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Hamilton Infant School

Everyone at Hamilton is Special

Headteacher's Blog

By janice, Nov 17 2017 02:00PM

We’ve had a ‘spotacular’ end to our busy week at Hamilton Infants this week by celebrating and raising money for ‘Children in Need’ All the children have made such a massive effort to wear something spotty and they all look amazing! Thank you to all of our wonderful parents for making such an effort to support this important cause. The children have all enjoyed taking part in a range of special activities to raise awareness and show support to the charity. Nursery Fantasia class enjoyed decorating delicious spotty biscuits, Reception Dalmations had lots of fun creating their own Pudsey Bear ears and creating a giant Pudsey Bear collage. Year 1 Dinosaurs made their own moving Pudsey’s and did some writing about the reasons why we have been raising money for the Children in Need charity. Year 2 Incredibles have made posters and leaflets to show why the charity is so important. How fantastic!

We have also been raising awareness of bullying with the children as it is ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ We learned about the different types of bullying and what we should do if we think that we or someone we know is being bullied. We learned how important it is to tell someone so that they can help. All the children listened very well in our Anti-Bullying assembly and took part in some fabulous activities during the week to raise awareness. A huge well done!

This week in the Nursery, the children have been MAGIC mathematicians helping Snow White and the Seven dwarves to count all of the treasure from the diamond mine. The children had to have super counting skills, using one number name for each item, and remembering to stop at a given number. The children had a fantastic time at their 'Watch Me Learn Phonics' workshop, showing all of their grownups how amazing they are at learning. It was lovely to see so many grownups and the children cannot wait for their next workshop later in the academic year! Today the children took part in Children in Need. They made hats, decorated biscuits and collaged a giant Pudsey bear for a display in the Nursery. It was a ‘spotacular’ day!

This week the children in Reception have continued their learning about Jack Frost, They have created their own 'Big Art' to do with the story using a variety of materials and creative tools. The children have also been pretending to be Jack Frost where they practised asking questions and talked about their favourite parts of the story. The children had a fabulous time showing their grownups how we learn in our 'Watch Me Learn' session. It was really beneficial to share the lovely activities they take part in and how grownups can support at home. Today Reception took part in a special Children in Need Day. They took time to discuss the meaning of this event and how we can all help. The children also made yummy spotty Pudsey biscuits!

The children in Year 1 have really shown their artistic flair this week, creating some amazing art "triples" based on the characters in Julia Donaldson's Stick Man story. After sketching their chosen character, the children have also added colour and texture to further improve their pieces, which has proved to be a 'brush-stroke' of genius! The children have been reciting the story of Stick Man in their English lessons, using some 'picture perfect' actions to support them. In Maths, the children have shown their calculation sm'art's to fluently record number bonds to 10 and 20. Also, the children have been learning about anti-bullying, the children focused on creating posters celebrating their peers' talents.

What a busy week Year 2 have had! They started the week consolidating and showing off what super readers they really are. The children have been answering different style questions about a text. Year 2 then went on to show us how fantastic they are at Maths by solving and reasoning about different problems. In the afternoon, the children have been drawing, adding colour and adding texture to some snowmen for our display. They have used their sewing skills to sew and stuff a flying snowman. The children have also created the skyline of Stoke-on-Trent on canvas. Finally the incredible heroes of Year 2 accepted a secret mission to ensure everybody in school knew how special they were.

What a fabulous week we’ve all had! Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Moran, Mrs Glaister and Miss Bromley.