Welcome to Oak!
From Miss Mulholland, Miss Hudson and Mr Taylor.
2nd March 2018
Welcome back! Before we look at what we have been up to since returning from the half term break, let’s take a look back at the last half term. The children really immersed themselves in our travel and transport topic. The Bee bots were a firm favourite with the children; they enjoyed directing them across the mats using the buttons and setting each other challenges.
The children made predictions as to whether or not a range of objects would float or sink during a floating and sinking experiment and sorted these objects accordingly. Following on from this experiment, some of the children went on a hunt around the Sapling’s unit to find further objects to test and set up their own experiment. In small groups the children took turns to participate in a duck race; they used straws to blow and direct their chosen duck across the “pond” to reach the finish line.
The children also really enjoyed engaging in imaginative role play in our space station and were hard at work making space rockets and boosters to wear out of junk modelling. We had lots of discussions about space, sharing information and existing knowledge, as well as reading story books based on space, rockets and aliens!
As part of a literacy activity, the children went on a hot air balloon ride experience. They used their imagination to pretend to lift off up into the air and then used the binoculars to explore the world below them. The children were encouraged to use adjectives to describe what they could see.
Our topic this half term is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. The first week back was a particularly busy one with Chinese New Year. We made blossom tree paintings, lucky money wallets, paper dragons and lanterns AND opened our Sapling’s restaurant where the children experienced fine dining! The children also helped make a giant dragon and took part in a dragon dance celebration in the playground.
Thank you for visiting our class page! Looking forward to updating you on what we get up to over the next few weeks.
Oak Class X