We had a great start with our new topic where the children discovered a mysterious golden egg in the classroom. This really engaged the children and got their imaginations running wild! This was clear to see in their writing when they selected powerful vocabulary to construct descriptive sentences. Things got even more interesting when they came back from assembly one day to discover that the egg has hatched and caused chaos in the classroom. The children investigated the scene and made predictions on what could of hatched and why it was at our school.
During our Forest School time we celebrated seasonal changes. We searched for fallen autumn leaves and identified which trees they came from, made hedgehogs from clay, bonfire pictures using natural resources an created insect homes.
We really enjoyed reading the book Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett and found out that Alex was also visited by a dragon. We decided to use everything we had learnt about letter writing to write a letter to Alex to tell him about our dragon experience. As we had become expert letter writers we decided to write a letter to Debbie to ask her for some brand new books that we could read throughout December. These books are now available in out book area for the children to read.
In science we explored everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. We had lots of discussions on what each material felt like and which objects could be made from it. Then we had a hunt around the school to look at various everyday objects to see if we could name the materials they were made from. We will continue with this science topic next half term.