This week the children enjoyed having their Mums and Dads in school. It was lovely to see the children enjoying working with their parents so much. Learning Journals were decorated and fun was had completing lots of activities both inside and outside our classroom. A big thank you to all the parents who attended the play, stay and chat sessions. It was lovely to see you so involved in your children’s learning.
On Thursday 15th October the Swans went on a school trip to Pizza Express at the Mailbox in Birmingham. It was a very exciting day. The children pretended to be chefs and wore special aprons and hats. The children were lucky enough to go into the kitchen and look at their huge freezers, fridges and dry store rooms. The children then made some delicious pizzas and watched them being cooked in the special ovens. It was so much fun and the best part was taking the pizzas home for their tea! The children thought the pizzas tasted delicious!
This week we have been learning about our sense of hearing using the traditional tale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ as our main stimulus. Throughout the week the children have been listening to, responding to and creating different sounds and they have had the opportunity to use percussion instruments to accompany the story, thinking about the different sounds each of the characters would make as they cross the bridge.
The children have also tried to imagine what it would be like to be deaf. We are signing our days of the week song daily and on Wednesday we were very lucky to meet John, a Golden Labrador. We learnt about all the different ways he helps blind and partially sighted people. John was a very gentle guide dog who adored all the tickles given to him by the children. Meeting John has helped the children to further appreciate the difficulties that blind and deaf people have to overcome every day.
Our experiment worked! The bread that Mrs Hill touched with clean hands took the longest to go mouldy. You can hardly see any mould in the photo. The bread that Mrs Hill touched with dirty hands went mouldy. It is clear to see. The bread that the whole class touched with their dirty hands went very mouldy very quickly. It looks revolting. We have learnt that it is extremely important to wash our hands with soap and water.
We are currently learning about the sense of sight. This week an opticians has opened up in our classroom. We had lots of fun trying on the different glasses. Don’t we look amazing! If you need your eyes testing why don’t you come along and visit our opticians!
On Muddy Monday this week we made our very own ‘Forest Crowns.’ We hunted high and low to find a variety of interesting treasures to stick on to our crowns. We think they are all fantastic. Which crowns do you like? Why do you like them?