At Joydens Wood Infant School we love to sing! Staff and children have been working hard to collect evidence of how much singing we incorporate into our school life, from curriculum songs, to routine songs and preparing songs for assemblies and productions. We are collecting this evidence as we have pledged for a Sing Up Gold Award and we are nearly there! So please keep encouraging your children to enjoy their singing and we hope to have good news on achieving our Gold award very soon!
This week Year One have thoroughly enjoyed the Art and Music week. They have been expressing their feelings to different pieces of music through different art media and had a visit from an artist who taught them different skills in layering media in order to create different effects. We are looking forward to displaying our work in an exhibition for parents to see on Friday afternoon.
This week the children have been looking at the illustrations inside Emily Hughes book ‘Wild’. The children have generated ideas and question about the strange character and considered her story. The children had the opportunity to use a wide range of media to recreate two illustrations that show the character feeling different emotions.
Well what a fun-filled term this has been! We’ve packed so much into such a short space of time, especially with the snow week thanks to the Beast from the East. What a fantastic memory for all of the children to have experienced. We don’t know where the time has gone and we can’t believe it’s almost the summer term.
On Friday 16th March the children took part in a series of skipping challenges to raise money for Sport Relief. These included a team skip challenge, backwards skip, hoop skip and a skip relay.
The children showed great sportsmanship, cheering on their team and supporting each other. Not only did we have lots of fun, the money raised will go to Sport Relief and help disadvantaged people across the UK.
Thank you to all of you for your kind donations!
This week the children have become scientists. They have had the most fantastic time investigating and thinking scientifically. They have carried out an experiment on separating liquids, making predictions about whether the liquids would change colour, whether they would bubble or whether they would combine together… ask your children the outcome of that investigation…
We were very excited to celebrate a belated World Book Day on Thursday 8 March. The children dressed up as their favourite book characters and took part in a range of activities including sharing books with their buddies, making bookmarks with reading prompts, designing their own book covers and creating decorated book doors.