What We Learnt Last Half Term

It’s Just a Load of Old Rubbish

The Skylarks have had a fun and busy half term learning through our topic ‘It’s Just a Load of Old Rubbish.’  We focussed our learning through the story of ‘Peppa Pig’s Recycling Fun’.  The children have loved reading about one of their favourite TV characters and we have been out and about collecting litter from our playgrounds.  The children were able to use the litter pickers with minimal support and shared and supported one another; pointing towards the litter and cheering one another on. Once back in class we have been sorting through our litter; the litter was marked allowing the children to sort the litter based on colour, shape or word. We have thought a lot about recycling and reusing objects for other purposes;  we have used old ketchup bottles to create some artwork outside by spraying paint from the bottles, we have printed with the ends of old kitchen roll tubes and we have created stained glass windows using a range of different coloured tissue papers.  This half term we have begun our visits to the Donkey Sanctuary and this is one of our favourite times of the week!  The children are becoming more confident with some children grooming the donkeys and taking them for a walk using the lead.

We hope you have a nice half term,

The Skylarks x