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.
As part of Anti Bullying Week we have been celebrating our differences. We all have different favourite colours yet we are all friends. It would be a bit boring if we all liked the same things! We also talked about the people we can talk to at school and at home if we are feeling sad or if we think someone is being unkind to us just like the character in The Bully and Shrimp did. The children enjoyed this story and joined in with Noah’s ‘big voice’.
We had a great afternoon at Forest School exploring the tress and collecting leaves. The children decided to make a big pile of leaves that was then a pretend bonfire. Next week we will be looking at the book The Leaf Man, if you spot any interesting leaves over the weekend please bring them in to class to share.
We have been practicing using the ‘s’ sound and spotting objects that begin with this sound. Can you remember the things I had in my bag that begin with s? Can you find some objects at home that begin with this sound?
Have a great weekend
I hope you are having a great half term and are having lots of fun with your family and friends. Next week we will be sharing our memories from the holiday so please do collect something to bring in with you to talk about if you can. This might be a leaflet from somewhere you visited, something you have been given, a bus ticket or a photograph.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
This week we retold the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt using our class story map and actions. All the children did brilliantly remembering the story. Can you tell the story using the story map below? We also had a great time going on our own bear hunt around the school.
We learnt some facts about bears too. What is a bears home called? Is it a house or a den? What is a baby bear called? A cub or a kitten?
We have been busy sorting objects that we collected at the park, can you remember what we got the most of? Were there lots of conkers, leaves or sticks? Next week we will continue our bear theme and will be learning rhymes about them.
This week we have been enjoying We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and will continue to do so into next week too. We have acted out the story, retold the story using actions, made bear biscuits and been on our very own bear hunt in a deep dark forest locally. We have counted lots of different objects and worked hard to copy patterns too.
We had a great time today at Forest School making collages from leaves and magic wands from fallen twigs. The children worked well as a team this week and have been showing great turn taking and listening skills.