During our Muddy Monday session this week we were looking for things in the forest school that began with a sound. Children worked in pairs to find things that began with their given sound. Some of the things found were mud, moss, twigs, sticks, bark, leaves, logs and some other things too.
This week we have had our Play, Stay and Chat sessions for parents to come along and do an activity with their child and talk to Ms Andrews about how the children have progressed in their learning.
This week the Swans class have been celebrating the Chinese New Year. We watched the celebrations on CBeebies. We thought it would be a good idea to recreate a dragon dance. Each colour group had a go.
The children worked together to create their dragon dance.
Then we put the dragon mask and material in the music area for the children to recreate their own dragon dance and music independently.
Children also learnt the song ‘Gung Hei Fat choy’ which means Happy New Year.
During the week children have participated in various activities linked to our theme. Ryan’s mum very kindly let us borrow some traditional Chinese clothes which some of the children tried on.
On Friday Anren’s mum came into school and shared some traditional Chinese stories with us. The children were very engaged and enjoyed the stories which explained how the Chinese zodiac animals came about. The second story explained how fire crackers came about and their use at Chinese celebrations.
As part of our school’s Safer Internet Week we have read a story about Buddy the dog and how he helped his owner make the right choices and stay safe when using the internet. We also learnt a song. Check out our video!
This week we wrapped up our topic on space and returned to earth with a bump, not before visiting different plants in the galaxy! Children have continued to enjoy using the space themed role play.
Investigated the surface of the moon in the investigation area tuft spot.
Weighing moon rocks in the maths area as well as completing some space themed number problems.
Created works of art on the computer, at the creation station and on the art table.
In the forest this week children were tapping out a beat using sticks and natural items found in the forest. The flat surface of a tree stump made a different sound to the side covered in bark. Children had fun finding different sounding items to play!
As there were no birthdays in January birthday bear went on a little holiday. He has returned to school with a snazzy new outfit. We have also celebrated our only February birthday.
This week our wow wizard writer is Elias who has written a story based on our language for thinking story ‘Back to earth with a Bump’ well done Elias.