divendres, 17 de març de 2017

Writing stories

This week we have had a busy week focusing on stories. We have been talking lots about story vocabulary, such as characters, settings and events and have been working in teams to create group and individual story ideas.
The EYFS children (Ona, Kai, Luke, Sergi, Axel, Cloe, Carla, Katie and Julien) have been working with the older children to create their stories. They have been looking at pictures of different characters and props that they then blended together to create story ideas. The children were very excited to create their stories. Sergi and Ona drew fantastic illustrations to accompany their picture. They thought carefully about all the characters that were in their story and very independently drew them within the setting which matched their story. Kai loved using the tablet to type his story. He was excellent at touching the correct letter keys and was very keen to copy me as I said the name of each letter he was touching. Luke loved creating his story. He is speaking so well now and I was very impressed by how well he explained his story, using all of the key character words and events.
The children have also been learning about the Sant Jordi/ Saint George legend, as the stories they are creating are going to be used as part of our class Sant Jordi presentation. Carla and Katie were especially enthusiastic to learn about the characters in the story. They loved watching the video of the story and were keen to shout out the names of the characters. When reviewing their understanding of the story the next day, both of the girls could remember and confidently say the names of each of the characters in the story. Julien also enjoyed learning about the Sant Jordi story. He was very motivated to colour in different Sant Jordi pictures and he could then confidently tell me the names of the characters he had coloured. He especially liked the dragon!
In maths, the EYFS children have been focusing on the square shape, colouring, cutting, drawing, tracing and creating squares outside, using things from the outside environment. Oasis was very impressed with Axel as he was very concentrated when colouring the square. He worked very hard to stay in the lines and was very keen to ensure that he had filled every part of the square. The children have also continued to revise the numbers 0-10. Oasis was very happy with how well Cloe participated when learning the numbers and she was very confident to shout out the names of the different numbers in English.
The KS1 children (Marcel, Noa, Joana, Thais, Arlet, Jordi and Carla) have also been focusing on story writing this week. They have been working with Jo and Gabrielle to create group stories, whereby each person in the circle adds the next part to the story. Jo and Gabrielle were really impressed by how interesting and creative the stories became and how hard the children worked to share their ideas in English. The teachers were particularly happy with Jordi as he was extremely keen to participate and share his story ideas. They loved to see his enthusiasm and it was great to listen to the range of things which he wanted to add to the group story.
In maths the children have been focusing on number order, addition and subtraction, with a particular focus on the teen numbers. Jo was very happy with Arlet and Marcel as they could very confidently identify the different teen numbers on a number line and say each of them correctly in English.  They both have a very good knowledge of the numbers to 20. Carla has also gained a lot of confidence with number recognition this week and she is now becoming very independent when identifying and naming the teen numbers.
The children read every week with Jo and she is very happy with the progress which Joana and Noa are making with their reading. They are trying really hard to sound out the words, using the English letter sounds and they are always keen to read the whole book to Jo. Thais has also been working very hard with her reading. She has much more confidence to recognise and read the words. Jo has also been extremely pleased with how much Thais is improving with her spelling when writing and is using her knowledge of phonics to help her sound out and write the words.
The KS2 children (Arnau, Nil, Sofia, Blanca, Judit, Sara B, Sara and Tatiana) have also been working on story writing. At the beginning of the week the children partnered up with a younger children in the class. They did a fantastic job of supporting the little ones to create their story ideas and it was wonderful to see how supportive and patient they were. I am very proud of you all. I was especially impressed with Sara B as she was working with two younger children and it was incredible to see how she changed from one child to another, asking them their ideas and them helping them to translate it to English. Sara did a fantastic job and helped both children to create different and individual stories. Judit was also fantastic when working with the little ones. I am really proud of how sensitive and patient Judit has become. She was so keen to help her partner and it was so lovely to hear how kind and encouraging she was being of his ideas. Judit showed real patience when helping her partner to type the story and it was lovely to watch them interact in such a positive way. Well done Judit, I am very proud of you!
In maths this week, the children have been learning how to use a number line to order, add and subtract numbers. They have also been focusing on using their knowledge of number order to solve written word problems. Arnau and Nil have really impressed me with how well they can recognise numbers to 100 and how well they are able to read the number words for each number. They were both very motivated to cut out, order and display the number words and numerals in our maths area. They then used the number line they had created to solve addition and subtraction number problems. I was very happy with how well the children were able to read out each of their number sentences in English and how keen they were to correct themselves when they made a mistake. I was also very impressed with Sara and Tatiana as they were extremely motivated and keen to write their own word problems for each other to solve. They loved reading out the problems, marking the answers and adding a ´teacher´ comment. It was lovely to see how they imitated me and used the same vocabulary as I use, such as fantastic and excellent. Well done girls- you were very good teachers!
Sofia has also been working very hard to add numbers. She found it very difficult to add decimal numbers together but I was impressed to see how perseverant she was when using the number line to help her add the decimal numbers together. Sofia then moved on to use the grid method and it was great to see how much more confident she was to solve the addition problems when using this method. By the end of the week she was able to independently add 4 digit decimal numbers completely independently. Blanca also worked extremely hard and was very motivated to complete all of the maths activities this week. She was extremely confident to add and subtract decimal numbers, using the grid method. Blanca then moved on to solve word problems, whereby she needed to add and subtract different amounts of money and work out the correct change. You did a great job, Blanca!

