Welcome to Class Six!
Our first Forest School session
This week we have enjoyed Forest School with Dave. We imagined there was a naughty dragon who had destroyed all the homes of the cuddly toy animals. We had to work as a team to create new homes whilst listening out for the drum warning us of the approaching dragon. If we heard the drum we had to freeze. We then added exciting features to our dens like spy cameras and escape chutes.
The next day we needed to create a boat to get us home safely. We all chose varying forms of nautical transport and created them with things we found in the garden area. Once we were 'home' we used charcoal from a fire to create an ink so we could draw pictures to remind us of our adventures.
Art straw shapes
This week we used our knowledge of 2d shapes to create 3d shapes.
Learning to ride a bike
We are having great fun riding the balance bikes and moving onto the pedal bikes in our own time. We don't have stabilisers at school, our teachers can see when we are ready to move from the balance bikes to the pedal bikes and we like to push ourselves too. When the time is right we can be very determined and show great perseverance.
Christmas performance practise
We are busy practising the songs for our Christmas performance - no doubt you are familiar with all the words too by now!
McDonalds Drive Thru
A few weeks ago our constructions were simple and we prefered to work alone or alongside friends, rather than working as a team.
Now we collaborate ideas and keep working on the construction until we feel happy with it.
We decided to make a McDonalds Drive Thru and over the week we have developed windows, tills and handles and pumps.
We now also know some of the sounds in 'McDonalds' and are writing signs for our building.
Colonia Halloween Competition Winner
Well done to everyone who entered the competition, your entries looked great. The children from our school were competing against children from four other local schools and one of our class won! Not only did she win a Waterstones voucher for herself but won a great big box of arts and crafts resources for the school.
Over the past week we have been thinking about celebrations in our own lives and in other people's lives and this week, it is Divali, so we have been hearing the story of Rama and Sita and enjoying some of the festivities. Today we had a Divali party and enjoyed trying new foods.
For the past three weeks in RE we have been thinking about 'celebrations for me and others'. We have started to investigate the story behind the Hindu celebration of Divali and are looking forward to our Divali party tomorrow.
PE with JB
This week we were visited by JB who helped us search for dinosaurs. We looked high, we looked low, we went fast, we went slow.
Urban arts week - street music
In assembly we watched Stomp create music with everything and anything. We were inspired and thought we'd give it a go with objects from our outdoor classroom. We belted out our nativity songs whilst hammering a rhythm on our pots/pans/stones/furniture/climbing equipment...
Enhancements - large wooden bricks
We have been learning how to use the large wooden bricks safely and creatively.
In gym we have learnt how to perform a tuck, straddle, pike and dish. We are also learning to listen and move in different ways.
28th September 2017
Enhancement - pipes
This week the water area has been enhanced with pipes. We have investigated how water travels and have been challenged to create a water system that doesn't leak and collects the water at the end.
28th September 2017
This week we have started phase two phonics, learning the sounds letters make, learning how to read and write them and beginning to blend and segment with known sounds.
14 September 2017
Getting to grips with PCs
We are enjoying ICT and are finding out that you can't touch and swipe every kind of technology!
14 September 2017
This week we have started Funky Fingers - a programme to strengthen all the muscles needed to become writing ready. We are split into groups and each day we practise the same activity then move onto a new activity the following week. As the year progresses the exercises concentrate on the finer movements required for extended periods of writing.
7th September 2017
Our first days at school
Three days on and we are settling well. We are beginning to learn the rules and are making new friends with people who enjoy the same things as us.
(Only some of the children are featured as I could only put their photos on when their name stickers weren't showing or had fallen off! Don't worry - there will be plenty more.)