Wrens and Robins
This week we have continued to centre our learning around the theme of Winter and Arctic looking at the story of The Snow Queen. On Wednesday our Nursery Adventure took us to the Bowes Museum where we collected natural objects to make into ice decorations. Little Wrens enjoyed sorting the objects as part of their Maths focus and then made the ice decorations. We can’t wait to see what happens when we take them out of the freezer. We have continued to look at the story of Kipper’s Birthday and the number 5 in Maths this week which promoted the children to make a birthday card for Kipper, with Robins writing invitations for Kipper’s birthday party and the children role playing birthday parties and making cakes in the home corner. What a super busy week we have all had!
Larks are working hard in maths to make links between repeated addition and multiplication. They have enjoyed applying their skills using ICT in their maths lessons too. In languages we made links to science and have been labelling the body in French. Can they name the body parts to you too at home, or maybe they can sing you ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in French. What wonderful writers we have in Larks too. They have been editing their story maps today with their purple polishers, ready for story writing on Monday. I can’t wait to read them. Very impressive Larks- well done!
This week the Swifts have been using their scientific enquiry skills and secondary research skills to find out about electricity using a range of sources. They were amazed at just how many ways you could power a home!
They have also done a beautiful liturgical prayer as a whole class and began the school term with a prayer and reading around the theme of Trust and Hope. Can they recall the scripture, or important message in going forth to you at home?
We also had a lot of fun today getting into our Victorian character role… Mrs Box couldn’t resist a sneaky pic of Miss Callender taking the register in her Victorian outfit. I think it suits you Miss Callender!
This week Owls have started their science unit on electricity. Today we learned how to draw circuits using scientific symbols and tested different circuits to see if the bulb would light. We learned that a bulb will only light if the circuit is complete and there are no breaks.
Our violinists are making wonderful progress too in their weekly Friday lessons. Well done boys and girls.