We have all been exploring today! We dressed up in explorer clothes, made binoculars and used maps to discover a new land! Some of us found strange creatures that had never been seen before and some of us discovered fruits that had never been tasted before!! We are now excited to explore and discover more about our world during the rest of the week's afternoon tasks.
We have all been busy today making igloos. We have thought carefully about the different materials as well as the shape.
Here are just a few..........
We have had a fantastic morning making and learning all about the Christingle. We also found out about the work of The Children’s Society.
We have had fun designing and making a house for the three little pigs. We worked really hard to cover our house with bricks and then thought carefully about the size of the door and windows. We added a chimney for the wolf to climb down.
Today we investigated story openers in different books. We found lots of different ways that stories start. Why don’t you have a look in your books at home.....
I have been really impressed with one member of our class who has been doing lots of extra home-learning.
In Science today we were given the challenge of finding the best material to fix Howard's broken umbrella. We predicted which material we thought would be the best and then investigated all the different materials.
We had a great afternoon outside in the wild area creating homes for the Three Little Pigs . We listened and joined in with the story before working in teams to build sticks houses. The Three Little Pigs tried out their new homes and the wolf tried to blow them down! They were all so strong that none them were blown down.
Today some of us have been learning an Autumn poem. We put the poem to music to make it easier for us to remember. Enjoy!
We enjoyed exploring the controls on the Bee-Bots. We tried to program a whole set of instructions to get to a target. The Bee-Bot didn't always go the way we intended so we worked in teams to debug until we got our program to work successfully.
We went out into the Sensory Garden and looked at the plants, trees and flowers and listened to the wind and the birds. We talked about who created these things and how we might describe the Creator. We hung our ideas up on the trellis.
We have continued to learn about Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his portraits. This afternoon we used pastels to create a bird portrait.
This afternoon we created a portrait using Autumnal flora. We were inspired by the portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
This afternoon we have been thinking about how we can save energy around school and our homes.
We also did an investigation into the best colour for solar panels. We predicted which colour we thought would be the best. The ice melted quickest on the black card and therefore we thought that black would be the best colour for solar panels.
We have been reading the story of ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ in our Talk for Writing lessons. We thought of some very good actions to help us remember the story.
We had a fun day, learning about our senses!
Here are some photos of two of the activities - smelling and hearing!