After a busy half term we thought we would share a roundup of our fun. Space has been a popular topic with all the children bringing something to the discussion. We started with George’s question of how could we get to space with no rocket? After much discussion, and rocket building, we decided that a rocket was actually the best way to get to space. Along the way we also learnt that stars are round not pointy, the moon is made of rock not cheese and some defining features of the different planets thanks to the Solar Planet Song (search it on Youtube if you can!) We have built rockets, wrote a song about Space Aliens and drawn a variety of aliens who seem to be hiding out in our school!
Alongside space, and following the children’s interests, we have also been trying to spread a little happiness around the school. We wrote thank you cards to Mrs Jones for lending us a fish tank, made biscuits for Maple Class and danced ourselves silly to the One-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater (try saying that in a hurry!) Oh and we have fish, they have given Oak Class much happiness over the last two weeks, and the staff lots of laughs due to their names.
Next term the whole school topic is ‘farming’ so we will be talking about what we know, what we want to know and where we would like to go. If anyone would like to come and talk to us about farming or bring in some animals (or a tractor) please do! We love having visitors.
Finally, after half term we will be focussing what the children bring in to share on a Monday and Friday to set themes. The first of this will be family; we would love to see any photos of their families however big and small as we would like to make a book about ourselves. The weather is still chilly and damp so please send your child wearing the appropriate clothing. The outside area is an important part of learning and development and although we do have some waterproof suits, wellies and gloves there are not enough for everyone. If you would like to send a spare set in to leave on pegs then please feel free.