Welcome to Water Vole class.
We will start 2020 with a new and exciting project about
Within this project we will develop our Understanding of the World and geographical skills using a compass and maps. In addition to this we will begin to understand how the way we travel to school may have an impact on the environment.
In History, we will discover how transport has changed over time and to also find out about two famous people but who are they and why are they so famous?
We are enjoying reading the Jill Murphy book 'Whatever Next!' So far we have written letters to Mummy Bear pleading for her to let us visit the moon. Unfortunately Mummy Bear explained that it was nearly bath time.
A couple of days later after we had built our rocket, we wrote postcards to Daddy Bear telling him about our adventure on the moon and that we were just having a delicious picnic on the moon! Whilst visiting the moon, we were amazed to see comets, meteorites, aliens and many planets.
We wonder what Daddy Bear might say to us when he receives his postcard from the moon!
Welcome to Water Vole Class. In September, there will be Reception and Year 1 children in our class. Mrs McCormack, Mrs Hopkinson, Mrs Long, Miss Walker and Mrs Harker are very much looking forward to welcoming you back after the Summer holiday.
Our new and exciting topic is
We love the monsters from our new Monster Phonics scheme. Together we have been painting pictures of the monsters ready for new Phonics displays in both the Orchid Suite and the Kitchen.
Wow! Look at our amazing self portraits that we painted. We learnt how to mix paints together to make a pale pink colour.
Using Numicon has helped us to discover more about numbers. We have been adding two pieces together to find the total, before writing the corresponding number sentence. As well as finding the two numbers that add together to make a total of 5.
We have been developing our skills in the kitchen by making porridge linked to the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We read the instructions and the made delicious porridge for us all to share. Later on in the term, we listened to the instructions before following them step by step to make Christmas cakes. We used our senses to smell the ingredients especially the soaked mixed dried fruit.
Making marks in the PVA glue was sticky fun and also making porridge in our mud kitchen was gloppy fun. Some of us decided to write a recipe for our friends to follow.
What is a superhero? What superpowers might a superhero have?
Who is a real life superhero to you?
We have loved reading the "Supertato" fantasy stories. We wrote messages to the Evil Pea asking him to stop being so mean to the Super Veggies. Using tweezers to catch the peas has helped to strengthen our fingers ready for drawing and mark making.
We're off to the theatre!
We thoroughly enjoyed our journey on the coach to The Guildhall Theatre, Grantham.
We saw churches, different buildings, sheep, tractors and trailers and various birds too. When we arrived outside the theatre, "wow!" We were amazed by the grand Victorian entrance and made our way carefully up the steps to be greeted by the theatre team.
Before the performance started, we were shown into the Art Gallery and made our way around the gallery to admire and observe the creations. After this, we made our way to our seats and were once again amazed by the chandeliers.
When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants the holder any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages! It's all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure!
Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for Tea? All aboard for a non-stop action packed theatrical experience with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs!
Over the last two weeks, we have been busy settling into our new class and learning our new routines. We have made many new friends and are enjoying learning together.
We enjoyed listening to the story The Rainbow Fish and have been strengthening our fingers using tweezers and pom poms to make our own Rainbow Fish. Some of us decided to create a collage Rainbow Fish and shared the scissors and glue with each other, just like the Rainbow Fish sharing his shimmery, shiny scales.
Taking turns and sharing with our friends has been a focus for the last two weeks. Some of the girls decided to play a pairs game and played the game independently.
Working together to build a model town with wooden building blocks helped us to develop a steady hand. When our buildings fell down, we persevered and kept trying, just like TRY it like Ted.
We enjoyed singing 'If you're happy and you know it' together and talked about some different feelings including happy, excited, sad and upset. We developed our independence skills by collecting our own painting equipment and together explored mixing red and white paint to make pink. Next we painted our face leaving it to dry over the weekend before adding our facial features.
Watch this space to see our Art Gallery.
We will be developing our drawing, painting and sculpture skills, finding out about where we live, learning about maps as well as learning about superheroes now and then.
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