To start the term we created our own firework pictures!
We learnt to make our own printing stick using card and then used them to make our paper come to life! Once we had finished we embellished our pictures with glitter, sequins and oil pastels.
Our book this half term has been 'Cops and Robbers' by Janet Ahlberg. We have had lots of discussions about the features of the text and the theme of this book. We looked closely at the characters and created our own 'Wanted' posters for Grandma Swag!
Cops and Robbers set the scene for us in London ready for us to learn about the Great Fire of London.
We learnt all about what caused the fire, how it spread and how it was eventually stopped. Everyone had fun developing their drama skills during role-play of the event. We compared life in London in 1666 to life as we know it now - we made lots of comparisons and the children were curious to find out more about the sewer systems! We created timelines and looked at the specific features of a news report so we could write .our own
We later compared King Charles II who was the monarch at the time of the fire, with Queen Elizabeth II. We loved finding out all about their lives and what significant things have happened during their reigns.
This is one of our favourite songs:
In Forest School we have been looking at seasonal changes and have studied the changing colour of the leaves. We created Autumnal colour wheels and learnt about how our environment changes with the seasons.
In Science we have learnt about all materials and their properties! We investigated the materials of different objects and even learnt how some things are made. After learning all about the Great Fire of London we decided to investigate which materials are most suitable for using as a roof. We tested ceramic, wood, paper, brick and clay.
At the end of the term the children enjoyed preparing for Christmas!
The children carefully planned their Christmas decorations, thinking about where they needed to sew the material and the colours and embellishments they would use. They also designed and made a printing tile to make their Christmas cards!
We had so much fun at our Christmas party and enjoyed a yummy Christmas lunch!
We hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and we can't wait for more fantastic learning and experiences in the New Year!