Children have been working hard in our maths focus groups this week. We have been using objects to solve addition and subtraction questions!
Last week, Upper Foundation children went on their first school trip to Tropical World in relation to our Commotion in the Ocean topic. We saw many different types of fish including a piranha fish!
This term, children have been diving under the sea in our yellow submarine! Children used their snorkels and swimming aids to carry out a deep sea adventure to discover the most beautiful sea creatures. Children have been able to illustrate and label what they found!
We have been learning lots about the different creatures that live in our oceans and I’ve been impressed with the knowledge the children have been able to apply to our other learning areas.
I have been impressed with the way the children have settled into routines in Upper Foundation this term. We have been busy looking at different sea creatures with a particular focus on their patterns and shapes. From this, children were able to use to a range of tools and techniques to create their own patterned fish!
Children this week arrived at school to a huge mess in the family learning room! Children discovered that Robert the robber had been into school overnight and tried taking away some of our things. The children had to become detectives to solve the subtraction problems Robert the robber had left us. I was really impressed on how the children could use the Year 1 method of putting the biggest number in their head and then counted backwards to answer his questions.
In our recent literacy lessons, children have been studying fairy tales. Following our school trip, children have produced some fantastic pieces of writing! Children have demonstrated that they have been able to write instructions to help keep the three little pigs safe and could retell a traditional tale in their own words using story vocabulary. I was really impressed with the children’s detail during these lessons.
During our PE lesson, children had to move round an obstacle course! This wasn’t any obstacle course though, children had to battle the elements from our bear hunt story as they went. They had to balance over and under various equipment and were challenged to move in different ways!
This half term, the children have been learning about different types of bears. We have been looking closely at polar bears this week and children have created some fantastic artwork to show off what they have learnt. They have explored different techniques and used a range of resources to create the texture of their own fluffy, arctic bear!
On superhero day, children had a surprise visit from our local firefighters. Children learnt lots about how they keep us safe and we even squirted water from the hose! We also did a firefighter dance and had a sneaky peek inside the engine while the lights and sirens were going. It was great fun!
This week, in Upper Foundation, children have been using their phonics skills and super hero lights to read secret missions from Super Bat! Children really enjoyed trying to guess what each other’s mission was from the actions they gave.