Toy Shop

Our Haunted House has been replaced by a Toy Shop!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!)

 

Busy Busy!

We have been busy using the sounds that we have learned to build words.  As you can see we have used magnetic letters  to create words and chalk to practise our writing.

 

Remembrance Day

We created these poppies for Remembrance Day, when we think of people who died for our country in World War 1 and 2 and also those who have fought to keep us safe in more recent times.

Pumpkins and Potions

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!

Judo

On Monday we had our second Judo session.  Here we are ready to start, we need to remember to take our shoes off!

We have been learning some simple Judo moves.  We have to listen carefully to the instructions so that we can carry out the moves safely.  We worked hard with our partners and we had great fun.

Hibernation

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.

Number work

We have been using materials like cubes and teddies to count

We can build towers of different numbers for example a tower of 10

We can also write numbers as well as counting them

Here we had to fill in the missing numbers and show odd and even numbers by colouring them in different colours

We have been counting the chocolate chips on the cookies and matching them with the numbers written on the jar

We have been counting and adding on 1 and 2.

These are just a few ways in which we have been learning our numbers!

Autumn Adventures

This afternoon Mr Tyler was talking to us about different kinds of weather.  He took us outside to measure the wind speed using an anemometer.

It was dry today but it was quite windy.  We also attached a themometer to our window so that we can see what temperature it is outside.

As well as looking at the weather, we were thinking about changes that take place in Autumn.

Our main ideas were : leaves falling, leaves changing colour and it getting cold and windy outside.

We chose some Autumn colours to create wreaths.  If you look closely you can see that we wrote the word Autumn and our ideas were noted down in the middle of our wreaths.

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 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.

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.

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