After watching Espresso News Bites we discovered that it was the time for the Big Schools Birdwatch. We decided that we would make bird cakes for the birds visiting the school grounds and then conduct the RSPB bird survey. We saw starlings, pigeons, seagulls and blackbirds.
We were visited by author Lawrence Prestidge. He helped to use our imagination and create a character. He asked questions and gave us things to think about such as characters name, what they looked like, their age, their special talent or why they were special, where they lived and what they were like.
We have had great fun learning about and exploring place value. We made 10s and 1s using straws, pipe cleaner and lolly sticks. Then we used deinnes to make different numbers to 50. We even got make some pictures with 10s and 1s. Can you see some of the pictures we've made?
We've been to visit Selly Manor museum in Bournville. We explored a Tudor house and found out how people lived in 1666. We learned all about the story of the Great Fire of London, we even got to wear costumes and role play what happened. We then got to play games that children in 1666 may have played.
Aboriginal Virtual Reality Adventure
We've been on a virtual reality of the Aboriginal tribe in Australia. Ask your child about their experiences.
We had a wonderful RE day. We have found out about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have listened to and rewrittten the story of Rama and Sita, we've made diva lamps, we created our own rangoli patterns and we've even tasted some Indian food that is eaten during Diwali.
We ventured outside for our first Forest School lesson. We used our senses to explore. We found flowers, fruit, a tunnel, stinging nettles, burnt wood, mushrooms and teeny tiny grasshoppers.
Miss Ashton and Miss Jones even tried to light a fire. Unfortunately it didn't work. Never mind, we'll have another try next lesson.
We've been counting forwards and backwards to and from 10. We counted the cubes in tubs and found the correct number to match.
In science we have been looking at everyday materials. We talked about what they were called. We held and explored different materials such as metal, plastic and rock.
In English we have been reading the story "The Snail and The Whale".
We have created a story map to help us retell the story. We used the story map to work in groups to tell one part of the story. We used actins and role play to tell the story.