Our topic this term will include learning about people from the past and why they are famous today. We started with some objects and pictures. We had to work out the ‘history mystery!’ Each object and picture held some clues about the famous people we will be finding out about. We had to suggest ideas as to what the clues might mean. Just like historians use objects and pictures to work out what life was like in the past.
We created mixed media portraits of our famous people.
We began our ‘Super Humans’ topic with a super senses quiz. Mrs Payne made us smell her socks! We also had to identfy some different sounds. Mrs Crocker tested our sense of sight and touch.
Why is it important to wash our hands? We set up a test to find out what would happen to the bread over 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks our bread looked like this. It was a surprise that the teacher’s hand went mouldy before the one everyone touched. One suggestion was that the teacher has a bigger hand for more germs to get on there. Great Science thinking!
We held our own Science Fayre with activities to show the EYFS children how our senses work.
What a super start to the term celebrating Bonfire Night. We have learnt the story behind Bonfire Night. We found out about the tradition of putting a Guy Fawkes model on the bonfire. We made our own models with newspaper, old clothes, balloons and mod-roc. We learnt about fire safety and we had our own mini fire and cooked baked potatoes. What a great way to, ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November...’
We have been learning about the Hindu celebration of Diwali.
We looked at Mehndi patterns and talked about the similarities and differences in them. We found out the patterns and designs are to represent joy and life. The Mehndi patterns are used at celebration times and are created using a plant dye called henna. We explored making different patterns before creating our own Mehndi pattern.
We have enjoyed learning songs and actions and performing our nativity, ‘Follow the Star’.
We worked in teams to design and made our own decorations for a Christmas party celebration. We designed a hat, a hanging decoration and paper chains.
We enjoyed celebrating Christmas. We had a party using all our decorations. We played games and had food. We even had a visit from a very special guest wearing a red suit!
The term started with a letter from Captain Blacksocks. He needs a new crew. We will have to learn lots of new skills to qualify from, ‘Sprogs’ to ‘Gentlmen O’ Fortune’.
If you’re going to be a pirate you need to be fit and healthy! We have learned about healthy eating and a balanced diet. We found out pirates couldn’t easily get fruit and vegetables because they grow in different countries around the world. Pirates did not eat fresh foods and did not have a balanced diet.
Pirates need to work as a team. H5 were on hand to help us solve problems and work as a team.
Pirates had their own money. The coins had patterns and symbols on them. Gold coins were, ‘doubloons’ and silver coins were, ‘pieces of eight’. We designed and made our own coins using clay. We imprinted patterns and painted them with gold or silver acrylic paint.
We celebrated Pirate Day. We went on a nature treasure hunt, made treasure maps, pirate puppets and we did a pirate quiz. Captain Blacksocks visited and we were awarded certificates.