We have learnt that you can design lots of things before you begin to make it.
We drew our gingerbread men designs first, and then used these to decorate our gingerbread men.
We worked together to play the song ‘Old McDonald had a Farm’ using the Boomwhackers again.
We can now play songs first time!
We explored the Boomwhackers again to make sure we knew which of them plays higher notes and which of them plays lower ones.
We have been learning about how to plant seeds and care for these, and it got us talking about what else we should care for. We talked about how important it was to look after our planet, and how this can be done. We then talked about how we could help to look after our local community, so we decided to go and do some litter picking in our local park.
We worked in small teams to collect as much litter as we could.
We used litter pickers and gloves to ensure we stayed safe. We were very good at using the litter pickers too.
We managed to miss the rain clouds, but we wore wellies and rain coats just in case.
It’s now official! We definitely know how to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
We said dropping litter isn’t a good decision, and can be harmful to our wildlife too.
We have now been in the computer suite for the last two Friday afternoons, and we just love it!
Last Friday we went in to create pictures using 2 Simple.
This week we went in and created some number sentences using Primary Games – Number Magnets.
We have had a great day kicking off our new topic – ‘The Cinema’, where we will be creating two films for parents to view using Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing to retell two traditional stories. One will be the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story, and the other is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ story.
We had some very exciting activities today, which were based around our first story ‘ The Jack and the Beanstalk’.
We went on a bean hunt first, where we had to record all the letters found to figure out what our two words were. We worked in pairs to do this, and we were brilliant at sharing and taking turns. When we couldn’t find one we looked at our map.
We found all of the letters and it spelt out ‘Magic Beans’. We then found the ‘Magic Beans’, which had been left in our classroom, and planted these. We are hoping that these will grow into a beanstalk like in the story. We are going to be observing these very closely, and fingers crossed they reach our castles.
We then set about designing a parachute for Jack to get down quicker from the giant’s castle.
We are going to be making and testing these next week.
Our final activity was to create a giant’s face using natural materials. Take a look at some of our art work.
A GREAT day was had!