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Cress heads and Valentines day

This morning we’ve planted our Cress heads ready to come home over half term 🙂

They look amazing!

We’ve also been learning about the story behind Valentines day before making our own Valentines day cards!

Science – Growing Beanstalks in Class 2

We’ve been growing our own bean plants after reading Jack and the Beanstalk.

We started them off in bags so that we could watch the different parts growing.

These pictures are one bean on day 1, 7 and 12:

We also completed a science experiment to find out what plants need to grow (one of our topic questions). These pictures show one bean which we gave just water, one bean which we gave just light and one bean which we gave both:

Today we’ve potted our beans and they’re coming home!

Visit to the Heritage area! – 30th January

I am so sorry about such muddy clothes coming home BUT we did have an amazing day!

We started off on a winter hunt – perfect timing as it was still snowing!

During our morning break we had our fruit snack and completed role play activities about Percy the Park Keeper!

After break we ready the story ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’ by the fire, before going on a countryside walk noting all the things that make Pipin the Country Mouses’ home!

Just before lunch we tip toed through the fairy wood!

After a quick refuel for lunch in the lovely warm stables we went on a long explore looking for plants which grow in the winter. We found lots of greenery but not many flowers!

Our final treat was hot chocolate and biscuits just before setting off back to school!

Thank you so so much for sending the children in wrapped up and ready for action – we all had a fantastic day and will sleep well tonight!

And thank you to Mrs Overend, Mrs Taaffe, Mrs Owen and Mrs Jones for all your help!

 

Miss Jones x

Monday 21st January – Maths

Today we have been practising finding doubles mentally and using concrete objects!

We also learn’t a helpful doubling song to help us practise:

“Have you seen my doubling machine? This is how it goes, you put a number in your ear, and the double will appear, when you press your nose, like…”

Ask your children to sing it and have a practise of doubling at home!

Bird of Prey Visit – 16th January

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mike from the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre in Pembrokeshire.

We found out lots of information about the birds and some of us even got to hold the tawny owl!

Gymnastics – Friday 11th January

In Class 2 we have been practising our body shapes including front support, back support, arch, dish, star, tuck, straight, straddle and pike.

3rd December – Our visit to Blue Planet Aquarium!

We had the most amazing day at Blue Planet Aquarium!

We started the day with a classroom session where we learnt all about sea creatures – did you know that sand tiger sharks have around 350 teeth!! The session finished with us meeting a starfish – we were allowed to touch it as long as we were gentle.

Next we went to a divers show! We learnt how to communicate with the divers through the glass before they fed the sting rays and fish!

We headed through the under water tunnel and had scary sharks and huge sting rays swimming over the top of us!

After a quick break for dinner we explored the rest of the aquarium looking at all the exhibits before heading back to school.

Diwali – Wednesday 7th November

This afternoon we found out why and how people celebrate Diwali, the festival of light.

We made our own rangoli and henna patterns, tried on a saree, made our own diva lamps and tried some of the celebratory food.

Outdoor learning – Monday 5th November

This afternoon we headed outside to get creative with autumn leaves!

We started with bonfire safety making our own fireworks with the leaves which appeared on our safety posters,

We then took some fantastic photos and has lots of fun using the autumn leaves as confetti 🙂

Outdoor learning – 1st October 2018

We’ve been looking at the changes that take place during the seasons! On Monday afternoon we went on an autumn hunt followed by a colour hunt!

We couldn’t believe how many different colours we found in the forest school area and on the field!