We are so looking forward to our Family Club which will be running on Monday afternoons this term.
Our parents/carers will enjoy a range of activities
with their children.
We all really enjoyed playing a range of board games. Some of our children had previously attended our Chess & Draughts Club and they were very happy to challenge their parents to a game! Mrs Parker, the Welsh Draughts Champion, was looking rather nervous as she was invited to join a game with one of our parents! Snakes & Ladders, Ludo, Dominoes, Don't Say It and What's the Time? were also very popular!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our craft activities this afternoon. Our families designed and made some very interesting characters. Some were superheros! We then made fantastic animal masks and decorated them with coloured feathers. We had a mini zoo in the school hall!
We had an amazing afternoon enjoying Forest School activities. Our families used nature's resources to make beautiful bookmarks, hats and scenic pictures. We carefully chose our leaves, flowers, sticks and berries to create our masterpieces!
We had a lovely afternoon creating silhouette sunset pictures of either a London skyline or an African scene with wild animals. They really were amazing!
Take a look at our photographs ...
We introduced our parents and carers to Mindfulness this afternoon. Our amazing children explained to their families how each class has a Brain Break three times each day. Brain Breaks usually take place in the morning before we begin English, when we come into our classrooms after breaktime and when we return after lunchtime.
Our parents were very good sports and joined in with a Brain Break with their children.
"Brain Break really calms us down and makes it easier to concentrate."
"I like that we have a Brain Break after break and lunch because I always run around a lot with my friends and it helps me to settle down and get on with my work."
We then did some Mindfulness colouring, which was represented by attractive capital letter colouring sheets. We chose the initial letters of our names and carefully coloured them in. Our masterpieces were then laminated. All of our families took them home and some of our children decided where they were going to put them.
"I'm going to put mine up in my bedroom and when I look at it I will feel quiet and calm. It might even help me go to sleep."
It was lovely for our children to talk about Mindfulness with their families. I think that most of our parents and carers were surprised at their children's expertise!
What a fantastic 'Cuppa & Catch-Up' session we had this afternoon.
Whilst our children enjoyed their craft activity and had the opportunity to play with our Breakfast Club toys and games, our parents were able to have a cup of tea or coffee and have a natter with Mrs Parker and Mrs Torrington.
It was the perfect opportunity to talk about home and school. Then, we all thoroughly enjoyed some delicious cupcakes and chocolate biscuits!
A HUGE thank you to our fantastic families who have come along to Family Club this term.
"Family Club has given us the chance to spend quality time with our children and it's given us ideas of what to do with them."
"I didn't realise that there were so many things you could do with children that are free."
"I like being able to spend time with my eldest child when his brother is in bed."
"Even though I've only got a bit of time to spend with my children to play, I now know that you don't really need much time to make it special."
"I understand better how to read with my children at home."