We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break, welcome back to the Spring term!
All About Plants
On Thursday 12th March, we were lucky enough to have Becky from Groves visit us to tell us all about plants. She taught us why plants are important and what we use plants for. We got to use all of our senses to feel, smell and even taste some plants! We also learned what plants need to grow healthily.
After that she helped us plant our own plants which we will be adding to over the next few weeks to make Easter gardens. We filled our plant pot with soil, dug a hole for our flowering plant, then watered it before adding grass seed. We will make sure we keep our plants in a sunny place and water them so that they continue to grow. Hopefully we will see some grass sprouting soon!
Thank you Becky!!
A Sunny Day
After a rainy couple of days we were thrilled to be able to get out and about in the sunshine today!
We walked down to Simene Field and the sun inspired us to look for signs of Spring. We found daffodils, primroses, buttercups and daisies. The children were also fascinated with the 'lambs tails' we found on a hazel tree. They were long and soft and looked like caterpillars!
There was also much discussion about the trees, sticks and branches and what happened to them in the storms.
We were so proud of Class 1 putting together their first ever Fabulous Finish for their families today. We have been learning about Penguins and Narwhals in our cold Antarctic/Arctic topic.
They shared how penguin chicks hatch and how they are looked after by their dads, brilliantly acted out by our Mummy and Daddy penguins!
The children planned a game for the adults to teach them about which animals live at the North and South Pole. You can see them hunting for animals to put on the right 'Pole'.
We also learnt about Narwhals, the whale like creature with the very long tusk, and we shared our Narwhal facts.
Class 1 love baking and we also made some polar bear paw print biscuits and some banana penguins for everyone to enjoy.
Weekly Baking Sessions
This term, we have introduced weekly baking sessions with the children. They work in small groups to create a culinary masterpiece. Then share what they have baked with the rest of the class when it is ready. We send recipes home with children for you to try with them.
24th January- Lemon Drizzle Cake
After practising using the lemon juicers in our investigation area last week, we were all expert juicers when making our lemon cake. Everybody enjoyed tasting their piece, some described it as "sweet and sticky" but "very delicious"!
17th January- Banana Bread
The children really enjoyed baking banana bread. They used forks to mash the banana and weighed out the ingredients before mixing them all up. Most of the children were willing to try it, with the majority really enjoying what they tried. One child said it was 'scrumptious'!
The children were very intrigued with the egg that had appeared in our classroom.
After carefully cracking it open ...
...we discovered a family of dinosaurs. These are our Achievosaurs. They are going to help us be the best learners we can be by looking out for particular characteristics of effective learning.
Hatching first was 'Diplo-kind-ness.'
Hatching next was 'Explore-adactyl'.
Out pops Solve-atops!
Stick-osaurus hatches next!
And finally we meet Reach-asaurus Rex.
The Achievosaur Dinosaurs are looking out for children who show their characteristics in the classroom. They have even sent us some stickers to use so everyone knows if the children have been a 'Diplo-kind-ness'! If your child has a dinosaur sticker, encourage them to tell you about what they have been doing to receive it.