We are delighted to have all the children back at school and Alpaca class have already settled into school life again very quickly!  We love our new classroom with its own garden which is full of fun activities. We have learned each other’s names and got to know some information about an Alpaca. We have particularly enjoyed reading some books about Alpacas by Matt Cosgrove. The most popular one was our first read; ‘Macca the Alpaca’.

We have been lucky that the sun has still been shining and it’s been the usual warm September which has been perfect for a spot of kayaking!  Some children had not been before but they weren’t worried; everyone got straight in and paddled off. Some children liked splashing each other too…Albie, Theo and Woody! Luckily the staff agreed it was a great idea to cool down too! We can’t wait to paddle every week and hope the weather holds out into October.

Topic launch day for ‘Secret Garden’, was a recent highlight. We built a giant beanstalk in the hall and made some yummy chocolate flower pots.  We also spent time in the environmental area searching for creatures that live there, some were hiding under logs and some were out on show. Logan found a baby slow worm and Oliver found a newt. Freya W and Brandon found a huge slug!  Woody looked carefully at a minibeast with wings and told staff it must fly! Freya S matched lots of minibeasts on her hunt checklist and the magnifying glasses were great fun to use.  Lastly we planted some cress seeds, now all we have to do is watch and wait for them to grow.