Mrs S Stroud (Teacher)
Term 3 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Our topic this term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We invited many animal owners into our classroom and asked them questions about looking after their pets. We looked at non-fiction texts to help us learn about the content and layout, we used this information when writing our own fact files about animals.
We learnt to identify a variety of common animals and sorted them into groups according to their characteristics. We looked at how animals use camouflage to stay safe in their environment and camouflaged our own chameleons in Art using chalks and pastels. We worked on colour mixing and looked at the work of artist Henri Rousseau. We enjoyed designing our own imaginary animal and wrote a fact file for it to share at our express event. We decided what our creature would look like, where it would live, what it would eat and how it would behave.
We looked for signs of Winter around Forest School and how the environment has changed. We found some daffodil shoots showing us that Spring is coming. We looked for animals and bugs on site. We searched for the butterflies that were hidden in Forest School. This helped us understand why animals would need to be camouflaged in their environment. Some butterflies were easy to find but some were very tricky as they were hidden very well in the environment.
We heard a story about 'confusing cans'...the cans had fallen out of the cupboard and the labels fell off. They did not know which can was the can of beans anymore. There were four cans labelled A,B,C and D, we had to investigate which can had beans inside. The other cans had dog food, tomato soup and tomatoes inside. We got to investigate which can could be beans without opening the can. We rolled the four cans to work out which can would roll the furthest. To make this a fair test we rolled each can three times and recorded our measurements.
Term 2 - Memory Box
This year we performed 'Children of the World' for our Christmas show. The angels travelled around different countries to see how children celebrated Christmas. Year one performed a dance based on a country, we were Ireland and performed an Irish dance, it was fantastic!
As part of our Crest Science session, we investigated 'sneaky shadows' to help us answer a range of questions...
Term 1 - Superheroes
This term is all about Superheroes. We decorated capes and masks and went on a superhero hunt. We used these superhero photographs in Art and Design and painted our portraits which are now beautifully displayed in the classroom.
We learnt about a real life superhero called Florence Nightingale. We acted out what it would be like in Scutari Hospital.