon we enjoyed our Moon picnic.
This week we have been exploring our new mud kitchen. Scarlet's daddy made this for us and we love it! Thank you Alex Benson
Today the children had a Christmas party and met Father Christmas.
Today Chelsea's mum cam to visit Class 1 to talk about their time in India. She shows us photographs and Chelsea sang the Alphabet in Punjabi.
On Monday we went on a "Winter" walk. We made frosty footprints and hunted for icy leaves and twigs. We played a game about trust. In pairs children led each other through the woods blindfolded. They were great and helped each other by talking to them and giving directions. We finished by making marks in the frosty snow.
On Thursday Class 1 did an assembly about "Belonging". The children said a poem and held up a painting of their friend in Class 1. They were fab and their teachers are very proud of them all.
The children in Class 1 decided that they would help "Roofus" who is homeless. The children wanted to raise money for the homeless and chose to sale cakes. On Monday we made lots of cakes and on Tuesday we sold our cakes with the help of parents providing extra cakes to sell. We made over £60 for the charity "Shelter".
This week we have been continuing with our outdoor learning. We have been doing "Leafy" dances, we became the Owl, Snake and Fox from The Gruffalo and we found gifts in the wood and played "hide and seek". We hunted for "Purple Prickles" and used "Peeking Tubes" to look out for the Gruffalo. We will be making "Gruffies" for the Gruffalo to play with at the end of the week.
We have been exploring shape in our new outdoor area.
What a busy last week the children have had.
The children have loved exploring the outdoor grounds we are so lucky to have.
We have been dancing like leaves, hunting for lovely gifts left for us by the forest and playing hide and seek, that was just one day!!!
We have also searched for different leaves, big, small,brown and yellow.
The children used stones to make The Enormous Turnip.
We have lots more outdoor learning planned for after half term so be sure to send wellies and a warm coat with your children!
This week we went on an Autumn Walk. We looked for tall and short things around our school grounds. We spotted very tall trees and compared twigs and leaves.
On Friday the children had a visit from a man from Bleasdale House. He told the children all about the story "The Tiger who came to Tea!" The children used props to help him tell the story. They dressed up as the tiger and made a mess in the kitchen. The children loved it and we can't wait to look at the book further next week.
On Thursday Class 1 did their first whole school assembly about God's Creation. They were brilliant and we were very proud of them all.
Today Doctor Judy came to visit Class 1. She talked about her job and showed us how she looks after her patients. We bandaged each other and had great fun.
Myself, Mrs Kendall and Miss Shooter would like to say a big welcome to our new Reception children and Nursery children. Our EYFS classrooms look amazing and we have had so much fun exploring these rooms in our first week at school. We are all very proud of the children starting this new adventure at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary and all children have shown resilience , resourcefulness and courage!
Today Class 1 and 2 went to Blackpool Zoo. We had an amazing time. We were so proud of the children who were very polite and behaved wonderfully. We saw many things and the sun shone!
Our New friends, who will be joining us in September, came to visit today and we had a Teddy Bears Picnic. The children brought their own bears and we sang songs, listened to a bear story, using the tapping sticks and parachute. We took part in a Bear hunt looking for different pictures of bears and writing down their number. We finished with a lovely picnic.
Today we continued with our theme "Safari Across Africa". We shared our learning with Class 2. Together we hunted for Safari animals, made binoculars, drew a map of the Safari and made sandwiches for our Safari picnic tomorrow.
This week we explored "Safari Across Africa" with Class 2. We looked at the story Handa's Hen. In groups we explored traditional African dancing, made African jewellery, made rain sticks and compared pictures of our homes and African homes by hunting for pictures and looking for the code.
This week we explored "Safari Across Africa" with Class 2. We watched a video about a book "Giraffe's can't Dance". We then split into groups and made animal footprints, animal masks, animal trump cards and animal movements and song. We all had great fun!
Today Mrs Callender brought a police van to show the children. We looked inside the van, Mrs Callender showed her uniform and equipment and we tried on her coat and hat. We looked at the siren lights and listened to it. The children really enjoyed the police visit. Thank you Mrs Callender.
Today Class 1 carried out a Traffic Survey outside our school in Carnforth. We had a tick list to complete which included cars, walkers, vans, lorries, buses, tractors and police cars. We noticed that there was a lot of cars, vans and lorries. Not many people were walking.
Today Debbie, a fitness instructor, came to visit Our Lady of Lourdes to carry out some fun exercise workshops with Class 1 and 2. She got the children to look at the benefits of exercise and we did an exciting warm up. We looked at "combat" and the children remembered the chants Debbie taught us. We did movements to a "Superman" song and the children showed how flexible they are during our stretching cool down. The children talked about how our bodies feel after exercise and how important it is for your muscles. We looked at our biggest body muscle! We can't wait till the next session!
