We had a fantastic day today exploring Lotherton Hall. We started in the bird gardens and Ellie showed us some animal artefacts that we got to touch. We then saw all of the birds in the gardens, my favourite was the Condor which flew down to see us. We then explored the gardens and enjoyed an adventure in the woods.
This week the children have been continuing their learning of under the sea by exploring the different colours we might find there. We thought about the water, seaweed and sand. We then made giant collages thinks about the different shade of colour.
This week we have been exploring creatures that live under the sea. We decided we wanted to learn more about the different types of fish. I brought some fish in for the children to look at. The children enjoyed looking closely at the fish, they thought about different adjectives to describe them. Lots of the children used the adjective smelly! We then used sketching pencils to draw the fish. Thinking about the scales and the shades of them.
This week the children have enjoyed being in the art studio and looking at the Dr Seuss book The Lorax. We experimented with mixing colours and created some lovely observational drawing of the Barbaloots. The children thought hard about what chopping down the trees would do to the environment.
This week the children enjoyed a trip to our local library. The children had the challenge of finding a library book with a space theme. They loved the challenge and found so many books to read, they enjoyed sharing it with our parent helpers and with each other. At the end we read the story ‘The Queens Lift Off’ and talked about the different planets the queen visited. They found it funny that the Queen had afternoon tea when she arrived back.
This week the children enjoyed exploring the stars when the science dome came to visit again. We learnt about the constalations and how the stars are used to guide the way for sailers and people tell stories using them.
We have also been getting excited about spring and have enjoyed drawing daffodils, blossom and watching our frog spawn grow.
The Children enjoyed bringing in their favourite books for World Book Day yesterday. They shared them with their friends and talked about what made it their favourite book. We read some as a class and decided that our favourite one was the book The Lion Inside because it rhymed and had a funny ending.
This week the children have enjoyed seeing our new outdoor area come to life. Over the holidays the builders have continued to been busy and the children can now see the road around the playground. While our new playground is being created we have been using the year 1 outdoor area. The children’s favourite part is the kitchen area. They have loved playing with the food and pretending to cook so many different meals including chocolate soup, pies and biscuits. After the meals they have even been washing the pots!
This week the children have been looking at the story Leaf. They started with a treasure hunt around the school trying to find clues which told them what our story was about. We then moved onto making our own caves for a creature outside. To finish the week we started writing stories about where our creature lived and an adventure that they went on.
This week the children have loved learning about different explorers. We have been thinking about what you would need to go on an adventure and have talked to some real explorers from around the world. We found out what you take with you when you go to cold countries, hot countries and even when you explore the sea. We can’t wait to grow up and explore the world ourselves!