We began the half term with a Transport theme. We all enjoyed spending time role playing in the Garage, buying, repairing and writing number plates for cars. Outside, the children helped to set up a Car Wash and then set to work with their sponges and soapy water! We gathered information about how we travel to Nursery and talked about our findings. We looked carefully at wheeled vehicles and painted pictures as well as using recycled materials to make models.
Next, we thought about trains and enjoyed train role play, selling and punching tickets, jumping aboard the train, waving flags and taking turns to be the engine driver. Many of the children were interested in routes and maps, thinking about where they would like to travel to.
We also brought a kayak into Nursery and put on life jackets as we set off on journeys down rivers and across the sea in our role play area. There were plenty of rescue scenarios and we enjoyed listening to the story of Captain Duck. We read Noah’s Ark and solved problems about the animals.
Science Week was a time to question, investigate and explore. We created volcanoes, made raisins dance, explored how balloons could travel along string, fired paper rockets and made spinning helicopters. We thought about how we could make cars move along a track using a magnetic force.
We finished the term thinking about hats, eggs and Easter. We enjoyed Easter egg hunts with the older children and made chocolate nests and Easter Bonnets, finishing with a Grand Parade. Happy Easter!
Our main enquiry this term was about Healthy Living. We did lots of Science, learning about the functions of muscles and bones, then we moved on to learn about nutrition. We made our own bread and healthy sandwiches.
Then, we became geologists! We sorted rocks according to their properties and learned about how soil is made. We investigated to see which soil drained best.
As part of our literacy unit on Authors and Letters, we did lots of work about Roald Dahl. We held a special Roald Dahl Day where everyone came dressed as different characters, did some crafting and made cakes and sweets linked to the books.
It’s been a packed half term!
We have had a great start to this year and have done lots of interesting homework.
We have all been working hard in our reading comprehension lessons. We are practising our skills and using evidence from the text to support our answers.
In science, we had several challenges to complete. Can we light a bulb? Can we make it brighter? Can we have two bulbs and turn one bulb on and one bulb off? We had to make sure that all our connections were secure.
We have enjoyed creating our own Horrible Histories presentations about The Mayans. It has involved a lot of research and co-operative group work. We have also designed and made Mayan masks.