Wrens Topic Term 3 and 4, 2018
What a busy afternoon the Wrens had. We painted our crocodile, cleaned out the home of our pet snail and discovered some eggs, weighed, made dens, sorted and organised, made 3-D shapes out of plasticine and used the laptops to write about our favourite zoo animals. Phew!
Well done to the Wrens. You made it! We got to the top of the hill and down again. A great effort.
What a brilliant day we had! We saw so many different animals with paws, claws and whiskers. The Hummingbirds and Wrens behaved impeccably and showed how fabulous our children are. Well done to all of you, we were very proud
Woodside Wildlife Park Trip October 2017
No Pens Wednesday
On Wednesday we focused on communication without pens or pencils. We started the day by playing team games that focused on talking to each other. We then took part in activities in our classrooms. In Wrens we had to describe shapes and objects. We had a go at making 3-D shapes using lollipop sticks and plasticine and clixi. In English we had to describe objects to our group using adjectives. What fun we had!
Some of the year 2's have been working really hard adding and subtracting two two-digit numbers using tens and ones. They have been exchanging and repartitioning! Well done!
Fantastic topic work relating to our topic Paws, Claws and Whiskers.
The children have worked very hard on their clay model animals. They really took their time to add all the features and used techniques we have practiced before. They then carefully painted them. We are just waiting for them to dry.
Our class junk model crocodile is nearly done...!
This afternoon we found about the sculptor Henry Moore. We then used clay to make our own mini sculptures of animals. We have also been accessing the continuous provision linked to our topic. We have been weighing dog bones, bird seed and nuts, we have designed and made pet homes and outside we have begun to make large scale animal models...photos to follow soon!
Topic work- Wednesday 27th September
The children have been busy in the mud kitchen preparing some delicious cakes for the cafe they created as well as looking after poorly pets in the vets and hunting for wild animals roaming in the quad!
Learning in the outdoor area
Little Ted, Mrs Butcher's dog, came to visit us. He was a little scared and timid but he liked having strokes when he got used to us!
Last week we used images of animal fur and skin to create a tile to print with. First of all we drew the pattern onto the tile with a pencil. Then we used a roller to cover the tile in paint. We pressed the tile down onto the paper and rolled over it with a clean roller. We then carefully peeled the tile off the paper to reveal our print. We repeated this until we have filled our paper.
Printing with polystyrene tiles
In the afternoon after Sarah and Laura has visited us, we painted pictures of different animals using a variety of media. We also used Revelation Natural Art to draw animals on the computer.
On Wednesday 13th September Sarah and Laura from the Ark animal Rescue Centre came to visit us. With them came Poppy the dog, Fred and George the guinea pigs and Teapot the rabbit. We showed them pictures of our own pets and asked lots of great questions. We had a fantastic time kick starting our new topic ;Paws, claws and whiskers.'
A massive thank you to you all for your amazing donations for The Ark Animal Rescue Centre. They were enormously grateful!
Autumn Term, 2017 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Spelling and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation documents