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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether, 'we make a difference'

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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether,'we make a difference'


We missed our Christmas party in December due to lockdown. It was a great surprise for all children when they arrived this morning and couldn’t get through the doors because the naughty elves had taped them up! Thank you grownups for keeping the surprise so tht children were amazed when they arrived. We had lots of fun with Christmas activities this morning; making party hats, cutting spiral snowmen and sticking paper chains. The kitchen made us a delicious Christmas dinner and we had crackers on our tables and carols playing in the dinner hall. This afternoon we have had party games and party food to complete the whole FS2 Christmas in July experience. 

During Walking to School Week we reached our target of 200 walks to school in the week. Well done everyone, we hope everyone who walked enjoyed themselves and hopefully we have changed some habits. As a celebration children were invited to bring their scooters for ScooterFest on the playground. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun. 

World Book Day Author Visit

Today children in FS2 had a visit from a local author. Louise Pascale Davidson is a retired early years teacher and has written a story about a mischievous cat called Norris who likes to steal some items from his neighbours. The story is called “The Twist in the Tail of Norris the Knicker Nicker” and the children find out about his adventures in his new home and village. 

It was a lovely experience for all children to see an author talk about her book, they were able to ask questions to her and to Norris the Cat. They listened carefully to the story and asked some very thoughtful questions. 

Half term 3D shape vehicle challenge

We are so proud of everyone’s vehicles that were made as part of our 3D shape challenge. The children have loved telling us who they worked with when they were making them and we are amazed at the individuality that has been included. We have used the vehicles as part of our maths session, looking for the different 3D shapes that have been used. 

Photography Exhibition

Last week we learnt how to a good photo. We used the class iPads and had to learn how to switch it on and open the camera. We found out about landscape and portrait orientation for photos and looked at using the camera to get different effects; close ups and taking photos from different angles. When it was our turn to take a picture we had to find something in the foundation classroom (or outside) that we really like, somewhere we enjoy being and then think about how we might capture it in a photo. All photos were printed and out into frames ready for our exhibition in the Hall. We invited parents to the art gallery to see our framed pictures. We had lots of fun. Some of our parents bought our photos to take home and we are going to put them up in our houses. 

Making homes for woodland wildlife at Forest School 22/01/2020

Year 5 Carols at St Mary’s Church

We were lucky enough to be invited to watch Year 5 this morning when they performed their Christmas Carols to their families. It is our first time visiting the church with school and we were very excited. The older children sang their carols beautifully and told us the story of the birth of Jesus. We hope we can visit the church again soon. 

Kidnap the Parents - November 2019

We had lots of parents come to read to us for our first Kidnap the Parents. It’s so lovely to see so many adults wanting to read with their children and helping them develop a love of reading. 

Children in Need 2019

For Children in Need this year we all dressed in bright clothes. We started the day doing a wild wake and shake to Jump Start Jonny. We all enjoyed some crazy dance moves. 

Self-portraits using natural materials 16/10/19

Macmillan coffee morning

We had lots of parents turn up today for our first coffee morning of the year. A table full of cakes quickly disappeared and a table of raffle prizes went too. After counting all the takings we raised over £300 for Macmillan which we will send straight away. Thank you to everyone who came. 
The children have been having lots of fun exploring the activities on offer both inside and outside. They are making friendships and learning all sorts of skills.
We love WOW Wednesday. Here are some photos of us doing our forest school session in the afternoon, plus we love dancing, singing and signing with Jo. At the end of the day get to try the cooking from one group of children from earlier in the day. Here we are trying some apple crumble using apples that were grown in the school orchard.