Our maths learning and challenges this week have been addition. Archie continued his learning at discovery time.
In maths ,we have been learning about repeating patterns. The children have loved creating their own patterns as part of a challenge.
Learning about ice through their own fascinations at discovery time. Lots of children have loved bashing, cracking and melting the ice blocks . Based on their observation of the ice as it bobbed up and down on the water, their interests have now expanded to floating and sinking.
The Owls and Puffins have been loving exploring ice. They carried out an ice investigation, turning juice into an ice lolly. The children used the skills of predicting and testing out their ideas. At the end they got to eat a delicious lolly.
We went on a winter wellie walk to find out about how the seasons are the same and different.
As part of our 'Healthy Me' learning , Jane our school cook, Corryn and Amanda from Hampshire Caterers were kind enough to visit and hold a workshop on healthy eating. The children learned about which foods are healthy and about portion size. They learned about how to keep their teeth and bones healthy and met Freddie the skeleton.They were able to explore a variety of fruits and vegetables and sample a few too.
As part of our celebration , we enjoyed a party. We dressed in our party clothes, played party games, danced and shared some party food. We had a great time. Santa came too with some presents for the class!
We designed our own Christmas cards .
As part of our learning about Christmas , we learned about Christingles and what they represent. We took them to a lovely candle lit assembly.
We enjoyed learning lots of new songs for our nativity play and performed dressed as beautiful, sparkling angels.
Making Christmas decorations with our families.
We went on an Autumn walk to see how the outdoor environment was changing.
The Owls have been exploring their new environment and making new friends.
Wow, what a lot of learning. Chinese New Year! As part of learning about diversity, the wider community and customs and traditions , we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We were lucky enough to have Yuxiang and his Mum to help us understand more about the celebrations connected to this wonderful occasion.
Learning to say Happy New Year and congratulations in Mandarin.
Alongside all the Christmas fun, we have been revising our phonics learning. Rielle and Toby have enjoyed making some short videos for you to see how we learn each letter sound.