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Art – Sculpting with mixed materials pt 4

Now our sculptures are finished. We are very happy with them and have hung them in our class room. What do you think of them? After half term they will be going on display in the village church for everyone to see.

Burford woods.

Today Cranford went to Burford woods for the day. We started by sitting around the fire circle and talked about the forest school rules, then went off to explore. We were set some challenges, one was to get through the spiders web without getting trapped another was to build a den working as a team. […]

(4) Little Wandle Love of Reading : Would you Rather ……..

In order to bring the language alive Sunflowers had to decide Would you rather be.………

Bug gallery

The ugly bug ball

We celebrated learning about mini beast today by dressing up as our favourite one. We had a party. At the party we played bug bumps, stingy bee, musical bugs, had food and did some dancing.

Move your body.

In SCARF today we learnt about why do we need to exercise? To keep strong, help our muscles and bones to get stronger, strengthen our heart, which is made of muscle, feel happier and have fun. We practiced some moves and then moved to the story “ The animal bop”

(3) Little Wandle Love of Reading : Would You Rather ……….

Sunflowers enjoyed listening to and then learning the words to the poem “Big Green Crocodile”. They also put actions to the words. Sunflowers recited and performed the poem in front of Cranford Class – Sunflowers you were amazing! In order to explore the sensory aspect of this story book, Sunflowers were shown the different musical […]

Playing to Learn

In continuous provision we have enjoyed lots of bug and insect themed activities. On our new art table in the Welly Garden, we have used transient art to decorate butterflies. By using loose parts, the children can explore shape, space, pattern and texture..

Releasing the butterflies

Today the butterflies were ready to release. They have spent a few days in the enclosure to feed and dry their wings. Today because it was a warm/dry day we were able to set them free.

Bees and pollination.

In Science today we did an experiment to learn how a bee helps with pollination of flowers. As a bee moves from one flower to another it moves the pollen between flowers. 1.We had some pictures of flowers with cheesy puffs on them, the children had a bee puppet and had to fly from flower […]

(2) Little Wandle Love of Reading – Would you Rather …….

Sunflowers enjoyed being provided with soft toys and props included in the story to help them make a decision and act out their choices. Would you rather ….

New species.

In history we have been learning about Sir David Attenborough, today we looked at some of the animals that were named after him because he discovered them. We had a go at drawing them too.

(1) Little Wandle Love of Reading. Would you Rather ……….

We have enjoyed learning the ‘action’ words and nouns from the book Would you Rather and deciding what we would choose. We then discussed our choice. We talked about the word ‘desert’ and ‘supermarket’. Sunflowers were invited to create a sentence using the noun. They thought of some amazing sentences using these words:- “Olivia says […]

Art – Sculpting with mixed materials pt3.

This week we added special features to our insects. We did some more bended wire, twisted paper, folded and cut card and cellophane and fastened on legs, antenna and wings. We discovered that working with different materials is sometimes hard, but that’s okay! We remembered to look at pictures of our insects to see what […]

We made a worm hotel.

In Science today we made a hotel for worms called a “ Wormery” We had to get a jar and layer it with soil then sand until it was nearly full. Then we went to the field to dig for some big juicy worms we put two worms in the top and gave them some […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In continuous provision we have enjoyed lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar activities.

Bridge Mill trip

Bridge Mill is a working flour mill we had a great day pond dipping in the pond feeding animals and searching the wild meadow for bugs

A trip to Bridgemill

Today Sunflowers and Cranford went to Bridgemill.

Art – Sculpting with mixed media pt2

We painted our insects today. We looked at pictures of them to make sure we chose the right colours.

Tennis with Lottie

Every Wednesday the children have been enjoying spending time with Lottie from ARC, practising their tennis skills through exploration and games. This week, the children warmed up moving around like animals, then worked on their throwing and then hitting using the “knees to trees” with their partners. At the end of each session the children’s […]

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