aWe have had a lovely week in Kingfishers getting stuck into our Space topic. Four mum's bravely volunteered to help during our paper mache afternoon, with spectacular results! We are half way through creating our own planets and they already look great! The children have made wonderful solar system pictures using oil pastels and used tin foil and paint to create an alien or astronaut! We are learning about the extraodinary size of our planets and how we get night and day. The children are all very inspired by this fascinating topic!
Owls have been learning all about compass directions to start off our map work based around our United Kingdom. We learnt that there are 16 named compass directions but focussed on the main 8. We then used the measurement skills we had practised in maths to design our own compass roses. We will be using these next week to learn about some of the different places within the United Kingdom.
Robins enjoyed spending an afternoon at Forest School with Year 1s learning to tie knots on Wednesday. They have also begun their new topic ‘Off we go’ travelling to space in a rocket tent in the book corner and climbing aboard a train in the role-play area. During PE this term a gym instructor from School Sports Network will be teaching Robins. This week Miss Ballinger taught us body shapes and how to use them in jumps and turns. She was impressed with how hard the children worked.