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Spring 1 - Ice Age

 Week 1 - Colour mixing

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a fabulous two week break. 

This week we are getting ready for our new topic with some new activities in the classroom. The children have loved playing and acting out roles in the new Arctic Explorer area. We are getting better at dressing up for the cold weather. Keep practising those zips and gloves at home!

 

We love painting in Seashells class but the problem is we are using up all the stock of ready mixed paint! So this week we are learning to use powder paint (of which there is plenty!) 

We learned about the colour wheel and how artists use it to mix colours. Here is a link to the video that we watched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGrGkJtSLsk

 

We also learned about creating tints, tones and shades by adding white, grey or black. We explored making tints of blue to create wintry backgrounds for our polar role play area.

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Maths - Subtraction rhymes

In maths this week we have been learning to take away 1 at a time using simple songs and rhymes. We learned 5 different subtraction rhymes and then we performed them in our groups.

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Week 2 - Forest School

The Seashells were very excited as they arrived at school this morning. It was time for Forest School!

After RWI we got changed into our warm layers, boots, hats and gloves. When we got there we noticed some changes. Firstly, there was a new path made from bark chippings and evergreen leaves. The trees were bare and all the leaves had fallen to the ground. We heard lots of birds singing. Also it was much colder than last time we were there.

We had snack outside and then we completed a maths task in pairs. Each pair was given a number card and a plastic tub. We had to collect the matching number of sticks and count them out accurately. Great counting everyone!

 

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Ordering numbers

Today we visited the Forest School twice in one day!!

First, in the morning we had a maths problem to solve. Someone had lost all Miss Baron's numbers in the woods and we had to help find them. Each group had a particular type of number to look for. Some had snowmen on, some were on snowflakes, some were colourful, blue or black and white. Each group had to work together to find their numbers and then they had to put them in order.

The dolphins had an extra problem to solve but they had to work out what it was! When they returned with their numbers they worked out that some were missing. They had to put the ones they had in order and then write down the missing ones. They did an excellent job of solving the challenge. well done everyone!

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During lunchtime Mr Butler had lit the fire and we could smell the smoke as we walked back to the forest. We were very excited about the yummy, cheesy baked potatoes that were cooking on the fire. Whilst we were waiting we went off to explore the grounds and found some extremely large sticks. Then we sat and ate the delicious baked potatoes. The butter and cheese had melted and was all gooey. They were so good! Thank you to Mr Butler for the fire and cooking, Mrs Sutton for providing the cheese and butter and the kitchen staff for doing the pre-cooking. I wonder what we can cook on the fire next time?

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