Robins had such a busy term leading up to Christmas. They had a brilliant trip to The Roses Theatre to see 'Robin Hood' which had us laughing, singing and booing along. We also enjoyed our final Forest School session toasting marshmallows as well as performing our star dance in the Christmas concert. We rounded off our 'Once upon a time' topic with a fancy dress day. The children looked brilliant in their fairytale costumes and we had fun guessing which characters everyone was dressed as.
Well done to Isla and Pinky her pony, who represented Gretton School in the NSEA School Showjumping competition at Kings Equestrian Bromyard. They were placed 2nd in the 75cm open class.
Over the past couple of weeks Owls have been learning about the Christmas story and the period of Advent which precedes Christmas. As part of this, the children created their own Advent calenders telling the Christmas story.
The results of our mummification experiment have been revealed! The salt worked best when removing moisture from the slices of apple - it went from 66g to 33g meaning it had lost 50% of its total weight. The apple that looked best, however, was the apple that had been placed in caster sugar. The slightly squishy but unbrowned apple lay at the bottom of the bowl in a syrup, leaving an air gap below a very hard, thick sugar crustwhich took Mrs Holt some effort to break through.