Today we explored the Stations of the Cross on our school field. We walked to each Station and carried out a small task silently and thoughtfully. The children really understood what it was like to walk "The Way of the Cross" and did some amazing writing back in class.
Today we looked at Easter and shared our learning with Class 2. We started by looking at Palm Sunday and The Last Supper. We made Easter nests, Easter cards, tasted Hot Cross buns, made coats and looked at the Stations of the Cross through symbols.
Today we made Bangladeshi Crosses. We looked at the history of the cross and how the women in Shorbari village made these to sell so that they could earn money to help the poorer communities.
Today Harold visited Our Lady of Lourdes and the children, including our pre-school children, went into the Life Education Van and met Harold. They had a great time watching Harold get ready to visit his Grandad and play at the park. We laid down in the bus and looked up at the sparkly ceiling. The children got to stroke Harold.
Today we joined with Class 2 to explore the celebration of Diwali. We looked at a video, we made tea lights, explored Rangoli patterns, made an Indian sweet and looked at features and transport of India through QR codes.
This week we explored the story "The Great Chapatti Chase". The children retold the story and Mrs Saunders came into Class 1 and made chapattis with the children. They really enjoyed them.
Today Carol from Cafod did a Laudato Assembly with the whole school today. Then Class 1 and 2 worked together to explore how we can keep Pope Francis promise to look after God's world.
We explored being brothers and sisters with Class 4 today. We thought about all the people in the world that God made and how we can love and look after them all. We explored symbols and made "Thank you" cards and a large friendship bracelet.
Today we shared our learning with Class 2. We explored Mardi Gras in different ways. We looked at New Orleans on a map, we made beads using the colours purple, gold and green. We compared pictures of Mardi Gras from 1857 to the present day. We made instruments that we might play during Carnival time and tasted waffles.
We had a great day yesterday celebrating World Book Day. We dressed up as a book character and did some book activities in class. At the end of the day we chose which teacher we wanted to visit to listen to their favourite story.
This week we shared our learning with Class 2 again and explored Shrove Tuesday. We had a pancake race, made and ate pancakes, made daffodils for St David's day and took part in a Lenten liturgy. The children had a great time.
This week we began our new topic "Festivals and Celebrations". We joined with Class 2 and explored the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur which helped us to think about preparing for being a better person and turning our hearts to God as we lead into Lent. The children looked at how Jewish people prepare for this by being good people, fasting and singing a special prayer in the Synagogue. We played a matching game comparing pictures from the Jewish faith and Christianity. We tried apples dipped in honey and made our Lenten promises. The children loved working together and had great fun!
Carol talked us about refugees. We thought about journeys we have to make and having a special place to feel safe. We made pictures for CAFOD to send to the refugees.
Today we went on an animal safari and spotted animals in Australia, South America and Africa. The children used ipads and scanned QR codes to reveal different animals. The children loved watching the different animals appear on their screens.
As part of Christian Unity week Class 1 visited Christ Church in Carnforth. They met Father Stephen and asked him questions. We went on a hunt for crosses, candles, Holy water, the font, the altar and statues around the church. We took photos with the ipads and sketched what we saw. We had a great time and we thank Father Stephen for welcoming us.
Today we walked down to Carnforth Station and decorated a Christmas Tree. The children made their own glittery baubles and snowmen baubles.
Today the children in Class 1 visited the residents of Hillcroft Nursing Home and sang some Christmas songs. We made oat biscuits for them and made hand print flowers. The elderly residence loved our singing.
On Monday afternoon we had our "open afternoon" for parents to look at our theme. In Class 1 Mr Dragon came to visit and asked the class to make baby dragons to care for. Mr Dragon is to return on Friday to ask the class if their dragons are ready for Dragon School.
The children made symmetrical Knight shields and used money to pay for items in the knight shop.
Today we visited Lancaster Castle. We pretended to attack the castle and dodge the arrows. We pretended to use axes to chop down the portcullis and then pretended to set fire to the large wooden door. We looked around the castle and then had our picnic lunch in the castle cafe. After we went on a picture hunt of features of the castle. The children were amazing and loved going on the train.
Yesterday we thought about all those people that are now in Heaven. We looked at a picture of Heaven and talked about what it would be like to be there. The children said it would be lovely. Billie said "It will be lovely because Mary, Jesus and God are there. Caoimhe said "Heaven is like staying in bed all day". Eva said "My Grandma will like it because God and Jesus are there".
