Thursday, 29 September 2011

In a dark dark cellar, some skeletons lived...

This week in Early Years we have been learning about our bodies.

We have read the story Funny Bones by Janet and Alan Ahlberg to inspire our work this week. We have used the lightbox to look at x-rays, and used white chalk and black paper to draw skeletons.

We looked at our similarities and differences to sort ourselves into groups such as boys and girls, our hair colours and if we wore a jumper, cardigan or neither. We talked about how we are all different and how our differences makes us very special.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fitness Fun!

Year 2 had great fun with Tony and Ollie getting fit. Tony and Ollie are football coaches who popped in to give the Year 2 children a workout. The children played lots of games to develop their fitness, agility and team work. Olympic points were awarded to several children who displayed the Olympic values of friendship, respect, excellence, determination, inspiration, courage and equality.

Go Year 2!

Knock! Knock! Who's there?

Year 1 had lots of fun building different types of shelters as part of their topic work this half term about houses and homes.

We made shelters using different materials. We talked about which materials would make the best shelter.

We had fun putting up a tent. It was big enough to fit 20 of us inside.

We made a shelter using different types of plastic. We needed pegs and a goal post to help it stay up.

We created a tepee using natural materials. We made a tripod using sticks and then covered these with pine branches and leaves.

We made a shelter by joining newspapers to string tied between a tree and the hedge.

We built a den using cardboard. We made boxes to build our walls and used flat cardboard to make the roof.

We made a tent from pieces of fabric. We used lots of different sheets to make the cover and the floor.

Which material do you think would make the best shelter?

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Welcome to Early Years!

We have settled well into our classes in Early Years. The children have been enjoying lots of fun and exciting activities inside and outside the classroom, as they learn through play.

This half term we are looking at ourselves in our 'Good to be Me' topic. We have painted self-portraits, looked at baby pictures of ourselves and talked about things we are good at. We have also helped our class bear's settle into school, showing them how important it is to play nicely together in class, and talking about our rules and routines. We also took the bears on a tour of the school to meet all the adults that help us throughout the day.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at our body, how we can stay healthy and growing up.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Healthy Living afternoon

Year 1 children and their parents learned all about

keeping healthy when visitors came to our school

last Thursday afternoon.

We tasted a rainbow of coloured fruit and vegetables including strawberries,

peppers, mango, peas and grapes as part of our five a day. Shannon from Oak

class tried all of these and thought they were "yummy".

We had fun being active outside playing netball,

hopscotch and hula hooping in the afternoon


We made mobiles and frisbees showing the five food groups and what can

be eaten as part of a balanced diet.

In our classes we wrote about the different

things we can do to stay healthy. In our book

we included pages about drinking water, having

a balanced diet, being active and getting plenty

of sleep.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Welcome to Year 2!

What a wonderful start to the year Year 2 have had. Everyone has settled in well and the children are already working very hard. Last week in Maths we were problem solving. We were told that numbers ending in 6 are even. We then had to find out whether this is always, sometimes or never true. Here are some of the ways we worked out our answers.

What do you think the answer is?