This half term our theme is Frozen!
This week we have been exploring ICE! The children discovered a whale trapped in a block of ice. Together we discussed how the ice felt, how they thought the whale had come to get stuck in the ice, and how we could 'free' it.
The children came up with some fantastic ideas to free the whale. We tested different theories such as, 'pull it out', 'hit it with a rolling pin', 'rub it with your hands'. Finally we tested one theory to 'drop it from a big height'. This proved successful and we managed to 'free the whale'!
Thank you to the parents who stayed to listen to our impromptu story session this morning. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
I think we will make it a regular thing :)
Over the past couple of weeks we have been learning about 2D shapes and the Artist Henri Matisse.
The children we able to create their own art by combining 2D shapes. Some of them chose to recreate Matisse's famous 'The Snail' picture.
We have had so much fun being artists and mathematicians!
Welcome back after the half term!
This week we are learning all about Bonfire night. Yesterday the children learnt the rules of safety at a bonfire display. We discussed the rules and why it is important to follow them.
In the afternoon, the children were able to put these rules into practice when we watched the school firework display.
All the children were sensible and safe throughout the show. You should be proud of them!
Please take a look at the Ruth Miskin Phonics website where it has many different videos and other information to support you and your child when learning and practicing phonics at home.
over the past few weeks the children have been looking at the book 'Mouse House'. Last week we adapted the story and created our own class book, 'Spider House'. The children really enjoyed drawing the pictures for the book and helping their teachers build sentences to be written for each page.
Also, in Maths we have been following the Number Blocks series. So far we have been learning about numbers 1-3. www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be looking at which animals sleep in the day time or night time, and look for similarities and differences between these animals.
Welcome parents and carers to our class blog!
The children have all settled well into their new class and are developing some lovely relationships with their new friends.
This half term we are reading the book 'Mouse House' by John Burningham. The children were very excited to discover a new 'friend' had joined our classroom, 'Mick the Mouse'. We had discussions about where we thought 'Mick' had come from.
In Maths, we are working with numbers 1-5 to develop a secure understanding of the principles of counting. We support this learning with the 'Number-blocks' series.
Please remember to bring your child's book bag to school each day, where they will read once a week with an adult and have their book changes twice a week.
Thank you all for your continued support with your child's learning. Please keep checking the blog for regular updates from RH.