We have been looking for plants all around us, naming them and finding out what they need to grow well and we have even sorted plants into which plants provide food and which do not. Look, this just one of our brilliant photos from our discovery walk, this plant grew with almost no soil and we will be adding more as our seeds grow bigger too.
There has been high excitement in Year One as we have begun to find out about dinosaurs!
In our ‘Archaeological dig site’ role play area Ruby has been busy discovering ancient fossils in the sand tray, she carefully separated them, rinsed them using a sieve and then catalogued what she found out using scales, tape measures and a digital camera.
We are also finding out how fossils are formed and about different types of dinosaurs and how their apperance gives us clues to what they were like, we will post some of our brilliant work soon!
Year one have had a very exciting start to 2013, we have been busy finding out about an amazing spring festival called Chinese New Year, where Chinese people do lots of exciting things, from painting their doors red to letting off loud fireworks and fire crackers to scare away bad spirits and to welcome good luck in to their homes for the year to come.
Stay tuned to read our non chronological report about it soon!
Key Stage One and Foundation stage have been busy practicing for our Christmas production Mend the Manger, I don’t want to give too much away but there are lots of animals, a clumsy inn keeper, a dopey donkey and some very important visitors.
See who you can spot in the photographs which I took today, it was our first costume run through and all the adults involved were very proud of how well the children sung and acted in their costumes. If you are coming to see the performance you are in for a real treat!
Well despite Christmas, we have still be working hard in Literacy! We read Handa’s Surprise and talked about how we knew where the story was set. We realised that the animals and fruit gave away the Kenyan setting so then we decided to do our own version changing both these things so that it seemed to be set in England.
Each page in Handa’s Surprise is set out in the same way so that is what we did too.
Here are some of our ideas..
Will he like the green grapes? The Fox snuck up and stole them. Toby
Will he like the juicy green pear? The slow horse snuck up and chomped them. Lucy
Will he like the apples? The Owl flew down and stole them. Oliver K
Will he like the black raspberries. The sly fox snuck up and stole them. Chloe
Will he like the juicy plums? The dog barked and stole them. Alex M
There are lots of other good examples which we will put into a book in Year One. Maybe you can come and see them?