Yesterday Year 1 went back in to the Secret Garden. As we are going to be learning about hedgehogs in our topic lessons this week the children made hedgehog homes. They all thoroughly enjoyed it and did an amazing job. The discussions that the children were having while they were working were absolutely amazing. Bobby thought that the house his group were making should have a chimney. Benjamin said that they had put logs down to make a pathway into their house while another group said that they had made a family area with lots of leaves in their house so that the hedgehogs could be together and snuggle up. How thoughtful!
Today as part of our new topic we began looking at the seasonal changes around us. Year One visited the ICT suite and were able to extend their ICT skills once more. They practiced logging on and how to use a mouse and keyboard . They used an online program to create a picture which reflected the seasonal changes they see all around them. They even began to extend themselves to create a host of hedgehogs, foxes and owls. Their skills are improving each week and next week we look forward to using Microsoft Word to create a fact file/ poster about an animal of their choice.
Today we had a non uniform day to raise money for Children in Need. The children came to school in the own clothes, some choosing to dress up, wear their PJs or show their spots. We also had a cake sale in both schools – once we have counted the money we will tell you how much was raised. Thank you to everyone for your support!
This week we got wrapped up in our warm coats, popped on our wellington boots, picked up our clipboards, recording sheets and pencils and went out to explore in ‘The Secret Garden’. Our mission was to find bugs, either real bugs or images of them which Mrs Cockburn had hidden. We then drew a picture and wrote a description of each bug that we found. Maybe one day we could write books about wildlife just like Sir David Attenborough and teach people about the amazing natural world.