Nursery and reception are creating their own “mud kitchen” in the Early Years outside area. So that we can have fun mixing, whisking and exploring the mud and other natural materials we need some kitchen utensils. If you have got any of the following objects at home that you would be willing to donate to … Continue reading
To introduce our new topic Dinosaur Planet Maple Class took part in a dinosaur challenge. First, we gathered clues then we had to predict which dinosaur the clues were describing. These are some of the facts we found out: A T-Rex’s foot was 1m long. A Brachiosaurs ate leaves. A Pterodactyl laid its eggs … Continue reading
On Friday Maple Class discovered Erica the elf! She had written us a note which explained that as there was only two weeks until Christmas, Santa had asked her to visit Maple Class to see if the children were behaving and working hard. She had also very kindly put up the paper chains we had … Continue reading
Today Year 1 and 2 visited an astrodome in the school hall! The astrodome was a large, black tent. Inside the wonders of the solar system were projected onto the ceiling. A shooting star. We learnt about the first Moon landing made by Neil Armstrong. An asteroid belt. A black hole.
Year 2 have just finished their 10 weeks of Martial Arts training! A special well done to Laruen, Megan and Mason for achieving certificates for their hard work and improvement.
On Friday Maple Class worked in teams to create a sales pitch for their space buggy. We then presented our ideas in our own version of Dragons’ Den. The designs were fantastic and had many special features including rainbow power, comfy beds and star wallpaper!
Due to the rain this week we made our Forest School base in the hut. We created lots of woodland art. Leaf printing. Woodland creatures. We also found a very strange creature that we had to identify using an insect identification guide. It was a Devil’s Coach Horse – a carnivorous insect that lives in … Continue reading
Today all members of Maple Class walked a mile. We started off wearing coats but quickly warmed up! We are looking forward to beating our time tomorrow.
This week we created our own shelters. First, we practised tying knots. Then, we chose trees to attach our tarpaulin to. Next, we investigated the patterns on different bark and leaves using wax crayons. Our woodland artwork.
In our second Forest School session we continued our minibeast hunt. We used a pot to collect the creatures and then we looked at them through a magnifying glass. A millipede. Another giant worm. We then decided to build a minibeast hotel. We tried lots of different places but decided to build it under a … Continue reading