This half term the children have enjoyed finding out about different celebrations that take place throughout the year.
We began our topic by thinking about New Year's Eve and created our own New Year resolutions. We watched different firework displays and then recreated our own firework pictures using a range of media.
The children then received a special invitation from Kipper to join him at his Birthday Party. However Kipper was not very good at planning Birthday Parties so he needed the children's help. The children created decorations, wrote invitations and made Kipper birthday cards ready for his party. They then decided what Party food they wanted to have and wrote their own shopping lists. We then went to Sainsburys and bought the food ready for our party. The children really enjoyed searching each aisle for different items, finding out how much each item cost and watching the items get scanned. We then enjoyed Kipper's Party on Friday the 1st of February, even though Kipper was stuck in Scotland due to the heavy snowfall!
On Monday the 4th of February we had a special visit from a Chinese Workshop.The children performed a traditional lion, dragon and ribbon dance and even learnt how to speak some Chinese! This was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and there were lots of smiles all morning!
We have had a very busy few weeks at the end of this term having lots of Christmas Celebrations. The children had a great time at our Christmas Party and looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers and clothes! During our Christmas lunch the children found the jokes inside their crackers very funny especially "What do snowmen eat for breakfast?" "Snowflakes."! We even had a special visit from Father Christmas and we sang him the song 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' which he really enjoyed to hear!
As part of our People who Help Us topic we read the story 'The Jolly Christmas Postman'. We then decided to write Christmas letters to our families and we walked to a local post box to send them home. We hope you have all now received your letters in the post!
We hope you have a lovely Christmas holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
On Wednesday we enjoyed creating a dance to the song
'Singin' in the Rain.' The children enjoyed creating lots of their own dance moves and learning a routine. We then performed our dance to Dragonfly and Ladybird class and they were very impressed with our dance moves!
This week we went on a walk around our school's heathland. We enjoyed putting on our wellies and exploring the natural environment. The children looked for signs of Autumn and took a picture using an iPad of what they found.