Our Haunted House has been replaced by a Toy Shop! We decided that we would like to find out more about toys and as we have been learning about money we thought it would work well to have a Toy Shop. Here we are filling our shopping bags and paying for the toys that we would like to buy and play with.
When we were discussing toys we thought of as many different kinds as we could. Some of our ideas have arrived in stock in our shop. For example: dolls, teddy bears, books, trains and lego.
However, we had a long debate about Squishies! We tried to work out what they were made of. Some of us thought they were made of water, some thought sand. We talked about how they pop back into shape even after we have squashed them!
So, this afternoon we made our own Squishies to sell in our Toy Shop. We used balloons,
plastic bottles and plain flour. We talked about the bottle being full, half full and empty! Check out our Squishies.
We worked together to make each squishie. One person held the balloon onto the end of the bottle and the other squeezed the bottle so that the air and the flour would go into the balloon.
(If you have any toys at home that you no longer play with, feel free to bring them in to add to our shop. We are still looking for boats, aeroplanes, robots and dinosaurs….all ideas that 1.4 came up with!)
There has been some strange things going on in our classroom over recent weeks with pumpkins and haunted houses appearing. We had fun investigating pumpkins and Autumn leaves as well as playing in our Haunted House. We even made potions with mice, eye balls and bats!
As a class we have been learning about hibernation. We read a story about a special hedgehog who was preparing to go to sleep for the Winter.
This is us looking for good places for animals to hibernate in the school grounds. We also found materials that animals might use to make their beds warm and comfortable.
“A” thought it would be a good idea for hedgehogs to sleep under a hedge. “Then they can hide under there”.
“M” decided that under the twigs would be better, “then they can have a roof”.
We found twigs and leaves to make a house for a hedgehog. “The leaves will keep them warm”, decided “F”.
The pitch had lots of leaves at one end but “L” said that “someone might run them over.”
While we were outside, we looked for signs of Autumn. We noticed that more leaves have fallen from the trees and that they have changed colour. It was also very windy and it was colder than it was before the October break.
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 love stories about animals and their adventures
We were able to recognise some of the sounds that we have been learning and tried to read simple words.
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.
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!
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