Well what a strange start to the new school year this has been! With some of you working at home, and some in school it has proven tricky to keep in touch with everyone. The children in school are missing their friends at home, and children at home are missing their whole class!
This half-term Pariss’ and Cherril’s classes have been focusing on the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We listened to the story and wrote some lovely character descriptions. Then we had a go at writing the story ourselves! In the small world, we set up a snowy scene with polar animals and practised retelling the story as well as making our own! We compared the story with The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and illustrated our own stories.
In Geography, we have been learning to name and locate the countries of the UK and have begun to look in detail at our local area. We coloured in the flags of the UK very neatly and have practised reading weather reports for the UK! Ask us to name the four countries of the UK!
We have also been learning about the seasons. We know that there are four seasons and which months are in each one. We have learnt about which seasons are warmest and coolest, and made a fabulous display to brighten up the classroom for when we are all back together.
We have been learning about the creative natural artwork of Andy Goldsworthy too, looking at spiral art in nature, then replicating it with our own natural materials and in our drawing. We made spiral art both inside and outside of the classroom using natural objects. Then we drew some spirals in our art books. Look at our amazing art work!
We really enjoyed our well-being Wednesday, where we had a screen free day. We spent the day painting with our hands and our feet, dancing and we even decorated some ginger bread men, which we enjoyed eating as we sat and listened to a story! Then we went onto the field in our wellies and drank some hot chocolate to warm us up… Yummy!
Last week we had Dress to Express Day. We all came to school in clothes that make us feel special, or comfortable to express our individuality and who we are. Then we drew ourselves.