Another busy week! More tidying up as the half term break has brought weeds to our newly tidied raised planters; and of course there are still LOTS of Autumn leaves still to clear! More of our bulbs were ready to be planted out, so we busied ourselves with those too. Next week, if the weather stays dry again, we will be using the hose to water our plants. Very exciting!!
Before half term we chose to turn back the clock and find out all about the famous Great Fire of London! The children absolutely loved learning about how the fire started and how it spread across the capital city. A huge amount of learning opportunities were provided linked to the topic and it was lovely to see the children take their own ideas into our areas such as role playing the fire starting in the Chinese take away! Such huge imaginations! The highlight of the week was pretending we were all bakers and having a jolly good go at making our very own bread!
What a fantastic assembly, we have some very talented children at Downlands! We are particularly proud of the following children this week, for their fantastic work, motivation and attitude. Sweet Chestnut: Bella for her positive attitude and hard working attitude! Oak: Euan for his independent Maths work and joined handwriting! Euan always has a positive attitude! Well done! Pine: Amelia for her fantastic Art work! She is always a good friend to all. Well done! Sycamore: Billy for his extra effort in English this week. Super motivation! Ash: Lamin for trying hard to write a sentence with a capital letter and full stop! Lamin always has a positive attitude! Elm: Tyler for his beaming smile and for being such a great role model! Beech: Isabelle for trying so hard, especially in Grammar! Welcome to William and thank you to Ethan and Iliesa for being his buddy and showing him around! Willow: A massive well done for a super assembly all about Mountains! We all thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance! Sycamore: Leighton for his positive attitude and perseverance this week! Cedar: Sophie and Aditi for their attitude and being such positive role models! A special welcome to Tommy, we hope you enjoy your time at our school. A very sad goodbye to Bella, Layla, Leon, Michale, Abigail and Jayden! We wish you all the best in your new schools! They are lucky to have you! Wow! So many super, shining stars! Well done to everyone for their hard work this week!