Today we spruced up our class planter and planted some wonderful new flowers before going for a woodland walk in the sunshine.
We had a birthday in Beaver's class this week and we all enjoyed some party games, including a game of pass the parcel. We then enjoyed the birthday boys favourite pudding, Angel Delight.
Making a lovely Summer fruit pudding and using tools such as the grater to make some lemon zest.
Exploring our new sensory story - The Blue Abyss
During Earth day we also became Woodland Wizards. We searched through the woodland area to find the perfect sticks, we then wrapped them in colourful strings and feathers and created our own woodland wands, that will help us keep the word a safe and magical place.
Today we celebrated Earth Day. We wanted to make our own Earth inspired art so used a salad spinner to mix the colours green and blue and design our own planet Earth.
In Art we made tinfoil statues and explored the shadow they made when we shone our torches on them. We then had a go at drawing what their shadows looked like.
Today we planted sunflower seeds and we have decided to have a competition in class. Who's sunflower do you think will be the tallest?
We worked really hard to make an edible version of a Spring chicken inside a nest. We really woke our hand muscles up.
We have been subitizing! We rolled the dice and had to draw around however many dots the dice had landed on, this was a great way for us to identify amounts of numbers in different forms.
I can press my head switch to make the rocket shoot off into space.
As part of our Spring learning week, we created some grass heads using cotton wool, tights and grass seeds. We can't wait to see our grass heads grow some funky grass hair.
Smelling the floral scents from our sensory story - The Tiny Seed and making a choice of colours to paint the pretty petals.
Using number lines, objects and grids to solve addition and subtraction calculations.
Happy Easter everyone. See you all on Monday 12th April
Taking part in our end of term Easter Assembly.
Practicing our cutting skills and cutting out strips to make our Easter palm leaves.
Exploring different ways to measure temperature and observing what happens when the temperature gets warmer and colder.
Decorating our hats for the Easter Bonnet Parade
Happy St Patrick's Day!
As part of our St Patrick's Day celebrations, we became cheeky Leprechauns and stole the colours out of the rainbow.
Drawing and labelling our own bar charts in and inputting information about our favourire animals.
Making our Benin inspired mud huts and comparing them to the houses we live in today.
Music SwitchingWatch me track the switch and press it to keep the music playing.
Life Cycle of a ButterflyIn Science we looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and then presented this through dance. We went from tiny eggs, to wriggly caterpillars, to bigger caterpillars that built a cocoon and then into a butterfly..
I made a beautiful ice picture using frozen paints.
Today we did some drama and acted out the story of Handa's surprise. We focused on the way the animals would move and behave.
Playing the instruments and exploring the spider in my Kofi and the Magic Shaker story.
On my woodland walk, I found a stick, some leaves and an empty coconut shell.
Feeling, smelling and tasting some of the fruits from Handa's Surprise.
Using the sand writers to practice my letter formation.
It's raining crayons!
We made our own crayon art with melted crayons.
We explored mixing colours to see which colours the different primary colours would make.
We wrote letters to our favourite crayons asking them to please not quit and explaining why.
Our World Book Day book.
We did some traditional Welsh dancing today as part of our St David's day celebrations.
Our wonderful St David's day daffodils.
Look at this super Beaver working extremely hard in his INNOWALK whilst learning from home. Well done!
In Art we looked at rubbings and an artist called Max Ernst. We then explored different materials and tested which ones were best for our rubbing pictures.
We brushed our teeth for 2 minutes and did it completely independently.
Practicing how to brush our teeth before having a go ourselves.
Becoming maths detectives and using number lines to solve the missing number problems.
Using beads to find total amounts.
See you all on Monday the 22nd of February!
Today we made Chinese Luck Fish, to bring lots of luck and happiness during the new Chinese year.
Trying Chinese style food for Chinese New Year!
Practicing our pancake flipping skills ready for Pancake day in half term.
I can use the abacus to find one more and one less.
We had a basketball music lesson today and had to bounce the basketball to the beat of the music.
Look at this fantastic home learner's work. He has been practicing how to double numbers and looking at arguments for and against why he should let the fox from our story, in the house.
Controlling the food processor with a switch and blitzing the chickpeas to make some hummus for our vegetable dippers.
We have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest hour. This week we made our own watches and wrote different times on them. We then had to move around the room and read each others times on our watches and record them.
