On Thursday we had a surprise visit, a fire engine was parked in our school, John the Fire Fighter and the other fire officers showed us the fire engine and how to use the fire hose. We were great at targeting the cones with the water from the fire hose.
This week we have had two special visitors come to our school. On Wednesday we had a visit from Zoo Lab and we really enjoyed learning facts about Corn snakes, African snails, cockroaches, geckos, tarantulas and scorpions. We were very brave as we stroked and touched the animals.
We really enjoyed our Sports day activities. We were very good at balancing a bean bag on our head and shooting penalties. Look at our great photos.
Our interest this week was using stickers. At beginning we just explored the stickers and stuck them using pritt stick. We then learnt how to open them using our fingers and stick them on the paper. After we practiced for a few days we became super skilled in opening them. On Friday we made a sea scenery using stickers, chalks and coloured pencils. Look at our fantastic work and how we had improved by the end of the week.
We started a new topic called ‘At the Seaside/Journeys'. We made a mind map using the children’s ideas and then developed our role play area into the ‘French Riviera’. We looked at seaside books, listened to music played on French accordion, learn to count to 5 in French and made some French flags.
In Religion we learnt all about ‘Mary our Mother’, we learnt the prayer ‘Hail Mary’ and through role play we crowned Mary. The children dressed up as Mary and presented her with flowers. We really enjoyed the activities.
In science we explored the senses of smell and hearing. We made potions, smelling pots, orange scented playdough, telephones, listened to different musical instruments and composed our own music.
In Maths we used Numicon and playdough to match numbers to amounts during our carpet sessions and in our continued provision.
What a fantastic week we had filled with maths and science learning! We dressed up as dancers and made our own dancing competition, we made a disco ball, bought tickets with money, became judges, danced to different tempos of music and choreographed a brilliant show full of maths learning.
This week we also read the 3 Billy Goat Gruff story. We really enjoyed it. We acted out the story and painted the troll, designed, we built bridges indoors and outdoors by working individually and together in groups. We also watched ‘cosmic Kids’ Yoga and tried to copy the movements.