We drew the people that are now in Heaven. We visited our church and lit a candle to remember the dead.
Today we went to Booths to donate food to the food bank . This was part of the Corporal Works of Mercy; Feed the Hungry. The children brought in their own tins to donate.
Yesterday the School Nurse visited Class 1 to show them how to wash their hands correctly. She read them a story and the children thought about all the times they would need to wash their hands. We looked at how germs spread using glitter.
This week we read "The Gingerbread man" and made Gingerbread men.
Today Class 1 joined the rest of the school to pray with 1 million others to the Rosary. Class 4 did a great job explaining all about the Rosary beads and we joined in with the prayers. We each made a bead for the Rosary with our face on and we joined our beads together to make 1 large school Rosary.
On Thursday the children did an assembly with Mrs Kendall all about Noah. They children made fab animal masks and were brilliant acting and speaking in front of the rest of the school. We are very proud of them all!
Today we made up a new version of "The Three Little Pigs" called "The Three Little Mice". The children added actions to tell the new story and we performed it too Class 2 who loved it.
Today we went on a local walk around Carnforth spotting homes and buildings. We had a tick list of pictures which we had to look out for and included the Spar and Carnforth High. The children were brilliant and we even spotted some ducks on our way back!
Today we became the "Funny Bones" and did a silly skeleton dance. We listened to the story and then explored the apparatus in the hall climbing, crawling, balancing and jumping just like the Funny Bone family when they visited the park.
On Tuesday we had a go building the "Three Little Pigs" homes out of straw, sticks and bricks. The hair dryer became Mr Wolf but the children were so good building the different houses that some did not blow down!
Today we celebrated Roald Dahl day. The children looked amazing as Matilda, Spiders, Witches and even a ladybird.
We listened to The Enormous Crocodile and played a game in the hall where the crocodile had to catch us and the villagers rescue us all. We collected sweets for Willy Wonker's Chocolate Factory and made Mr Twit's beard using wool. The children cut out food to glue to the beard; yuck!
We read all about Mrs Twit tricking Mr Twit by getting him to eat worms in his spaghetti. The children were blindfolded and had to feel for the worms in a big bowl of spaghetti!
We decorated biscuits using lots of treats and even tried a fizzy lifting drink. We closed all the doors so that we had no one flying to the moon!
Our New Reception Class!
We have had an amazing week in Class 1 and the new Reception children have settled in really well. We have done Finger Gym, Number time, explored houses and homes, got changed for PE and had a great time in Music and Movement. As well as this the class have made great friends.
A fab first week in Class 1
Today, Thursday 14th July, we went to Tesco to learn about how food fuels our body. We talked about healthy eating and what an athlete eats to keep fit and strong. We even had a go at finding all the items on an athlete's shopping list. We tasted different fruits and we were given a chart to record all the super fruit and vegetables that we eat.
Teddy Bear's Picnic with our New Starters
On Wednesday Class 1 and Class 2 enjoyed another Carnival afternoon. We worked together in teams and made drums, scanned QR codes to reveal Carnival pictures, took part in an Obstacle race which included dressing up and made Coconut Kisses originating from Rio. The children had great fun and so did the teachers!
Carnival Afternoon Part 2
On Monday Class 1 and Class 2 enjoyed a Carnival Afternoon together. We made samba shakers, created symmetrical patterns with bright paint , looked at Rio facts and made fruit kebabs. The children had great fun and we hope to have another Carnival afternoon next Wednesday.
Today Class 1 and Class 2 visited St Mary of the Angel's Church in Bolton-le-Sands. We had a little talk by Father John who told us a bit about the history of the church. We looked at the Sanctuary Lamp and the tabernacle. We did little tasks in groups which included finding objects in the church such as crosses, candles, the font, pews etc. We did rubbings, took pictures with out iPads and looked for writing around church. We noticed that the church has 4 altars.
We had our picnic lunch in the Church hall and walked back to Carnforth in the sunshine. We had a great day and the children were amazing, some even wanted to do the "mile a day"!
Our Visit to St Mary of the Angel's
Dads and Class 1 Rounders Match!
Our Adventure Day was a great success today despite the downpour just before our BBQ! The children took part in a variety of activities which included scanning QR codes to reveal camping equipment, packing a bag for an adventure, making sandwiches for our picnic and exploring compasses.
In the afternoon the children made dens, exploring orienteering , going on a rope walk and a treasure hunt.
We finished our adventure afternoon by eating our sandwiches, having a drink and pretend toasting marshmallows in the hall because of the rain.
Reception, Year 1 and 2 Adventure Day