Hope you all have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
















divendres, 10 de març de 2017

Shapes

This week we have welcomed another new friend, Carla. She is 3 years old has really impressed me with how independent she is and how well she has settled into the class routines. Oasis has been really happy to work with Carla as she says that she has set a really good example for the other children by listening so carefully and being very keen to follow all of the instructions which Oasis gave. It is a real pleasure to welcome Carla into the class.
This week, the EYFS children (Ona, Kai, Luke, Cloe, Sergi, Axel, Carla, Julien and Katie) have been working on building their English vocabulary, using picture flashcards. Oasis was very proud of Luke and Cloe as they both had real confidence to speak out and say the names of most of the objects on the flashcards. They were especially keen to shout out the names of the animals and talk about the different colours of each animal. When continuing to develop their vocabulary outside in the farm, Oasis was impressed by Axel´s participation when talking about the names of each of the animals in the farm. He was able to correctly identify each of the animals and was confident to mimic them by showing the appropriate sound and movement for each animal. In maths the children have been focusing on numbers. Gabrielle was very happy with Julien as he has been extremely confident to identify and name the numbers to 10. He was then able to correctly count out the quantity, using bears, for each of the numbers. The children have also been focusing on shapes. Oasis was very happy with how well Sergi is able to recognise a circle. He has developed a really good awareness of the shape and its formation. He was especially confident when creating a flower circle and he made sure to correctly stick the flowers to create a circle. Katie was also very good at identifying 2D shapes. She was very engaged when doing a shape hunt and Gabrielle was very impressed with how keen Katie was to say the name of the different thing in the farm, which were made from the different 2D shapes. This week Oasis has been telling me how happy she is with Kai and Ona´s concentration. They are now both participating very well and completing all of the activities. Kai was also very encouraging with the younger children; helping them to do the activities.
The KS1 children (Marcel, Jordi, Carla, Joana, Thais, Arlet and Noa) have been working with number lines. They were ordering the numbers to ten and then completing addition and subtraction, using a physical number line. Marcel was very confident with both addition and subtraction and was working on adding and subtracting three step number problems.  Jo was also really happy with Jordi during maths time as he now becoming really confident and independent when adding and subtracting numbers. During topic time, the children have been learning about family. They have been identifying the different people in their families and drawing family portraits. Jo was very happy with Arlet as she drew a very nice family portrait and was able to independently write characteristics for each family member. Jo was impressed by how much Carla wanted to speak about the different people in her family and she is really happy to see that Noa is now speaking more and has been keen to learn and use different words to describe the members of her family. Joana and Thais are also speaking much more and were confident to explain not only the people but the various pets they have in their family. It is great to see how much confidence all of the children are gaining when speaking English and they are all trying really hard to contribute in class discussions.
The KS2 children (Arnau, Nil, Tatiana, Judit, Sara B, Sara, Blanca and Sofia) have been working on 3D shapes in maths. Gabrielle was very impressed with Nil´s ability to recognise how many vertices and faces the 3D shapes have, when looking at them on a 2D sheet of paper. He was then very confident to create his own triangular prism, using a net. Sara B also worked very hard and was extremely motivated to create 3D shapes, using nets. She was also then very confident to identify how many faces, edges and vertices each shape has. On our 3D shape hunt I was very impressed with Sara and the enthusiasm she had when finding the different 3D shapes within our farm environment. She was very keen to identify different objects, which were formed by different 3D shapes and she became very confident to use the correct names for each of the 3D shapes. The children have also been learning about family. Gabrielle was very proud of Arnau as he was very confident to explain the relationship links with different families and could independently say the names of the corresponding family members in English. Judit also worked really hard when exploring genetics. She enjoyed learning about how brothers and sisters can be very different when from the same two parents. She thought very carefully and did a great job of drawing three children, who shared different characteristics from their mother and father. Judit was able to explain in detail the characteristics the children got from each parent. In punctuation and grammar, we have continued to work on speech marks. I am so proud of all of the children as they have made great progress when using speech marks. Tatiana and Sofia have particularly impressed me as they are now able to use speech marks completely independently. We have also been working on our dictionary skills. Blanca has been very concentrated and keen to use the dictionary to ensure that she is correctly spelling each of the focus words correctly. I was so happy when she told me that she had learnt the meanings of lots of new words when completing the activity.
This week, we also visited the library to find books for our new animal topic. The children were extremely motivated to find books in English and we ended up with a pile of more than 30 books about animals. They were very well -behaved and now really understand the importance of being quiet and well behaved in a library.

