We have had a busy week this week
We are currently working on the book 'On Sudden Hill' by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies.
We have being using our imagination to come up with ways that we could use a cardboard box!
We have had pirate ships, racing cars, camper vans, butterfly houses, banana boats lots of wonderful ideas. The large cardboard boxes have been in our provision both inside and out to allow the children to develop their imaginative ideas.
We have been enjoying our maths sessions around length this half term. This week we were busy measuring to compare two lengths. We used our wooden blocks from construction to help us measure.
We have been making the most of our environment and enjoying working alongside a variety of friends.
We have had a wonderful first fortnight back at school. The children have been brilliant and thrown themselves back into school life.
We have been busy with our Rainbow topic.
- learning all our colours
- making rainbow toast
- learning to colour mix with the powder paint
- taking part in science experiments like our skittles challenge
- exploring colour on the light box
We have been enjoying our weekly sessions out in the forest school exploring the environment.
This week we collected sticks and continued our maths sessions. During which we were making a four sided and four cornered quadrilateral shape.
We have been busy in our outdoor space digging up the soil and getting the planters ready for some new plants to go in. Whilst inside we have been making our own paper flowerpots and planting some vegetable seeds.
This week we focused on light and dark. The children had some fantastic ideas!
When we came to school on Tuesday, the lights in our classroom had gone out and we couldn't see because it was too dark! We used torches to find our way around and looked for other sources of light. We found light coming from the whiteboard, fairy lights on the tree and some light coming through the windows.
We also spent time learning about Diwali, the festival of light. We discussed how Diwali is celebrated and learnt that there is a lot of preparation.
To celebrate our fantastic work, we had a glow disco at the end of the week!
Look through the gallery below to see all of our light and dark activities.
What an amazing week we have had!
The week began when we went to forest school. As we walked across the playground we could see some smoke and ass we got closer we could also see Mrs Morrison. 'Maybe there is a fire?' the children asked. By the time we got to forest school, there was no fire but there was still some smoke. The children thought of ideas of what could have happened.
When we got back to the classroom, the children could not stop talking about fire. We wrote down everything that we already knew about fire and what we would like to find out. The children said they would like to find out how to build a fire, how to keep safe around fire and also see a real fire.
This began a week of activities following the childrens interests. The children amazed me with their enthusiasm!
On Tuesday we learnt about how to keep safe around fire by introducing the fire circle rules.
On Wednesday we learnt about the fire triangle, the three things you must have to build a fire. We even conducted an experiment to test this out using a birthday candle. Later in the day the children suggested we should take some snacks with us when we build our own fire, all afternoon the children wrote their own shopping lists of what they would like to take.
On Thursday we went to forest school. Mr Williams taught us how to create a spark using the flints, which we all got to have a go of. Once we got the fire going, we each took it in turns to toast marshmallows. They were yummy!
I hope you have all had a lovely week off and got plenty of rest after a very busy first half term.
As you already know, Mon-Thurs this week we will be learning from home using google classroom.
In case you have not yet been able to access google classroom, I have included some information below to help you access this.
Google classroom email:
This will be your child's first name followed by the first initial from their surname email@example.com. For example if there was a child in my class called Ibrahim Ali, the email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do have any problems please email me at email@example.com.
I look forward to starting our online learning this week!