Trip to Old McDonald Farm
For out topic this term ‘Our Wonderful World’ we decided to take a trip to Old McDonald Farm. The children were able to learn about different animals, feed them and also have a close up experience. They also enjoyed the different rides at the farm. Here are some pictures of the fun day we had:
World Book Day
Year 1 had a lovely day dressing up as their favourite book characters. They were able to show their favourite books and tell us why this was their favourite story.
Great Fire of London Day
Our topic this term is Eye on London. The children have been learning all about London and have particularly enjoyed learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Today Year 1 & 2 had a Great Fire of London workshop. The hall was set out as Pudding Lane, where the fire had started. There were different activities the children could take part in which included:
Barber Surgeons, Apothecaries, Leather Workers, Chandlers, and Weavers.
While the children were taking part in their activities some children were chosen to act out different parts of the event such as putting out the fire, or collecting and killing the rats. All the children were completely engaged and took on their responsibilities very seriously. They had to be responsible for putting out the fire and pass a bucket to each other quickly before the fire got worse. This was an experience the children will never forget and it helped enhance what they already knew about the fire and also taught them many more facts that they didn't know.
In Year 1 we have been reading the book ‘Beegu’. Beegu is from another wold who somehow gets lost on Earth. Lonely and confused, she wanders off to a nearby city to find some friends. But the only friendly people she comes across are the children, while the big Earth creatures just don't seem to understand.
This story has enabled the children to make connections with their own lives by the use of drama, story telling, poetry and artwork the children have been able to say how Beegu would have felt and also develop empathy for the characters in the story.
Here is what we have been doing so far…
DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes
DT Project - Moving nursery rhymes For our DT project year 1 made moving pictures. The children in year 1 looked at different ways to make a moving picture and used split pins to achieve this. The each chose a nursery rhyme they wanted to do. They then drew a picture and decided what part they wanted to move. The used their DT skills to measure, cut, stick and carefully pierce through the split pins and created some fantastic moving pictures.
Here is a short video of what we did: