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!
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.
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.
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