What a fantastic end to the term – the children have taken part in a range of brilliant activities, including painting on cling film to create fish tanks, using recycled materials to investigate sustainable packaging and create an alternative and better way to package soft fruit, such as grapes and they have learned about alliteration and rhyme and have written some stunning alliterative sentences.
The weather was not necessary on our side for some of the week, but the children have made wonderful use of our outdoor learning spaces, as ever. Our creation station has been used to make playdough which were turn into sculptures of faces. Using a meter stick, in an attempt to make it the correct size, some majestic whales have been built in the construction area. We also had a brilliant time, observing how the frost cover in the playground changes through the morning as the sun came up.
In maths, we have practised our number formation, meaning we not only recognise a range of digits and numbers, but we can write them perfectly as well, allowing us to neatly and accurately complete a range of mathematical tasks. We have carried on our work on number up to twenty, filling in gaps in number lines and even completing addition equations!
A huge thanks to all of you who contributed recycling materials this week. It meant we were able to provide the children with a vast range of resources for them to use as part of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) learning. We asked ourselves questions about the sustainability of packaging, its effectiveness and suitability for the task. The children came up with a range of solutions to the problems of plastic waste and tweaked their inventions to make them even better. Brilliantly, we will even be able to do some junk modelling with the left over packaging.
It is hard to believe that we are half way through the school year already, as it has really flown by, but when we reflect on how much progress the children have made – beginning readers, able to write, such confident speakers – it seems like they have been at school for so much longer!
We’re looking forward to seeing you all after the half term.