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Miss Bird MissLancaster Miss Lapthorn
Art and DT week WC: 8.1.18
Science week WC: 5.2.18
Family cafe 1.2.18 2pm
End of spring 1 term 9.2.18
Start of Spring 2 term 19.2.18
Spring Learning Project
Our learning project this term is 'Will you read me a story?' We will be looking into lots of different fairy tales.
Our new learning environment has the Giant's castle role play corner.
A magic mirror in our writing area
A book corner full of fairy tales.
A small world fit for a king
Reception looked at the artist L.S. Lowry
We looked especially at how he used buildings, people and dark colours to portray industrial England. The children discussed how it made them feel and how they could improve L.S. Lowry’s painting. So they looked at mixing primary colours to brighten up his paintings and give a more fairy-tale feel to it.
Wow what a Sparkling start Reception has had to our new learning Project ‘Will you read me a story?’ The children had another visit from our artist Jack Brown. We studied the artist L.S. Lowry, we looked at the dark colours and the buildings and how they made us feel. We then concentrated on one figure in his painting and made a story about how she magically turned into a beautify fairy. We then repainted our L.S. Lowry picture in beautiful bright colours and discussed how this was different and how it made us feel compared to the original L.S. Lowry paintings.
Autumn Learning Project
My place in space
The children will spend the first half term making friends and learning about the school. The second half of the term will be based on the book 'What happens when you are sleeping' We will exploring nocturnal animals and the stars. This will lead nicely into Christmas and our nativity that we will perform at the end of term.
Our learning so far
For our sparkling start we went round the school and met all the people who could help us in school. We took photos of them and put them up so we could remember who they were and what things they can help us with. Our key helpers are the three teachers at the top of this page.
We then used those photos to make a pizza face. We did a really good job on Mrs Massey's pizza face.
We also did a week of HIIT in our class, we liked it so much we did it in the outdoor area.
We even got to have a go at the new fitness trail.
The children joined the whole school for a science assembly where a real life scientist came into our school and showed off some amazing experiments. But while we were in class a naughty monster came into our class and left it in a real mess. The monster left us a letter on how to make monster tea. So we decided to have a monster tea party and make some foaming tea.
The children made some slime and they were able to take some home, so I hope you enjoyed that.
We also tried out our touch senses and felt inside 3 secret boxes. We had to guess what was inside. We drew and wrote down our predictions. Each box contained an egg cooked in different ways. (raw, scrambles and boiled) The children discussed why they were different but still all eggs.
Later that week we made snails out of salt dough and then in our first family cafe we decorated them. Thank you to all the family members that were able to make our first family cafe, our next one will be week commencing 11th December.
Art week was a perfect start to our next learning project 'what happens when I fall asleep?'
This week we have been working collaboratively to carve pumpkins and then make pumpkin soup.
In the secret garden we worked together with our friends to find all the objects on our Halloween hunt sheet. It was so much fun to do it with our friends than on our own because it meant we had 2 pairs of eyes instead of one.
We made Pumpkin plate faces based on our own carvings. We had to look really carefully at the shapes on our pumpkins so we could cut out card and stick them on our pumpkin plate faces.
We used cut up apples to make pumpkin prints, them we painted on our faces with black paint.
We made firework art with blowing paint through a straw. We found it really hard work but we were resilient and kept going until we got a beautiful display of colour.
For the art exhibition we used a technique that Jack Brown our artist visitor taught us. He tought us how to listen to music and make firework explosions with our pens, chalk and oil pastels. Nice big strokes from the middle of the page.
The parents really enjoyed coming to see the exhibition laid out in our school hall.
Christmas in Owls
The children has a visit from two Santa elves. The elves played games, sang songs and read a Christmas story. At the end of the visit Owls got a certificate from Santa to say that we were all on the good list and that he will send a little elf on a shelf to keep an eye on us.
Our elf on the shelf can and kept an eye on us. However he was a bit naughty and he got a little robin toy and used Elsa's power and froze the little robin in an ice cube. The children had to discuss what things would melt the ice cube the fastest. We had so much fun predicting and finding out the answer. we found out that hot water was the quickest compared to a coat and salt. We wrote up our conclusion by drawing pictures and using our Fred fingers to sound out our words.
We enjoyed our Santa's workshop role play corner. We designed toys, wrapped them up for the children. We wrote cards and letters to Santa and posted them in our post box.
We performed our Nativity. The children learned and performed about 8 songs. They all looked wonderful in their costumes and we all enjoyed performing infront of our family and friends.
We loved inviting our family into our classroom for our Christmas themed family cafe. We listened to a Christmas story and then made Christmas decorations. We also celebrated Christmas with our very own Christmas disco where we had a dance competition and we played party games.