Our topic this term is Who Am I?
Children are going to be provided with real life opportunities to explore changes and life cycles, making observations by being involved and concentrating. They are going to develop their creative and critical thinking skills by making comparisons when exploring similarities and differences within the environment. A wide range of reading experiences, with a focus on Julia Donaldson, will help the children to foster a love of reading.
As we continue to make links between our ideas, we respond to new experiences and begin to predict sequences e.g. what might happen next in a story.
Someone has been in Orange Class!
We have been working as Collaborative Cats to solve the mystery of who has been in our classroom. We have found orange eyes, purple prickles, black slime and a strange trail of prints. Can you guess who it was?
That’s right it was the GRUFFALO!
We have been finding ways to spot the Gruffalo by writing invitations for him to come back, creating our own Gruffalo dance moves and we’ve even made some Gruffalo Crumble. Yum!
We are very proud that our efforts have worked and the Gruffalo decided to return. He just couldn’t resist the crumble!
A walk to the woods
Orange Class decided to take a walk to the woods in hope of finding the Gruffalo. We enjoyed exploring the outdoors and found lots of things from The Gruffalo story. For example, we found a log pile house, something as green as the poisonous wart and we even spotted The Gruffalo’s child. After, we listened carefully to the story of Stick Man, and we thought it would be a good idea to collect some sticks to make a stick family that could help save Stick Man. Though it was tricky, we didn’t give up!
How lucky we have been to have had some visitors this week. We have enjoyed a range of activities including holding a riot shield with the police, making some music with Mr Cook and we especially enjoyed a yoga session, which left us feeling relaxed and ready for the rest of the day.
We have had an EGG-citing time in Orange Class. We had a special delivery of chick eggs and we have especially enjoyed watching them develop through their life cycle, measuring and comparing them as they grow and caring for them. We think they are “fluffy,” “soft” and a little bit “smelly!”