What a busy last two weeks we have had! The children have learnt all about the Lunar ( Chinese) new year this week. Focusing on the story of ‘The Great Race’. In our writing we have chosen our favourite animal and wrote how it crossed the river – I’m sure they’ll be able to tell you which one they chose. We have enjoyed looking at all the different animals especially the dragon! Our focus for Math’s has been the number 6 and 7, finding different ways of making 6.
In RE we have read the story of Jonah and the Whale, we made whale biscuits to help us remember the story and we were also able to go into a whale!
Below are some pictures of the Rainbows and Sunshine’s preparing for our Dragon party. We all had such a good time!
We have been on an adventure to Africa, focusing on all the different animals we might come across, our binoculars really helped us to find them! We read the story of Handa’s Surprise which we discovered new fruits we didn’t know about. In our painting areas we had a go at mixing the right colours for the different fruits. We also used our fine motor skills to make African bracelets and necklaces. The next week was very busy, we visited the polar regions. We packed our suitcase with the right clothes that we would need to keep us warm. We researched how animals stay warm in such cold temperatures and found out they have blubber! We then investigated whether it really does keep you warm or not by trying the blubber glove in very cold water! Another investigation that we tried was how to melt the ice and save the penguins that were stuck inside! Our Maths focused on weighing different objects to see which was heavier or lighter.
In RE we looked at all of Gods creations, where we found ourselves on an adventure around the school grounds we found lots of magnificent things!
We started the new year focusing on pets in the Sunshine’s and Rainbow classes. We shared how we look after our pets and what we needed to do this. Our second week a tiger came into our classrooms! Lots of children built traps to capture the tiger incase it came back. We then learnt about the Tiger who came to Tea and had lots of tea parties in our role play areas. The life education bus came to visit with Harold the giraffe and taught us how to look after ourselves. In Math’s we have been busy finding different ways to make 5. In our RE we read the story of Daniel and the Lions Den, making Lion masks.