Welcome back everyone to the final term!
Our BIG QUESTION for the Summer is ‘Why do people make journeys?’
This term we will be time travellers. We will be having a WOW day on TUESDAY 22nd JUNE where we will be travelling back to WWII.
We will become evacuees for the day and take part in lots of different activities including:
Baking WWII recipes and playing 1940’s children’s games.
We will continue exploring living things; we will be exploring common wild flowers, planting more seeds and caring for our class allotment. I hope that we will be able to pick and eat some lovely produce before the end of term.
Our Literacy this term will be developed throughout all of our learning. Children will be writing butterfly diaries, going on an adventure with a unicorn and they will also have lots of opportunities for writing throughout the day. We will be writing lots of sentences, taking orders from our role play ice cream shop and make written observations to follow the growth of our produce in the allotment. Children will also be writing all about our WOW day!
In Maths, we will be exploring weight and capacity. There will be lots of potion making, comparing objects, filling containers, and following the children’s own interests within this topic. We will also continue to consolidate what we have learnt in maths over the past year.
In RE, we will be starting a new topic ‘Incarnation’ . This topic focuses on why Christmas is important to Christians. We look at the topic in the summer as it gives children the opportunity to reflect not only on Christmas but also other celebrations across the year we have been learning about.
Adults: Ms C Reynolds
Children: Reception, Year 1 and 2
Size, Mass and Capacity
Reception have been exploring size, mass and capacity. One of their challenges was to compare the mass of different ingredients when making cakes.
The children had to use the balance scales to measure the ingredients to make cupcakes. They used 1 egg to balance the quantities of sugar, butter and flour in turn. They then mixed up their ingredients and added it to cake cases and baked them for 15 mins.
We have been on a sensory walk around our village. We listened for different sounds, created texture rubbings, and looked at the similarities and differences of the buildings in the village. We found out that not all buildings are homes. We also had fun jumping in puddles and catching the rain!
When we got back to school we thought about the route we had taken and used out sensory rubbings and photographs to help us build or 3D map. We made a giant map of the village on the interactive white board, and then began to build what we had seen, felt, and heard on our walk.
In Class Collective Worship Maple Class have been out and about looking for special things which make our world wonderful.
Reception have been busy painting the wall in our garden. “Look Ms Reynolds, MMMMMM Maisie Mountain”.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
We have been sharing this beautiful book. We have been following the journey through the book, discussing and reflecting on each page using it as a tool to help us all to make sense of the world we are living in.
If you would like to share the story at home you can use this video: