Pip had a challenge, to think about where he had travelled from. After sharing their initial ideas, the children used globes, atlases and maps to identify cold areas in the world. They then used information texts to discover that emperor penguins live in Antarctica.
This week, Class One received a letter from Max. He wanted to journey to the land of the wild things but his boat had a leak. The children were challenged to design and make a new vehicle for him.
After evaluating the main features of wheeled vehicles, the children explored how to make a moving chassis. They then designed and made their vehicle for Max.
The children then wrote a letter to Max, identifying what they liked about their vehicle and also how it could be improved.
This week, the children have been planning their own stories based on Where The Wild Things Are. Using drama, they changed the main character, the setting and the wild things. There were some very imaginative ideas including travelling in a campervan, scary aliens with terrible teeth and taming goblins with disco dancing.
The children then became story tellers, using props, small world and their boxing up plans to orally tell their story.
This week, Class One performed their nativity “One night in Bethlehem”. This year, the children took real ownership of the performance. The Year One children wrote the recount for the narrators, all of the children chose which character they would like to be, they decided on the props and also the dialogue. It was amazing, well done everyone.
Today, the children brought home a brief overview of the Spring term topics. For more detail about the Spring curriculum, English and Maths, please see the Class One information page on the website. Thank you for the parent contributions in their Reception Learning Journey. If your child has not yet returned their book, please could they bring it back to school tomorrow. Thank you
Today, the Reception children brought home their Learning Journey. We hope you enjoy sharing this special book with your child and discussing all their learning experiences. As your contributions are valued and welcomed, there is also a sheet for you to add your comments. Please can the Learning Journey be returned to school by Monday 14th December, thank you.
On Monday in Forest School, the children made homes for sleepy hedgehogs. Using sticks, mallets and string they created a frame and then collected natural materials to make the home cosy for a hibernating hedgehog.
This week we also had lots of fun using balance bikes. The children really enjoyed playing the different games and the activities were great for developing physical skills. It was particularly lovely to see the children gaining confidence throughout the sessions. Well done everyone.