After a super assembly this morning P.1 had some very special visitors to our classroom! Andrew from Butterfly World brought us a fabulous menagerie including Millie the Millipede, Jackie the Python, stick insects, cockroaches and a tarantula! This was all part of our rainforest topic and provided an amazing way to really get ‘hands on’ with our learning. Here’s a taster:
Last week P.1A were busy learning more about what makes our favourite toys work. We built electrical circuits with switches, lights and motors, and also got to play with magnets to explore the idea of pushing and pulling toys to make them move. Mr Marshall also had a little trip down memory lane courtesy of the homework about parents’ favourite toys- fondly remembering Gloworms, Matchbox cars and He Man action figures! Many thanks for the contributions.
We also did our final auditions for Pinkie’s Got Talent, with Craig and Georgia making it in front of the judges- and congratulations to Georgia who will be performing in front of the school next week! Of course we have all been practising for our class assembly on Thursday 20th June, and are looking forward to telling the school and our parents and carers about our learning this year.
And if all this wasn’t enough, we were also VERY excited to spend a little time with our new teacher for P.2- Mrs Davidson! Phew what a week… and only two more to go!
Last week P.1A were buys putting the final touches to our Henri Rousseau- inspired jungle artwork- and the results were fantastic! We’ll be getting them up in our own little class art-gallery next week.
We had lots of fun with our Buddies, and enjoyed playing with the loose-parts playground equipment. We also chose our own topic to investigate until the end of term- and although it was a close vote we chose to look at TOYS! We spent time thinking about what we know and what we would like to find out and will start looking at it in greater depth next week.
Here are some of our highlights:
When me and my friend were outside with our buddies playing the baby game
This week P.1 learned about ordinal numbers and how we use them every day when we are doing our daily timetable. We also learned about volume and capacity in maths, and were surprised by how very different looking containers can hold the same amount of water.
We started making our rainforest artwork inspired by Henri Rousseau by doing a colourful paint ‘wash’ for our background and creating our animals for the foreground. We also had some extra fun with our Buddies when Mr Marshall was meeting his new P.1 class, and enjoyed the P.2 assembly in which they told us all about their learning. Our own assembly will be soon so we will need to start practising!
Our highlights were:
Playing with the water and in the role-play kitchen and the library!