We have had a great and very busy week.  Have a nice weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.









dissabte, 4 de març de 2017

Presentation Projects

This week we have welcomed another new friend, Cloe, into the class. Cloe isn´t quite three yet but I have been so impressed with how well she has settled and how quickly she has adapted to the class routines. Chloe has really enjoyed exploring the different corners of the class and it has been great to see how independent she has become when taking part in the different activities. It is a pleasure to welcome you to our class, Cloe.
Although we have only had four days this week, we have been very busy and have done lots of very fun things. The EYFS children (Julien, Cloe, Axel, Kai, Luke, Sergi, Katie and Ona) have been busy learning all about our family and the names we use for the different members of our family. Ona, Kai and Sergi worked really hard with Oasis to re-create their own home. They explored pictures of lots of different family members and had to select the correct people from their own family. Sergi did a fantastic job of remembering all of the people in his family. Kai and Ona were also very engaged in the activity and were keen to talk about their families and try to use the English words. In maths, we have been learning about shapes. Julien and Katie enjoyed working with Gabrielle to locate all of the different shapes in our school environment. They really enjoyed learning about how our environment is made up of shapes and they were both very motivated, when realising they could use clipboards to record their results. This week, we have continued to explore our role-play hospital. Axel has been becoming more engaged with his friends´ activities and he has enjoyed taking part in simple hospital role-play, using the different medical instruments. Unfortunately, Luke has not managed to join us this week as he has been poorly. We hope he feels better and can join us again next week.
The KS1 children (Jordi, Arlet, Joana, Thais, Marcel, Carla and Noa) have also been working on shapes in their maths lessons. They also had a great time exploring their environment with the clipboards, looking for all of the shapes which make up different objects. All of the children were amazed when realising that everything in our world is made up of shapes. Jo was very impressed with the Noa´s tally chart, as she carefully placed a tally for each shape she saw. She was then able to confidently identify the shape which was most popular and had the most tally marks. The children also had the opportunity to go outside and find different sticks and piece of wood, which they then used to create different shapes. Marcel did a fantastic job of using the wood to make shapes and he was very confident to name all of the shapes he made. Jordi also really enjoyed this activity and he was really pleased to share the triangular block of wood which he had found. He proudly displayed it in the classroom. As part of our topic, the children have continued to learn about clothes, focusing on the different clothes we wear in each season. Jo was very impressed with Arlet, who was able to select many clothes which we wear in each season. She then wrote a fantastic sentence for each season, to explain why she wears her chosen object in that particular season. Carla is continuing to develop confidence when speaking in English and it is impressive to see how many clothes she is now able to name in English. The children then moved on to learn about family and the different people they have in their families. Joana and Thais loved working together to talk about their family and it was lovely to see how proud they were when explaining that they were sisters. They were both also very confident to explain in English about the different pets, which they have in their family.
The KS2 children (Arnau, Nil, Judit, Sara B, Blanca, Sofia, Sara and Tatiana) have been working extremely hard, preparing their end of topic project about the human body. Arnau, Sofia, Blanca and Sara worked fantastically as a team to create a flipchart presentation all about the brain. Blanca did a fantastic job drawing, labelling and explaining the different parts of the brain and the functions which they have. She was also very keen and independent when researching about the different diseases which the brain can develop. She loved finding images to show that the different illnesses have on the brain. Sofia and Sara worked really well together, researching the differing ways in which the left and right sides of the brain work. They were both very creative in their approach, drawing all of the different things which each side of the brain does, inside their own brain diagram. Arnau did a great job of working in a team and he was very keen to be involved. It was great to see him out his fantastic art skills to good use, when drawing a very detailed picture of the brain. Tatiana, Judit, Sara B and Nil worked to create a flipchart about the heart. Tatiana was very creative in her approach, when deciding that she wanted to recreate the circulatory system, using blue and red plasticine, to represent the oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood which is pumped to the brain and around the body. She did a fantastic job of explaining her model and was extremely confident and enthusiastic during the presentation as she very effectively involved the audience in each part of the presentation. Sara B was also very creative, when deciding that she wanted to create a story as her way to explain how the circulatory system works. She did a great job of finding all of her own cartoon pictures and then used these as props to explain how the red blood cells travel through the blood and how the white blood cells are there to fight infection. I was very impressed with how confidently she told the story to the audience, without the use of a prompt sheet. Judit did a fantastic job of finding lots of information about the heart. She was keen to describe it´s appearance and the way in which its size differs, depending on our age. Judit was a fantastic group organiser and she worked really hard to ensure that everyone was involved in the project. I was very impressed with how keen Nil was to be part of the project. He did a great job of typing ´cool facts´ about the heart and then read them out brilliantly during the presentation.
The EYFS and KS1 also did a fantastic job of singing their human body songs within the presentation and I was very proud of how well they remembered the actions for each song. Well done to Jordi, Joana and Arlet for bravely speaking aloud and introducing each of the songs to the audience.
Finally, we were very lucky this week to have a visit from Ona´s grandfather, who is a paediatric doctor. He provided a very fun and interactive session for the children and they had the opportunity to use lots of real medical equipment, to check their friend’s ears, throat and heart rates. The children were very keen to listen to all of the information he provided and they asked him many questions about a varied range of topics, regarding their health, diet and different parts of their body. It was great to see how interested the children were and it really was a fantastic way for them to consolidate what they knew and learn lots of new information from a real doctor. A big thank you to Ona´s grandfather. You did a great job!

