Bees

Bees

We have been learning about bees and have read Britta Teckentrup’s brilliant book all about them. We learned that bees need the nectar from flowers and flowers need bees to pollinate them. We made a flower garden for the display outside our classroom and then added our collaged bees. It was fun for the children to decide where they wanted their bees to be flying on the display.

It was funny when Miss Gelder asked Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Westerbeek to act out the story as we listened to it. They were very busy bees and it was lucky that they were wearing their World Book Day bee costumes! Here the bees are crossing a river next to a willow tree with its dangling branches, and going amongst the tall trees.

 

Today we were fortunate enough to have an amazing show and tell from one of the Tigers whose grandfather is a beekeeper. We got to look at and smell a honeycomb, look at some waste that came from the hive, and Miss Gelder partly achieved her ambition to become a beekeeper by trying on the clothing that beekeepers wear to stop the bees from stinging them.

 

Suitcase books

Suitcase books

Belle, the main character from our new book, goes on a journey to visit her grandparents. We thought about the things that are most important to us and that we would not want to be without on a special journey and then we wrote about them in “suitcase books”.

 

Bon appetit!

Bon appetit!

Year 1’s mystery new book is set in France. The main character is setting off on a journey and packs a croissant in case she gets peckish. We thought it would be good fun to copy her and worked out how to share the croissants equally before going out for a mini March picnic. Everyone thought croissants were yummy.

We have been thinking about what precious things we would take with us on a journey, and tried to choose five of them and say why we would take them. We will be writing suitcase shaped books about our chosen items.

Toys Old and New

Toys Old and New

In Tiger Class we have been finding out about toys that children used to play with in the past. We brought our own modern toys into school for the day and talked about how they were different to old toys. The children used their scientific knowledge to discuss the materials from which the toys were made.

 

  

2D Shape Problem Solving

2D Shape Problem Solving

As part of our Welly Wednesday activities, the Tigers got into teams and were given ten sticks. Their challenge was to make as many triangles as possible using their sticks. The rule was to use only ten sticks. At first the children thought that they could only make three triangles, with one stick left over, but then their brains started thinking up new ways…

Then we thought about rectangles…

Then we made cool stick pictures…

    

Winners of the Picture Book Competition

Winners of the Picture Book Competition

After hours of deliberation, Miss Gelder and I have selected the winners of the Picture Book Competition. The winners will receive a book of their choice from the upcoming book fair. Thank you to everyone who entered, it has been a pleasure reading all of your books.

The winners are…

Year 1 – Renee S. (“Johnny and the T.Rex”)
Year 2 – Eva W. (“Poppy’s Perfect Pattern”)
Year 3 – Milo H.R. (“Spotty Cow”)
Year 4 – George B. and Holly P. (“The Monster” , “The Story of the Sea”)
Year 5 – Ella M. (“Rock Hard”)
Year 6 – Amy H. (“Maul Changes”)

How to Find Gold

How to Find Gold

Our new book, How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz, is really firing up the children’s imagination. Just look at their expressions in this drama activity… they’re out at sea searching for treasure and there’s a storm ahead… watch out for the big waves!

Here’s more imagination building in the small world play area.

What a wonderful book!

RE learning

RE learning

The Year 1s have really enjoyed RE this term. We have been finding out about the stories of the miracles as part of our topic on Christianity. Today we learnt about the curing of the paralysed man and the children made stretchers and were able to write speech bubbles. Superb design and technology skills and RE, children!