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Curriculum Newsletters 2023 - 24

Children in Need- On Friday, we completed a number of different activities to celebrate Children in Need. We baked, made pudsey craft, went on a pudsey spot ramble in the woodland and visited the photo booth in Robins!

English- We have been exploring the non fiction story 'Birth of a star' in English.

Remembrance day- We remembered those that fought by making our own poppies, listening to stories and creating our own suncatchers.

PSHE- This half term in PSHE, we are learning about touch. We have explored and identified trusted adults. We have explored how trusted adults may help us to stay clean. We have also looked at how sometimes touch may hurt but it is needed for example going to the doctors for an injection.

Art- We explored fireworks in art to explore Bonfire night. We made different types of pictures of fireworks using pipe cleaners, balloons and glitter and exploring the floor projector and light toys.

Non-Fiction- We explored facts about what dinosaurs ate. We learned about how dinosaurs were Carnivores and Herbivores. We explored salad and vegetables and painted with them whilst discussing that some dinosaurs are Herbivores. We also used red playdough and playdough tools to explore meat eaters.

PML- We have explored French monuments this week. We have painted the Eiffel Tower with the French flag colours. We have also been on a monument hunt and explored french sound buttons.

History- We have made stone age bread following a recipe and exploring what people in these times ate

Art- In Art, we have been exploring natural materials to make early artwork. We have also explored cave paintings in the sensory room.

Maths- In maths, we have been exploring the 10 knicker song by using a caveman's knickers!

We have enjoyed our first week settling into Ladybirds class!

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We have been on a community walk to have a look at what we could see. We saw a dog, cat, birds, bee, beetles, spiders and a ladybird!

Science- When exploring the polar habitat, we have learnt about melting and freezing. We painted with ice and made our own ice lollies.

Summer week- We have enjoyed exploring summer in a variety of ways! We have made our own ice cream cones using a variety of materials, we have completed a foot twister race to collect and count the fish, we have made artwork using water and lots more!

Fire Engine- The fire engine came to visit school on Tuesday. We got to hear the siren, watch the lights and spray the hose.

Numeracy Day- We explored all things maths on National Numeracy Day!

Geography- In Geography this half term, we have explored our local area and found our own houses on google maps. We have also compared the countryside to cities and learned some more about the Capital of England, London. We have then gone on a plane ride and landed all around the world. We stopped in India where we did Bollywood dancing, in Zimbabwe and we explored a safari, in America we completed cowboy line dancing, in China we did karate, in Australia we explored the aboriginal song Taba Naba and then we landed back at Pendle View.

Maths- In maths this week, we have been exploring heavy and light in different ways. We have physically explored the difference using backpacks and carrier bags with different objects in to compare. We have also used the scales and cubes to measure how many cubes the cars weigh. We have made estimations of how much we think they will weigh too. We have also sorted objects into heavy and light.

Eid Day- We enjoyed celebrating Eid in school on Wednesday!

St George's Day- We enjoyed learning all about St George!

Earth Day- We enjoyed exploring Earth day!

History- This half term, we are learning about transport. We have looked at the history of flight this week. We have explored hot air balloons, gliders, space rockets and aeroplanes.

Maths- In maths, we have been exploring different shapes. We have built towers and explored shapes in the 'clouds' like the castle in Jack and the Beanstalk. We have also built towers using the wooden block shapes.

Science Day- On science day, we explored minibeast and connected this to our current topic of plants. We explored minibeasts habitats and went for a hunt in the woodland area. We then create our own homes for worms making wormery's and making minibeast fossils. Then we focussed on butterflies exploring the very hungry caterpillar story, making life cycles and butterfly symmetry paintings.

Art- In art this half term, we have explored the artists Van Gogh and Monet. We have recreated our own versions of their paintings and also chosen which was our favourites. We have also made potato people to relate to our Oliver's Vegetables story.

PSHE- In PSHE this half term, we are learning about healthy eating. We made our own frozen yoghurt bark to enjoy as a healthy snack instead of other unhealthy choices.

World Book Day- We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day this year. We explored a superhero story and then had fun in the photobooth in Robins. We then made the chocolate cake from the Matilda story. Then in the afternoon we took part in the treasure hunt around school to find Pirate Pete.

St David's Day- On St David's day, we explored the Welsh flag, baked welsh cakes, made daffodil pictures and printed with leeks.

French day- On French day, we decorated biscuits and collaged flags. We also explored French food, painted the Starry Night by Van Gogh and made Eiffel tower craft. We learnt French colours and numbers.

PSHE- In PSHE, we have been learning about different types of relationships. We have explored different kinds of families, about friendship, weddings and love. We then made this our focus for our learning assembly this Friday. These are some photos of all of our work that we showed in assembly.

We read and followed a recipe to make our own gingerbread!

Maths- We have been exploring capacity and volume this half term in maths. We have used two buckets, one empty and one full and explored how we can make one go from being empty to full and the other from full to empty. We first used tennis balls and then used water.

Chinese New Year!

Music- In music this half term, we have explored fairytale music. We explored different characters and how music might be played for those characters e.g giants, fairies etc. We then explored different ways of making music by using the ipads.

R.E- In R.E this week we have been learning about rituals and routines in Islam. We have explored Wudu which is the cleaning of different body parts before prayer. We have focussed on the washing of hands, arms and feet. We have also explored prayer mats and the salah prayer ritual.

Winter week- We have explored snow, snowstorms, snowflakes, artic animals and our winter wonderland story.

Christmas party! We enjoyed playing party games and dancing at our christmas party

Reindeer food- We enjoyed making some reindeer food to put out for Rudolph and his friends!

The Nativity- We did such a fantastic job in our Nativity show. Here we are in our costumes!

St Andrew's Day- We celebrated St Andrew's Day by decorating biscuits, making the Scotland flag and creating a thistle artwork.

R.E- We focussed on Christianity in R.E. We made our own gifts to give to a special person. We explored the nativity story. We explored christmas carols. We also explored wrapping and unwrapping gifts.

Children in Need- On Friday, we took part in Children in Need activities. We decorated biscuits with spotty food such as smarties and sprinkles. We also completed the spotty trail that was chosen from the pupil's voice. We also used the photo booth!

Geography- In Geography this week, we have been learning about the tradiitons of the different countries in the UK. For England we did morris dancing, pancake flipping races and afternoon tea. For Wales, we explored the dragon story, painted with leeks and made love spoons. For Scotland, we made our own flags, shortbread and explored castles. Then for Northern Ireland, we painted shamrocks using potatoes, explored Irish dancing and created our own 'Tayto' crisp packets.

Remembrance Day- We explored the story 'Where Poppies Now Grow' then made poppies by bubble painting and suncatchers of Soldier silhouettes.

Music- We have explored percussion in music this week. We have explored different kinds of drums, made our own drums and even used things that aren't instruments to make sounds!

Autumn week- we explored an autumn story that talked about the cold weather, making warm jam tarts, pumpkins and getting cosy to go to bed.

We have been exploring animal homes and habitats in topic this week.

In Science we have explored the human body and the skeleton.

We have been working hard on our number skills this week.

Our topic for this half term focusses on homes. We have been exploring different types of homes by building them from different materials and exploring stories.

PSHE- We have been learning about road safety in PSHE and exploring the colours of traffic lights

R.E- In R.E, we are exploring hinduism and the rituals of puja

During our first week in Ladybirds class, we made pizza faces of ourselves!