Week Beginning 10th January 2022
What a jam packed week we have had this week!
This week we have begun to explore our new topic
"How can we travel around?".
We begun with our lead text "Naughty Bus". On Tuesday we received a mystery gift/parcel in the post. Who was it from? What could it be? We enjoyed sharing our ideas and thoughts with our peers, using some clues to help us.
When we found out we had been gifted our very own naughty bus, we began to get a little worried - especially after we came to school to discover it has created roads all over the classroom!
We need to "Stop the bus!" We created stop signs to stop the bus in its tracks!
We also decided that perhaps the bus needs some good role models and enjoyed designing and creating our own buses and vehicles using Mobilo Construction.
Amongst all the Naughty Bus mischief, we also had our first PE lesson this week. We tried our best to change for PE independently (and keep all our things together!) and listened carefully to instructions. We practised our racket skills, balancing a bean bag and flipping it like a pancake!
And just like last week, we are super mathematicians in Bee Class! This week we have been challenging ourselves with our number bonds to 5, finding hidden quantities and writing number sentences.
Week Beginning 3rd January 2022
Happy New Year!
This week we have been thinking our New Year Resolutions and wishes for the new year.
We're also getting super at our maths now and enjoyed completing lots of maths challenges in small groups.
Week Beginning 13th December 2021
What a busy last few days before Christmas! There were lots of preparation to be done for our celebrations and we all enjoyed baking and creating our own gingerbread men.
All Aboard! On Wednesday, we enjoyed a special Polar Express Day. We came to school in our pjs, explored snow and ice, trains, and hot chocolate, before boarding our very own Polar Express.
We had to collect our special golden tickets from the office before heading to get them stamps and punched by the conductor. We travelled on the Polar Express back to the classroom where we watched the movie, cosy in our pjs with a yummy hot chocolate!
Then on our final day together in 2021, we enjoyed a special Christmas party together and enjoyed lots of dancing and party games.
We also enjoyed watching the final performance of our Christmas Nativity.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Week Beginning 6th December 2022
This week we enjoyed a visit to the local church for a Christingle Service. We each created our own Christingle and listened carefully to Sarah who told us a story and what each part of the Christingle means in the Christian faith.
Christmas and festivities have truly arrived in Bee Class this week! We started the week with lots of winter fun, exploring the snow at forest school.
Snowy Photos coming soon!!
Christmas finally arrived in our classroom on Wednesday and we had lots of fun exploring the different Christmas activities in our classroom.
And finally, on Friday, we had our very much loved Christmas Dinner, complete with crackers and festive jokes!
Litter Picking photos coming soon!
Following last week's discoveries about what is happening to our planet, in Bee Class we decided we were going to save the world! Just like a real superhero! But how on earth are we going to do that?
We read the story of "George Saves The World By Lunchtime" to give us some ideas.
Just like George, we started to explore and discover "The 4 R's" Reduce, Re-use, Repair and Recycle. We learned that if we followed the these rules, we can in fact save the world! And of course, to be a superhero, we needed our very own superhero capes!
On Friday, we had a super spotty day celebrating and raising money for Children In Need. We enjoyed creating spotty biscuits, spotty pictures and dancing just like Pudsey the Bear!
This week we have been thinking about our new topic...
"Where does all our rubbish go?".
We read the story "Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish" and began to explore some of the things that are happening to our planet today.
We decided that rubbish should always go in the bin. We discussed how littering isn't good for our environment and how this can be unsafe for people and animals.
We then thought about what happens to our rubbish once we put it in the bin and where it goes. We discovered landfill sites and weren't too happy about those either! We decided that digging huge holes into our world and filling it with rubbish isn't going to make our planet a nice and safe place to live. Oh dear! We decided that looking after our planet is everyone's responsibility and that we would find out how we can make a change and look after our environment.
On Thursday, we celebrated Remembrance Day by creating poppies in remembrance of the soldiers and people who fight to keep us safe. We had a 2 minute silence, in which we spent time to remember them and our Buzzy Bees were very sensible and mature with their thoughts and comments about Remembrance Day.
What a week of celebrations!
This week, we have celebrated Diwali and Bonfire Night.
For Diwali, we learned that Hindus and other religions believe in the story of Rama and Sita and that they celebrate with a "festival of lights".
We joined in celebrations such as creating our own mendhi patterns, designing our own rangoli patterns, and making own diya lamps.
We also tried and tasted some traditional Indian snacks, including samosas and pakoras. Some of them were a little bit spicy!
In celebration of Bonfire Night, we made our own chocolate apple to eat at snack, and had lots of fun creating fireworks in lots of different ways, including through art and movement.
It's Halloween! This week we have been celebrating Halloween together in preparation for half term. We've been getting very messy with our pumpkin carving, spider slime and witch potions!
We've also enjoyed baking our own pumpkin biscuits. We used our fingertips to run together the butter and flour, and mix in the sugar. We enjoyed decorating our biscuits with orange icing and spooky Halloween sprinkles!
This week, we have been paleontologists! We received some real dinosaur fossils and explored their look, feel and texture, and learned about the job role of a paleontologist.
We looked at a piece of a dinosaur egg, a piece of a triceratops' horn, a real dinosaur tooth and even real dinosaur poo!
We then spent time digging for fossils at forest school. We had to dig carefully so that we didn't break any delicate fossils!
This week we have enjoyed going on Dinosaur Adventures with Andy, travelling back in time to find out about different dinosaur species. We've been busy filling our backpacks, and making lists of the things we might need (Andy always carries a sandwich with him!). We've also enjoyed dressing up like explorers and using magnifying glasses and binoculars to look out for dinosaurs. In our literacy learning, we have been comparing different dinosaur species and using adjectives to describe their appearance and behaviour. Bee Class have some super vocabulary!
As part of our dinosaur investigations, we learned that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, in the past. So we have been comparing past with the present day. We've discovered many differences in our environments...
When the dinosaurs lived, there were many trees, swamps, lakes, and volcanoes. In the present day, there are buildings, roads, and many other man made things.
We loved learning about what the world was like in the past so much that we had a go at creating our own volcano using baking soda and vinegar. It was lots of fun (and maybe a little bit smelly!)
What a day! Our dinosaur has hatched...and its on the loose!
When we came into school this morning, our dinosaur was gone and what a mess it had left behind it! There was paint on the tables, chairs knocked over, toys all over the floor...we could not believe it!
We decided to ask Mrs Bradley in the office to check the school cameras to find out what had happened in our classroom over night.
See the video clips below to find out what we found!
What an adventure we had at forest school today! We found a very mysterious egg under the tree by the chatting logs. It's much larger than the normal chicken eggs that we have for breakfast! We have been coming up with some very creative ideas as to where it came from and who it might belong to. In the meantime, whilst we solve the mystery of the egg, we have been busy building a nest to keep it safe in.
During carpet time today, we shared the story "The Invisible String". We spoke about how sometimes when we are away from our families and people we cared about, we can feel sad and lonely. We discussed the idea of having an invisible string that connects our hearts to the hearts of people we cared about. We explored the idea that even when we are at school, our grown-ups at home still love us and that they are always connected to us by our invisible strings.