The children have been reading the creation story and learning about all the wonderful things that God made for us to enjoy. During class prayer time, the children reflected on what they appreciate in their world and said thank you to God for something he made.
The children made their own 'hedgehog bread'. They gathered their ingredients, followed a recipe and predicted what would happen to their dough. After leaving the dough to prove for an hour, the children were amazed by how much their dough had grown and then they set to bake it. They loved the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the classroom.
The children have been learning the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and making good choices for themselves. They have been cleaning the dollies in the water tray and talking about their own experiences about keeping clean. The children also took part in an exercise class, raised their heart rates and discussed why exercise makes you feel good. In addition, they have been enjoying a variety of healthy snacks at the snack bar including carrots and hummus, slices watermelon and cubes of cheese. The children have had a great time learning about how to look after their bodies.
The Early Years children in Nursery and Reception were formally welcomed into the school and parish of Saint Osburg's during our first family mass. The children and their siblings took part in the mass by leading the readings, the offertory and decorating their own prayer tree. It was a wonderful family celebration and a lovely way to begin the school year.