Last week we did our Christmas Performance in school for our families. After a couple of weeks of practising it was exciting to get to show off all our hard work. Everyone did a fabulous job of remembering their lines, knowing where to stand and move to and, of course, singing all the wonderful songs with actions.
We had a show with lots of counting and numbers in it this year which was another great opportunity to practise our maths. We worked hard with Garnet class and with Diamond (Nursery) class. We enjoyed working with our friends and some of us even got to perform with our younger brothers and sisters.
Well done everyone! You were amazing! We collected some comments from your families and they said the same thing too. We’re glad they enjoyed it so much 🙂
(Thanks to everyone who commented-we’re sorry we haven’t got room for them all here but they have gone into Learning Journeys)
We had a great time in the first half of Spring term learning all about Buildings, Structures and Homes. The children decided this was what they wanted to learn about while we get ready for our New School.
First we asked the children what they would want to learn about…….
We read the story of the Three Little Pigs and it became our storytelling text for the half term.. Look on the blog for a post about our storytelling. The children thought about what they would use to build a house if the big bad wolf came to Manor Top and why that would be the best material.
Once some of the children had decided on the bricks to build a solid wall for the house the used the rest of the materials to create the rest of the house. Doesn’t it look great?
There were lots of other building activities for us to do too. We had great fun exploring them all. There was more going on than we could take photos of to show you!
The children loved the freedom and creativity of the role play area which they could make anything they wanted to be.
One our favourites was using the sand cement to build sticking the blocks together. If you want to make some at home just mix shaving foam with some sand- it’s that easy 🙂
There were lots of Elsa castles popping up all over the place but these ones with the sugar cubes were particularly popular. What could you build from using materials at your house?
During the whole school Safety Week, Stephen from the new build came to talk to us about being safe on and near building sites. He also showed us some pictures of what our new school is going to look like. It was very exciting to see the pictures and we can’t wait to see it for real.
We’ll try and put some more pictures up of the new build as we get them. Keep looking back to check…..
The other week we went on a bear hunt in Onyx and Garnet classes. We read the Michael Rosen book and retold it ourselves. Then we had to remember what happened when to help Miss Parker draw the story map. We did a great job remembering all the different words to describe the places.
After we decided we wanted to have a go ourselves at drawing and writing our own maps. We did a fabulous job at drawing the different places and even made up some new ones of our own. There were mountains on them and even rock pools. The children were sharing the space and resources and working collaboratively to complete their maps.
The children were really showing off their mark making skills. Look at some of the finished results…
We also wrote signs to keep people safe on the Hunt with children listening for the sounds they could hear and writing them. Look at this excellent example of early writing…
There were lots more ways in the provision for us to retell the story in different ways. Some of us even started making up our own stories.
We loved going on a Bear Hunt!
We made a video for the September new starters to show them all the fun things we’ve been doing in FS2 again this year!
We’re looking forward to next year!
We’ve been doing lots of fabulous learning since the Easter Holidays all to do with our theme of Growing. Look at what we’ve been learning.
This is our new role play area. We made the shop labels ourselves.
Outside, we have a Garden Centre role play and we all wanted to dig. Our teachers made us a place to dig and plant the ‘seeds’.
We did lots of printing with real flowers and leaves. Can you see the one that has been made into a picture of flowers?
We made the pictures into our May calendars. Everyone took their calendar home to follow the days at home.
We had lots of seeds to explore the feel and texture of.
When we started learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk we had to order the height of the beanstalks and then measure them in different ways.
Come back soon to see what we’ve been learning next…