We have had a busy week again. Yesterday we all enjoyed our whole school trip on a coach to the theatre to see Gangsta Granny.
This morning we had our Harvest and Welcome Service, where we showed our flowers made from 2D shapes (our maths learning this week). This afternoon we read the book “Wonderful Earth!” by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen in RE. It made us think about the Christian Creation story and how humans are looking after the world.
We are very lucky because one of our governor’s comes to hear us read on a Wednesday before we go off to the woods.
We had another brilliant trip to the woods. The activities included building bug houses, bark rubbing, measuring trees and taking the temperatures. We loved making shelter for the hedgehogs and finding them food.
We have been talking about warm and cold colours and the seasons. We got creative this afternoon and made self portraits using wax crayons and pastels.
Some of us were Spring Greens, Summer Reds, Autumn Oranges and Winter blues.
It was messy but lots of fun.
Today we had our first session of Talk for Writing. This is a whole school approach aimed at improving writing. The process begins with learning a story / text off by heart with the help of a text map that has symbols to help jog their memory. We have learnt a story called Henry’s Holiday. We will bring home a copy of our text map which hopefully we can use to retell the story.
This week we are working on capacity in maths so we can make some marvellous medicines for Rad Dahl day. We started this today by sorting out containers that were full , half full, nearly full and empty.
Tomorrow we are looking forward to making some medicines and deciding what magic they might do !!
Our wow word this week is Splendid so we are making Splendid medicines to bring home 😀
Today’s learning has all been based around a Bible Story, I wonder if you can guess which story we have been learning about?
We painted a background mixing our colours from the primary colours. Then we made sheep – lots and lots of sheep! We counted all our sheep in our maths learning.
In English we thought about, said and wrote questions we might ask the shepherd in our story.
We are about to go and tell our story to the rest of the school using our speaking skills.
We went on our first trip to the woods this afternoon and had a great time. It was lovely to see everyone exploring and thinking about all the things they want to find out in future weeks. After the short walk there and the long walk back there were lots of tired legs but all the staff and parents who came with us thought that you behaved brilliantly. I was very proud of Sycamore’s new Year 1s well done everyone. Hope you sleep well tonight :))
There are still lots of opportunities for parents to come along on our Woodland expeditions so please sign up if you have any free time.
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