We had an amazing time at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday! We loved playing with the Lego, building different cars and racing them, playing on the rides and even watching a film in the 4D cinema!
On Wednesday 22nd May we visited Chasewater. We had been learning about water and the things we might find in the water and decided to take our fishing nets to find out! We didn’t catch any fish but we did enjoy looking at the stones we found in our nets. We were brilliantly behaved and showed great enthusiasm. We also had a snack on the “beach” in the sunshine before returning to school.
We love our Storytime Phonics sessions and look forward to seeing which sound and story the Phonics Fairy brings each week. This week she brought us “Ketchup On Your Cornflakes” along with the “k” sound. This is a tricky sound to grasp as we have two letters that make this sound and sometimes it’s difficult to know whether to use “c” or “k”! She brought us some clues as to what our sound was such as a kangaroo, koala bear, some keys and some ketchup and we managed to guess the sound. We listened to the Phonics Fairy reading the story and then practice writing the sound in some ketchup. We then used our new sound and the sounds we already know to spell out some words. We had to listen carefully to the sounds we could hear in the words and then find the sounds written down and place them in order. Some of us did this and some of us found specific sounds – we are so clever! We then explore lots of activities linked to our sound – take a look at what we have been up to.
On Thursday we were visited by a lovely lady from Warburtons. She brought with her lots of different ingredients to make pizzas with us. We were brilliant spreaders when spreading our tomato purée and we chose which toppings we wanted on our pizzas. The lady was very impressed with how independent and well behaved we were! She also brought some fruit loaf and some pancakes with her for us to try – some of us liked it and some of us didn’t but we all had a taste!
As part of our new topic we have been exploring the world around us, water and how things can change. Today we mixed our Jellibaff crystals with some water and watched them magically turn into a slimey jelly consistency. We spoke about what it felt like and what was happening amid thought of lots of adjectives to describe the jellibaff. We were also able to recap our capacity work and looked to see when the cups were full or empty. When we were finished we added some more magic crystals and it turned the jelly back to water!
We also had some magic sand to explore. When the sand was in the water we could make shapes and structures with it but when we took it out of the water it was completely dry!
We have had a a brilliant end to the Spring term this week by celebrating with lots of fun Easter activities. We’ve been so busy we don’t have many photographs but here are some pictures we have managed to get. We have been on an egg hunt after reading the story “We’re Going on an Egg Hunt” in class. We really enjoyed joining in with the repetitive phrases in the story and loved the song even more! When we got back to class we counted how many eggs we had found and differentiated between the “big” egg and the “small” eggs.
We also painted our own eggs and rolled them down the hill to see whose egg was the fastest! We also examined the damage that the hard, rough ground had on our eggs. Most of our eggs were cracked apart from George’s goose egg which made it to the bottom without a scratch! This was a great talking point as to why his got to the bottom first and without any cracks.
We would also like to thank you all for attending our Easter performance and the effort you all went to when providing costumes. I’m sure you’ll all agree the children were brilliant and we are so proud of them.
We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and hope you have an ‘egg’cellent time. See you back on Monday 29th April for another fun filled term!
This week we have really enjoyed our story “Jack and the Beanstalk”. We have had the opportunity to explore lots of different activities around the story and we have got to know the story in great depth. Here are a few photos of what we have been up to this week!
We have had a wonderful morning at Oak Tree Farm this morning. Unfortunately our swimming pool was out of action today so we made the most of the sunshine at the farm. We loved meeting the animals and playing on the toys in the outdoor area. Attendance Ted came to see us this week as we had full attendance last week so we took him with us. He had a great time and the children loved showing him the animals and how to play!
What a wonderful week we have had! It has been jam packed with lots of exciting activities and we have lots of brilliant visitors! On Monday we were visited by birds of prey and loved making our own Gruffalo pictures. On Tuesday it was Pancake Day and we loved making and eating our pancakes as well as a visit from Flip and Dippy the puppet show! On Wednesday we were treated to a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk which we were all very engaged with. It was brilliant to see so many children dressed up today – we all looked brilliant!
On Tuesday we were lucky enough to join our friends at Rushall School on their synthetic ice rink! It was a brilliant experience and we all took brilliantly to the “ice”. Although the weather wasn’t very arctic some of us insisted on keeping our winter clothes on until the very end! Most of us had a wobbly start but we soon got the hang of it – we especially loved the penguins, polar bears and giant chair!