We worked as a team to recreate the recycling centre. We made conveyor belts which went up and down to sort the rubbish. We used magnets to pick up the cans. We made a camera to spot anything that could not be recycled and even break our machinery. It would not be complete without a teddy station for poor lost teddies that had found their way to the tip. Kirsty from the recycle centre visited us and was amazed by our replica. We showed her how many milk cartons which we throw out every day as they can’t be recycled.
We started our week with our REAL PROJECT question” How green are my feet?”
The children said “Our feet aren’t green .But now we have had a fabulous week recycling and looking around our neighbourhood to investigate .We looked for litter and flowers .We counted cars and buses. Already we are beginning to answer the question the question.
This week in our class we have enjoyed studying the author Julia Donaldson. We had lots of fun looking at her characters and story settings. Our favourite story was the Gruffalo. We had a fabulous story teller Lillie’s dad who made voices for the characters. We put together a rubric and drew and labelled our own gruffalos. Another favourite was what the ladybird heard. We came up with our own plans to steal the prize cow.
Oh no we had a problem today. Something happened in our classroom .There was a bus of chairs with story characters on.Someone had left banana skin. The mysterious egg disappeared and it was very messy .But we read some clues left by the visitor. We think he was a very friendly giant looking for his egg.
We would like to wish our families Gung Hay Fat Choy(Chinese New Year).We have had such fun eating raisins with chopsticks, making dragons and making fortune cookies .I hope some of our good luck messages come true.
We had a lovely visit from PC Caroline. She told us lots about her job with the police.
We have had lots of fun this week acting out the story of the smartest giant in town. We loved the friendly giant who was helpful and used a RUBRIC to help us draw the giant .We rescued Little Lumpty who climbed to the top of the wall ,working together as a team to catch him in the blanket. We had visitors who treated us to a morning of music and movement.
We had a lovely morning visiting Acorn Farm. The children were so excited to see Santa and chatted about what they would like for Christmas. Then we went around the farm and had lots of fun talking to the animals. Our favourite was the goats. We ended our morning with chocolate biscuits and a play in the play area .Again our children behaved magnificently.
Our week started with a very special Baptism of our two Reception baby dolls Jerimiah and Isabella.
We have had a busy week chasing Gingerbread men .We have been thinking about talk of characters and drawing maps .On Friday we decorated our own gingerbread men and then “SNAP” they were gone.
We enjoyed the story of Grandad Pot .We rang granddad and asked if our toys could come to tea and he said yes. We made menus and invitations to our toys. Our toys had a lovely time in school playing in the garden and in our classroom.. We made them welcome and introduced them to our friends. They had a lovely party tea and went home exhausted. Mrs Seddon is not sure when they will be coming again
A big Thank you to all our families who attended our phonics and story workshop.We all had a wonderful time practising our sounds.We wrote menus and shopping lists.We had a lovely tea with tiger,and went on a sounds hunt.
Our ‘RE topic is Welcome.We talked about how Sophie welcomed the tiger in our story.We thought about all the ways we can welcome people too to our class.We made a special class prayer with all our happy faces.
Today we started a very special time called Talk for Stories. We went out to play and came in to a story land. We had to use Once upon a time and make up our very own stories. We read them to our friends.
We have had a wonderful start to our school year. We are so proud of our children. They have made new friends and got used to whole new routines. This week we have been learning about team skills. .We shared the story of the Little Red Hen .We were a good team and all helped to make bread. We enjoyed jam butties. We worked together building dens and playing parachute games.