Have a good weekend everyone. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. 















dimarts, 28 de febrer de 2017

Evolution of Humans

This week we have had a very busy week. We have continued our topic of ´The human body´ and we were very lucky to learn more about the internal make-up of our body and the evolution of humans when visiting the Cosmo Caixa museum in Barcelona. We had a fantastic tour guide who explained everything to us in English and the older children, especially were able to learn lots of information and were keen to ask the tour guide lots of questions. The children were also happy to have some more time exploring the different experiments in the museum and they were especially interested by the different brains of the animals, which had been preserved in the museum.
Within our human body topic, the EYFS children (Julien, Katie, Sergi, Luke, Kai, Ona and Axel) have been focusing on the clothes people wear. They have really enjoyed colouring in different clothes and deciding which type of clothing we need to wear in different seasons. Ona did a great job of colouring in and sticking the winter clothes on to the winter poster and she was so proud when I displayed it in the classroom. The children have also had a great time exploring the role play hospital. Sergi was especially excited by the new medical equipment box we have and he was keen to get his friends to lie on the table to be operated on! We have continued to practise our human body songs but this week we have introduced some new songs about different clothes. Katie now knows the songs very well and she was laughing a lot at our new song, ´put on your shoes´. In maths, we have been learning about shapes. Luke has really enjoyed using the blocks, placing them correctly on the different big and small shape outlines we provided. He is becoming much more confident to identify and tell me the name of each shape. Kai enjoyed using the shapes to make pictures and he is getting much confident to say the names of the shapes he is playing with. Julien has enjoyed creating shape puzzles. He finds the names a little difficult but was able to position the pieces together easily to recreate the shapes. Unfortunately, Axel was feeling poorly this week. We hope he is feeling better and can join us again next week.
The KS1 children (Jordi, Arlet, Joana, Thais, Marcel, Carla and Noa) have enjoyed doing more work on the human body. They have also been focusing on recognising and naming different clothes. The children had a great time creating their own washing line within the classroom. Jordi was especially enthusiastic when colouring in and pegging the clothes on the washing line. Arlet enjoyed learning the new vocabulary and by the end of the week was very confident to identify all of the items of clothes on our washing line. In maths, the children linked the topic of shapes and the human body.  They really enjoyed creating clothes for a person, using different shapes for each item of clothing. Marcel was a little unsure at the beginning but by the end of the activity he was keen to suggest shapes for each item of clothing and was keen to label the shapes he had used. He really enjoyed it and had a great imagination. Joana and Thais also enjoyed learning about shapes. They both worked together and did a great job of cutting out the different shapes and then correctly sticking them underneath the corresponding shape word. Throughout the activity Joana became increasingly confident when naming the shapes and she was extremely happy to work with Thais and help her to learn the names too! Carla became particularly confident at naming the clothes when creating her own wardrobe and deciding which clothes she would like to put inside. Noa enjoyed learning the names of the different clothes she was wearing. Throughout the week she has become more confident to correctly identify the clothing names and she is now keen to begin describing her clothes, using colours. I have noticed a real increase in Noa´s confidence to speak in English, this week.
