The children have enjoyed learning all about our new wider curriculum topic, Growing! After reading the story of Brenda’s Boring Egg, we learnt all about the life cycle of a duck, decorated our own beautiful eggs with cotton buds, wrote captions for different parts of the life cycle and had a go at drawing our own ducks and ducklings from real life photographs using pencils.
In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes, introducing new shape names and looking for these in the environment. We have discussed the different properties of the shapes and made comparisons to everyday objects.
We have had time to explore the outdoor learning environment too, making the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine and playing games with our friends.
It has been great to return to Oak Class following my maternity leave, and I look forward to the wonderful learning that this Summer Term will bring.
This week we've been learning all about castles and dragons! The children designed their own dragon and described them in their writing books using their new adjectives they have been learning about. We made hand print dragon pictures and have been building all kinds of castles. We even watched Mike the Knight while we waited to go outside at lunch time for some inspiration (the children were amazed to learn that there are water dragons too, not just fire ones!)
The next thing we did, very excitingly, was design our own dream castle or fairy tale building. Once they had drawn and labelled it, they started to make it with box modelling and we have started to do some colourful papier mache on them. While we were building them and trying to choose the best boxes and bottles to use, we watched a range of amazing cardboard houses being made on Youtube and it was lovely to see the children drawing inspiration from them to make their own doors, balconies, windows and even staircases. (watch this space to see the finished result)
In maths, we have been learning all about adding and taking away starting with watching some number blocks to see how we can use our own numberblocks cubes to help us with our adding and taking away. We have all been so impressed by how well the children understand their numbers and are loving how excited they get to count and share their answers on the carpet now too.
In Forest School this week, we joined Acorn and Willow class outside around the fire to make our own drawing charcoal... and perhaps a sneaky Marshmallow too. It was wonderful watching all the children working together and we even gathered by the fire at the end of the day for a story together.
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