We have been focussing on what feeling proud means and how it helps us with our learning.
The children have been excited to back! Already fantastic collaborative learning! We have made props in preparation for acting out our core text 'The Wind Blew' by Pat Hutchins, Ask your child which props we need...a kite? A hanky? A balloon?
We have had time in our new September classes this week!
Caring for our allotment!
We created out very own 'fun fest'!
The children enjoyed relaxing in the reading tent!
We have had lots of fun making PowerPoints about kingfishers this week.
In Adventurers Class we have be preparing for our otter poems! Otter is a 'lost word'.
Have you heard about our Year 2 children competing along with children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 in our summer TTRS competition?
Having fun on Sports Day!
The Adventurers had lots of fun preparing for this race. Well done to the children for remembering to do their 'dingle dangle scarecrow dance' at the end of their turn!
Dawn, who manages the allotments, talked to us about what plants need to grow. We had the opportunity to handle some vegetables (lettuce and beans) that Dawn had grown from seed. We also smelt some basil!
Both classes are making scarecrows for our 'allotment'. Next task is to name the scarecrows!
The children have loved the story 'Hansel and Gretel'. We have made props to help us act out the story. We used the trees outside to pretend we were walking through the woods! Fabien found some small stones for 'Hansel' to leave along the pathway!
We discussed what plants need to grow and survive and wondered what would happen if a plant didn't have everything they needed. Plants need room to grow so we decided to put one plant in a very small plant pot to to see what happens!
The RNLI came to visit us today!
3D shape building
This week we have been using lots of different resources and tools to make our own Gingerbread houses!
We went on a shape hunt this week.
We made shape gingerbread houses. We discovered a new shape called a 'quadrant'! Harry wanted to know what you call a cylinder if you cut it down the middle! We thought maybe a 'semi circular prism'?! What do you think?
We have been representing coins. It took a long time to count 100 counters to make £1, it was quicker to count in 10s! We learnt language such as 'change' and 'note'. This was quite confusing because we get 'changed' for PE and we write 'notes'
Video we shared on Curriculum Celebration has been sent to Morondava Primary School today! We hope to hear back soon. Letters we wrote to the children will also be posted, which will include some letters written by parents on Curriculum Celebration Day!
Well done to KS1 who have run a mile every Monday morning for last 4 weeks! A great way to start the week for both children and adults. We have already noticed how this exercise has helped us to engage with our first lesson of the week!
Letters and Video to International School in Morandava, Madagascar
To help us learn to tell the time we made some clocks. We set each other challenges using the clocks to solve them. Our best questions was... 'What is the time when the big hand and the small hand are both pointing to 3?' ' It's home time!'
The children really enjoyed playing our new recorders and xylophones today! They learnt the notes C and D and how to play a tune in time with each other!
Shaldon Zoo came to visit us last week
KS1 trip to Stover this week
Adding 10s to 2 digit numbers
To help us understand numbers and improve our counting skills we have been matching numbers. Well done to Theo!
The children have enjoyed comparing Teignmouth with Madagascar this term. They made collages of Morondava landscapes last week, making great choices on materials to use that would represent the stifling heat of the sun or the rough bark of a tree!
The children were very excited from start to finish! There were many memorable moments; a snow ball fight, a giant snow bear, a baby snow bear, a wolf, a hot air balloon, Miss Bruen on stage and most importantly... a happy ending!
Both classes really enjoyed their trip on Monday. The children were able to ask questions, stand inside the fire engine and look closely at the uniform that is designed to keep the fire fighters safe.
We had an exciting day acting out different scenes as well as interviewing Samuel Pepys! In this photo we are pulling down the burning houses with hooks, Samuel Pepys is checking his diary and people are escaping in boats on the River Thames!
To help us recount the story of the Great fire both classes have made a 3D model of Pudding Lane where the fire began. We were lucky to have the Pioneers come and help us last week!
Adventurers Parent Teacher Evenings on Tuesday and Thursday will be in the Rainbow Room
Reminder Friday 9th November is our Great Fire of London Dressing Up Day!
When Sammy came to visit
The Great Fire of London
Last week in class we were representing number bonds!
Lana and Amber threaded 136 beads. They not only worked well as a team, but showed fantastic counting skills!
We have been learning the skill of matching numbers and representing them in different ways.
We have really enjoyed painting images of the Great Fire of London, using different tools and brushes as well as mixing paints to create different colours!
This week we have been thinking about materials. We have thought about what things are made of and if they are man made or natural.
We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely summer break. We look forward to welcoming the new Year 1's into the Adventurers and Investigators classes, along with any new pupils joining us in September.