We have been learning all about Autumn. Look at our fantastic Autumn tree pictures.
Our Oak Tree
As part of Forest School we are watching the Oak tree in our playground change throughout the year. This is our tree in September. We noticed the leaves are just starting to change colour.
The leaves on the tree are starting to change colour
The leaves have nearly all changed colour. They are yellow, orange and brown. Lots of leaves have fallen off our tree.
The leaves have almost all fallen off the tree.
All of the leaves have now fallen off the tree.
The leaves have all fallen off the tree and we saw a couple of buds starting to open.
There are lots of buds on the tree.
The tree in April has lots of green leaves, giving shade on hot days and rustling in the wind.
The tree has more leaves this month and when we looked closely we could see little acorns were growing.
We have been learning about the artist Jackson Pollock. Using squeezy bottles of paint we created our own paintings in the style of Jackson Pollock.
This week in Literacy our book has been 'Going on a Bear Hunt'. We have made story maps and used the masks and puppets to retell the story. In topic we then found out about different bears and where in the world they were from. Some of the children then decided to make bears in different ways.
The Little Red Hen
In Literacy we have been reading the story the Little Red Hen. We learnt a song to help us remember the story. Then we made pictures of the Little Red Hen using our handprints.
After reading the story The Little Red Hen we all enjoyed making our own bread rolls. Later that day we tried our bread and we thought it tasted delicious!
St. Clement's Church Visit
We had a wonderful time visiting the local church to learn more about Christian's places of worship after studying them in R.E.
We spotted lots of features and even some things we weren't expecting! We thought of some questions to ask Reverend Bray.
Fruit Kebabs with Phunky Foods
We talked about healthy lifestyle, including healthy foods. We discussed the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable
advice whilst we made Fruity Snowman Kebabs with Lynsey from Phunky Foods. We practised safe cutting
skills and got to enjoy a tasty treat.
We discovered that some toys had been trapped in ice and tried to work out how to free them. We had lots of ideas and explored different ways to melt the ice. We also enjoyed playing with it and describing it.
This week in Literacy we enjoyed the story Elmer. We used our imagination to create our own works of art inspired by the book.
The Gingerbread Man
We read the story of The Gingerbread Man and then enjoyed making and eating our own biscuits.
We read the story "The Gruffalo" and made masks and drew story maps showing the order of the story and the different characters they meet along the way.
We read the story of Michael Recycle as part of whole school CHIRP week and decided to design our own superheroes to help the environment. Here are some of our designs.
Purple Pig Farm visit
Rachael from Purple Pig Farm brought in lambs, calves, a pig, rabbits, ducklings and chicks for us to learn about.
We got to stroke, feed and hold them too.
Designing and Making Tractors
As part of our Farm Topic we designed and made tractors with wheels and axles. We had to work as a team to share our ideas and work on different parts of the design. We tested the finished tractors and evaluated our models.
Caterpillars arrived by post a couple of weeks ago and we've been keeping a close eye on them in our classrooms. They are now in their cocoons so it won't be long until we have some beautiful butterflies to release.
Caterpillar update: Today (Monday 23rd May) we released most of the butterflies that had emerged from their cocoons over the weekend. They have orange and black wings and we think they are the painted lady variety.
This week we have enjoyed learning about Queen Elizabeth. We made mixed media portraits for the whole school art gallery. On Thursday we had a special school lunch and ate outside. We made crowns and bunting for the party lunch.
We made bookmarks using wool and binca. We very proud of our first try at sewing.