What a fantastic day for a Spring walk. The weather was beautiful as we set off on our adventure. Kingston Lacy was a hit with all the children and they were all fascinated by the stunning grounds, flowers and the pigs! We even read simple maps to find our way around.
We each completed a diary entry for a competition.
We were very excited to finish them and place them into the envelope ready for Mrs Roberts to post.
Take a look at some of our videos of us reading them.
Neil Armstrong and the moon.
To continue with our topic, Explorers, we began looking at some history. Imagining something that we have never experienced is a hard concept, especially when this involved a very important date from 1969. After using our laptops to do some research on Neil Armstrong and why he is so important in history, many of the children were intrigued by experiencing no gravity. Unfortunately, I don't have the power for them to experience this but we did find a way to try and explore. After sticking paper to the underneath of the tables, the children tried lying down to create an image. This was lots of fun and really tested our gross motor. Our finished pictures are in our topic books.
Over the past 2 weeks we have been looking at 'Explorers'. To begin this topic we used maps, globes, Google earth and images to find out about the United Kingdom and its 4 countries. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do some cooking and decided on a classic, scones. We opted for cheese scones and worked in small groups following instructions. We weighed out and measured ingredients before mixing it together and testing our strength with some kneading.
World Book Day.
What a fantastic World Book Day!! The children looked brilliant in their costumes (a huge thank you parents!).
The day involved all things book related. We decided to read, perform and discuss our favourite Julia Donaldson stories. We created book bunting with images from our favourite story and then discussing the best part of the story.
We created our own setting and own characters, using potatoes, to create and retell our own stories.
We never did find Wally! :-(.
What a fantastic start to the year we have had!
The children have had lots of fun exploring and becoming familiar with their new classroom. They have all been keen to show off their incredible reading, writing and maths skills and put these into practice.
We have been consolidating our numbers to 10. Counting forwards, backwards and representing numbers. We have also been approaching some challenging questions to explain our reasoning.
This week we have been reading The Rainbow Fish. We have acted out the story, discussed being a good friend, created character puppets and even made our friends a friendship card and bracelet.
Please see below for pictures and a video from our first 2 weeks.
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