This week the children have continued to enjoy thinking creatively and working collaboratively to design and build structures on our field. Here you can see a den built by the children in play and lunch time and a fire pit and circle created by children in Forest School sessions.
Today class 3 planted a range of fruit trees on a section of our field: plum, cherry, pear and apple. The children have also created laminated signs to identify the different fruit trees which will form our own mini orchard. The children found the digging quite challenging due to the soil containing roots and rocks. It made us all think about the characters in our class novel Holes, however, the children in the book had to dig holes 5m deep by 5m wide! Quite a bit larger than the ones they dug today.
In each class the children are in the process of growing potatoes along with other seedlings. Classes are at varying stages from chitting the potatoes to planting and gradually covering with layers of compost.
Today two structures have begun to be constructed on our field, both will allow open ended creative play. The structures which are a pair of mini wigwams and a raised platform, could be the top of a rocket ship; the bow of a boat; Rapunzel’s tower; or any other creative idea which the children have.
In English this week…
Class One have been developing their knowledge of instructions. Little Red Hen muddled her instructions up, so Class One helped her to reorder them. They they went on to write their own ‘how to make magic bread’ instructions.
Class Two have been using the Pie Corbett blogging lessons as their stimulus for their week’s writing. They have been thinking creatively to create their own dragon and describe it to the reader selecting appropriate language.
Class Three have been developing their knowledge of a biographies, identifying the audience, purpose, layout and language features. Next week they will be researching famous figures to write their own biography.