The learning is out of this world with our space themed topic. We have already done so much and learnt lots of information about astronauts, planets and space. We were excited to try real astronaut food and move as a solar system using inflatable planets.
Here is a slide show of some of the things we have been up to in class this week.
We have had a nocturnal theme to our learning in class this week. We have found out about nocturnal animals and compared them. Children enjoyed acting out the story of 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell, using pastels to draw them and were particularly interested in how owls eat and regurgitate!
We finished our sleepy theme by wearing our pyjamas to support the whole school's Children In Need fundraising efforts.
Here we are at the end of our first half term at school! What a wonderful time we have had and how well the children have settled and socialised with each other. Well done everyone.
This last week we have been thinking about 'all things autumn' and this will continue the week after half term too.
We have been making patterns and art work in the style of artist Andy Goldsworthy. It would be great to see any that you can create at home too. Here are a few images to give you ideas.
We have also read and acted out the story of Rosie's Walk. It is a good way to use positional language with children. Here is a link to hear the story www.youtube.com/watch?v=eifx8qR7U_8 and some photos of the week.
What fun we had in our forest area for outdoor learning!
We had an autumn themed treasure hunt, decorated medals and created our own autumn wreaths.
We finished off our session around the camp fire with hot chocolate and a well deserved biscuit.
Tilly made delicious apple crumble for us all to enjoy with our school dinners. Thank you Tilly.
Children have enjoyed making friendship bracelets by twisting colourful threads.
To compare with the Christian baptism last week, we held an Aqiqah ceremony to welcome a new Muslim baby. We learnt that the baby's hair is cut and weighed and prayers are said to Allah. Honey was put on the baby's lips and a prayer was whispered in her ear.