Autumn 2 2019
Welcome back to school after the half term break. We are all ready for an exciting half term learning all about Teddy bears and toys! Please follow the link to our new topic plan.
We have started off our new topic by learning about the eight different species of bear that live in the world. We have read 'We're going on a bear hunt' and then we changed the bear that we found at the end meaning that we also had to change the habitats that we walk through. The children had lots of good ideas:
Daisy: Uh uh a forest. A bamboo forest. (to find a panda)
Charlie: Uh uh an ant hill. A hilly, bumpy ant hill. (to find a sloth bear)
Noah S: Uh uh a forest. A tropical rain forest. (to find a honey bear)
Harry G: Uh uh a hill. A gargantuan steep hill. (to find a spectacled bear)
The children enjoyed role playing the story together.
Remember remember the 5th November...
We retold the story of Guy Fawkes and his gang in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. We also enjoyed making firework pictures and playing with firework play dough.
We have also been learning about teddy bears. We were very lucky to have some old teddy bears to look at. We learnt about the features of old bears and were able to observe these while handling some old bears.
The children have been working so hard over the last few weeks to deisgn and create their own teddy bear! They have stitched, stuffed and decorated their bears. Super work everyone!
Our Interactive Advent Calendar
Mrs Price has very kindly bought us an interactive advent calendar for our white board. Each day there is a story, video or activity. We enjoy playing the activities together.
Welcome to Class 1!
All of the children have settled into the school routine very well and are excited to start our new topic, 'The Seaside'. Please follow the link to our topic plan for this half term.
We have some new 'Goldilocks words' (not too easy, not too hard) to go with our topic. They are:
habitat, cliffs, coast, ocean and harbour. We created each of these words in the outside area to help us to understand what they mean.
We have learnt about lighthouses and how they protect ships from coming too close to the coastline. We made our own lighthouses.
Our art days:
We have been learning all about the artist Van Gogh over the past three days. We have looked at some of his famous pieces of work and a little about his life. We noticed that in most of his paintings, he uses short brush strokes, swirls and thick paint. We practised making short strokes, making swirls and mixing paint into different shades as well as trying to make it thicker.
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