Year 2 Visit Hyde Hall

Year 2 have enjoyed their trips to Hyde Hall in Rettendon. The two days supported all the work we have been doing about woodland and mini-beast habitats. Each class spent some time in the brand new education building carrying out a range of different tasks. These included planting some cress seeds, making leaf baskets, using magnifying glasses to explore the ‘dead’ table and creating some beautiful leaf rubbings. During the day the children also worked in teams and were given the challenge of building a nest for a bird. They had to think about all the different things that would make it a suitable habitat for a bird such as a Blackbird or Blue-Tit. The children made colour book marks with di

Nite Owls swooped in for a flying visit…

On Monday 14th October the Year 2 children at Hamstel Infants were excited to have some special visitors for the morning. Some stunning Owls came to visit and carried out a fantastic display and informative chat with their carers Erika and Olivia from Nite Owls. The children were lucky enough to meet some different owls some being Whisper, Dotty, Cookie, Monty and a range of species which included Barn Owls and A Little Owl. The owls demonstrated how wide their wing span is and how low they fly when hunting by swooping silently over their heads, not a sound was heard from any of the owls. Some children were lucky enough to participate in the flying of the owls, holding the owl whilst it took

Year 1 Multicultural Week

Year 1 were very busy during multi-cultural week, every class learned a song or poem to perform during our Harvest Celebration Assembly and each class brought in lots of food donations. Each class then focussed on a different country and prepared food from that country to share with their adults; Dragonfly Class looked at Mexico and made Salsa and Guacamole Newt Class created Pizzas inspired by Italy Heron Class learned about Germany and made Apple Cake Duck made Shortbread from Scotland. Frogs made Hummus for Greece. The children really enjoyed finding out about the different countries and sharing the food with their grown-ups.

Year 2 Harvest and Multicultural Week

Year 2 enjoyed learning about a variety of countries during Multicultural week, from Wales to India! The children spent their time learning about their chosen countries in class and used this newly found information to create fact posters. We learnt all about famous cities, landmarks and food! Year 2 then made a traditional dish from their country and presented it to their parents after school.

Reception Multicultural week

The Reception children had a lovely food tasting day on Friday 4th October. The children were joined by their grown-ups to taste our amazing multicultural cooking for around the world (China, Spain, Scotland, France and Sri-Lanka) The children enjoyed making a Spanish fruit salad, Chinese stir fry, Scottish shortbread, Sri Lankan potato cakes and a French apple cake. We learnt how to safely cut and prepare fresh food. The children had a wonderful time and loved spending time with their parents and carers. The parents looked like they enjoyed themselves as well! Thank you to everyone who joined us.

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