Category Archives: Class Work

Cars

We have been continuing on with our transport topic this week with a focus on land travel. Children brought in cardboard boxes to turn into cars. First they painted their car.

Then they added details such as wheels, headlights, break lights, indicators, steering wheels and number plates. Some children even added an exhaust pipe, door handles and an emblem.

Children have had the opportunity to drive their cars in the outdoor area. They have filled up with petrol.

Washed their car at the car wash.

Go rally driving.

Watch a drive in movie.

We even had traffic cops with a speed camera.

Here we are in our cars.

Transition

This week the Swans went up to the Puffins class to visit with Miss Coghlan and Mrs Sargeant. They came back excited to share what they had been doing for the day. They are looking forward to going into Year 1 in September.

While they were away the new Reception children came to visit the Swans classroom.

Arts Week

For Arts Week we have looked at Van Gough’s famous painting of the Sunflowers. We had a go at painting an observational painting of the sunflowers. We had to look closely at the colours used and the shapes of the flowers. We made sunflowers using straws, paper plates and tissue paper. The Swans also worked collaboratively to create a large collage of the sunflowers. It took us a long time to roll up bits of tissue paper to cover the picture. We were all stickosarauses as we worked.

Trip to the airport

On Wednesday the Swans went to Birmingham Airport. First, we went by coach to the international train station and caught the monorail. We all managed to get in to one car. The mono rail zipped along the track and we were able to see into the distance.

When we got the airport we had to walk up lots and lots of stairs to the flight school. From there we could see for miles. The airport was very busy. We could see planes taking off, landing, refuelling and being cleaned.
Next we went for a walk to the outside viewing area. We could see and hear the aeroplanes taking off and landing. It was very noisy!

Then we went back to the flight school. We drew pictures of the airplanes we could see from the windows.
When we had finished our pictures it was time for lunch.

After lunch we had a quick game of duck, duck, goose as the adults tidied up. Then we went on a scavenger hunt. We had to find a pilot, an air steward, passengers, escalators, baggage/ check in, the arrivals board, a bus and the airport sign to name just a few. We ticked the things we found on our sheet.
We also found Brum the car at the airport.

Before long it was time to get back on the monorail to the coach and then on the coach back to school. It was a tiring day, but we had fun!

Video: Sports day

Today was the early year’s sports day. We were split into teams and went round participating in different activities. Each team member scored points for their team. Then we had some running races. Even the mums and dads had a race! The team with the most points came first, then second and finally third.
I was lots of fun.