This week, Polar Bears have been exploring patterns and colours, decorating a fabric square with buttons, beads, sequins, ribbon and mosaic tiles.
We continued with learning about the Eric Carle stories by writing our own version of The Mixed-Up Chameleon. We had The Mixed-Up Horse, The Mixed-Up Hamster and The Mixed-Up Pig. What would your mixed-up animal be?
What a wonderful week it has been!
This week, Polar Bear Class have been learning about Nelson Mandela, his life and why he is so famous.
We have also been enjoying stories by Eric Carle. We liked all his stories and our favourite books were The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
You can look at some of his books and find out about Eric Carle on his website: http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html
This week in Polar Bear Class we have had lots of fun adding and taking away 1 and 10 from different numbers using a 100 square to help.
We are also very excited to see how much the beans we planted last week are growing. We are writing about them in our bean diaries.
We went on a plant walk around the school grounds, looking carefully at the trees and plants. Back in the classroom, we talked about what we had seen and learnt.
We planted beans and sunflower seeds. We are looking forward to seeing how they grow!
We have taken great care this week making our Easter cards. We used different objects to print using paint.
We managed to get outside and hunt for eggs. We didn't need any clues. Miss Stanton said we were good detectives!
The fun didn't end there as we wrote instructions about how to make an Easter basket and then made one!
It has been another busy week! On Tuesday we learned about Shrove Tuesday and had a great time at the disco in the afternoon. On Thursday we spent the day learning about China and how they celebrate the New Year. We made dragon puppets, fans, tasted Chinese food, and took part in a brilliant dance workshop.
Have a good holiday Polar Bears see you all soon.
Polar Bears have had a really busy week.
On a model plane we wrote about the Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur who invented the first aeroplane in 1905.
In maths we have continued our fractions learning so we know how to share fairly. The highlight of the week was the street dancing skills that we learned with Jack and George from Dancedaze.
We will share some of these skills with you in our class assembly next week.
The children in Polar Bear Class have looked at fractions this week; specifically halves and quarters.
They cut up hot-cross buns and play dough shapes into fractions. They thought the buns were delicious!
The children in Polar Bear class have continued exploring different kinds of forces in Science this week. They investigated objects around the classroom to see if they were magnetic or not magnetic.
In Science this week the children are continuing to investigate forces.
We looked at how ramp height can affect the distance travelled by a car.
We have looked at ‘Forces’ in Science this week. The children sorted a range of familiar toys into groups according to the forces required to make them move; push, pull and twisting forces.
They thoroughly enjoyed exploring the toys and finding out how to make them move. They also came up with their own examples.
On Tuesday of this week the Key Stage 1 children took part in a ‘Wash Day Assembly’ in the hall.
They learnt about the equipment that was commonly used in the early 1900’s to wash clothes.
The Polar Bear children had a go at using the washboard, plunger, grating soap into the dolly tub and wringing clothes out using the mangle.
They thought it was brilliant!
The children will be writing about the artefacts this week.
The children in Polar Bear Class are doing ‘Dance’ in PE this term.
They listened to ‘The flight of the bumblebee’ music and used their bodies to travel in different ways at a fast speed; in time to the music. We also added some physical resources to use imaginatively in their bumblebee dance routines.
The children in Polar Bear Class have used the leaves they collected in week 1 to make Autumn pictures.
The children in Polar Bear Class went on a walk around the school grounds to look for signs of Autumn. They saw blackberry bushes, acorns and lots of fallen leaves on the ground.
We collected some of the leaves to use later in the week during an Art activity.
This week the children in Polar Bear Class celebrated a cultural day- ‘A Day in India’.
They participated in some Bollywood dancing, sampled Indian food and sweets, made Rangoli salt dough patterns, decorated Mendhi hand patterns and made an Indian elephant mask.
They thoroughly enjoyed their day.
In Computing this week the children in Polar Bears class have been using the programmable Bee-Bots. We set up a large grid on the carpet and programmed instructions into the device to make it travel to a set destination.
They also explored the Bee-Bot game on the new iPads.
As part of our learning in RE, the Polar Bear Class walked down to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church on Monday.They met Rev. Andy Walker and he kindly showed us lots of amazing religious artefacts. The children sketched religious symbols and really enjoyed looking around the church.
The Polar Bear class have investigated different materials this week.
They were finding out which material was the most suitable to make a rope for pulling up our ‘enormous turnip’!
They tested wooden sticks, metal paper clips, fabric, plastic linking bricks, paper and straws.
Ask your child which material was the best.
The children from Polar Bears class enjoyed a walk around Eckington on Tuesday 19thtSeptember.
They used clipboards to record the geographical features and buildings that they noticed.
Many thanks to the parent helpers who joined us.