Curriculum Newsletters 2022-2023
This term the topic is Rainforests. In Art we are learning about 'Animal Sculptures'. We used clay to make a model elephant, following on-screen video instructions and with the help of an adult produced some fantastic animals.
In Hedgehogs we celebrated French Day. We thought it would be fun to make some French Sticks. The children listened very carefully to the instructions and made some delicious bread. We enjoyed eating the bread with butter and jam. Yum!!
English - Instructions - This week in Hedgehogs class the children have been learning how to follow simple instructions. The children had to listen to a simple instruction given by an adult and look at a visual display to learn the steps to make a sandwich. Once the children had made the sandwich they then sequenced pictures and statements to show the correct order.
History (Kings & Queens) - This week Hedgehogs class have been learning about where Kings and Queens live. The children designed their own castle using Duplo and Lego. They also designed a castle using different collaging materials and paint techniques.
In Art this half term Hedgehogs have been learning about famous Artists who use colour in their Artwork. The children created pieces using techniques used by Ian Davenport and Jackson Pollock. The children had lots fun squirting paint onto canvas using syringes and splattering paint with brushes.
Geography - The children are beginning a long journey to Bethlehem. They are visiting several countries along the way. So far the children have visited France and Italy. They travelled by plane, checking they had their passport and boarding pass. They also enjoyed tasting some foods with the in-flight trolley service. Some children used laptops to find out more information about the country they have been visiting
In Science this week the children enjoyed making Lava Lamps. They had to listen to instructions and then re-create their own Lava Lamp using plastic bottles, water, oil, food colouring and fizzy tablets. The children chose what colour food colouring to use. They observed the results of the experiment using a torch.
The children have been listening to a new story called, 'Alien's Love Underpants'. They have had lots of fun exploring sensory items related to the story, especially the Flying Saucer. Children have completed a variety of activities including, matching objects to pictures, listening to the initial letter sounds in words and matching to the correct picture, and building and writing sentences containing up to four key words.
In Science this week, the pupils discovered some amazing facts about the sun. They had lots of fun exploring shadows in the playground. The pupils used large chalks to draw around shapes of objects and their friends. They had lots of fun!!