Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

We began our week by discussing the meaning of well-being

We shared our lovely weekend news. We got up to lots of exciting things during the hot, sunny weekend. One of our Reception children visited the seaside and brought back some exciting objects he had found washed up on the beach. We were very curious to find out more about the mermaids purse. We researched using a non-fiction book all about sea creatures.

We put some relaxation music on and made lots of marks on large pieces of paper just like the curly tendrils we observed from each corner.

In Literacy we enjoyed the beautifully written and illustrated story, ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas. The story is about a monster whose feelings are all mixed up. A little girl helps the monster to talk about his feelings and lets him know that all of these feelings are normal. We talked lots about our feelings and wrote some of these down and put them in specific feelings jars, just like the monster in the story!

We discussed the importance of taking time to relax and reflect. Some children went outside to lie down and relax just like the green monster in the story who represented feeling calm. The children used their senses to explore the world around them. One child said they could hear the birds tweeting and another said that they could feel the warm sunshine on their face.

We also did some fabulous drawings of our favourite page from the book.

At the end of the week a pupil from Wales class brought in some rhubarb that he had grown in his garden! We were all very excited about this. We decided to make some delicious rhubarb crumble. We searched for a recipe on Google and carefully followed the instructions. We ended our brilliant week with a tasty feast, some children even went back for seconds!