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.
This week Class One had a story problem to solve. Percy the park keeper wrote to tell us that the giant oak tree had blown down in a storm and all of his animal friends were very sad because they had lost their home. The children were challenged to design and make new homes for the different animals using a range of materials and resources. We thought the animals would be really pleased with their new homes. What do you think?
This week, Class One created a sound story to retell “Walking Through The Jungle”. Using body percussion, vocal sounds and rhythm sticks, they composed music to represent the different animals and then notated their composition using pictures and symbols.
In Discovery Maths, the children were shape detectives. After hunting for shapes in the environment, the children looked at famous artwork to spot, name and describe shapes. They were then challenged to create their own shapes using different resources.
This week at Forest School we had a friendly firework party. Poor Fast Fox was very scared and worried. He had been woken up by loud bangs and didn’t know what was happening. The children were challenged to make a firework using natural materials and also create a bonfire with leaves. Fast Fox was invited to the party and thought the fireworks were amazing.
The Year One children also explored the leaves. They were challenged to find the longest, shortest, most colourful and then compared the leaves, identifying similarities and difference.
Dear parents, just to let you know that both weekly PE sessions will now be taught by coaches from Lucton Rugby Club. Dance will be on a Tuesday and Games on a Thursday. Please ensure that the children have their full PE kit in school. Due to the change in timetable, the Year One spelling session/test will now be on a Monday.
Thank you for your support, Karen Lampitt
This week, Class One have been busy solving a design technology challenge based on the story It’s the Bear by Jez Alborough. We received a letter from the character Eddy, explaining that he needed a lunch box to take to the forest. After identifying the features of a lunch box and exploring making strong structures, the children designed their own lunch box structure. Using a variety of tools and materials, they made their lunch box and were then challenged to evaluate their design, suggesting improvements. Finally, the children wrote a letter to Eddy, explaining all about the amazing lunch boxes.