Today we went to Mini Meadows on our school trip. The day was just perfect! We enjoyed meeting and feeding lots of animals including baby lambs, goats and rabbits. We explored the indoor play barn and sand pit and we shared a picnic lunch together. The weather was perfect – dry and not too hot. The children behaved impeccably and the teaching staff were so impressed with the care and compassion the children showed the animals and also each other. What wonderful memories we made. 😀
We have enjoyed using our fine motor skills to hammer nails. We have attached coloured shapes into the wood on our woodwork bench. This is great fun and we have shown good understanding of using the bench safely too!
This week we had a plant sale. The children had been very busy planting seeds over the last few weeks. They had also written the labels in a Kinetic Letters session. We sold them to make money for resources within the classroom as part of our enterprise this term. Many thanks to all parents who bought a plant or two.
Here we are in virtual base telling the story using masks. We are getting really good at retelling stories and using phrases from the story. We also used pictures to order and talked about the beginning, middle and end events.
As part of our virtual base and as a way of immersing the children in a story, the children have been using music and actions to tell the story of the Enormous Turnip. They were able to listen well to the instructions and use their imagination in response to the music.
We are really enjoying learning stories using the Talk 4 Write approach. We learn a story using actions and a picture map. This morning we started to draw our own story map for The Enormous Turnip.
We are back in full swing for the Summer term and our topic this term is growing. We will be planting, watching tadpoles and caterpillars grow and reading lots of stories about things that grow. We will also be having a school trip to Mini Meadows farm to see lots of others animals that grow. Let’s hope the sun starts to shine to add to the fun.