During Environment Week we decided to use Wall-E to help us learn about the sort of environment we would like to live in. We thought that Earth in the future was messy and dirty and not very nice. We also learnt how important plants were.
We decided to plant some beans to add some more plants to our environment. There were some other seeds as well and we talked about which one would grow fastest if we put them in a race.
Look what happened to the bean only a week later!
We also talked about 3-D shape a lot during the week as Miss Parker set us a challenge to build our own Wall-E but only once we could talk about the shapes we needed to make him.
Doesn’t he look wonderful? He even has a flap on the front so he can open it and put the rubbish inside. You might be able to spot some kids from Garnet class there was well who came to help us.
We also worked with our friends from Nursery outside to create a giant Wall-E. He was bigger than we were!
Our parents and carers made lots of comments on our learning about Wall-E during Environment Week.
What have we been learning?
- About what our environment is and what we would like it to look like.
- About the importance of plants and why we need them in our environment.
- About 3-D shapes and how to describe them using the correct words- edge, vertices and faces.
How you can continue the learning at home!
- Collect some boxes and junk modelling- can you make a model of Wall-E or a different robot?
- Look for 3-D shapes in your home and think about why it is a good shape for that job, for example, why don’t we have a sphere for a TV?
- Tlak ajot what you like in your home environment and what you don’t like. Make sure you keep it tidy like Wall-E did!
- Look at the plants in your garden. Which plants do you have? Could you add any more!
Everyone got an amazing surprise on Wednesday when Santa came to visit.
We were all a bit confused in the morning when our elf was gone and we just got a note saying that he’d gone to do a special job. Where could he have gone?
Then before the morning was finished we heard some bells and there he was….. SANTA!
We soon saw where our elves had gone when Santa pulled them out of his sacks! They’d been at the North Pole helping Santa know all our names and getting our presents ready.
There was a present for everyone! We had to be really really sensible and wait to open our presents altogether. It was super hard but everyone did a great job of waiting.
(There are photos of lots of us here receiving our presents but not everyone even though we all got a present)
It was very exciting to see Santa and talk to him about what he’d been busy doing at the North Pole. Then we had to let him head back to keep on getting ready for Christmas Eve. Thankfully the elves got to stay a school a little longer and it was time for us to open our presents!
Everyone got a special Christmas book to keep and take home 🙂 One of us was so happy we hugged our book when we first saw it we thought it was so exciting. We’re looking forward to having the stories read to us over the Christmas holidays.
We had a wonderful day today when it was our party with Garnet class. Some children brought party clothes and got dressed up but everyone had a special party hat which we made ourselves.
When our elf appeared in the classroom this morning he asked us if we knew of any party games we could play. Lots of us said Pass the Parcel so it only seemed right that we played it at our party. Everyone got a turn but there were only 2 winners overall- one from each class. Tori Jae was particularly kind when she said well done to the winner in our class even though she must have been disappointed not to win herself.
Then it was time for some food. The teachers had asked our families to bring in some food for our party. We had to have some healthy foods alongside the crisps and a bun. Everyone tried some of the carrots, cucumber and there was also lots of fruit for us to eat.
We all had a wonderful time and we want to say a big thank you to all the parents/ carers who sent in food for our party. We loved it!
Can you see our elf who also attended the party?
We’ve been practising our Christmas Performance for weeks!
We started practising in the Studio and learning the songs in classrooms then we got to go to the Hall and see where we would do it for real with our families watching.
We got better and better learning to remember our words until the grown ups didn’t need to remind us at all. We remembered our words and acting all by ourselves. We didn’t even need the grown ups to remind us when it was our turn to move.
We did a dress rehearsal when the Y1 and Y3 children to see us and help us practise at saying our words in front of an audience. We also got to try on our costumes for the first time.
Then it was the big day and it was time to show our families our Christmas Show- Whoops a Daisy Angel.
When we went in the big hall it was packed. We ran out of chairs and some of our friends and families had to stand up! It didn’t put us off though…. we were amazing! All the grown ups in school were so so proud of us for putting on our show and remembering all of our words.
Rightly so, our families and friends gave us a MASSIVE clap at the end to say well done and show how proud they were of us. Some of them said we were amazed that we were so confident to stand up in front of all of those people and speak.
Our fun day wasn’t over there though….. Wednesday was also Christmas Dinner day! We were all very excited to try our Christmas dinner and even the teachers had one as well.
You might spot some other school adults in the picture as well. We thought our school Christmas Dinner was yummy.
Our Christmas celebrations are well underway and we can’t wait for some more Christmassy excitement 🙂 We’ll be letting you know what we’ve been up to soon…..
Big thanks to all the parents carers who supported our Performance by not only attending on the day but also providing items for costumes when we asked.
September was our settling in month in Onyx Class. It was lovely to see all the children again after the Summer and start to get to know them better as school started. We started off sharing all the children between the two classes and seeing who became friends with who and where children were best suited. This was a really good way of making sure that Onyx and, our FS2 neighbours, Garnet were both the best classes in school and all the children were happy. Some of our Nursery teachers came to say hi and see how we were getting on too.
These photos were taken on our very first days at school. Look at who we have in Onyx Class:
We also took first day photos of some of the teachers in Onyx and Garnet classrooms.
We had lots of fun getting to know new friends and remembering old ones. We also all loved exploring both our new classrooms and trying out all the great activities. Those children who had been in Nursery enjoyed getting back outside and seeing what was the same. Everyone made a really great start to school and all the teachers commented on how well and how quickly the children settled in.
The children also enjoyed it when we started going for lunch in the big hall. It was exciting but a little bit scary as we’d not done it before. Everyone did great though and all the lunchtime supervisors commented on how impressed they were with the children’s use of cutlery and sitting at the tables. Even Mr Sciezkarek came to see how everyone was getting on. He left very impressed.
Well done everyone on such a great start to school. Don’t forget to keep checking back to see what we’ve been up to.
And don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been doing at home on the class email address. Please ask in class if you’re not sure what it is.
Although our last week at school before the holidays was only 4 days that didn’t mean it was any less busy. The children were working just as hard as they always do.
Our Writer of the Week this week was chosen for his work in his Writing Journal. He was able to draw a picture and label it using the sounds he heard. Everyone was really impressed when he wrote ms for the monster he’d drawn.
Our Mathematician of the Week stood out because of the calculations he did in Garnet classroom. When he thought no one was looking he wrote down all of the doubles we had been learning on a whiteboard. He knew them all and was able to record them in number sentences.
What a fabulous job by both boys. It is great to see them applying the skills they have learnt in whole class teaching into their own learning in class.
We have been counting our days in school in September and were so excited when we finally got to Day 100! We had to wait a little bit longer as the Snow Day last week delayed the big day. We have been counting our straws and numbers on our hundred square every day for 100 days!
We did lots of special activities on the day to mark the occasion. There were some activities inside….
and some outside…..
Everyone was most excited about our party though. Some of us had made some special Day 100 hats to wear to our party.
We all had a fabulous day and are looking forward to finding out if we will reach Day 200! What do you think?
Will we have 200 days in Onyx class?
We did our Christmas Nativity for our grown ups today and we did such an amazing job. Everybody remembered their lines and their acting. We all did a fabulous job of singing all the songs. Well done everyone!
You can see all the special roles here. Do you recognise anyone?
And here we are in some action shots….
A huge well done to everyone! You were all superstars! 🙂 Your parents and carers thought so too. Look at some of the amazing comments they left.