We have been having great fun with our new topic ‘Amazing Animals’.
We held a Whinless Downs Animal Crufts, to which we brought one of our wonderful animals. Luckily all the animals behaved very well and we were able to show each one to our audience. The animals were judged on their appearance and how much their owner knew about them. After a lot of deliberation, the winners were decided, and the special certificates presented.
As we had some excellent animals to draw, we investigated line and texture. We used pencil and worked hard on showing the textures that we could see. When we had finished, we had a tabletop gallery and each voted for the pictures we liked best.
We are also taking part in the grow your own potatoes competition. Before the holiday we stood our potatoes in a special box by the window to encourage them to sprout before we planted them. This is called chitting and should result in us having a better crop. Then we planted them. This involved filling our containers with some lovely new compost, carefully adding the potatoes and then covering them over with more compost. Lastly we watered them and put them where we hope they will get some sun.
Our story for English at the moment is ‘The Snail and the Whale’. We have been learning some sign language to accompany different parts of the story and looking at the sequencing of the events.
World Book Day was great fun! We dressed up as some of our favourite characters and were able to parade around the hall to show the rest of the school how fantastic we all looked. Yellow Class enjoyed the story ‘Whaddayamean’ by John Burningham and thought about the message of looking after our world that the book portrays. In groups we linked parts of the story to our school values and then presented our thoughts to the rest of the class. We found that the values were all needed together for the children to succeed.