We have been learning about birthdays and realised that Hubble has never had a birthday before. We made him cards and got him a cake with one candle on it. Then we decorated the classroom and made party hats. We had a fun time celebrating with him.
We had lots of fun learning about Autumn and then went and explored the autumn leaves outside our classroom!
We went on our own ‘Portway Bear Hunt’.
We went through the gate, over the steps, in the puddles, between the trees and into the tunnel. That was when we found a bear!! We are going to take turns to look after Hubble Bear until his owner comes back.
Come and see our Year R soldier at Vigo Road Recreation Ground on 10th November. He represents one of the 215 soldiers from Andover who were killed during World War 1. We decorated our soldier with poppies that the children made to remember them and photographs of our learning about World War 1 at school.
We have been remembering World War 1 this week. We have been busy marching, building shelters for the soldiers and cooking them meals in our Mud Kitchen outside. Everyone wrote a letter to the soldiers and packed a food parcel for them. We have also been planting seeds to grow just like the ‘Land Girls’ and practising our hand control with the tweezers to dig up vegetables from our inside garden. We have enjoyed using the small world soldiers to create landscapes in our tuff spot and in the sand tray outside. We even had ration tickets to collect our fruit and milk from the class Greengrocers!
Everyone in the class made their own ‘peg soldier’ which joined us as part of our learning at the different activities. At the end of the week we made each of them a poppy in remembrance of all of the soldiers that fought for us during World War 1. Come and meet them…..
We have been practising our pencil grip and strengthening our core muscles using WriteDance at school in readiness for writing. We used big movements to draw circles and eights in the air with rainbow scarves, matching them to the music, before drawing them down on paper.
If you would like to help at home you could strengthen hand muscles by squeezing sponges at bath time, watering the garden with spray bottles or screwing up old newspaper in to tiny balls – don’t forget to use both hands!
All of our hand control activities help to develop a good pencil grip.
We have been learning all about the artist Pablo Picasso at school this week. We found out that he loves to have fun with faces and to put bits in funny places and use different colours. We decided to make our own Picasso faces so we cut up photographs and stuck them down to look like the ones that Pablo painted. See how different we look!!
We have had lots of fun making friends and exploring our indoor and outside classroom.