we have had a lovely tea then held a competition to see who could build a rocket that would travel the furthest. Charlie P’s rocket won! We’re now in our pjs watching a film!
We are here safe and sound and have settled into our new home for the night. We have taken part in a drama workshop with Clem from the busy days company. Our theme was volcanoes and earthquakes. We work hard to be creative, imaginative, and to work as a team. We had lots of fun and have laughed a lot too.
This week Reception class had a mystery visitor in our new role play area. I wonder who it could be?
The children decided it must have been The Big Bad Wolf. The children came up with a plan that we must try and catch the wolf. The children made ‘Wanted’ posters to try and catch the wolf and in the outdoor area they made traps to try and catch the wolf.
The children then wrote about how they made their traps and what they had used.
We have also done some work about measuring. The children used cubes to measure different objects.
This morning we had a drama workshop about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. We played games, created freeze frames and moulded our partners into statues. We learnt about extinct volcanoes (these haven’t erupted in 10,000 years); how earthquakes happened and are made and also about the terrible volcanoe eruption at Pompeii.
Our class text this half-term has been ‘Toys in Space’. Lots of strange things have happened, including toys landing on the school field and a mysterious shadow appearing on our window?! Later this week, we will be writing our very own versions of the story.
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.
We started the week by having a Chinese Restaurant in our role play area.
On Monday we made Chinese Dragons using our paper folding skills.
On Tuesday we heard about the story of The Chinese Zodiac. This year it is Year of The Pig.
On Wednesday we wrote our own fortune cookie wishes.
On Friday we made vegetable stir fry with noodles. We even had a go at using chopsticks to eat them with.
Today we have been very busy in Nursery. Firstly, we heard the story about Smartie the penguin and talked about who we can see so that we are safe on the internet. We then coloured a picture of Smartie the penguin whilst discussing how to stay safe.
We then made red paper lanterns using our FMS for cutting and sticking. We discussed that this year was the year of the pig.