Current Learning Adventure
All Creatures Great and Small
We would like to welcome all our children back after our half term break and hope that everyone is feeling ready for lots more fun!
Our learning adventure this half term will be based on ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. The children will meet John, a farmer who brings his farm animals to school! They will help him to solve his problem of keeping his prize cow safe and find out how to look after his baby chicks too! The children will learn how to care for different animals and how animals grow and change. The children will also get the chance to bring in their pets to meet the class and tell them how they look after them at home1
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Chinese New Year!
The children returned from the half term break to learn all about the Chinese New Year festival that took place during the school holidays.
The children listened to the story of the Chinese New Year story and held their own animal races in the outdoor area. As well as thinking about what position each of the animals came in the race when they reached the finish line, they also thought about the changes that happen to their bodies when they exercise.
The children watched a video clip of how families celebrate Chinese New Year. They watched a Chinese dragon dance and had lots of fun joining in too by dancing and playing musical instruments!
They then had a Chinese New Year party receiving Chinese cards, lucky red envelopes and eating prawn crackers using chopsticks!
What the Ladybird Heard
This week the children received a letter from Farmer John explaining that he has heard that they have been such good police officers he thinks they might be able to help him too! He explained that he has a cow that wins lots of prizes whenever he goes to a farm show. However, some naughty men called Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len were wanting to try and steal her!
Farmer John asked the children to read the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' and draw their own map of his farm muddling up all of the farm animals to trick the robbers.
Bluebell has gone missing!
Farmer John's hen has gone missing so he asked the children if they could look after his eggs for him, keeping them nice and safe, warm and cosy!
The children were very excited to see them arrive and were very interested in finding out all about the equipment needed to look after the eggs.
The children thought carefully about what they will need to do to help look after the chicks when they hatch out of the eggs!