It was a very exciting day for the Wagtails as today we were about to experience our first AGI toy sale to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you so much for all your contributions which made the day very successful. Todays theme was Children in Need , we watched video clips to support the children's understanding and then we linked the theme to our focus book, Aliens Love Underpants and designed pants for Pudsey Bear. We did a great job - Pudsey's undies were amazing!
Here are some more versions of our Aliens Love Underpants puppet show. We are also becomming experts at making repeated patterns, take a look. We enjoyed completing Seal Six counting activities too.
This week's story focus is Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. The children are really enjoying the activities and find the underpants theme hilarious. We have used stick puppets to act out the story. We have had aliens visit our classroom and Earthlings ask them questions. Our polystyrene ball planets are turning out very well and we have enjoyed painting and designing them.
We finished off the week designing our own rockets by drawing around 2D flat shapes. This was tricky but we tried hard to hold the shapes very still. We enjoyed following instructions and matching the words to the correct colours when colouring a 2D shape rocket sheet. During child initiated sessions some children created their own Mehndi hands using brown mark making equipment to represent the henna that would be used.
07/11/18 - Diwali Dancing
Today we had a special visitor , Dancing Darren came to help us celebrate Diwali. We began the morning with an assembly Darren told us the story of Rama and Sita and explained that we would be learning a traditional Indian dance. Here are some photos of our workshop , we all tried really hard to learn the tricky moves and had lots of fun along the way.
This week in the Wagtails we have been learning about Diwali and Fireworks.
In Literacy we have been writing about Rama and Sita, in Maths we have been learning about 2D or flat shapes. We have also been practising writing our numbers independently. We used the paints and glitter to create beautiful sparkly exploding Firework pictures.
We cannot believe the first half term is nearly over, how the time has flown. We are so proud of the new Wagtails, they have come such a long way in a very short time. Everyone has settled into school life very well and have overcome lots of new challenges. The children have got to grips with so many new routines. Well done Wagtails.
Here are some of the learning adventures we have all shared together so far.