Term 5 - Enchanted Woodland
For our school trip we went to Hill End, we had a great time and got to do fun activities. We made damper bread and toasted marshmallows over a fire that we prepared - we found pieces of wood and got to saw some for the fire. We mixed flour and water to make the bread and held them over the fire on sticks. Also, we completed a butterfly crack the code, we used a map to search for wooden butterflies scattered around the site. Each butterfly had a letter on it and after finding them all we rearranged the letters to find the mystery word...it was DRAGONS! Another activity we did was a photograph code breaker, we had to find the location in each picture and at each location there was a letter. We then had to solve the anagrams and find the three types of trees...these were ASH, OAK and BEECH. Our final activity was pond dipping, we had lots of fun exploring the pond and seeing which creatures used this as their habitat. We had some cards to help us identify what we found and answer questions about them. There was even time to play in the sand!! Fantastic trip by everyone that was there! Take a look at our day...
We have been looking at the famous artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials in his artwork. We made our own version at Forest School.
Term 4 - Splendid Skies
In Literacy we have been learning to use description in our writing. We read lots of different types of weather poems some used rhyme, similes and onomatopoeia. We have written our own weather poems.
We have been problem solving this week in numeracy. We had a new challenge each day. Here are some pictures of what we did.
World Book Day
For World Book Day we came to school dressed as our favourite character. We shared our favourite book and read our favourite poem. We played in the snow and brainstormed words to describe snow for our own winter poems.
We had great fun testing real kites. Then we designed and made our own. We took the kites outside to test them to see if they would fly so that we could write our evaluation.
We engaged with our topic by taking a local nature walk, looking out for signs of Spring and using all of our senses for what we could find out about nature around us.
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.
Mrs S Stroud (Teacher)