I have been learning how to record numbers/scores in a tally.
This superstar has been practicing doubling numbers by putting the same amount of spots one each of the butterflies wings.
Look at this delicious healthy fruit flan we made in DT.
In R.E this week, we have been learning about the Hindu naming ceremony; Namkaran. We learnt that during the ceremony the child's father would whisper their name in their right ear and write their name in rice. We had a go too...
In Science we are learning about our bodies and this week we looked at our hearts. We learnt what an important job our hearts have to do and then had a go at listening to our heartbeats with a stethoscope.
Warming up our vegetables ready to blend them for soup.
We are looking at Healthy Eating in Design and Technology this term. We looked at vegetables this week and had a go at chopping them up to put into a soup. We did really well and also remembered our food hygiene and safety skills.
We have been learning to count in 2s by counting our shoes/feet, skipping every other number and also by doing some threading and only putting our string through the numbers in the 2s.
We froze some paints to make some frozen Alaskan art, they turned out great but our fingers were very cold.
This week we were introduced to our new topic; Canada and Alaska. We found some Alaskan animals in our classroom but they were stuck inside icebergs so we had to work really hard to melt them and discover which animals were inside.
Adding with rain clouds - using paint and our fingers to print the rain drops and find their totals.
Working hard to use dienes to find the answer to 2-digit addition problems. Some excellent counting in 10s too.
It's time for John the Elf to head back to the North Pole so he can help Father Christmas with his festive preparations. Thank you for joining us all in Beaver's class John, we hope to see you again next year.
Beaver's really enjoyed our Christingle service this afternoon, we sang the hymns beautifully and enjoyed listening to the Nativity story.
This morning we learnt all about the meaning of Christingle and made our own ready for our service later in the day.
On the 18th of December John the Elf got into our teeth cleaning box.......at least he will smell nice and minty.
Enjoying a game of pass the parcel....I wonder what's inside!
On the 17th of December, John the Elf was ready to party with the rest of Beaver's class for their Christmas party!
On the 16th of December John the Elf decorated our tables in class, ready for our Christmas Dinner.
We had a very exciting day today, Father Christmas visited via zoom and brought us all some amazing gifts! Thank you Father Christmas!
On the 14th of December, some of our soldiers in class decided they had had enough of John's cheeky behaviour. Oops!
Who can get the rings on the reindeer antlers!
Working hard to retell the story of The Nativity.
Oh John! On the 11th of December, John the Elf decided to climb into the Christmas tree and knock down some baubles.
Snowball bowling! We had some very good concentration faces during this game.
On the 10th of December, John the Elf decided to make a snow angel....such a messy elf.
Anyone for a melted snowman??
On the 9th of December, John the Elf decided to have a disco inside our volcano display. I wonder what other party games he played in the night..
Look at our Shepherds, sheep and our roaring fire. Today we filmed our Nativity. The children were fantastic and their weeks of hard work and rehearsals was definitely worth it. We can't wait for you all to watch it at home.
On the 8th of December, some of the other toys in class decided to get their own back on John for his cheeky behaviour. It seems he got stuck inside a piece of toast.... oh dear oh dear.
Making 3D shapes using cookie dough and using the cookie cutters to make the faces of the 3D shapes.
John the Elf had a rest over the weekend and on the 7th of December, he delivered our new class story - The Jolly Christmas Postman!
This superstar created a fantastic symmetrical lego creation, completely independently.
On the 4th of December, John the Elf played a game of hide and seek. It took us a while to find him hiding in one of Beaver's standing frames but he couldn't stay hidden for long. Great hiding place John.
Today we brought our story characters to life. We decided to become either Hiccup the Viking or Toothless the dragon and act out what we thought would happen next in the chapter.
Who is that eating my wotsits?! On the 3rd of December, John the Elf managed to get into a bag of wotsits and left a cheesy crumbs all over. What a cheeky elf!
Using our designs for last week, we made our Viking shields and decorated them with all the things that mean the most to us.
I've been using my head switch to control the musicians on the screen. Great work!
On the 2nd of December, John the Elf went bananas! He drew silly faces all over our snack.....oh dear John!
Rocking around the Christmas tree... Beavers did a great job decorating our Christmas tree, it looks fantastic and has definitely made us all very excited.
