What We Learnt Last Half Term

It’s Just a Load of Old Rubbish

We started off this half term with lots of energy and after receiving a phone call to say that our Woodland play area was full of rubbish – we got on our gloves and gathered our bin bags and went out to collect it all! We then sorted out the rubbish into plastic, cardboard and tins and we found there was a lot more plastic than anything else.

We have continued to read the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and have now started to rewrite the story and change some of the characters to ones we have made up ourselves! We have been working hard on our reading skills and also spelling new words linked to the book.

Science has been all about materials; we have tested wooden, plastic and metal objects to see if they float or sink and if they are magnetic or non-magnetic. This helped us to name several different properties of the materials and was such good fun testing them too!

Throughout this half term we have collected bottle tops, fruit netting and egg boxes to help us with our Art work; each week we used a different object and chosen different colours to print with, the effects are beautiful and we have each created an amazing individual piece of artwork.

We have had a very special visitor this half term, Blue! Blue the dog has been visiting every week to help us learn about how to keep ourselves safe around dogs and how to care for animals too. We have looked at things we might need to keep animals and how to feed them to keep them healthy and happy – it’s been a fantastic experience and we will miss Blue visiting us next half term.

During our Topic sessions we looked at old and new cars, we like new cars more than the old ones! We made a wooden car out of old pieces of wood and painted them! This was so much fun using a wooden hammer to fix the wheels onto the body of the car – it even has working wheels! Following on from making the cars we had a visitor from the Local council come along and help us to learn and practise STOP, LOOK, LISTEN when we are crossing a road and always to hold an adults hand.