To start off our new topic ‘Twisted Tales’ we have been reading a different version of the Gingerbread Man. It highlighted how important it is to keep fit and do exercise, so in P.E we did lots of different activities to get us moving! We then talked about how our bodies felt after we had done it.
In maths, we have been exploring the continent of North America. We have plotted coordinates on a four quadrant grid to make shapes and have explored the countries and cities inside the shape. We have considered their position in relation to other places using our knowledge of direction.
Freddie will tell you what we are doing…..
We have been learning about forces in Science.We tried using water on a parachute to slow it down. We also have been hanging heavier objects on elastic bands and we learnt that the elastic band will stretch.
After half term our new topic will be ‘Twisted Tales’. The children voted for the new role play area and the winner was a fairytale castle. The children were given a half term challenge and Ms Schofield has been busy creating as well – it all started with a very large cardboard box. Looking forward to seeing all of your creations next week.
Ash class were very excited on Thursday during the dinosaur workshop. They got to meet both a baby and juvenile T-Rex. Check out Learning Journals after half term to see if your child was brave enough to get up close to the juvenile T-Rex. Ash class made fantastic palaeontologists as they carefully explored artefacts for carnivores, herbivores and other life.
After reading The Gruffalo’s Child, the children wanted to make something from a Gruffalo recipe book that a child had brought to school. We decided to make ‘Owl ice-cream’ using bananas and raspberries mixed in a blender and then adding raisins and cinnamon. The children enjoyed making the mixture and then seeing what happened to it after we put it in the freezer. Eating the ice-cream today was a great treat!
It may be the last day before half term but we have been very busy. We have created a class book of riddles of which we are extremely proud. In maths we have been subtracting using bead strings or tens frames. We are very tired! Happy half term!
On Monday, Juniper class were lucky enough to be visited by Healthy Heroes, who spoke to us about the importance of keeping both our bodies and brains healthy. We completed lots of fun and thought-provoking activities and even got to take part in a dance to keep us active!
Cypress class loved taking part in this years KS1 dance off! They did a fantastic job and came 2nd place!