This week in English we are going to become newspaper journalists. We are going to be reporting on Mr Tiger going wild! In preparation, today, some of us acted out different parts of the story whilst others pretended to be journalists and watched what was happening.
This week we have been doing lots of Art in the afternoons. We zoomed around the world finding out about different animals and then created some super pieces of artwork. On Wednesday we found out about the elephant festival in India and then made some patterned elephants out of clay. It was a bit tricky as the clay kept sticking to the table 😀. Then on Thursday we travelled to Australia and painted some wonderful Aboriginal dot art pictures. We have lots of super artists in 1M 🎨
This week we changed the story map of ‘Mr Tiger Goes Wild’ to ‘Mrs Elephant Is Noisy’. Mrs Metcalfe then modelled how to write the story we had created. Next we all had a go at writing the story on our own. We tried really hard to remember to use capital letters and full stops. We sounded out the words carefully. Mrs Metcalfe thinks we are all superstars for writing such brilliant stories.
We have been finding out about the Hindu festival of Diwali today. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and learnt why Diwali is called the Festival of Lights. We then watched a video of Hindus celebrating Diwali before colouring in our own Rangoli pattern.
We have been learning lots of facts about Neil Armstrong and we know that he was the first man to walk on the moon. Some of us have been very creative making videos, creating dances and piece of artwork. We have been very impressed.
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!