Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

What an exciting start to the New Year!

Our ‘Story of the Week’ was ‘Supertato by Sue Hendra. The children have been fascinated by this pacy, exciting read about the Evil Pea on the loose in the supermarket, causing havoc! He stuck the poor carrot to the conveyor belt, drew a moustache and glasses on the broccoli, and mummified the cucumber with a toilet roll!

We could not believe our eyes when we found the Evil Pea had been up to mischief in our classrooms! He had stuck fruit and vegetables to our walls and wrapped our furniture in toilet paper. We had to stop him! In Literacy the children carefully designed and created traps to capture the Evil Pea, but didn’t have much luck. The Evil Pea wrote us a rude letter saying we were foolish! The children replied to the Evil Pea and produced some excellent writing. We have also been busy writing stories, making wanted posters and crafting our own Supertatoes!

In Maths this week we have been very busy measuring, and learning how to apply these skills in our ‘Snack Shack.’ The ‘Snack Shack’ will be open regularly and the children will be able to prepare and serve their own snacks independently. The children practised using the measuring scales in order to weigh out the correct amount of snack. They know they’ve had enough when the scales balance with the weight on the opposite side. We poured our drinks carefully and used non-standard units to measure how much milk or water we wanted to drink. We discussed the importance of healthy eating, followed by washing up and drying ready for our friends!

Finally, our week ended with our monthly ‘Book Share.’ Several of the children were excited to tell us about a special book they had received for Christmas, and decided it would be the perfect opportunity for everyone to bring in a book from home to share with their parents, friends and teachers. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us this morning and made it a memorable experience!