What a wet bank holiday Monday we had! We hope you still managed to enjoy it.
Tuesday was super busy with assembly, RWI, maths, topic and story. Not to mention lots of learning outside.
In Maths, we are learning about spatial reasoning this week. We talked about different shapes and matched pairs. We had to recognise when they were the same shape but in a different position. Then we had to copy a picture that the teacher made with carpet tiles. It was trickier than it looked. We've also been completing lots of jigsaws, thinking carefully about how the pieces fit together.
A bit of drama
In topic this week we have started reading a new story called 'The Bog Baby'. It's about two sisters who find a mysterious creature in Bluebell Wood. We got to a point in the story where the two children decide what to do with the Bog baby that they have found. We learned a new drama technique called 'conscience alley'. We stood in two lines opposite each other to create an alleyway. Then two children walked down the alley slowly and listened to two sides give their opinions about what they should do .... should they take the Bog baby home or leave him in the pond? The children had lots of good reasons and explanation for their answers. It was a super display of thinking. Well done everyone. We continued with the story to find out what the two characters decided to do.
This week we had our first dance session with Amy from Dazzle dance. It was so much fun. The children were so excited to see Amy in real life rather than just on the screen. The skills and moves on display were fabulous. Well done everyone.
The children have been using their creative skills this week to create 2D representations of minibeasts. We read the story of the very lazy ladybird and talked about some ladybird facts. Then we looked at some different examples of minibeast crafts and identified which materials had been used to make them and also how they had been put together. Then we used a range of materials to create our own minibeasts.
Welcome back everyone. We hope you had a super Easter break.
We were greeted by a super surprise on the first day back ..our new bike track has finally been painted. We can't wait to get the bikes out and test it out.
The weather has been beautiful so far this week and we have been making the most of it in our yard. We planted sunflowers into trays and strawberry plants into hanging baskets. The children are brilliant at remembering to water the flowers in the troughs too.
Busy buzzy bees in PE
For our PE lesson this week, we became bees. We thought about how they move from flower to flower collecting pollen. We replicated this by moving around the yard stopping at cones and bending to reach them. We had to watch out for other bees. Next we thought about how bees collect the pollen and take it back to the beehive. We tried to visit all the different cones/flowers in the yard and collected pollen on our backs. Then we worked in groups to make a beehive by connecting our bodies together. Some groups linked arms, some put feet together and some did both.
A minibeast adventure
Last term we went on a safari and jungle adventure. This term we are off on a minibeast adventure!
We started by playing a game of hidden minibeasts. We slowly revealed a picture of a minibeast and guessed what it could be. The children were very fast at working out the answers. After that, we discussed facts about each one. Then we drew pictures of our favourite minibeasts with a range of media including the paint programme on the big screen, chalk on the yard and crayons. We thought carefully about the features of each one and even wrote some words and sentences.