Week 2- Eyes
The children have really enjoyed learning about their eyes this week. On Monday we watched Topsy and Tim go to the Opticians and then created our own Opticians. We tried on lots of different pairs of glasses and role played being customers, optometrists and receptionists. We even made our own glasses. We also found out about how our eyes work and what happens to our pupil when the there is lots of light or very little light.
Later in the week we then found out about Oliver in the story 'The secret code'. Oliver is blind and taught the boys and girls all about braille. We had fun creating our own names in braille at the end of the week. We all agreed that it must be difficult not being able to see and how brilliant it was that Oliver could read using his fingers.
Week 1 - The Heart
Welcome back! This week we started by looking at the wonderful body part models that were created over half term and then began to plan our WOW event for the end of term; The Busy Body Show! We have already had so many ideas for our show including costumes, dances, jokes, songs and much, much more. A letter with more information will be sent out soon.
We also learnt how to create repeating patterns in maths and started to practise tennis skills with Mr Curcio in PE.
Later in the week we learnt about our heart and how we can help to keep our body healthy by drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruit and vegetables. The children loved trying exotic fruit and vegetables with Mrs Czornookyj and we were very impressed with how grown up they were by trying everything.
Our new topic is already taking shape as the children thought about lots of different things that they would like to learn about when they come back. We then used all of their ideas to decide on the things that we will be learning about this term. Take a peak at their ideas and the changes to our classroom so far!
Week 6 - Chinese New Year
This week we continued to prepare for our New Year celebration with the Reception children from Spilsby Primary school. We made decorations, decorated the outside area with ribbons and made Nian the dragon. We had such a wonderful morning on Wednesday playing together, trying Chinese food and making red envelopes with gold chocolate coins inside.
In maths we loved exploring balancing scales and in phonics we played rhyming games and reviewed our learning in phonics so far.
Week 5 - Chinese New Year
This week we have started preparing for our Chinese New Year WOW celebration. The children decided that they would like to make decorations, paint the classroom red, wear red clothes and eat Chinese food using chop sticks.
We have now ordered our food and chop sticks for Wednesday and planned the materials and tools that we will need to make our Chinese decorations next week. We decided that we wouldn't be able to paint the room red but with help from our grown ups during stay and play, we now have red Chinese drums, paper chains and wonderful painted pieces for our dragon Nian.
Week 4- Bones continued!
We continued to learn about bones and joints this week. We completed our split pin skeletons, compared animal skeletons by talking about their differences and watched our second Funny Bones video, 'The skeleton crew'. We then used this story to help us to add narratives to our play. We LOVED playing in our own pirate ship and were very excited to pretend that there were pirates, sharks, dolphins and treasure outside with us! On Friday we then used this skill to create our own stories about a character who had hurt themselves and needed to go to the hospital.
Week 3 - Bones and joints
We started by using our maths learning from last week to create pictures of skeletons on the computer. The children very carefully identified the flat, 2D shapes that they could use to create pictures of bones and then spent along while drawing each bone. The pictures they created are fantastic and really show the amount of concentration and care that was taken.
We also enjoyed watching Funny Bones this week. The children learnt about the different parts of the story and ordered pictures from the story 'Give a dog a bone' and we started exploring our joints and making skeletons with moving parts.
Week 2- Bones
Our hospital this week has been taking in poorly shape patients all week. Our doctors and nurses have done a great job at diagnosing whether their shapes were flat or solid and carefully counting how many sides and corners they have.
We have also learnt about our bones. We learnt the basic names for the bones in our body, learnt why we have bones and created our own pasta skeletons and salt dough bones.
Week 1 - Ourselves
We have had a great first week. The children have all come back ready to learn! This week we have learnt about ourselves. We made a people potion, to talk about the things that were the same about us, and discovered lots of things that were different about us too; including our abilities. At the end of the week we had a visit from Nurse Lauren who taught us how to pretend to be a nurse in our own role play hospital and with the hospital Playmobil.