Wow, What a fantastic day 2DH have had at Foxburrow farm today. the children were kept bust with lots of activities including pond dipping, mini beast hunting, pretending to be bees collecting nectar and looking for signs of different animals around the farm - this involved looking for animal droppings, holes where animals might live, nests, nibbled leaves and cones and footprints.
The weather stayed dry and the sun even came out to keep us warm.
Look how busy we have been with some of the pictures below:
2DH have had a busy but fun afternoon playing lots of maths games but the best part was being able to share this with our parents. Thank you to all those who came along, it was lovely to see the children so engaged in their learning. We have sent home a little pack of fun games and maths worksheets that follow on from the session so if you were unable to attend you can still enjoy the fun at home :)
In class we have just started learning about the wonderful world of fractions! The children had fun experimenting folding shapes in half and then transferred their knowledge to numbers. It was a fun practical lesson and everyone now knows that:
All week we are looking at the topic of time. We can now recognise:
We have loved listening to a catchy song, here is the link so you can sing along at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1XV9l3P8SU
As a year group we have been really enjoying the stories of Anansi. He's a clever, cunning and unpredictable trickster! The children have loved listening to his stories and have created giant spiders with amazing adjectives to describe him..... take a look!
Wow what a busy half term we have had! the children have worked hard and are learning lots of new skills and facts.
We are starting to learn to tell the time in maths. We have been learning O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. use this interactive clock to help you tell the time at home.
The children have been busy in our art lessons, mixing colours, creating new techniques such as marbling and collaging using different materials. below are a few pictures of us having fun on our art lessons.
The children are still buzzing about our Great Fire of London topic. They have loved learning about it, and found the different way of living very interesting - no phones or televisions, houses made out of wood and buckets of water to put out the fire!!! They have retained so many fascinating facts about the great fire ask your child to tell you about what they have learnt.
Here is a website you can look at together at home.
We have only been back two school for two weeks but we have been very busy.
We have started to look at the great fire of London which the children have really taken to. We have taken this opportunity to get creative and make pictures to represent flames. We have experimented with colour mixing and creating different patterns. We used the artist Anthony Frost as our inspiration as he loves to use big bold colours and shapes.
2DH spent a lovely yet windy morning in the park! Our visit was planned as part of our geography unit on weather, so it was quite fitting that the children observed all types of weather during the day. Fortunately the rain held off while we were enjoying the activities and nobody got soggy!
Whilst at the park we took part in three activities. We all worked in groups to create a piece of art work with natural objects that we could find. The children were imaginative and creative, their pieces of work looked lovely as you can see from the photo's. We had bird nests, trees, cats, houses and stick man! We then went off in teams for a scavenger hunt to find a range of natural items in the park.
Next we explored an area of the park with compasses, we enjoyed finding North and using the vocabulary of directions which we had learnt in geography,
Finally we had a stop at the playground, a well deserved treat for all our hard work. The children were amazing and really enjoyed being outside.