This afternoon we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year. We went on a magic carpet ride and landed in China. We made Chinese money pockets to give to each other at our celebration. We made lanterns and decorated our table making models using yellow and red constructing toys. Finally we shared a Chinese meal trying out noodles, rice, spring rolls and also prawn crackers.
We made binoculars and then tried them out on our walk. Can your child use the pictures to tell you about all the things we saw today?
Fei ended our Chinese New Year topic by kindly coming to talk to the class about the Chinese New Year !
The Badgers enjoyed working with other children in the school learning all about e safety. At the end of the day in their house group they put on a show they were either meanies or robots
Our fingers are getting so strong from our weekly sewing sessions. Mrs Joy has been working hard to teach us how to sew our own penguins.
The Badgers made a snowman with Mrs T during their playtime this morning. In the afternoon we decided to try to make a snow dog to go with him. Sadly, there wasn’t much snow despite us going on a snow hunt. We did find some in the church yard though. So we decided to add to our snowman. Rupert and Elizabeth found some snow which was camouflaged against the large white storage sacks. We added a carrot for a nose and Eva made a scarf and hat. Harry and Teddy decided that he should be called Frosty. Harry decided that stick arms would be a good addition. I was very proud at how well the class worked as a team listening to each other’s ideas. Well done Badgers fantastic team work !
We have been practising our Addition work. We are able to read an addition sentence and work out the answers using counters. We have even had a go at writing our own addition sentence. Well done !
KUW: We have been learning all about the importance of feeding birds during the cold weather. We made some bird food and counted the different birds which visited our gardens.
We have been Scientists today ! We started off the afternoon by asking the children what polar bears needed to keep them warm. Some of the children said fur and others said they could go their cave. We discussed how we as humans keep ourselves warm outside. We decided that we use coats, jumpers clothes, mittens scarves and hats to keep us warm in cold weather. In our non fiction book alll about bears we found out that bears have an extra layer of fat called blubber, which keep them warm. Then we put gloves on and covered one of our hands in lard. We then put both hands into freezing cold water, and to our surprise discovered how much warmer our hands were when they were covered in lard.
( sorry I don’t have photos of everyone as I ended up having lard on my hands!...)
Our experiment !
The Badgers enjoyed learning about fire safety.
The Badger Class enjoyed going on a 2D and 3D shape hunt all around the school.
A big thank you to the Owls for helping us to make our Christingle oranges.
The Badgers and some of the Hedgehogs dressed up and learnt about Islam from Iman Ihsan Khan.
The Badgers and some of the Hedgehogs learnt about Judisam from Rabbi Cliff to celebrate Inter Faith Week.
This week we have been learning all about Diwali. Binu from Year 2 is a Hindu and she came in to tell us how she celebrates Diwali. We made fireworks, rangoli patterns and then finished our afternoon pretending we were celebrating Diwali. We took our shoes off and sat on the floor to eat. We listened to Indian music and finished off our celebration by saying a Hindu prayer. What a busy day we have had but lots of fun! Have a good weekend everyone!
We enjoyed tasting the fruit from the Handa’s Surprise story with the Rabbit class.
Making Apple and Blackberry Crumbles
This week we have been making repeating patterns.
Our first day at school.
Our first visit to the library.
We chose a book to take home and share read.
We enjoyed snack time!
We went to visit Mrs Ciccone!
Mrs Uden was very pleased to see the new Badgers.
In the Badger Class each child has their own online learning journal and most photos are uploaded onto these pages.
Our first walk of the term.