The KS2 children (Nil, Arnau, Tatiana, Judit, Sara B, Sara, Blanca and Sofia) have enjoyed continuing their work on the magazine. Judit has done a fantastic job and she has been extremely motivated to ensure that all of the children had a portrait picture painted on the computer. She did a great job of including the correct features of each person. Sara B was very organised and kept making lists of all the children to ensure that we had not missed anyone. As part of our human body topic, Nil and Arnau have also enjoyed learning about clothes and the different clothes we wear in each season. They both did a great job of selecting clothes and creating their own winter wardrobe. Gabrielle was really proud of how well they worked together and how supportive they were of each other. In maths, we have continued to learn about place value. Sara is really beginning to understand the concept of two, three and four digit numbers and she can now confidently put a set of numbers in the correct order. Sofia has really impressed me with the progress she has made this week. She is now able to correctly write five digit numbers as numerals when reading the numbers as words. She is becoming much more aware of the importance of ensuring that there are five numbers and that sometimes it is important to include a zero within the number to ensure that the value of the number is correct. In punctuation and grammar, we have continued to work on speech marks comma lists as all of the children are still finding this difficult. I was so impressed with Tatiana´s understanding of how to use speech marks, as she was able to correctly re-write the sentences, using speech marks, commas and full stops correctly. Blanca is extremely confident to use commas when creating a list and she always remembers to use capital letters and full stops in her sentences. She still finds speech marks a little difficult but is almost there. Well done Blanca, you are working very hard!
This Friday, to end the week, we had a fantastic day celebrating the carnival. The children looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes and they were so excited to show them off in our mini carnival school parade. We were very lucky to have Carla´s Mum helping us and she painted all of the children´s faces with fantastic designs. The little ones loved having pictures painted, which matched their costume and the older ones loved experimenting with make- up, especially the various coloured lipsticks! We also had a lovely morning creating carnival masks and the children were very creative with their designs. They loved posing with their masks for photos and were confidently parading around the classroom. We also had the chance to make carnival cupcakes. The children worked really nicely in groups to create their own tray of cupcakes. They took in turns and shared the ingredients really well. They all loved having the chance to bake, especially when kneading the chocolatey mixture with their hands. They couldn’t resist licking their hands afterwards! We spent the afternoon showing off our costumes to the people in Mataró and the children were all completely exhausted when returning to school. Thank you very much to Carla´s Mum and Katie and Sara´s Mum for helping. I hope you enjoyed the day!

Have a lovely, long weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday.
















