Bake sale.

This week we have been working hard to get ready for our bake sale to raise money to adopt an endangered elephant.

The children made 114 cupcakes and iced them to sell after school. We made £50 and sent this money to WWF to adopt our elephant!

To end our half term we took a trip to Sainsbury’s to look at and buy some fair trade produce. The children loved going to the supermarket and found some fair trade items to buy!

Leaf!

This week we have started looking at the book ‘Leaf’. The children have enjoyed completing activities to do with our story, such as build a crow, making a tree out of mod rock and then painting it, and using filter paper to see how black is made up of all different colours.

The children have also been interested in our new endangered animals display and have been busy making posters to stop the poaching.

We also went on a treasure hunt around school to find different objects for our story.

We also made our own dens out of the scrap shed just like Leaf in our story!

And to top our week off we all got our faces painted like the creatures in the story!

3D shapes.

This week the children have been getting to know 3D shapes. They have been learning the names of some of the most common 3D shapes, finding them in our environment and even sorting them based on different characteristics. Some shapes only had flat, whereas some has curved faces.

Explorers galore!

Last week the children got the chance to speak to 4 different explorers as part of our topic! We have Dave on skype on Tuesday in north Sweden, Captain Suzan on Thursday in America, Lauren on Friday who was about to set off on a polar expedition and David who came into school to talk to us on Wednesday! The children were very excited and though of lots of questions to ask the explorers.

We got busy making maps of our own of places we would like to explore!

We also practised getting changed or PE for the first time! We looked very smart in our coloured tops and we all got dressed in record time!

Dinosaurs

This week the children have been busy learning all about measurements. We used our hands, feet and even bodies to measure everything dinosaur related! We found that 27 of our shoes fit inside one T-Rex foot and that 12 of us lying in a row was the same height as a T-Rex.

We have also been busy using the Lego that Reception got from Santa to build lots of new and exciting things. The children love Lego and they have been using their imaginations to create wonderful things!

The Dinosaur Dome!

On Wednesday we had a strange dome pop up in the hall!

We found out later that once inside we would be transported back to when dinosaurs lived! Inside the dome there was a projector that projected pictures onto the walls all around us. The children absolutely loved this experience and we even felt like we were walking with the dinosaurs! They learnt lots of new,interesting facts and had such a great week completing activities from this great hook.

Christingle and Christmas party!

The children all had the task of making a Christingle for the whole school assembly. The children each made their own and were very proud of them. We went to the hall in two halves with the rest of the school, sang carols and listened to Reverend Jude. We all lit our candles and the children stood beautifully and safely whilst they were lit.

On the day of our class party the children looked ready to dance in their party outfits! They had fun dancing, playing party games, having some party food and relaxing enjoying a Christmas film!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The children have had such a busy week! We have started turning our classroom in to all things Christmassy and started our week off with a visit to church.

Reverend Jude told us a story and we were so well behaved!

Kara’s mummy came in to talk to us about Hanukkah which the children enjoyed learning about and even got to play with some dreidels!

As well as being busy practicing our nativity we managed to find time to bake gingerbread Rudolph’s! The children loved these.

Adding mad!

The children have been going crazy for adding this week, all thanks to our new adding machine. The children were keen to have a go and began to use it independently towards the end of the week!

We have been continuing to work hard on our number and letter formation, practicing everyday where we can. Some of the children love doing this independently throughout the day!

Colours of the rainbow.

This week the children have been getting stuck into repeating patterns.

They have been using things from around our classroom and each other to make patterns!

We have also been looking at the value ‘peace’ and we have talked about how to be peaceful. The children enjoyed spending some time on Friday feeling peaceful whilst reflecting on our busy week. Two children had come to ‘take over’ my job on Friday which meant that the children were extra busy with the girls from up the school.