Lots of highlights inc. amazing Spring Show, musical performance from Year 4 and rather a lot of trees! Have a great break
Highlights from this week include:
* An exciting talk from wildlife photographer Ian Green, who has been out in India shooting tigers (with a camera). He also talked about how exciting the wildlife on our doorstep is. He was the first person to capture a sleeping kingfisher on film and the first to photograph a water vole eating a fish (they were previously thought to eat only vegetation). His images were very striking and the whole class were captivated!
*Return to Forest School. We returned to Forest School after a break last week and it was amazing to see how much the vegetation has changed in this time.Lots of tall plants to wade through.
*Learning to tell o'clock times. The children have really enjoyed learning about time and making their own watches.
*Writing 'Who am I?' sentences for rainforest animals - these were really impressive. Children wrote clues such as 'I can jump' for us to guess before lifting a flap and looking at their picture to see if we were right.
Have a super weekend - pictures from our lush green Forest School below.
A slightly shorter week than normal, but very busy! Yesterday the children voted in our Early Years Election. Each child completed a ballot paper where they marked an 'x' next to their preferred choice of smoothie and flapjack. The winner was cookie, so the children will be baking these next week. I was hoping for flapjack, but hey - that's democracy for you. I have included a few pics from last week's Forest School and some of our election. In maths we worked in table groups to find as many ways as possible to represent a given number. We have also been practising asking yes / no questions to guess which rainforest animal we are and we did some wax resist and dye rainforest backgrounds and then painted some creatures to go in them.
See pics below
Enjoy the weekend
Week Commencing 27.04.15
This week we built our own story about a rainforest. We made maps and labelled the classroom with all the animals we spotted on our adventure. We also decided there was a boy dancing with a snake who lived in a hut in the rainforest. He sent us a letter, but unfortunately it was ripped and so we couldn't tell what the problem was. We tried to write the missing piece of the letter ourselves. The next day we discovered the missing piece of the letter. A boy called Elijah was really worried about a lady, whgo was putting all the animals in cages. We wrote some solutions for Elijah, including pushing her in a cage and letting the animals go!
We also had a wonderful sports day which ran smoothly with lots of help and preparation from the EYFS team, Year 5 and all the parents and carers who were able to come and watch / help. Sunshine, would have a been a lovely bonus, but at least it wasn't rained off! The weather held for Forest School too!
A few pictures below
Have a great long weekend.
Week commencing 20th April
Highlights from the zoo!
Please see photos below
"We could tell it was the zoo beacause of the colors outside and there were some animals on the doors."
"I learnt about the giant scorpion and the thick web spider"
"I saw the big butterfly!"
"The spider monkey"
"I liked the lorikeets"
"I liked the giant bee that was a robot one at the back of the maze"
"I really, really , really liked the penguins and seals"
"The giant seal splashed me"
Week commencing 13th April
Here care some comments from the children about their learning this week:
"I learned about Lily the Lemur"
"We went to Forest School and did some digging"
"We learnt about Lemurs - they can climb trees"
"I learnt about the rainforest"
"We've been learning about adding and taking away"
We also have an extra session with Coach Josh this term - I really enjoyed playing team games with Coach Josh and Lime class on Monday. A few recent pictures below.
Have a great weekend - great to see you all again after the holidays.