What a great start to this new term. We have changed our topic and are learning about Jungles. We started with a fabulous jungle hunt around the school, looking for animals inside, outside and all around the school. The children loved looking for pictures or different models of animals you will find in the jungle.
More recently we been thinking about these animals habitats and had a go at building them everything they will need to live.
A new start
We have started this new half term with a new topic of 'Our village'. We have begun with a walk around our village of Eyke and checking the land marks. We then made a map of our village main street. We also walked down to Eyke recreation ground to look at what was there and discuss what changes we would like to make.
What a great start to our new school year. The Foundation children have settled in really well and are a great addition to our school community.
We have begun this year with our topic "The secret life of pets" with a visit from a Veterinary nurse, who helped us learn how to look after our pets, where to take them if they are hurt or sick and the work she does every day. She also brought us some friends who are staying with us for a few days, two Guinea Pigs called Salt and Pepper.
The children love having them and looking after them making sure they have fresh water and food every day.
Take a look at the pictures below at the wonderful things we have been doing so far this term.
We have had a lovely start to this half term learning about seasides. We have read the book The Storm Whale and have written some recounts and even our own stories with the ideas we got from it.
We had a fantastic morning at 'beach school' at Bawdsey Quay where we learnt all about pollution and what we can do to keep rubbish out of the sea. We did some litter picking to help to reduce these pollutants going into the ocean and keep our local beach clean. We went beach combing and found some fabulous shells and crabs and even saw a Compass Jellyfish (sadly not swimming in the sea). We also did some Beach Bingo and built our own Martello Tower. Take a look at our pictures below from our wonderful morning.
What a wonderful half term we have had. We have traveled on a magic carpet all the way to India, China and finally to Africa! The children have loved learning about these different countries and the cultures of the people who live there. The children have worked on non- fiction text and made great information books about India. They have looked at fiction books and read a lovely story from China about a magic paintbrush and wrote their own version of it. Finally we looked at the book Handa's Surprise and did some fabulous math's using the fruits from the story. The children also dressed up as Handa and answered questions as if they were her.
Finally the children loved having the parents in to help with our Henna tattoos and have really enjoyed the mehndi designs on their hands. Thank you to all those who came in to help us with this it is not possible to enjoy these afternoons without your help.
Photos to follow.
We have been learning about India
For the last 2 weeks we have been learning about India. The children have found out lots of facts about India and have even made a non-fiction book themselves!
We also had a teacher from Inspire come in to teach us some Indian dancing. Take a look at the pictures below to see how we got on.
Spring term in Ash Class.
What a fantastic term we have had! We have been learning all about farming, seasons and Easter.
We started the term with a fantastic visit to Easton Farm Park. We had a great time with cuddling the lambs, collecting eggs, feeding the animals and a tractor ride. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to come along and help support Ash class on the visit.
Take a look at the pictures below to see how much fun we had!
for the last two weeks we have been learning about Easter and what it means to us as Christians and to our school and community. The children have been trying to do a good deed a day throughout lent and have been receiving stickers for their efforts. They also made a beautiful flower cross in their R E Lesson.
Finally for our fabulous finish of this term both Ash class and Cedar class have made an Easter Garden which you can see at the front of the school.
A fantastic end to our topic
We have really enjoyed this topic and to finish it off we designed and built our own Motte and Bailey castles.
We started off with thinking about what we could use to build them and how we thought we could construct it.
Next we gathered the things we would need and tried out our designs, thank you to all those that sent things in.
We had a great time working through this project and enjoyed thinking about how to change the design when it became tricky.
Finally we wrote out instructions on how we built them so others could follow them.
Check out the pictures below to see how well these turned out!
A busy start to the new term!
We have had an exciting start to the new term with a strange discovery on Monday of an egg shaped object in our compost bin.
We also had an important letter delivered, enquiring about the objects size, colour and appearance. We are keeping an eye on the object to note any changes that may occur! Take a look at the pictures below and chat to your child about what you think it may be.
The children have been writing good descriptions of the object and may be able to answer any of your questions.
A busy few weeks.
We have had a busy time for the first few weeks of this half term. We had a great start to our new topic, Traditional Tales, with a special afternoon tea with our Grandparents who we shared some stories with. We really enjoyed making the cakes to enjoy at our Tea Party.Thank you to all those Grandparents that attended, we have had some lovely feedback and it was a great way for us to meet the children's extended family and for you too see what your Grandchildren are up to at school. We had a great afternoon as you can see from some of the photographs below.
The foundation Children have been working very hard in their math's learning to add one more and now trying to find one less than a given number. We are finding lots of different ways to find our answer, including bead frames and bead strings as well as objects.
A Great Start!
We have had a great start to this term, the children have settled into the routine of school life very well and are all really enjoying their time in class.
For our topic this term we have been looking at people who help us. We have been very lucky to have visits from some of those.
Firstly we were visited by Mr Brown, a Paramedic, who brought his ambulance with him for us to look at. The children really enjoyed going on the tailgate lift to get into the ambulance and they even got to turn on the lights and the siren!
Our next visitor was Jenny the Post Person, who brought some of the equipment she uses to deliver our post every morning. We looked at the way she sorts the post when it comes into the sorting office and how she then sorts it again into the correct street and house order. That all has to be done before she even leaves the office to deliver our mail in her lovely red van!
Last week we were visited by Mr Paraskevopoulos a local Dentist. He showed us all the equipment he uses to check our teeth, he showed us the clothes he wears, the mirror and probe he puts in our mouths to check our teeth and helped us to learn how to look after our teeth.
This week we are looking forward to our visit from the local vicar and next week we4 will meet our local Police Officer so keep a look out for our next installment. Meanwhile take a look at the pictures below of our previous visits.
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