St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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W/B 18th March 2024

Five Little Speckled Frogs.

Maple children are definitely on the countdown to Easter now.

This was helped along by the children making chocolate Easter nests. They took their hand washing and hygiene very seriously, reminding their peers if anyone happened to touch their hair or face that they must wash their hands again! 
We had a lot of cooking knowledge, the children knew they needed to break the chocolate up and that the microwave would melt the chocolate.  We were very impressed. They each then chose two Easter marshmallows to sit on top of their nests.  On Friday, we had a little mixture left over so the children all had a teaspoon full of warm chocolate crispiest to eat-the delights and enormous chocolate smiles on their faces said it all! We think all the cakes made it home before they were devoured.


As well as Easter nests both classes made Easter cards, we hope you liked them?


Maple children were practising the rhyme, Five Little Speckled Frogs this week.  We had five frogs and some lily pads but no log, the children had an ingenious idea to use our green threading log, their reasoning being “it is made out of wood, a log is made out of wood”, so that is what we used!


The children requested a cosmic kids yoga, they chose ‘Frank the frog’, which they loved and asked to repeat parts of it.  In maths, we were counting out from a larger number, we were singing the song and counting the frogs as they jumped in the water.  We also rolled a dice with different amounts of frogs on each side, the children counted the frogs or recognised the numeral on the side the dice landed on and then collected that amount of frogs from the pond.  The children really enjoyed pretending to to be a big frog gathering the little frogs.


We joined with Elm children for PE, the warm up was hilarious-who remembers the frog song? We had a giant frog on the screen demonstrating our warm up.  There was lots of giggling mixed in with the concentration of following ‘something on a screen’ and not in person.  The children did really well.


We hope you all have an enjoyable Easter and hopefully we will be seeing signs of Spring, in the form of blossom and flowers.

Happy Easter.