Achieve the Impossible
As part of our new theme we have been learning all about London, we have even had a visit from Paddington Bear!
Achieve the Impossible- LONDON!
We had an absolutely fabulous time visiting London, we definitely achieved the impossible! Birch's favourite part was seeing the Crown Jewels and getting to go on a moving walkway! We explored the White Tower, met the Tower of London ravens and even managed to squeeze in the wall walk, where we saw beautiful views of Tower Bridge and the surrounding areas.
What a week it's been! We have been busy trying to keep up with the 'Daley Challenge'. Taking on Hula-hoop Monday, Skip-a-thon Tuesday, Boogie Thursday and Footie Friday. It has been a tiring but fun filled challenge!
We have been working on our team building skills to solve different problems in PE.
Paddington visits the Queen!
We rolled Valentine's Day and Pancake Day into one by having some yummy pancakes which we cut into hearts and then spread with strawberry jam. Yummy!
We have been finding out about different landmarks in London. First, we researched different areas of London and wrote some facts.
We then created some artwork about the different things London is famous for. We drew an outline in pencil and thought carefully about the different sized brushes we'd need for our work.
We have been thinking about where we feel safe. We ordered a number of pictures to decide whether we considered them 'safe' or 'unsafe'. This created a great debate within the class. The children had very different ideas about where we felt safe. For example, many of us argued the Police Station would be a safe place as there are lots of Police Officers, however there was the counter argument that actually it could be considered unsafe, due to the number of criminals there.
Recently, we have been learning about the 5 senses. Sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. The children enjoyed carrying out a test to help a little girl find her lost teddy. We had to follow a number of instructions, that included information about the teddy, in order to find the correct bear. For example, he liked to eat apples, and made a squeaky noise when squeezed. Luckily, we are such super Sense Detectives, we were able to relocate the little girl with her teddy. Phew!
Today, as part of our Thrive session, we found out all about our Learning Partner. Each child had 1 minute to tell their Learning Partner all about what was important to them. Their Learning Partner then created a sticker for them about the information they found out. It was fantastic to see the wonderful listening skills Birch class have, and how carefully they created personalised stickers.
We want to keep our school site clean, so in small groups we have been out with the litter pickers to make sure there are no unwanted wrappers. We had to think carefully about what litter actually is and decided that fallen leaves and twigs, although might sometimes look messy, are not litter and can help the environment when they decompose.