# Book Time

At the end of our very busy morning, we had a little quiet time before we went for our lunch.  We chose picture books from our class library, picked a quiet spot in the class and looked at the pictures and tried to read our books.

We enjoyed looking at the pictures

Some were too hard to read but we enjoyed giving it a go and looking at the illustrations

We were able to recognise some of the sounds that we have been learning and tried to read simple words.

# Balancing and Teamwork

Here are some photos of us outside practising balancing, team work and problem solving.

We used the adventure playground to practise balancing on beams and platforms.  Some were very easy to balance on and others were tricky as they move or they are quite small.  We all manged to travel round the equipment completing the challenge.

Mrs James set us another challenge – we had to travel across the grass using the big logs.  We were not allowed to touch the grass with our feet as that was “the sea” where the sharks live!

This might sound easy but we had to work as a team to get the whole group across the grass safely.  We helped and encouraged each other to step, balance and move from log to log.

# Repeating patterns & 2D Shapes

This week we have been learning about repeating patterns and 2D shape. We have used geo boards with elastic bands, our interactive whiteboard, a selection of maths shapes, loose parts and even sweeties and crisps! It’s great to see patterns and symmetry starting to emerge in other areas of the classroom, too. Well done 1.4!

# A Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of our learning.

Miss Doig brought in her shopping bag and we had to sort it into healthy and unhealthy foods.  Some items had to go into the both section, because if we ate too much of it, it could be unhealthy for us.

We have been learning about 2D shapes.  To compete this jigsaw we had to find all of the circles!

The construction area is still very busy! Look at this amazing structure that was created this morning!

We are lucky to have lots of books in our classroom for us to enjoy.  Some of the books are huge, like these floorbooks.  Some are smaller and we are able to get comfy in our book corner and look at the books ourselves.  We love stories.

# Building

We have been busy building in our class this week.  Many structures have been created, some have fallen down and others have been made into obstacle courses.

This is a bridge from one side of the pit to the other.  Great team work!

This is a fantastic water tower that takes the water from a tank and pours it into the sea.  Great imagination!

Here we have a super house, I hope the roof will be added shortly.

Some of us created an obstacle course using bricks of different sizes.

A fantastic castle for a princess.

A car garage!

Well done everyone!  Brilliant problem solving and team work.

# Investigating Plants

Two weeks ago we planted runner beans.  First, we put some soil into our cups, then we made a little hole for the bean to sit in.

Some of the beans have sprouted and we can see the plant starting to grow.  Others are taking a little longer!

Mr Tyler brought along some plants that he had in the science room and we investigated the different parts of the plant by taking it out of the soil.  We were able to see the roots that had grown down deep into the soil.

We also drew diagrams showing the bean, the roots and the shoots.

Using loose parts and 2D shapes we created some flowers of our own.

We are enjoying watering and watching our plants grow.  Hopefully they will grow into healthy runner bean plants.

# Learning Numbers and Shapes

We made shape pizzas using circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

We were working on our fine motor skills and counting as we made cheerio bands.

Look at our numbers.  We have been practising how to form them correctly.

We even had a number 6 scavenger hunt to find 6 of each object.

Another busy day in 1.4.  We were learning number 7 this morning with songs, rhymes and activities.  We had an author visit from Chris Riddell who shared one of his picture books with us and showed us his drawing skills.

We then looked over our sounds for the week and in the afternoon we had our outdoor learning activities on the adventure playground and the logs.  The skills we were developing were balancing and travelling across equipment as well as teamwork and communication.

# Welcome to 1.4

Welcome to 1.4 with Miss Doig, Mrs Hamilton and Mrs James.  We have had a busy first week together so we decided to share some photos of what we have been doing.

Some snapshots of our learning.