For our last assembly of the month we had an outdoor assembly celebrating Black History Month. Where we learned about some famous musicians and how they have influenced the music scene.
This week the children in Nursery and Reception have looked at the seasonal changes of Autumn. We went for a walk around the school grounds looking at the changes.
The children saw the leaves that had fallen off the trees and looked at the shapes, sizes and colors. They also saw berries growing on the trees for the birds to eat.
This half term the whole school have taken part in the ‘Light of Hope’ project. The children had to create a tealight holder and decorate them with words of hope. The display looked fantastic last night!
In ICT we have been learning about computer inputs and outputs as well as how different computers can look. We made our own robots and wrote about what they might do and how to input that information.
In Reception our Science work has been based around the human body. The children have been learning the different parts of the body and then have explored the different senses of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
The children created a great life size person to label.
Here are the children exploring the different senses.
The children have been busy learning through the topic and theme of Marvellous Me.
The children have painted self portraits and talked about who is in their family. They have drawn pictures of their family.
The children have also started to learn to count to 5 using the theme of Seasons. The children have used hand prints to create different trees.
We have been learning about Stone Age life and created our own settlement including; shelters, fire areas for cooking, fishing areas, boat making workers, cooking slabs and lots more. We made our own tools such as axes. It was good to be on a hill to keep watch for enemies!
Year 1 have been busy making planets out of clay. We first looked at the shape and then we focused on the colours of each planet. The children then picked a planet and used different techniques to make their own.
This week we went to the forest to explore how Cave paintings were created. We made our own paint brushes with sticks, feathers, moss and leaves. We also made different coloured paints from nature: charcoal, chalk, crushed leaves and mud. We used modern methods to recreate; Cueva de las Manos – The Cave of Hands (Argentina) . It is fascinating to think about how long ago some of these images were created and consider what they tell us about the Stone Age times.
This morning the children in our pod had PE fun together. We shared games and parachute fun.
We made our mark in class ! Everyone created a ‘stained glass dot’ , a’CD sparkly dot’ and an amazing ‘3D’ dot with our 3D pens.