The children have been excited to discover that our theme for topic week is... flowers! We will be looking at the work of Claude Monet this week as well as investigating real flowers.
We are looking at Monet's famous painting of 'Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies'.
We are painting our own pictures in the style of Monet. Watch this space for our final pieces!
We are in our final week of learning about Space. This week we have moved on to thinking about aliens and have read the story 'Aliens Love Underpants'. In the story, the aliens come to Earth and steal underpants. We talked about how this is not a kind thing to do. Theo suggested that they were stealing the pants because they did not have any of their own, so we made some spare pants for the aliens to have.
Alice made a poster to remind the aliens not to steal any more pants. She explained that she had included "a cross to say the aliens cannot steal the underpants".
We made rockets and space ships in the outside area.
In Little Doves, the children made rockets out of recycled materials. The rockets below were made by Jack, Jamie and Mason.
In PE, the children have been developing their throwing and catching skills. It has been fantastic to watch their confidence improve over a series of lessons and they are now using smaller balls.
This week we have continued our work on Space. We have looked at the story of 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy, where Baby Bear finds a rocket and goes on an adventure to the moon. The children have enjoyed learning all about Space and finding out what it is like to be an astronaut. In the outside area we used large boxes and the poddely construction to make our own big rockets.
We worked in groups to sequence the story.
We acted out the story using small world props.
We thought about what we would pack if we were going on an adventure into Space.
"I would pack a pineapple, biscuits, raspberries and a pear" - Eloise
"An orange, tomato, cherries, grapes. This is a teddy bear" - Jamie
"I would take grapes, an apple and a pear" - Sophie
"A fish, a banana and a butterfly" - Gracie
We enjoyed celebrating Yom Ha'atzmuat this week! The children wore blue and white clothes and took part in different activities to celebrate Israel independence day. We made Israeli flags, decorated biscuits with blue and white icing and danced to Israeli music. The children learnt about Israel and we talked about why it is such a special place.
"I like when we danced. We danced because it was Yom Ha'atzmaut." - Eloise
"I liked it because we wore blue and white. The flag is blue and white". - Mason
"I liked the assembly in the hall. I liked the video. We saw Israel". - Natasha
Decorating biscuits with blue and white icing.
This week we have been thinking about the book ‘Chalk’ by Bill Thomson. We thought about what we would draw if we found some magic chalk. We made our own chalk drawings and talked about what would happen if they came to life.
We used playground chalk in the outside area.
"The little girl is taking the chalk. She is drawing butterflies and they are coming to life. They will fly in the air to their mummy in the clouds. Then they will go on the slide and have fun!"- Natasha
"A giraffe. It will come to life and nibble the grass." - Jamie
"They are butterflies and a dinosaur. The dinosaur is friendly. They are going to come to life. The butterflies will flutter around. The dinosaur is going to go to school and get lots of stickers!" - Alice
Join in with the Numtums and learn about numbers from 1 to 10.