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Happy Easter to everyone!
Thank you for all your continued support this term and I hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks off. I look forward to seeing all the children back after Easter for the summer term!
Design and Technology
We spent a morning making tudor houses. We worked on our colouring, cutting and gluing skills. They turned out amazing. Miss Kidger even set them out how they would have been in 1666!
As part of our Topic and Literacy lessons we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We did some drama where we worked together in groups to act out different scenarios from the fire. We fled London on boats, pulled down houses and tried to put the fire out. We really enjoyed working together and showing off our amazing acting skills.
In maths we have been learning about multiplication. We have learnt what the 'x' sign means and we have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Lights, Camel, Action!
The children did three fantastic performances of their Christmas play! All of the children worked so hard and I couldn't be more proud of them. They were fantastic.
I would like to thank all family and friends who were able to attend any of the performances and for showing your support to the children. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love Miss Kidger and Mrs Downing
We wanted to do some sketching in our sketching books, so we decided to sketch a teddy. We tried really hard to sketch softly and to try and fill the whole page. We listened to music while we sketched and it was lovely and peaceful!
In science this week, we were looking at materials and their properties. We bought in our favourite toy and sorted them into different groups. The next day we tested different materials to find out which material would be the best for Miss Kidger's teddy's coat. We made some very good predictions and some of us were right with our predictions.
This week in ICT we were learning about how to search safely on the internet. We used Kids Wiki to research some toys from the past and present to link with our topic. On Kids Wiki we used 'Safe Search Kids'. It was interesting to find out facts about the toys.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This week we read the story of Goldilocks. We ordered the story in teams and worked well to get it right. We learnt the story off by heart using a story map and we also had a drama lesson where we worked in small groups to act it out. We have some very talented actors in the Hummingbirds' class! We re-wrote the story towards the end of the week.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who managed to attend the poetry performance on Friday 3rd November. All of KS1 performed so well and it was lovely that they could perform to you all. They had been practising hard all week and we were very proud of them all!
Designing our own toy
This term our topic is 'Toys'. After learning about toys in the past for history and comparing them to today's toys, I asked the children to design their own toys. They came up with some brilliant ideas!
David Hockney's Beach Umbrella
Over the past few weeks we have been recreating the famous 'Beach Umbrella' by David Hockney. We worked so hard on these pieces of art and they all look fantastic. Can you tell the difference between our art and the real thing?!
Golden Time 5 - GoNoodle
This week we voted to do GoNoodle for Golden Time. We use GoNoodle throughout the week and we love it so much we wanted to do it for Golden Time. GoNoodle helps children become active, to learn and practise lots of different skills. It is a great website to use. You can sign up for free at home! Click on the link below to find out more.
For our final music lesson for the 'Seaside' topic, we got out the boomwhakers for the first time! We played lots of call and response games. We played a steady beat and had a go at playing along to some songs on youtube. It was so much fun and we tried really hard to concentrate. We even played a steady beat while saying our favourite 'Pizza Man' chant! See the concentration on our faces below!
No Pens Wednesday
On 'No Pens Wednesday' we had so much fun. That didn't stop us from doing Maths and Literacy. In Literacy we did drama and acted out our own Lighthouse Keeper's Breakfast stories. In Maths, we continued to compare numbers (check out the photos). We even practised our spellings by using our bodies to make the letters! In the afternoon, we had a music lesson (see the photos) where we used musical instruments to create sounds on a story. We would love to have more 'No Pens Wednesdays'!