Celebrating our Achievements!
4th - 15th Feburary 2019
February meant the start of our new theme of Transport. The children remembered this one well from last year and found it really easy to bring into their play! They were quick to create many different role-play areas where they could explore their theme through make believe situations.
Last month we learnt about the Irish author Oliver Jeffers. He uses water colours for a lot of his illustrations. Ms Fallon organised a lesson for us to explore how water colours work.
Celebrating our Achievements!
The children have made such great progress in their handwriting and language since we started school last year. They have grown to be such independent and creative children, not afraid to take risk with their learning and proving to be enthusiastic about challenging themselves. To celebrate our wonderful achievements and hard work we had a party! While we sat together and enjoyed our treats we watched all the videos and blogs from our first days of school. I suggest you have a look at them yourself and admire how your little ones have grown. Well done girl and boys.
As part of our creative writing we do Helicopter Stories. It is an opportunity for the children to express their own thoughts and ideas. Sometimes I scribe for them and sometimes they write their own. It is ALWAYS their words, and they get to act out their stories. Enjoy the video below where some of the children have their stories acted out.
A massive WELL DONE to all the children for their great efforts with their writing task. I honestly couldn't choose individual winners because the effort displayed by everyone was equally evident. So everyone was rewarded with a party to celebrate.
Below the children were set the task to write their own story. As a prompt they were able to choose a sticker to build their story around. The rest of the work is completely the work of their own imagination. Credit to every child for displaying such good spelling and handwriting. Click on the pictures below to see the full page.
What a crazy week of illness there just before we broke up for the mid term break. I don't think there was anyone who wasn't struck down with something, myself included. I hope everyone has managed to enjoy, rest and recover over the break. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.
Friday 1st February
Thank you to everyone who brought in all the lovely fabrics for our learning theme. We had a great few weeks exploring textiles. We even learnt to sew! Here's are a few snaps of what we got up to.
We learnt the name of some fabrics and some amazing adjectives to describe them!
We wanted to find out what was the most popular fabric so we wrote about our favourite fabric and why.
Following this activity we gathered our findings into a bar chart.
We are going to make our own fabric teddies but first we have to learn how to sew. Step one, we have to learn how to thread a needle.
Next we practiced a basic stitch on card.
Finally we got to put all these new skills to work making our own fabric teddies! We'll finish them off next week and you can come in to see them!
Bringing fabric into our play...
We love being creative in our extra homework tasks!
Next week we move onto the topic of transport. Any old toy car, planes or boats etc. welcome! Have a great weekend,