To start their ‘Wonderful Winter’ topic, Reception class shared the story ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs. The childen sponge-painted a huge Snowman and made our own smaller snowmen using cotton wool. They also wrote instructions for How to Build a Snowman. What a busy week in Reception!
Year 2 have been using the Bee-Bots to practice directions, positional language and compass directions. They wrote and followed instructions in order for the Bee-Bot to get from one European Country to another. The children worked carefully and enjoyed the task.
Following the Nature Diary we have been reading in Literacy, the class went on a walk to observe the local surroundings. The children found a very large yellow and black, stripy spider beyond the fence and they heard birds, the waves crashing and some bees and wasps buzzing. The class listened very well to some of the ideas shared within the class and enjoyed the short walk!
Year 2 have been exploring the local area as part of their Geography work. They went on a walk around the local streets and then created their own watercolour aerial maps and collages of the school to show where they had been. The children made sketches of different buildings and landmarks that they saw on their walk, using different sketching pencils and techniques to create texture and pattern. These are now proudly displayed on the dining room.
In their Science classes, Year 3 children are learning about nutrition and bones. They enjoyed working co-operatively to recreate a human skeleton. The next step is the learn to name the main bones in their bodies!
Year 1 have created Tudor houses to recreate Pudding Lane in the Dining Room. The children tried very hard to cut thin strips of card to make wooden beams for their houses and added windows too. The effect is very striking and they are thoroughly enjoying this topic!