We’ve had some visitors arrive in Hedgehog Class today! 🐛 Over the next few weeks, the children will be keeping a really close eye on our caterpillars to see what will happen to them. They’ll be making regular observations as well as helping them to grow 🦋
Look at how much fun the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children had at forest school last week! While the new Reception children familiarised themselves with the site with the Year 1 children’s help, the Year 2 children took some time to observe what the site currently looks like. They will compare what the site looks like now with what it looks like later in the season when they visit again after half term.
This week, the Year 1 & 2 children started their Design and Technology topic for this term – “Food Glorious Food!”. We kicked it off by having a really close look at some different vegetables in class. The children had to make some careful sketches of the vegetables. Then I cut them in half so that the children could see what the vegetables looked like inside. We also spent some time using our senses to explore the vegetables.
Over the next few weeks, the children will learn lots of cookery skills including peeling, cutting and grating. They will also do some tasting of different vegetable products followed by some research to find out which foods are the most popular. Based on all of this information, they will then use everything that they have learnt to design, make and eat their own product! We can’t wait to see the final results already! 😋
The children in Hedgehog Class had an end of term treat yesterday at forest school! Here they are being super sensible, toasting their marshmallows on the camp fire.
The year 1 children have been busy learning about puppets, designing their own puppet and then making them this term. They are so proud of the new skills that they have learnt and rightly so! Here are their final products…
Hedgehog Class had an amazing time at forest school last week! They had to work as a whole class team to build the river Drumbles. They collected as many waterproof materials as possible. They then started from the top of the bank and worked their way downhill to the “lake” that they had made at the bottom. The children had to make a few adjustments to their river as they started pouring the water into it but eventually they managed to make water flow from the top all the way to the bottom! They showed great team work and determination, well done all! 💧💦
The year 1 children were busy yesterday afternoon hunting for different flowers in our school grounds as part of their “Plants” topic in science. They found lots of different flowers and then did some beautiful sketches of some of them.
Here is our finished Key Worker Heroes display using some of the wonderful art that Hedgehog Class did during Arts Week! 🌈 The children did a super job and we think that the final product looks fantastic! Well done all!