This week we made our couscous dish as part of our design technology work.
Today Clee Class took care of all the babies. We learnt how to change them, feed them, play with them and look after them. The children wrote a list of all the things they would need for their baby. We also did a treasure hunt finding all the baby items around the field. Throughout the day we sang nursery rhymes and played peek-a-boo with our babies. Finally we finished the day off with some jelly baby addition and enjoy eating some jelly babies too!
As part of our work on Goldilocks and the Three Bears we had a go at making our own porridge. It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too cold – it was just right! 🙂 As well as making porridge Clee Class had to chop up their own fruit to go on top. It was very yummy!
Today we had a parcel delivered to us – it was from The Little Red Hen. She had no bread left to sell in her bakery so asked for our help! We set to work making the bread to send off to her. The children really enjoyed making the bread.
We’ve been using play dough as sound buttons to help us read words.
Everyday we are working on our ‘Mighty Muscles’ with fine and gross motor activities.
At lunchtime something had fallen on Miss Lady’s head. We needed to use our investigative skills to find out what it was – an acorn! We found out that acorns grow on oak tree’s and fall off during the Autumn. We also found a pile of hidden acorns that we thought a squirrel might have gathered.
This afternoon we continued to learn about how to look after ourselves. We talked about when and how we should brush our teeth then we had a practise!
This afternoon we watched a video showing us how porridge is made from oats. We looked at how it is harvested on the farm and taken to a factory. We were very lucky to have a range of crops to look at which were donated by Olivia – thank you! If anyone else has any resources which could be used for our field to fork topic please speak to Miss Lacy.
Wrekin and Clee Class had a brilliant day at Attingham Park today. We climbed trees, made dens, played Pooh Sticks, tried to find some pirate treasure by following a map and had a very muddy play at the park.
In History this term we are looking at how communication has changed overtime. William Caxton is believed to have been the first person to use a printing press in England to produce books. Before this each book was hand written! We used magnetic letters and paint to ‘print’ his name. It did get a bit messy! 🙂
Wrekin Class were very excited to show their family and friends all the things they have done and learnt about Africa and the Polar Regions. They spent the day setting up their ‘stalls’ and worked together to decide how they wanted it to look and to make a sign. When the parents arrived the children were brilliant at showing and telling them all about Africa and the Polar Regions. Well done everybody 🙂
Last year each class did an enterprise project – the aim was to make as much money as we could. Wrekin and Clee class both worked very hard and did a fantastic job. They decided to put their money together and bought a fantastic set of coding resources. This afternoon Wrekin class have had a go at using the robot mouse on the maze. They were very good at following the rules to take care of our new game. They all managed to get the mouse eat the cheese! Some groups were able to carefully plan a set of actions that they wanted the mouse to follow to reach the cheese. The children are excited to try some of the other mouse related coding resources very soon!
This morning Wrekin Class created African sunset pictures using pastels and black card silhouettes. The children had to think carefully about each step they took so that they could write their set of instructions. They were super at remembering to start each instruction with a ‘bossy’ verb. The final pictures looked great!
This morning we cooked a traditional African food called Githeri. It was a mixture of rice and beans. The children enjoyed exploring the different types of beans we used. We talked about how if people in Ghana were cooking this then they may have used an open fire and a great big cooking pot. There was certainly a mixed response from the children… some loved it and others were not so keen!
Yesterday Wrekin Class enjoyed their Forest Fun and Art session. We were looking for signs of Autumn and talked about hibernating animals. The children even managed to sneak a shield bug into class and accidentally painted some of him red… They are excited to show you their art work in today’s Harvest Festival
Today as part of our computing curriculum the children were introduced to the Bee-Bot app. They were exploring how to create an algorithm and what to do when it all went wrong! They realised that if they didn’t put in the correct algorithm, the bee didn’t do what they wanted it to. It took lots of perseverance, determination and effort to solve each challenge.
Last week Techniquest (Wrexham) came into school to talk to all the children about our solar system and the stars. The children enjoyed learning about the different star constellations, their names and many facts about the planets in our galaxy. We all had lots of fun!
Wrekin and Caradoc really enjoyed their trip to Enginuity. They had great fun making and launching their rockets.
Well done to all of the children who took part in the sunflower growing competition. It was lovely to see how proud the children were of their sunflowers and the excitement they felt when showing them to their friends. Hopefully the sunflowers will continue to grow over the summer and we will see if there are any left standing in September. Congratulations to Frank, Connor and Jadzia who were the winners!
On Monday, when we arrived at school, we found a spaceship in the playground. Wrekin and Caradoc class decided we needed to investigate! We went outside and gathered lots of evidence. One of the children suggested that we called the police. The police asked us to give them all the evidence we had gathered. We even set up a trap using some biscuits to see if we could spot them. The police came out after school and took the spaceship and slime for evidence. We received a letter this morning showing the computerised images of what the police thought the aliens might look like. They have asked us to make wanted posters to try and find them – these will be going up around school. Please let us know if you see the aliens!
Thank you to everyone who kindly brought some potatoes into school! We had a great afternoon exploring the different shapes, sizes, colours and varieties. We discuss all the things we can make using potatoes and what they look like once they have been chopped up. We have planted our own potatoes which you can see in the tubs outside of our class. After we had finished exploring the potatoes we used them for printing! What a great way to finish the day. The book we have shared this week is called Oliver’s Vegetables – in the book Oliver tries a variety of veg before finding potatoes and making his favourite thing – chips!
Yesterday we started to plant some vegetables as part of our Science topic. The children really enjoyed finding out what the different seeds looked like and discussing how to care for a plant. Wrekin Class are now in charge of looking after the plants and making sure they water them! Once the plants are are big enough the children re-plant them in the outdoor garden. We are excited to try our tasty, home-grown treats in the summer!
Today we enjoyed a range of Easter activities. We made rice crispy cakes, painted bunnies with our fingers, made some lovely chicks, coloured in an egg and watched some of Hop! Spot the biggest child in the room – Miss Lacy! Have a great Easter holiday everyone 🙂