It has been a busy start of the year in Nursery 1. This week we have welcomed ten new children, who are settlling in brilliantly. Over the summer holidays we have changed the nursery layout slightly and all this children have spent the week exploring the environment inside and outside. We have had lots of different sensory activities out for the children to experience: such as goop, sand, paint and water. When outside the children showed an interest in rolling balls and cars so we extended this by adding drainpipes and planks to make ramps.
Towards the end of the week some of the morning children took on the role of fire fighters, pretending to be Fireman Sam and moving around the nursery putting out fires. This lead on to a discussion between the children about Fireworks! Next week we are looking forward to extending this interest.
A group of year 6 children enjoyed a fabulous opportunity to experience an amazing week of exciting team building activities in and around Coniston Lake at the Waterpark Adventure Centre in the lake district. The weather was perfect all week for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking. Our intrepid explorers also enjoyed gyll scrambling and exploring hidden caves after hiking through muddy swamps and scaling rocks. The fun didn't stop there as there were on site activities too, such as swinging through the trees on high ropes, climbing to the top of a high pole and teetering on top and indoor climbing walls. After a tasty meal each evening the fun packed day was completed by playing man hunt around the beautiful gardens or a night time walk in the forest.
We hope to see more pioneering adventurers exploring Coniston lake with our next visit to the Lakeland Waterpark Adventure Centre very soon.
Reception & Nursery dressed up and were entertained by the brilliant Taz and Marshall the Puppy.
While enjoying a visit to the beach Y3 have been studying buildings and structures and got a close look of the pier & tower.
This week we have continued to look after the sunflowers that we planted. Several of the children noticed that they had grown, so we used lots of language about size and discussed which was the tallest and which was the smallest. The children have taken their sunflowers home now and we hope to have updates on Tapestry to see how big they grow.
Some of the children had the idea of drawing pictures of our tadpoles, which we have displayed on our wall. We also made some bubble pictures by painting bubble wrap and then printing it onto paper, and then sprinkling it with glitter.
As the children have been so interested in the tadpoles, Daisy the tortoise came into Nursery for a visit and the children enjoyed learning all about her by watching her and having the opportunity to stroke her and watch her have a bath in her water bowl!
We have also continued to watch the birds come into our garden to eat the bird feeders that we made.
On Saturday Revoe performed on the bandstand at the Stanley Park 90th summer celebration.
As the children in Nursery 1 have enjoyed our 30 Days Wild project, we have decided to continue learning about and exploring nature for the rest of the summer term.
This week we have been finding out how to look after wildlife. We have continued to care for the seeds and flowers that we planted and William brought in a tomato plant that he has grown at home, which we will plant in the garden when it gets a bit bigger. We have also been over to the allotment, where we watered the plants and found snails, ladybirds and butterflies.
We got very sticky making bird feeders by covering pine cones with peanut butter and seeds and then hanging them out in the garden. We then stayed very quiet as we looked out of the window to watch the birds enjoying their treats!
We have also had some exciting visitors to Nursery. Rachel brought some tadpoles in, so we found out all about them by watching a short video. We discovered that they like to eat lettuce and that they will turn into frogs! We will continue to look after them and watch them grow!
It has been a busy week in Nursery 1 and, in contrast to the sunny weather of last week, this week we have been having fun in the rain! We all put waterproofs and wellies on and went outside to play in the garden, where we splashed in puddles and enjoyed painting the fence.
Some of the children have been bringing in objects they have found outside, such as feathers and flowers. Following this interest, we used the computer to look up the names of the flowers, discovering that they were called Buddleias and Daisies. We decided to plant our own sunflower seeds which we will look after over the coming weeks to see how they grow.
The children have also been over to the allotment to find out about the fruit and vegetables that are growing there and also to look for mini beasts and birds. We explored the natural playground and collected some of the pine cones and leaves that we found there. We had such a good time, we plan to go back very soon!
This week we have been looking at the book "Polly Wally" and painted our own Polly Wally's .
Today we've been learning about underwater exploration. The children tried on scuba diving apparatus and wet suits. They learnt about hand signals and other ways of communicating under water and created their own exciting caves to explore.
Year 2 have been gathering and describing seaside objects for their homework.
Revoe took part in the annual Blackpool Youth Games where schools from across the town get together to compete in many sporting activities. The weather was glorious and the action has been no less glorious. Nearly 100 children represented Revoe in 9 different events, ranging from the hugely popular road races to Tri- golf and table tennis. The emphasis of the week is to enjoy sport, give 100% effort and play in the correct spirit. We have had some really great individual and team performances and the children have shown great sportsmanship and resilience in giving it their best shot and hopefully adopting a lifelong sporting mind-set. A huge congratulations to all the competitors this week, a big thank-you to all parents who, gave up their time to come and support Team Revoe. Finally a big thank you to the Blackpool Patnership for organising the event.
This week as part of the "30 Days Wild" project, we have had lots of fun playing outside and enjoying the warm weather. We got very wet playing in the paddling pool, pouring and splashing and shooting the water using water pistols. Afterwards we had a yummy picnic in the garden.
As we have all enjoyed digging in the soil looking for worms, this week we have made worm pictures by dipping string into paint and making prints on the paper.
We have also been busy creating a new small world area to play with outside by filling containers with soil. We planted some grass on top and watered it, ready for lots of adventures with the dinosaurs, animals and figures!
Some of the children have been very interested in the pigeons that often visit the Nursery garden. Following the children's interest, we have been looking at a book about a bird called "Peely Wally" and as part of our challenge we plan to find out all about different birds.