Willow Class - Reception - Year1
Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson
This week the children have been finding more out about trees. They have collected a variety of leaves from around the school grounds and sorted them according to different characterisitics. The children have also found out that there are two types of trees - everygreen and deciduous - and have looked at how the leaves are different on these types of trees. They have also learnt that some trees are fruit trees - some children found the apple trees in the woodland with Mrs Watson. They picked some apples and brought them back o the classroom. Mrs Watson then helped Willow class to make and cook an apple and blackberry crumble. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and there were lots of clean plates left after they had tasted the finished product. Thank you Mrs Watson!
The children have certainly enjoyed sharing the story Leaf Man. The have really engaged in their leanring connected with this book. The children enjoyed going on a nature walk around the school grounds to collect natural items. Back in the classroom the children used the objects they had collected to create their own Leaf Man. The children have produced their own ideas about where their own Leaf Man might travel and created a class book. Please do come into the classroom to see the children's art work.
Here we are practicing our song for assembly this afternoon.
This week the children have continued to look at Tudor Houses. They have finished and painted their clay tiles in the shape of a Tudor house - they will be on display in the classroom soon so do come and have a look after half term.
We have finished our work based on the book Iggy Peck, architect by looking at bridges. The children have found out about different types of bridges and investigated what makes a bridge strong. They discovered that a bridge with triangles or an arch supporting it was far stronger than a beam bridge.
Have wonderful half term.
This week the children in Owls have been looking at Tudor houses. They have described and named the different features of a Tudor house. They have used the clay to create thier own tile of a Tudor house and in the process of painting them. Some chiudldren have used drawing and collages techniques to create a Tudor house picture and they are now on display in the classroom.
The children have also been busy at home and have built some fantastic Tudor houses! They are on display in the classroom so do come and have a look.
Owls have continued to learn more about the Great Fire and have been busy creating books to show all that they have found out about the events of 1666. The children are confident at explaining where the fire started and why it spead so quickly. They can describe how the people of London tried to put the fire out. This week we have been exploring further how we know about the fire of London and what sources of information are good historical sources. they know that Samuel Pepys' Diary is important as it is an eye witness account.
On Tuesday the children were bakers and baked bread rolls and fire of London cakes - I'm sure they were delicious.
In maths the children have been investigating halves and know that half means two equal parts of a whole. They have been busy finding half of objects, shapes and amounts. Well done Owls!
The children in Owls had a wonderful day on Monday. The History Off the Page day was fabulous, the children were all really engaged in the day and certainly learnt lots about life in London in 1666. The adults learnt some new things too! Thank you for providing your children with their costumes, they really did look the part. A big thank you to all the adults who gave up their time to help on the day.