On the 1st of December a special visitor zip wired into our classroom and delivered a special letter. This cheeky elf is here to keep an eye on us all throughout December and I think he may be a little mischievous. After much discussion, Beavers class decided to call him John. So everybody, meet John the Elf.
There's no stopping these dancing feet.
In PSHE we have been celebrating differences and this week the children looked at different cultures and their food and looked at how they were different.
Our second event in the Lancashire Virtual Sports Competition was New Age Kurling..... fingers crossed for our results.
This week, we took part in the Lancashire Virtual Sports Competition. We competed in 2 rounds and this first round was Boccia Blast.
Using liquids to learn about capacity and filling up containers to a specific amount.
Exploring weight in our Maths lesson and how to make the tipping scales balanced.
Last week we learnt about how the Vikings farmed and became farmers ourselves by pretending to milk some cows....it turned into a bit of a competition to see who could milk their cow the fastest!
Working hard to identify and sort odd and even number with our new friends; Odd Todd and Even Steven.
In our History lessons we have been learning about Vikings. Today we looked at how Vikings made their clothes and learnt how to weave just like them.
Look at this fantastic leaf symmetry art. The children worked extremely hard to to draw the other half of their chosen leaves.
Beaver's Class for Children in Need 2020
Look at this fantastic Pudsey cheesecake made by our very own Miss Mercer. It was delicious!
Joining in with Joe Wick's Children in Need 24 hour workout!
Making our own Pudsey bandanas as part of our Children in Need celebrations.
In PSHE we are celebrating differences. We looked at 2 eggs and identified their similarities and differences on the outside, but when we cracked them open they were all the same. Just like us, on the outside they are all unique, but inside we are the same.
Working hard to press the switch and turn the fan on so the leaves blow.
Practicing our letter formation by writing on each others backs
We went on an Autumn Treasure Hunt to find objects to use in our work.
Enjoying a poppy petal foot spa!
Look at this fantastic solider shadow art!
We made some sparklers for Bonfire Night and learnt all about Guy Fawkes
Creating some fantastic pictures and poems about poppies for Remembrance Day
You cant celebrate Bonfire Night without a toffee apple!
Look at our fantastic DT creations for our electrical installation work.
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovey half term break. Our topic for this half term is......Vikings!
Beavers have been learning about dividing/sharing. We decided to use strawberry laces to create our sharing groups and skittles to share amongst those groups equally. The whole class worked extremely hard and by the end of the lesson, had managed to share/divide by 2 and 3.
This week we have been learning all about earthquakes. We decided to make our own structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows and they needed to be strong enough to survive the jelly earthquake. There was lots of wobbling.
This group applied their greater than and less than knowledge to a game of Guess Who? All the characters were replaced with numbers and they had to ask the opposite team questions such as, is your number greater than or less than 5?
The children have been looking at greater than and less then, in maths this week. We made our own number munchers and had to place them the correct way round to show which number was greater.
Experimenting with making different ways to build a circuit and how to adapt the circuit so it powers a bulb and a motor.
This week we learnt how to multiply by 2, by making 2 group of a specific number. The class worked really hard doing this and afterwards, applied their knew knowledge to a 2 timestable board game.
This week we finally got to decorate our paper mache volcanoes, after they had dried. Don't they look fantastic?
Look at this fantastic piece of work. This young man used his senses to describe what it would be like inside a volcano.
The pepper and soap experiment. Today we discussed the importance of washing of hands, especially with soap. We put some pepper in a bowl with water and pretended it was germs, when we dipped our fingers in, the germs stuck to us. When we dipped our fingers in soap first and then in the germs, the germs moved away!
What happens when we mix coca cola and mentos.......it fizzes and bubbles just like our volcanoes!
We became Geologists and used vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make our volcanoes erupt.
In DT we made edible volcanoes using lady fingers and mashed fruit. It was tricky trying to construct and figure out how to make it all balance but in the end, that looked and tasted delicious!
I can use cubes to solve addition problems!
Our text in Literacy, this week!
We wanted to know what the inside of a volcano looked like and how the lava moved, so we made our own lava lamps and explored how the lava rises to the surface.
This pair played a game of number Jenga. Each piece was numbered and once they had pulled all of their bricks out, they had to place the bricks in order from smallest number to largest.
This young lady has been working hard to make her number bonds to 5, using Numicon.
Our topic this half term is.... Volcanoes and Earthquakes!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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