We were all very excited when we came into school on Friday and remembered it was our Christmas Workshop and our families were able to stay with us to make different Christmas crafts.
We decided to run it a little differently in FS2 this year. When we work with the children we expect them to think about what they want to make and then have a go at making it themselves. We gave this message to parents and carers along with some ideas of what they might want to have a go at making.
The children and the parents and carers came up with some amazing creations.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who was able to stay. We hope you enjoyed it 🙂
We had a great time learning about volcanoes recently. It actually came about due to a misconception that one of the children had when they confused the cave in We’re Going On a Bear Hunt for a volcano.
It started is thinking what is a volcano and could we make our own. First we watched a video about volcanoes to find out more.
Then we started to think if we could make our own volcano which would erupt.
It took a full week to make as we had to do the paper mache and wait for it to dry before we could paint it. We had to look at lots of books and remember the video to find out what they looked like. We went to our school library to find some volcano books.
Finally our volcano was ready to see if it would erupt. We were all very excited to see what would happen.
Our volcano did erupt but it also spent some time when it didn’t so we talked about when volcanoes are dormant or extinct.
We also shared our learning with some of the children in Garnet class and showed them our videos.
Mateo wanted to know when we were going on a Volcano Hunt!!! Do you know where we’d have to go to find volcanoes? See if you can find out.
What have we been learning?
What is a volcano.
How to make different shapes so we can make a volcano.
To be careful when doing Science investigations.
To share our learning with our friends.
How can you continue the learning at home?
Watch the video on the link above- what can you find out about volcanoes?
Find some books about volcanoes at the library- where do you find volcanoes?
Answer the following question- Would you want to stand on a volcano? Why?
You may have noticed the new style of display we have in the new classroom. You’ll see on the wall how every child has their own space with their photo and they’ve written their own name. All the teachers are busy looking for some examples of great independent learning to fill the spaces. You’ll see how some of them are already filling up. Because we’re looking for times when your child has followed their own interests and followed their own ideas they’ll all be slightly different. Here are some examples….. (names have been removed from next to photos)
You’ll see a speech bubble and a thought bubble next to the children’s work. We ask the children to tell us about what they’ve been doing and to explain their learning. Then the teacher thinks about what the child has been learning and what they can do next to move their learning further forward. If the piece of actual work is too big to fit in the space you’ll see a photo instead.
Don’t forget to lookout for these new displays when your in the classroom. We’d love to know what you think about your child’s learning.
We love to make different recipes in school so we have some wonderful things to play with. When we saw that Miss Hulme and Nursery had a blog post on this we asked very nicely if we could share it too. Miss Hulme kindly said we could.
Click on the link below to see some of the fabulous things we make and use at school.