Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Toys Party

This week we have planned a toy party for our toys. On the writing table we made invitations to invite our toys.
On the creations station we made party hats for ourselves and for our toys.

At the play dough table we made cakes.

At the investigation station we concocted our own cakes using a variety of ingredients.

With Miss Jones we made chocolate vegan cupcakes using avocados, brown sugar and coconut milk. They tasted delicious.

There were other cake and party related activities out during the week too.

Then on Friday we bought our teddies to school for a toys party. We shared some pombears with them, iced a biscuit and played games. Everyone had fun!

Inside Our Bodies

This week we have been looking at the inside of our bodies.

We used the story ‘Funny Bones’ to introduce the topic and look at skeletons.

We talked about what our skeleton does and how we can see our bones through an xray.

Children were involved lots of different activities through the week to reflect our topic that included creating skeletons at the creation station.

They used paint, chalk and pastels to draw skeletons at the art and observational drawing stations.

On the writing table we filled in the speech bubbles of the Funny Bone characters to say what we thought the characters might be saying at different parts of the story.

We also measured bones using cubes and put them in size order and counted/added up bones to find a total.

We looked at a short clip about our respiratory system and then we made our own respiratory system using two bags for the lungs and two straws for the windpipe. We talked about how we breathe in oxygenated air and breathe out air containing carbon dioxide.

Wow what a busy week we’ve had.

On Muddy Monday we even went out in the rain.

We also had P.E

Video: Our Bodies

This week we have been looking at our bodies. We started the week by labelling the body and thinking about how different body parts moved.

We sang the song ‘I’ve got a body’ as we twisted, pulled, pushed, crouched, crawled, clapped, stamped, hopped and jumped. We did an assault course where we had to balance, jump, hop, turn and crawl. We also danced to different styles of music moving slowly or quickly.

During our maths lessons we continued to think about our bodies and how tall they are. Each colour group got themselves into height order and discussed whether someone was either taller or shorter. We were able to find out who the shortest and tallest children were in our groups too. Then we went outside and put the groups together and put the whole class into height order.

Then we used non-standard measurement items like pegs, cubes and sticks to measure ourselves. We took it in turns with our partners to lie on the floor and be measured. Then we discussed our findings. We also took different lengths of ribbon and found things around the classroom that were the same length as our ribbon.

During Discovery Time we continued to practice putting things into size order and look for items the same size as sticks and ribbons.

We have been writing our name daily and making up stories on the large scale storymakers board.