What We Learnt Last Half Term

People, Places and Planets

Well what an amazing first term of the school year the Robins have had – the time has just flown by! Lots and lots of fun with our learning, and special WOW moments of achievement each day.

This half term our topic, People, Places and Planets, has seen us focusing on space. Each week we have had a sensory adventure exploring a different aspect of the theme.

We spent some time settling in new children and parents, and welcoming everybody back to school.

We explored the galaxy and had a lovely sensory experience with galaxy goo, as well as making galaxy pictures and feeling galaxy coloured water beads. The Robins also found spacemen in rice, dressed up as astronauts, and made ourselves into ‘Moonmen’. We then ‘walked’ on the moon, did mark making with puffy moon paint and felt popping moon candy. We all enjoyed designing a big 3D rocket, exploring metal pots and pans, and using fluorescent paint to make some special rocket pictures.

There were some large star shapes balloons outside, and the children loved seeing their faces in them and watching them blow in the wind. We also explored in glitter, and found shiny stars in black rice.

We transformed ourselves into ‘little moon aliens’ and we dressed up, found green aliens in mushy peas, painted on Toy Story alien pictures and decorated alien hats with fluorescent green paint and sparkly collage bits.

Our Sensory Story took ‘Astronaut Ted’ off to space, and he had a great adventure going in a rocket, landing on a wet and windy moon, feeling slimy aliens and hiding in the dark night sky.

Cookery each week with Viv was another fantastic session, and we made galaxy cakes, moon rocks, rocket fruit kebabs, star shaped pizza, alien cookies and planet biscuits to take home.

Outside we visited different areas around school and had fun riding bikes, going on the swings and roundabouts, playing Jack’s Game and experiencing all kinds of weather.

In PALS we teamed up with the Chaffinches class, and enjoyed shared sessions with our friends. We played together, shared a short SEAL assembly and had lots of fun inside and outside.

Soon this half term will be finished. The Robins have all been amazing! The new children have settled in really well and all come in with a huge smile each day, and the children who came back for another year in Robins have been settled and contented.

We have had a very busy half term of learning, and lots of special individual achievements

Happy hols to you all!