During Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 we explored what mental wellbeing means and reflected on the way the characters in the book look after their own wellbeing. We thought about what makes us and our peers special, and how this can promote our positive wellbeing. We created our own sketches inspired by Charlie’s beautiful illustrations.
Rabbit and Hedgehog Class had a fantastic day at ‘The British Ironworks Centre’. We explored the variety of trails there are and enjoyed looking at the sculptures and thinking about how they were made and what they were made from. We were all very interested in the ‘Extinction Trail’ and learning about how and why animals become extinct. The children were fantastic representatives for the school and impressed the adults on the trip with their knowledge of animal diets and locating where the animals lived!
We have been learning the story “Let’s all creep through crocodile creek” since coming back to school in January. Today, we learnt how to make a story map by creating a whole class shared one. After that, the children took it in turns to retell the whole story using their map to help them. We all think they did a super job of their first story maps and can’t wait to see them having a go at making their own later in the week!
In our history lesson this week we have been learning about different explorers throughout history. We worked together to put them onto a timeline based on when they went exploring. We also learned the 7 different continents and tried to put out explorers on a world map to show which continent they explored.
If you would like to listen to the continents song, follow this link (it is very catchy!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzqdDdxr9VI
As part of our “Winter” topic, the children spent some time looking at different photos of winter, before creating their own winter scene using paint and tin foil.
On Monday, Hedgehog Class had a great time outside in the snow. We were exploring different ways of melting snow and ice. We learnt that for water to freeze, the temperature must be below 0°c. We used our hands, warm water, salt, paint, washing up liquid and soap to find out what melted the ice and snow the fastest.