We have been learning to follow instructions and have been busy making marmalade sandwiches. Just like Paddington!
Paddington sent us a postcard and asked us to find out about the United Kingdom for him. We have enjoyed finding out lots of facts about England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We have been learning about 2D shapes. Miss Tomlinson described a shape to us. With our partner we had 2 straws and a pair of scissors we had to make the shapes that had been described.
We have been learning about different materials and their special properties. We used this to help us design and make a new waterproof hat for Paddington, he discovered his hat had a hole in i!
Term 3 2018 - There's no such thing as a Gruffalo!
In Sunburst Class we have been showing an interest in the different times of the day. Miss Tomlinson shows us when things will be happening on the clock. We began by thinking about am and pm and which daily activities we do in them. Then we moved onto learning about o'clock. We started by playing what's the time Mr Wolf before looking at the hands on the clock and making different times.
Miss Tomlinson explained that the big bowl is Sunburst classroom. There are many important things our classroom needs. We thought of things that it needed.
As they share, make sure to explain that our classroom needs good friends and happy days!
Add 1 can of fruit. Explain that these are the KIND children in our room.
Miss Tomlinson added another can of fruit. She explained that these are the HARD WORKERS in our classroom. We discussed doing your best, never giving up or saying “I can’t...” and encouraging others.
She added another can of fruit and explained that these are the children who SHARE. (Share supplies, share materials, share chances to talk and have ideas)
Miss Tomlinson added some marshmallows and explained that these are the KIND WORDS being said in our class room. (Words like please, thank you, you can do it, yes, you can join in.)
We talked about how good the friendship salad is and how great it will taste.
Miss Tomlinson started to peel a rotten banana…
She explained to them that the rotten banana could cause trouble in our happy classroom. This might be a banana that calls names, does not share, won’t work or leaves people out.
She asked the children if they want the rotten banana in our salad?
We discussed why they don’t want the banana in the salad. We made the connection between the friendship salad and Sunburst classroom. We thought about the importance of being a good friend, following the rules and having good manners.
Mrs Cave and Mrs Borthwick came into school, theyey had a special recipe they shared with us, it was a recipe for Gruffalo crumble. They helped us to read and follow the instructions to make the crumble. We really enjoyed making it but especially enjoyed tasting it!
Gruffalo prickles to 10
We practiced our song farmer Pete. We used this to help us work out some problems. Miss Tomlinson told us the Gruffalo had 10 prickles on his back but some had fallen off. She told us how many there were on his back and we had to work out how many had fallen off. We shown her the amount on our fingers and helped her to write a number sentence to show what had happened. E.g. 6 +4=10.
We went on a nature walk around the school grounds. The children found lots of natural resources, in pairs they used their finds to create Andy Goldsworthy style Gruffalo pictures.
Crazy Hair Day
We enjoyed creating wacky hair styles
Gruffalo's tea party
We held a Gruffalo's tea party and invited our parents. As part of the preparation we designed and made invitations and party food. We taught our grown ups how to Gruffalo. We enjoyed hosting them.
Term 4 Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Parts of the body
We drew around Teigan. We thought about the different parts of our bodies that we knew and we looked to see if we knew where they were on our outline of Teigan. Charlie told is that you have veins in your body and told us that you have them on your arms and your neck. Miss Tomlinson explained that you also have them on your hands and your wrists and all over your body your veins carry your blood around your body. We had a look at our arms to see if we can see our veins. Dougie noticed that his are really dark compared to tea with Miss Tomlinson’s who’s veins were a lighter shade. Jonathan told us that you have kidneys in your body but he didn’t know what they did or where they were. Evie explained to us that your kidneys are at your back she labelled with the kidneys on your body. She explained that kidneys help get rid of your waste from your body. J’delle told us that you have a brain and it’s inside your head and he labelled brain.
We looked at different numbers and looked to see how many 1s there were and how many 10 s there are. We scooped a handful of cubes and we had to count how many we had. Year 1s had to scoop more than 20 but less than 30. Once they had counted they wrote the numbers in numerals and words. Miss Tomlinson explained that numerals means digits. Reception children wrote the number.
Fiction and Non Fiction
Miss Tomlinson showed us the term non fiction and we thought about what it meant. Evie told us that it means real, it’s books that are about real things. We looked at some books that were non fiction,with a friend we had to spot what made a non fiction book different. We noticed that it had a page at the front with numbers on it, Miss Tomlinson explained that this is called the contents page. We noticed that each page had a number on it, we noticed that’s each page had big writing at the top of it, Miss Tomlinson explain that this is called the heading. We noticed that there were lots of pictures, labels and captions in the book. We sorted boos into fiction and non fiction then we chose a book and we spotted the different features of non fiction books. When we found one we put a post it note on it.
Measuring using non standard measure
Miss Tomlinson asked us to help her measure the whiteboard she wanted to know how long it was. We thought of different ways we could measure we could use our hands, rulers, cubes. We tried hands but found that our hands were all different sizes so we thought cubes would be best. We talked about estimating and how that means a sensible guess. We decided that you needed to start from one end of the object you are measuring or else you won't know how long the item is.
Reception boys and girls had 10 cubes they had to measure with to find things in the classroom that are as long as their cubes.
Year 1 children had to estimate and measure items in the classroom.
Mrs Tomlinson came to visit us, she had heard we had been reading a book called Oliver’s vegetables. She brought with her a selection of vegetables. She asked us if we knew what they were called and asked us to tell her the recipes Oliver had made in the story. Oliver made soup with his Granny and Grandad. She showed us that the vegetables she had brought were the same ones he had used. We helped Mrs Tomlinson peel and chop the vegetables to make the soup. We enjoyed sampling it once it had been cooked!
Organs in our bodies
Mrs Cave came to talk to us. She explained that we have organs in our bodies. She showed us where they are. We knew the names of some of them by were unsure where they were. She showed us a clip of our hearts beating inside our bodies we really enjoyed looking at it. She also showed us a kidney. Evie explained to the class that your kidneys are at the back of your body and normally you have 2 kidneys but you can live with one.
We labelled our bodies with the different organs and checked to see if we had put them in the correct places.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny came to visit and left us lots of eggs which he had hidden in our garden. We had such fun collecting them all but most of all we enjoyed eating them!