dilluns, 20 de febrer de 2017

Self portraits

This week we have welcomed two new friends. Axel is three years old and this week was his first week ever attending a school. He has enjoyed getting to know the other children in the class and has been confident to explore the class activities. Axel has been very confident when expressing himself and has been very able to let us know what he wants and express to us the things he likes and does not like. Nil, who is 8 years old, has also joined our class this week. He has settled fantastically into the class routines and is already developing very good relationships with some of the children in the class.
This week, we have continued to learn about the human body. The EYFS children (Sergi, Julien, Katie, Kai, Luke, Ona and Axel) have continued to learn the names of the body parts. The children have enjoyed exploring the concept of x-rays and have enjoyed creating their own using paints and wax crayons. Sergi was especially concentrated when finger painting each bone in the hand and he created an excellent x-ray for our display. The children have enjoyed colouring in different body part pictures and we have been focusing a lot on colouring  them,  using the correct colours. Kai and Ona have impressed me this week, as they are developing much more concentration and perseverance when colouring and they both worked really hard to colour the body parts,  using skin colours.  The children have enjoyed playing in the construction area, trying to build a hospital.  It was great to watch Axel interacting with his new friends, trying to help them build the hospital. We have also continued to learn our human body songs. The children love singing along and it is lovely to see how involved and enthusiastic Katie is when singing the songs. Julien has enjoyed working with Gabrielle this week and I am so impressed with how much confidence he now has to try and speak English. He is so proud of himself when he is able to say something to us in English. Unfortunately this week,  Luke has been too poorly to join us. We all look forward to seeing him again next week.
The KS1 children (Jordi, Marcel, Noa, Thais, Joana, Arlet and Carla) have been working on the magazine. They enjoyed writing about their trip to the beach. Jordi worked especially hard to try and sound out his words and write a sentence about his memory of the beach trip. Thais and Joana were extremely concentrated when drawing a picture of the beach and they both worked hard to colour it carefully, using the correct colours. In maths, the children have continued to work on addition. We have then introduced the concept and have been encouraging the children to notice the relationship between addition and subtraction, whilst also focusing on recognising snd differentiating between the addition and subtraction symbols.  Jo was very impressed with how hard Marcel and Arlet worked when tackling 2 digit subtraction.  They both found it tricky but they were very perseverant and keen to understand how to solve the subtraction problems. In our art session this week, we have been focusing on the skill of self-portraits. The children were very excited to have a photograph of their face. They then worked hard to carefully copy the features of their face and create their own self-portrait. I was very impressed by how focused Noa and Carla were when drawing themselves. They both looked at their photos carefully and were keen to follow my advice when pointing out to them a way in which they could improve their artwork. The self-portraits are fantastic and they look great, displayed on our art window.
The KS2 children (Arnau, Nil, Judit, Sara B, Sara, Tatiana, Blanca and Sofia) have been working really hard this week to write all of the information for the school magazine. Judit wrote fantastic information on her tablet about all of the new children that have joined our class this month and Blanca carefully handwrote information, explaining about our treat day trip to the beach. As part of our human body topic,  we have been reading comprehension texts about different parts of the body. The children were particularly focused when learning lots of interesting information about the eye and how it functions.  Sara B was extremely motivated by the text and worked hard to answer the questions; writing very informative answers to each question. Tatiana was also very motivated by the text and she was very enthusiastic to read aloud the little dialogue/ story she had written, when explaining how pupil changes, dependent on the amount of light. Tatiana had included all of the relevant information and was very proud to admit how imaginative she is. In punctuation and grammar this week, we have been learning about speech marks. Sofia really impressed me with the motivation she had to correct all of the mistakes in the text and add in the relevant punctuation. She worked fantastically with Sara B and tried so hard to correctly place the speech marks within the text. She found this very difficult but she didn’t give up! In science, we have  been learning about different ways in which we can live healthy lives. Sara read the information in the text book very well and then was able to confidently explain the different foods we can eat, which helps our bodies to  stay healthy.  She was very enthusiastic and keen to explain her ideas to the rest of the group. Arnau and Nil have been working really hard with Gabrielle to learn about the different organs in the body. They have been very motivated to work together to produce an information booklet about the different organs and the functions they have in our bodies. Gabrielle has been really happy with how well they work together and support each other to complete their work.

This week for our treat day, it was so lovely that all of the children in the class had enough happy faces to be able to go to the beach for our gym lesson. The children had a great time playing on the park, before going to the beach to play gym games, which were focused on building teamwork skills. The children had a great time running, jogging, jumping and hopping all the way to the sea and then back to their teammates. It was very difficult to hop in the sand! The children then had to work as a whole class team, passing the ball over their shoulders and through their legs to the person behind them. It was so nice to watch as the older children really supported the younger children to pass the ball down the line. The children had a great time and were completely exhausted when returning to school for lunch. Thanks a lot to Katie and Sara Mum for coming to the beach with us. You were such a great help!