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Fabulous Fireworks

When it was Bonfire Night we had lots of fun learning about fireworks. There were lots of activities to do in our classroom to really get us thinking about what the fireworks looked like and sounded like. We even had a go at moving our bodies like the fireworks.

 

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Once we’d done all the different activities we turned our ideas into poems on the computer. Miss Parker found a programme which meant the words moved and made sounds! We had to sound out to spell the words and think carefully which letters made those sounds.

Look at some of our finished poems… Can you read them back looking at the sounds and letters?  

Pictures of the poems are coming soon!

You can look in our floor book to see some more of our learning.

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What have we been learning? 

  • To think about Bonfire Night using all of our senses. 
  • To think about how we can move like fireworks. 
  • To make pictures and models of fireworks looking carefully what we want them to look like. 
  • To sound out to spell new words and find the letters to make the sounds. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Talk about different sounds and what makes the sounds. You can look on the Phonics Play website on the Phase 1  Sound Starters. Look in your homework book for the password. 
  • Try and sound out to spell some other simple words. Do you know what the letters look like for each sound? 
  • Think about the different times of year we have fireworks. Which celebrations often have fireworks? 

 

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Our Family Poems

After Grandparents Day, we started talking about our families and who is in our family. It sparked lots of learning about our families and people we know.  We brought photos in from home of our families to share with everybody. It was also National Poetry Day in the same week so we combined the two and wrote our own poems. We had to tell the grown ups our ideas and they helped us to make them into a poem.

Look at our Anthology here….

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Didn’t we we do a marvellous job? Did you find your poem? You can find the actual book in our classroom in the Book Corner.

You can see some of the other learning we did in our Floor Book here…

imageWe talked about the babies in our family and what happens as we grow up and get older. imageWe thought if it was better to be a kid or to be a grown up! I wonder if our grown ups think the same as we did?!?imageMiss Parker brought her teddy bear which she got when she was only a few days old. We looked at it to see how much she had grown and also talked about what had happened to the bear since then. image

We talked about teddy bears and wanting to go to Build A Bear Workshop at Meadowhall. We’re hopefully going to go in the New Year so look out for the letter.

What have we been learning?

  • Who is in our family and how everyone is related. 
  • To talk about our family and to say what is important to us about them. 
  • To put our ideas into a poem. 
  • To recognise our names in the Anthology and names of people in our family. 
  • How people grow up and change. 
  • How objects change as they get old. 

How can you continue the learning at home?

  • Talk about who is in your family and how everyone is related- the children often get this confused. 
  • Show the poem your child wrote to the people in your family and ask them what they think. 
  • Try and write your own poem about something different- favourite animals, places you go etc- and bring it to school to show us. 
  • Look at any objects you have from your childhood with your child. Talk about how it is special to you and how it might have changed 
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Fantastic Fireworks

We had a wonderful time learning about fireworks. Unsurprisingly all the children were talking about the bonfires they were going to and the fireworks they seen. We talked about the things we already knew about Bonfire Night and recorded it in our Floor Book.

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Then we got busy doing lots of learning about Bonfire Night and the fireworks. In PE we listened carefully to the noises the fireworks made and we tried to make our bodies move like the fireworks. We all had a turn then we had a look at some good examples before we tried to improve our ideas.

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In the classroom we watched some magic fireworks made with milk! When you added washing up liquid to the colour it made the colours move like fireworks. Everyone used lots of amazing language when they saw what was happening.

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We had a very exciting time outside where there were real sparklers. Everyone had to stand back so they were safe and we had a talk about how to stay safe when we were using sparklers with our grown ups.

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When we looked at our Floor Book at the beginning of the week some of the children were talking about the different foods and drinks they would like to try during Bonfire Night week. To warm ourselves back up after we’d been outside with the sparklers for a while we had some lovely hot chocolate.

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We weren’t finished there. Look at some of the other things we did….

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It was a busy, busy week! At the end of the week we looked again in our Floor Book and thought about the things we’d learnt.

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(As you can see it was also a very exciting week for one of the children in our class)

What have we been learning? 

  • To use as many interesting words as possible to talk about the fireworks. 
  • To learn some more words which we’ve not used before and know what they mean. 
  • To move our bodies like fireworks to show we know and understand what the words we’re using mean. 
  • To stay safe on Bonfire Night and around sparklers and fireworks. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Encourage your children to tell you about the things they see and do using as many interesting words as possible.
  • Although its not Bonfire Night any more you can still talk to your child about safety around hot items such as kettles and other household objects.