We have been reading The Little Red Hen and decided to make some bread ourselves. The children enjoyed mixing the ingredients, squashing and banging the dough and pretending to be The Little Red Hen. The bread was then taken home to enjoy with families, it was delicious!
As part art of the Farm to Fork project we visited Tesco this week where we looked inside the big, hot ovens and the huge freezers. The children enjoyed trying different cheeses, fresh bread and were interested in looking at the fish display. We searched for things beginning with j can you guess what we found? On the way back to school we carried our umbrellas singing the up go umbrellas song from our phonics lessons. All the children were very poilte and well behaved, it was a lovely morning.
I have been really impressed with all the work the children in Robinson Class have completed this week. We have been looking at the story of Cinderella after the visit to see the story played on stage last week and all the children were able to make a sentence about the story after making magic wands like the Fairy Godmother used and finding out if anyone in our classroom had the right sized foot to fit the ‘glass slipper’.
At the end of the week we joined year one out at forest school where we made bird feeders using cereal hoops and pipe cleaners. We threaded the hoops on to the pipe cleaners and then twisted them to make circles before working as team to put them together. We talked about which birds might come and eat the cereal over the weekend. Can you remember the name of the birds we talked about and looked up? I am looking forward to going to look with you all on Monday to see if any of the cereal has been eaten.
After watching Cinderella at the theatre this week Robinson class found a collection of lost shoes in the classroom and they had to guess who they might belong to just like Prince Charming guessed who the glass slipper belonged too. There were lots of guesses such as a daddy, a mummy and a sister. We then went on to compare the sizes of the shoes and worked out which was biggest and which was smallest. There was a challenge to measure the shoes length using plastic bricks and all the children had a go at this. Next week we will be drawing around our own feet, making foot prints in paints and comparing them. I wonder who will have the smallest and who will have the biggest foot? I look forward to investigating with you.
We were surprised to find a present from one of Santa’s Elves in the classroom after break time. Inside we found a smaller present for each of the children. Declan said “I am so so excited”. Once we had opened the presents the children enjoyed using the stickers and had a go at making sentence to record what had happened for Wiggins class. I am sure the Elf would really like a thank you letter too!
This week we have looked at repeated patterns. The children have looked at repeated patterns of colours, shapes and pictures. They all did really well at having a go and saying what object would come next in the pattern. Next week we will use this skills when making Christmas decorations!
We had a great afternoon looking at ice and talking about how it felt, what it did and making suggestions about what it was and how it was made. It was fun making the ice skid across the table. It was really cold and made the table wet. We then put small toys in water and put them in the freezer, we then worked out how to melt the ice away to free them the next day.